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#1281 of 1320 Re: Overtightened? [Mr_Shiftright]
Sep 09, 2008 (2:25 pm)
#1283 of 1320 German Filters?
Jun 11, 2009 (8:52 am)
I recently bought a used BMW and have to do my first oil change. When I called around for prices 1 person said that the price includes a German Filter, the other 2 people didn't mention that. Is it necessary to use a German Filter? If so, why?
#1284 of 1320 Re: German Filters? [joann3]
by MrShift@Edmunds HOST
Jun 11, 2009 (9:18 am)
I don't know about "necessary" but I certainly would if it were my car. They fit and they work and for a few extra bucks, this seems worth the assurance IMO.
Jun 11, 2009 (9:20 am)
See answer in your duplicate post:
Try to post in only one topic if you remember.
Jun 11, 2009 (10:17 am)
Every manufacturer has their own filter, made by a sub contractor. What I noticed on my Hyundai, is that while AC Delco made a direct replacement, the Hyundai filter had a better bypass valve design, and came in a sealed wrapper such that NOTHING could get into the filter before installation. Such as bugs, and yes, that does happen.
#1287 of 1320 Re: OEM Oil filters [jlflemmons]
by MrShift@Edmunds HOST
Jun 11, 2009 (11:56 am)
I have not, from personal experience, seen any grief come to a BMW by using an aftermarket filter, but I have personally witnessed grief coming to Audis (valve lifters not pumping up) and Mercedes diesels (aftermarket filter not tall enough, causing all the oil to by-pass it!) I think MANN filters are pretty darn good.
#1288 of 1320 Re: OEM Oil filters [Mr_Shiftright]
Jun 11, 2009 (1:35 pm)
Years ago wasn't there a problem with VW engines blowing the gasket out of the oil filter at high rpm's? Don't recall if that was an issue with the OEM filter, aftermarket, or just excess pressure in the engine.
#1289 of 1320 Re: German Filters? [joann3]
Jun 11, 2009 (2:56 pm)
BMW filters are relatively inexpensive and in my experience they are the best choice. I would also make sure that the shop that changes your oil uses the proper oil. If you'll provide the year and model I can tell you the proper oils to use.
#1290 of 1320 Re: OEM Oil filters [jlflemmons]
Jun 16, 2009 (9:01 am)
Several months ago, our 2007 Jeep Grand Cherokee suffered the loss of about a quart of oil via a base gasket leak in an aftermarket filter. I do recall snugging the filter down at the previous oil change, then loosening it and resnugging it. I mention this, thinking that my adjusting the tightness of the seating may have set the stage for the failure. The leak did not occur until some 1500 miles had passed since the oil change. Maybe the filter was faulty.