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post #1 of 7 Old Apr 9th, 2020, 7:39 pm Thread Starter
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Oil Filters

What's the name of the company makes the BMW Air and Oil filters? Particularly K1200LT filters?? Not Mahle right??

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Re: Oil Filters

It was either Mann or Mahle. Either should be an acceptable filter for the LT.

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Its a Mann i believe

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What's the name of the company makes the BMW Air and Oil filters? Particularly K1200LT filters?? Not Mahle right??
The OEM Oil filter for K1200LT/RS is a MAHLE number "OC-91". BWM dealers will sell the same in a BMW box with some added painted numbers on the filter. You can find this MAHLE oil filter from various aftermarket BMW parts source.

The OEM Air-filter for K1200LT/RS is made by MAHLE for BMW - the MAHLE part number "LX1710". This can also be found fairly easily from various BMW after market parts shop like: BeemerBoneyard, EuroMoto Electrics , MotorWorks (UK), Moto-Bins (UK) and even on Amazon sometimes.

The other very good "made in Germany" Oil and Air-filters are from MANN - they do many of the OEM filters for various Euro cars also:
- OIL filter: MANN part number "MW712"
- Air filter: MANN part number "C 2243-1"

IMPORTANT: for the Air-filter, there are not much other choices if you want to stay with the VERY GOOD paper filter design - do NOT use stuff like K&N under any circumstances on these engines. I will NOT reply to members arguying my point of view on K&N - it has been explained in details here many times ;-)

For the oil filter, there are A FEW other choices as "equivalent" specs - however many auto parts store will look up "MAHLE OC-91" in their catalog and try to sell you some other cheap brand saying it is equivalent and cheaper... be carefull with what you install. You may want to double check here before you choose another oil-filter brand. It is NOT worth saving about $15 per year on oil filter if you risk damaging your engine.
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Part Numbers are exactly what I'm looking for. I will go with the MAHLE or Mann. Most likely the MARLE.. Thank You...

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Re: Oil Filters

FWIW, I was at a German Auto Parts dealer the other day getting an Osram H7 headlight bulb and saw a bunch of Mann filters on the shelves. I asked if they carried motorcycle filters, and they looked up the last 5 digits of my VIN and found a matching OEM BMW filter. Exact replacement, came with a drain plug crush washer. They charged me $20, probably not a great deal, but I was there already and with our corona virus social distancing I didn't want to go elsewhere. Anyone know what the Motorad dealers charge?
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FWIW, I was at a German Auto Parts dealer the other day getting an Osram H7 headlight bulb and saw a bunch of Mann filters on the shelves. I asked if they carried motorcycle filters, and they looked up the last 5 digits of my VIN and found a matching OEM BMW filter. Exact replacement, came with a drain plug crush washer. They charged me $20, probably not a great deal, but I was there already and with our corona virus social distancing I didn't want to go elsewhere. Anyone know what the Motorad dealers charge?
MAX-BMW parts fiche currently shows a $US$ retail price of $19.97 for this oil-filter alone (does NOT include crush washer or O-ring):
https://shop.maxbmw.com/fiche/Diagra...er=11421460845

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