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Old 03-26-2011, 11:08 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Larger oil filter - xx3600

When buying various car parts the other day, I found that these vehicles take an xx3614 filter. This is the same as my Saturn, and I have always used the xx3600 filter. Has anyone ever run this filter (or any other larger than stock filter) on a Tracker/Sidekick?

It works great on the Saturn, increases oil capacity slightly, and has better filtering characteristics. According to the Wix website ( 3614 - Part Detail 3600 - Part Detail), every spec is the same as a 3614, other than the length. I'm planning to run one if it'll fit under there when I change the oil in my tracker after I pick it up, but wanted to hear from other owners.
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Well, not me. Have only used the stock filter, and change it every 3000 miles
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Can't see a problem with that. I used to use an oversized filter on my 460 powered cubevan and had good luck with that...
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why ? (funny you didnt spec out car or year) OMG i messed up, filter = oil = Religion, curse me, dang me for posting on RELIGION !!!!!!
it only needs to filter for 3k ( short life , huh?)
larger does nothing . (spend money on oil gage or oil cooler )
get a stock PUREONE filter and get more dirt.

even bob the oil guy would tell you that. sorry.

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sorry, 93 tracker 4x4, 8v. The larger filter is the same price, so why not? larger filter area = slower oil flow which catches more dirt. It's more effective, says so right in the Wix specs.

Same price, (slightly) more effective, so why not...even if it does nothing but increase oil capacity at 3000 mile intervals.
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so long as the thread size is correct
and seal match up. sure. (and shaking motor it dont hit any thing)
but ,my 3k filters come out very clean, and no loss of oil pressure.
( i say 3k as that is for the worst high mileage , high blow by engines) i run as high a 5k on tight motors....
your filter my be great for Synthetic runners, that change oil at 20k. (ask a motor machine show how they LOVE , 20k runners ,bread and butter)

I'd go for the PureOne. this filter was designed for people that like better filtering
the media size is much more tiny and for people that change oil often.

un less running WOT, all the time,what does this matter? (media area)

also the size if the can does not dictate media area, you need to discover that the hard way. see bob the oil guys proof on that.

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Who is Bob anyway? I would, in an commercial application, use an oversized filter. The 460 cube van was propane powered and was on an extended oil cycle so the larger filter worked (oil was still clean to look at at 6k). I change the oil on my toys once a year and rarely goes to 1500 miles. I would not consider the larger filter for my application, even for the same price.
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Larger filters has its benefits.

With a larger casing allows you to have more oil pooled therefore more heat to dissipate, even more if you add a heat sink you could have an Oil Cooler/Filter on a throw way unit.

Also, you could use Synthetic and extend even further the oil change intervals. Just with Synthetic alone, is very possible to change the oil 1 time a year or 10,000 like VWs does (BTW, the filter they use is rather huge along with 6 Qt of oil in the Inline 5 engines). I change the Tracker oil at 7,500 miles on commuting use. So far the engine is pretty clean for a 94 model with 126,000 miles.
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