TAC TIP: Correct Replacement Spin-On Oil filter

2012-2016 Buick Enclave, LaCrosse; 2012 Cadillac SRX; 2013-2016 Cadillac SRX, XTS; 2012-2013 Chevrolet Captiva (VIN L), Impala; 2012-2016 Chevrolet Equinox, Traverse; 2014-2016 Chevrolet Captiva (VIN L), Impala (VIN W), Impala (VIN 1); and 2012-2016 GMC Acadia and Terrain (excluding police vehicles with RPO 9C1, 9C3)

Beginning in 2012, the available V6 engine (RPOs LFW, LFX, LLT) in these models was redesigned with tighter engine tolerances. The oil pressure was increased to accommodate these tighter tolerances. As a result, the oil filter specifications of the production oil filter and the service oil filter were also improved to meet the new engine requirements.

When servicing these V6 engines, it’s important to use the recommended replacement ACDelco PF63E oil filter to ensure proper engine oil filtration and engine performance.

These V6 engines are factory built with an ACDelco PF64 oil filter, which may be confused with the ACDelco PF48 oil filter because both oil filters have the same appearance and oil can size. However, these two oil filters have different internal specifications. The OEM PF64 oil filter has a much higher bypass valve rating that matches the service oil filter requirement of the PF63E, which was specifically chosen to match the performance demands of these engines.

The ACDelco PF64 oil filter installed by the factory meets the specifications of the ACDelco PF63E – but due to the length of the ACDelco PF63E oil filter can, the engine plant cannot build with it because it currently interferes with the assembly line process.

PF63E oil filter


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