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jixxxer
06-02-2009, 08:38 AM
Time to change oil and filter on the prostar 205 with the indmar 275hp FI motor. I lift the box and see a fram oil filter on it, I remember reading alot of folks knocking fram, so what would u suggest in its place(somethign I can find locallyl)? The oil the guy was using Valvoline VR1 20w-50....? I have 700hrs and live in South Louisiana.

JimN
06-02-2009, 09:22 AM
WIX and NAPA are good ones. The short version can be cross referenced to Pennzoil PZ3, which is what they come with. The AC part is PF25, if I remember and if you can, use the long version, which is the AC PF1218 (or whatever cross references to that). The long one has significantly more filter surface area.

jixxxer
06-02-2009, 09:33 AM
Looks like a long one on there now. Also looks like i will have to take the water hose off to get it out? Hows the oil I mentioned?

russlars
06-02-2009, 09:45 AM
The recommended oil for most of our engines is 15W-40 which is often labeled as oil for diesel engines.

east tx skier
06-02-2009, 10:29 AM
More recently, there have been concerns about lower zinc (ZDDP) levels in oil versus what there used to be. If I recall correctly, the consensus was that the non vortec TBI engines were probably flat tappet cams, which, unlike roller cams, benefit greatly from the higher zinc levels. With that in mind, I think the VR1 20W50 would be a better choice (and is what I use in my flat tappet MPI GT40). There are about as many opinions on this as there are on most topics on here and plenty of people who claim to be experts on the subject. I am no expert, but have read enough to make the decision that I think is best for me.

jixxxer
06-02-2009, 11:04 AM
WIX and NAPA are good ones. The short version can be cross referenced to Pennzoil PZ3, which is what they come with. The AC part is PF25, if I remember and if you can, use the long version, which is the AC PF1218 (or whatever cross references to that). The long one has significantly more filter surface area.


What do u mean by "the AC part".........sorry if its a dumb question8p

rspiecha
06-02-2009, 11:13 AM
In the 15W-40 diesel oil line, the CI-4+ will still have the higher levels of ZDDP, but the new spec CJ oil is for 2007 and newer diesel engines and reduce levels. I use Royal Purple (www.longrider.com) formulated to CI-4+ spec in my truck. The truck in a 2007, but with a 2006 built engine.

Rob

rspiecha
06-02-2009, 11:14 AM
AC DELCO part number.

Jason99T/A
06-02-2009, 11:16 AM
AC Delco is the brand of oil filter. They are General Motors (and others) supplier of many OEM parts.

BrianM
06-02-2009, 12:42 PM
Napa Gold #1060 filter and VR1 20w50 is what I use on the same engine. Don't have to remove the hose to get the filter out but it is a little awkward.

jixxxer
06-04-2009, 02:31 PM
well went to the auto store and found the oil i needed but didnt have the oil filter I wanted. I got the AC delco, but after doing some searching Im seeing its that great either. They did have bosch and mobil 1 though??????

russlars
06-04-2009, 02:41 PM
After doing some research on oil filters I have settled on the NAPA gold filters. They are rated high and I think they are made by WIX. There is also a NAPA store nearby.

JimN
06-04-2009, 03:00 PM
NAPA sells WIX, too and IIRC, they're cheaper than the NAPA filters. WIX also makes AC filters, accoring to the NAPA I went to. There's nothing wrong with the AC filters.