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about going to a larger oil filter when threads and seal are the same just a bigger canister (more filtration and slight increase in oil capacity).

what does the infinite wisdom of this counsel say?
 

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There is information about the longer filters that people are using. I'm afraid I'm not sure how to find them.....
 

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Fram 7317 / Purolator 14610 is a third longer, same base, same bypass pressure.

Hangs a little low, but I have never had a problem.

Oil changes use exactly 4 quarts, verses 3.7 for the Fram 6607 / Purolator 14612....
 

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When I had my '08 & '09 smarts I used a Bosch filter larger than the stock size with no problems, can't say that now that I have 2 '16 smarts, kind of limited since they use a cartridge insert.
 

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I used the larger Bosch size filter. Also the Mobil 1 filter too. Had to buy a different oil filter removel cap. The cap size, is a little different, from the OEM.

 

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Oil pressure seems normal, no unhappy lifter sounds, so I assume the flow is good. No leaks, but the seal diameter was just small enough to mate with the sealing surface.
 
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