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    I need to change the oil on my 1988 Regal, which has a GM/Mercruiser 4.3 l V6. Anyone know how to figure out which automotive oil filters will fit? I bought one for a 1988 Chevy Astro and it doesn't look right.
    - Martin

    '88 Regal Medallion 185 / 4.3 Mercruiser


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    Re: oil filter cross reference

    Originally posted by mregehr View Post
    I need to change the oil on my 1988 Regal, which has a GM/Mercruiser 4.3 l V6. Anyone know how to figure out which automotive oil filters will fit? I bought one for a 1988 Chevy Astro and it doesn't look right.
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    I know on my 99 4.3 I use the same one that would fit a 99 S-10 blazer with a 4.3l. I use Wix-51036, however that appears to be the same one that would fit an Astro van. It works in my '99.

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      Re: oil filter cross reference

      Thanks. Why WIX? This is the first I've heard of that brand and it looks like they're a little harder to get (e.g., Pep Boys doesn't have them) than Fram or Purolator. Do you think WIX makes a better filter?
      - Martin

      '88 Regal Medallion 185 / 4.3 Mercruiser

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        Re: oil filter cross reference

        WIX and NAPA Gold filters are identical, so you can get what you are looking for at any local NAPA Auto Parts store. Simply drop the first digit off of the WIX part number for the corresponding NAPA part number. WIX 51036 equals a NAPA 1036. If you cut open a FRAM and a WIX/NAPA you'll see a big difference in the quality between the two. With regular oil and filter changes, either one will protect your engine.

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          Re: oil filter cross reference

          short length 4.25" filter (oem):
          Sierra 18-7879
          Aquapower 6004
          K&N HP2001
          AMSOil SDF23
          ACdelco PF51, 52
          Napa 1036, 1040, 1190, 1340, 1387
          wix 51036, 51040, 51190, 51340, 51387
          Motorcraft FL-402
          Purolator PER111, 112, 173, 307, 1091, 4011; L24011
          FRAM PH3980


          long length 6.25" filter:
          napa 1286
          wix 51286
          ACdelco PF1406
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            Re: oil filter cross reference

            Thanks, all. Much appreciated.
            - Martin
            - Martin

            '88 Regal Medallion 185 / 4.3 Mercruiser

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