Originally Posted by CantRepeat
I wouldn't be so fast to say that. Anti drain back valves are not all built the same and some filters don't even have them. Letting the lifters drain out can cause noise at start up. This is the case on my wife's van.
The lifters "draining out" has nothing to do with the oil filter.
Aside from that, the GM engines referred to in this thread have a vertical mounted filter so they don't benefit from an anti-drainback valve.