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Classic4X4 04-08-2018 02:39 PM

Non OEM oil filters?
 
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What's the census on non OEM oil filters? I found this in store Mighty M2901. Physically identical and fits well. Was listed as an alternative to the OEM LR filter I currently have in the 200TDI on mech database.

Roverman2010 04-08-2018 03:00 PM

Do you drink cheap beer?

El Pinchi 04-08-2018 04:21 PM

Certain Non OEM filters IMO are just as good if not better like the K&N Gold. It has a anti-drain back design which is what you should always use. Price wise it’s not cheap but I would never skimp on quality filters or fluids. You get what you pay for. I have a V8.
Do you drink cheap beer? Haha!

AdamSanta85 04-08-2018 04:29 PM

Mann is my go to, made in Germany. The Mahle is also nice and cheaper.

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Napalm00 04-08-2018 04:39 PM

Any ph8a equivalent will work , there are about one million options !

BarryO 04-09-2018 04:13 AM

For my NAS rig, I heard (a long time ago :) ) the OEM filters were made by Wix. They also make Napa Gold filters. About 1/2 of LR Genuine, and available everywhere

AdamSanta85 04-09-2018 07:25 AM

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Originally Posted by BarryO (Post 16529)
For my NAS rig, I heard (a long time ago :) ) the OEM filters were made by Wix. They also make Napa Gold filters. About 1/2 of LR Genuine, and available everywhere

I think they jump around with suppliers. Some of the boxes say Poland (Wix), Germany (Mann) or Austria (Mahle).

I have my doubts the Wix filters available in the states are manufactured in Europe since they have a few domestic plants as well. Does it matter? Probably not.

LRNAD90 04-09-2018 07:50 AM

I've used the K&N filters without issue myself. I like the nut welded to the top as well, nice when its time to take it off..

wineryrover 04-10-2018 03:16 PM

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Originally Posted by LRNAD90 (Post 16534)
I've used the K&N filters without issue myself. I like the nut welded to the top as well, nice when its time to take it off..



Agreed, that is all I have used for years with no issues whatsoever.

1of40 04-10-2018 03:41 PM

The point of reference that I go by is my 90 has 170K miles, of which I've put 140K over the past 14 years. I have always used whatever non-syn oil that is on sale with whatever free oil filter that comes with it. I also take it to my local tire shop for their basic $19.99 oil changes w/ free tire rotation.


I change my oil between 3K-5K miles.


Back in Oct/Nov I had my oil tested and it came back with very high marks. I was curious if my oil would show high level of wear metals but it didn't. It also didn't show signs of coolant or exhaust gases. I was happy to hear that because my 90 is still on it's factory gaskets and seals. It leaks at the valve covers enough to be messy but it's not leaving a mess on the garage floor.


I feel like the biggest key to longevity is drive these things and change the fluids often, not so much what fluid/filter within reason.


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