Northstar Engines and System Technical Discussion Discussion, Northstar Oil Filter: in Cadillac Engine Discussion; I currently use a Mobil-1 M1-206 (PF59) oil filter on a 4.6L. Can I use a Mobil-1 M1-203 (PF24) in ...
- 03-15-03 05:00 PM #1Cadillac Owners Member
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Northstar Oil Filter:
I currently use a Mobil-1 M1-206 (PF59) oil filter on a 4.6L. Can I use a Mobil-1 M1-203 (PF24) in its place? The M1-203 is a little over a 1/2 inch wider. Gaskets are the same size...
M1-206, 3W x 4 1/4L, 13/16-16, ADBV, no-BPRV
M1-203, 3 5/8W x 4 3/8L, 13/16-16, ADBV, no-BPRV
The M1-203 is a 1/4 of an inch wider in radius. Is their room on te 4.6 to handle the added width.
Please let me know what you think...
- 03-15-03 06:04 PM #2
Is there any reason that you want to use the other one over the one you are using currently??
- 03-15-03 06:08 PM #3
The 203 offer about 35% additional filter media. In addition, I have 19 of them extra from a 206 purchase...
- 03-15-03 09:03 PM #4
anything bigger than stock probbaly wont fit. there is almost zero clearance between the filter and frame.
- 03-17-03 10:37 AM #5
I'd just try it and see next time you change the oil -- if you have a bunch of the bigger ones laying around anyway. The PF-24 has the same gasket size and thread size as the PF-59. Oldsmobile V8s have been calling for the 59 for a long time (used to be the PF-42 I think). I used to use a PF-24 on my Oldsmobiles engines, just cuz it was bigger than the 59.
Personal hunch -- like others have said, the frame is very close to where the filter mounts and I doubt it will fit. But go for it next time you go to change your oil!