I think GM probably released this bulletin because the bypass valves of the aftermarket filters were all over the board, some as low as 9 psi. Also, I think some aftermarket filter suppliers had one filter crossing over for both the PF48 and the PF64. As far as using the PF63 or PF64 on a Gen VI 6.0L, I wonder if there would be an issue except for a potential problem if the engine failed under warranty and the dealer was looking for an excuse to deny coverage. I have cut open and compared a UPF48R and a UPF63R and the only different other than height is the bypass valve spring tension is slightly higher in the UPF63R. I would not think that would be an issue as long as the can and element of the filter can withstand the pressure of a higher rated bypass valve if the filter was sufficiently plugged or the oil was thick enough (cold start) to cause the valve to open. In addition, I would think if you used the longer PF63/UPF63 the increase in element area would be less restrictive making the bypass valve less likely to open in any situation. Ultimately, you want as much oil as possible going though the filter without restricting flow.
Yes, but bulletin 17-NA-157 was revised on July 13, 2018 and one of the changes was that engine RPO's L96 and LC8 were added. Both NAPA and Wix still list the 7060/57060 as the correct filter for these engines, which appears to be wrong.
If you look at bulletin 17-NA-157, it covers 2012 and newer L96 and LC8 engines, which are Gen. IV iron block heavy duty 6.0L's. Bulletin seems to be pretty clear about not using oil filters with a 15 psi or lower bypass valve. PF48, PF48E, and UPF48R all have a 15 psi bypass valve, the PF63, PF64, and UPF63R all have a 22psi bypass valve. Not sure if it means anything, but the bypass valve in the 48 oil filters is orange, in the 63 and 64 oil filters it's yellow.
C/K Man replied to SnowsledBen's topic in 6.6L Gas V8 & HD Transmission Powertrain (L8T/MYD)According to Donlen Fleet, 2022 initial order acceptance for the GM HD's is 05/06/2021, with production starting 07/21/2021. Looks like the 2022MY will start a bit early, I would imagine that the 2022's will start showing up on the lots by the end of August if the chip situation improves. I hear there are very few changes to the 2022 HD's, the MCE will be the 2023's. I have not heard of any EPA issues with the L8T 6.6L gas, I think it's just supply problems (chips?).
Was anyone able to clarify if the PF63/PF64 are the recommended oil filters for 2012 and newer Gen IV 6.0L's? Bulletin 17-NA-157 is a little ambiguous (in typical GM fashion) in that it includes L96 and LC8 (CNG/propane L96) and warns against the use of an oil filter with a 15 psi or lower bypass valve, like the PF48E. Then it turns around and says use EPC recommended oil filter, which still appears to be the PF48E for these engines. Now I have heard, but have been unable to verify as of yet, that the bypass valve in the high performance UPF48R is 21 psi. ACDelco also recommends the UPF48R for Gen. IV 6.0L's, so that might be the 'safest' oil filter to use if someone is concerned about voiding their truck's warranty. See this thread on another forum: https://www.cadillacforums.com/threads/oil-filter-choice.1090978/page-2 For clarification, the oil filter bypass valve opens when the pressure differential between oil coming into the filter and oil going out of the filter is over the psi rating of the valve. Even with a 15psi bypass valve, the valve should stay closed even with 50 psi oil pressure going into it, as long as the filter is not overly restricting the flow and the oil is of the proper viscosity.
There has been some controversy over what is the correct oil filter for Gen. IV LS engines like the L96 and LC8 6.0L's. There was a service bulletin issued a few years ago that stressed the importance of using an oil filter with a bypass valve setting of over 15 psi for various GM gasoline engines, including the Gen. V 5.3L and 6.2L. A subsequent revision to that bulletin dated 07/13/2018 (#17-NA-157) added the 2012 and newer Gen. IV L96 and LC8 to the list of engines requiring an oil filter with a bypass valve of over 15 psi.. The recommended AC Delco oil filter for the Gen. IV's was the PF48 (15 psi bypass), but the bulletin calls for either the PF63 or PF64, both of which have a 22 psi bypass valve. The PF63 is taller than the PF64, which is the same size as the PF48. What is funny is that if this bulletin is true, most all of the aftermarket oil filter manufacturers still call for a PF48 equivalent for these engines like the NAPA 7060 or WIX 57060. It appears that these aftermarket oil filters all have bypass valves less than 15 psi.. I am thinking about using the AC Delco PF63E or UPF63R for these engines. What are you using?
C/K Man replied to Z71RAD88's topic in 6.6L Gas V8 & HD Transmission Powertrain (L8T/MYD)Exhaust brakes are not really needed with gasoline engines, they provide engine braking with a closed throttle on downshift unlike a diesel. I think the 6.6L L8T will be fine it this application.
C/K Man posted a topic in 6.6L Gas V8 & HD Transmission Powertrain (L8T/MYD)This article talks about the L8T block. Appears that it is quite some hunk of iron, stronger than the iron 6.0L block. Seems like overkill even in an HD pickup, I suspect the L8T was designed for heavier commercial vehicles: https://www.enginebuildermag.com/2021/01/gms-6-6l-lt-iron-block/
Not sure if this is the light duty 10 speed or the Allison HD 10 speed: https://www.13abc.com/2021/02/04/gm-to-invest-75m-in-toledo-transmission/
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