Air filters

Reply

  #1  
Old 01-14-02, 09:53 PM
cheese's Avatar
Forum Topic Moderator
Thread Starter
Join Date: Jul 2001
Location: USA
Posts: 16,819
Air filters

I recently acquired several cases of purolator air filters. Many are for large deisel applications. Some have old part #'s that are no longer valid. My problem is that I don't know what they fit. Is there a way to find out, or am I stuck a bunch of good filters with no way to know what they're for? Thanks for any suggestions.
 
Sponsored Links
  #2  
Old 01-14-02, 10:43 PM
knuckles
Visiting Guest
Posts: n/a
You're not stuck if you can get access to a new Purolator catalog.

The catalogs usually have a section in the back that shows photos of each filter & lists the current part number of that filter, along with measurements & specifications.

Match up a given filter with a photo in the catalog, then verify the measurements.

Purolator changed their numbering system in the early 1990s. For example, "old" oil filter PER-111 (interchanges with AC PF-47) became L10111. If you can find a parts store with a catalog from the early '90s ('92 or '93, I think) you should be able to look it up under the old number.

You might also want to try the cross-reference section of a competitor's catalog. For example, look up an old p/n in a Fram or Wix Catalog. If the number crosses to a Fram or Wix number, take that number & look it up in the cross-reference of the new Purolator catalog.

You may be able to do some of this research on-line. http://www.napaonline.com has a handy search feature that allows you to search for "non-NAPA" part numbers. I punched the "old" PER-111 oil filter number in to their search engine & was rewarded with the current NAPA part number for the PER-111 oil filter. If I needed to convert that number to a current Purolator number, all I'd need to do would be to look it up in the Purolator cross-reference.

Good luck!
 
  #3  
Old 01-15-02, 06:01 AM
Joe_F
Visiting Guest
Posts: n/a
Either that, or just contact Purolator, which is owned by Mark IV auto.

www.markivauto.com

They were very helpful the last I called on them.

Knuckles is right about the renumbering. This is due to box resizing and retail shelf space allocation that this was done.
 
  #4  
Old 01-15-02, 06:45 AM
knuckles
Visiting Guest
Posts: n/a
Question

Joe, last time I checked, Purolator was owned by Arvin Meritor.

Have they been sold recently?

http://www.pureoil.com/legal.htm

and

http://www.arvinmeritor.com/products...et/default.asp
 
  #5  
Old 01-15-02, 08:50 AM
Joe_F
Visiting Guest
Posts: n/a
You could be right.

At the time I contacted them, it may have been Mark 4. It was over a year ago.

Yes, Arvin Meritor is an OE supplier of exhaust and shock components to the major car companies.

These companies turn over like wildfire and buy each other out .
 

Last edited by Joe_F; 01-15-02 at 09:13 AM.
  #6  
Old 01-15-02, 09:37 PM
cheese's Avatar
Forum Topic Moderator
Thread Starter
Join Date: Jul 2001
Location: USA
Posts: 16,819
Thanks guys. I'll check around for a catalog. I thought about calling purolator's 800 number, but I would feel silly asking them to list all applications for 15 different filter #'s. I tried their website and punched in the filter # into the cross-reference directory. Can you believe they couldn't find a match?!! And they're the ones who made the things!!!
 
  #7  
Old 01-16-02, 05:48 AM
Joe_F
Visiting Guest
Posts: n/a
Cheese,

Not all websites are robust enough to do that .

Give them a call. They should be able to help you out or send you an interchange/catalog for you to do the research.

Most older Purolator filters had a Delco interchange on the back.

Flip the Puro to Delco and go to www.acdelco.com and put the Delco # in. You'll get all the applications .
 
  #8  
Old 01-16-02, 08:47 PM
cheese's Avatar
Forum Topic Moderator
Thread Starter
Join Date: Jul 2001
Location: USA
Posts: 16,819
Thanks! I'll give it a shot.
 
Reply

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Thread Tools
Search this Thread
Display Modes