Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: Green Bay, WI, USA
Re: Oil Filters, Bosch vs Purolator
Didn't want to get anyone going about quality of fiters and I apologize if that's what happened. I just wanted to let some in on an observation and a possible alternative should some decide to give it a try.
In regards to the paint, one is painted white and the other is painted black. If anything were to come off on the exterior it should collect in the filter first before going onto the rest of the motor. But Ive never seen any paint come off of one before. Some even forgot to peal the sticker off of the Bosch and went back into find the sticker still intact.
When you look inside at the bypass valves or whatever they are, they were identical right down to the visible welds inside. I have no doubt that all the reputable brands out there meet similar high standards. Many folks have their favorites and by no means am I trying to talk anyone out of their own piece of mind. I don't want to confuse this like a oil thread as to who's is best and and what is junk. But this may be some useful info should a rider find themselves out somewhere and need a filter and oil for a quick change before getting back home. I mean when many get their oil at the -mart stores, they might be able to grab one of these filters too. It might get you out of a bind should a filter be needed.
As far as microns of filtration, heck if I know what is what. I'm the wrong guy to ask that and often been changing oil and filters on all my cars with what's been on sale. I just change my oil often and every car I've had has gone 120,000 miles or better.
As for K & N I've used those too and they are great filters!
I've also though I read somewhere that the Bosch filter #3331 also fits the LT and that happens to be a filter that fits my Regal. (I'm not saying the 3331 will work on the LT)
Again, just an observation and don't want to raise any hackles.
2000 K1200LT Canyon Red