Can similar oil filters be swapped?
Will a microguard msl51042 fit on a 2002 chevrolet
1500 silverado 5.3? It calls for ml51042, but I was
about to install what I brought home, and... "msl"
Calls for mgl51042*^
It's probably just an upgraded version . If the rubber gasket matches and the hole is the same size you should be good to go .
It didn't work. Seemed to fit, oil spewed out
It should have worked. The numbers are what's important. 51042 is a Wix part number. The original AC Delco part number is PF46E. In Napa world that would be a Napa Gold 1042 or a 21042 Napa Silver filter. Jim