caveat to those who follow advice given,u can ruin ur motor..putting a larger filter in will give u absolutely no advantage.
1348 vs 1773=15 micron compared to 32...you people need to realize the importance of engineering.
when is the last time u changed ur air filter...probably more important than an oil filter
ur putting in a filter that has a higher micron rating... over twice the size of particles will be allowed to flow through the motor..btw that 1773 is for big trucks and tractors. ..these engines have run well over 4-500,000 miles using the specified filters...why change? ..its ur car do as u please. I wont be using any fram filter with ext oci or removing my ecm to diag my car.
Well she couldn't handle all 7 inches. It's just too big! So i put a mobil 1 M1-301 on her and she works great! Also another added bonus is that the engine is running a bit cooler. Usually the temp gauge would be exactly horizontal during normal operation which would be between the 2 marks but now it is running at the lower mark. I would recommend anyone doing this. Also on an added note an oil change will be exactly 6.1 quarts with the M1-301 filter. More filter and more oil is nothing but added benefit! You could conceivably go 15k or more between oil changes with a high quality oil like Mobil 1 but i personally will change about every 8-10k. we could see an added 100-200k on engine life with this too! Less heat and better filtering and better oiling! I have done this in previous cars but never really realized the benefits! Thanks again LSCowboy! This rocks!