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My oil filter is collapsing after about 1000 miles after the oil change.

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    As far as cheap oil filters go. I have tried them all, just to check. Not even the ACDelco OEM Standard filters hold up past 1000 miles. I had the problem fixed for a while. I put a treatment through the oil, then drained it off. It was fine for a while and is not back to doing it again. I have talked to technicians from 9 different saturn dealerships, and no one has ever heard of it before. As for the seating correctly part. I can't be positive because the filter obscructs the view into the canister. But it feels like it does.

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I am having the same issues with my 2000 L-Series...Everything Guest says holds true for my car. I haven't found a mechanic yet who can get past telling me I didn't put the right filter in or had it seated correctly. So, suppose we are doing that right, using the right filter and good oil, seating it correctly ect... What else might cause this problem. I'm going to assume the Vue owner has the 2.2L EcoTec engine, same as I do. Now, I was told that it's not possible for the oil pressure regulator to cause this problem. Is this true?

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You are probably buying cheap filters. Fram is not your friend. Get something of good quality. It's also possible you're not seating the filter correctly during installation and it's collapsing from improper flow.

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