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post #1 of 87 Old Jan 8th, 2008, 9:27 pm Thread Starter
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I know this will likely generate some debate, but what brand oil filter do you use? I just purchased a "HIFLO" part number HF163. Any one use that brand/part number? Any opinions on quality? I don't cut corners on engine protection, but if the product is just as good and $5 cheaper than stock...

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I buy the BMW filters in bulk.. 4 at a time from Chicago BMW. They give a 20% discount off list putting the filter just under $10 (I think). That way I don't have to worry if it is good enough or if the paint flakes off as the filter is in the oil sump.

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I use Bosch Brand from www.beemerboneyard.com I get them 6 at a time for $43.95 plus shipping. Never had a problem with them ether.

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I use Bosch Brand from www.beemerboneyard.com I get them 6 at a time for $43.95 plus shipping. Never had a problem with them ether.
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I tried the Purolator PL10241 filter last night. I've used the K&N and the BMW.

Read a fairly good report about the filter plus I got it at Advance Auto Parts on the way home!

Had them on the shelf, peel off decal on the filter.

$5.88 per filter

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I use the full synthetic nanofiber Amsoil EaOM122 motorcycle oil filter for $13.75 and change every 12,000 miles.
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NAPA Gold 1348 for the last three years. Five bucks and never a problem.
Sounds like a winner there. Napa and Wix come out in the upper top % of all oil filter reviews I read. I used the Napa Gold on all my Harleys.

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I also use the Bosch that beemerboneyard sells, but I get them from http://www.rockauto.com/catalog/raframecatalog.php

Price there now is 3.81 each plus shipping, so I order 12 at a time ( they fit my Toyota truck also)

Once at the site do a part number search for 72161 Bosch.

Rock auto 6 for $22.86 plus shipping
Beemerboneyard 6 for $43.95 plus shipping


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I tried the Purolator PL10241 filter last night. I've used the K&N and the BMW.

Read a fairly good report about the filter plus I got it at Advance Auto Parts on the way home!

Had them on the shelf, peel off decal on the filter.

$5.88 per filter
I,am also using a Purolator PL 10241 in my ,06 12lt, this filter also fits my ,07 Toyota Solara ,very good reports on this filter.
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I know Amsoil and their independent testing (Southwest Research Institute in San Antonio, TX) shows their EaO automotive and EaOM motorcycle oil filters to be the best, so always looking for other comparison data to confirm this. About the only one I can find is from the below oil filtration/lubrication engineer. He posts on Speedzilla and Bob is the Oil Guy and both of these boards seem to agree with him and his studies.

"The Amsoil EaOM 138C oil filter is now available for our Ducati. This is the only fully synthetic/microglass oil filter element available and is the filter which enabled my Toyota Sequoia with 180,000 miles engine oil to test cleaner than new Mobil 1 out of the bottle. Unfortunately, to get the filter expedited, they had to put it on the end of a chrome filter run, so it is only available in chrome/bright finish... Maybe the next run will be black.. Oh well, there is always black spray paint...

This filter flows with 1/4 the restriction of a paper element, holds four times the dirt and is probably four times the cost of a paper element.. But it is the only oil filter which filters effectively to 10 microns (99.9997%), enabling a much less contaminated engine/transmission/clutch oil.

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This and other web sites list numerous cheap and expensive filters currently being used on the LT. Anyone out there ever have an oil filter failure or an engine failure proven related to an oil filter or even a brand of oil?
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I haven't heard of any on the LT. But thousands of oil and oil filter related engine problems and failures on cars and trucks.
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None on the LT? Nuff said............
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Sooooo......

So do all these recommended brands/part numbers work on all years of an LT?

I have a 2000LTC.

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So do all these recommended brands/part numbers work on all years of an LT?

I have a 2000LTC.

To the best of my knowledge, yes. The engine has been basically unchanged in that area. Same filter fits my 85 K100. Only true warning I know of is not to use any Fram filters with black textured sure grip coating.

NOTE: The only source I have seen for the filter cover O-ring has been through Beemerboneyard and possibly ******. I do not know if any of the Autoparts stores would have the O-ring available.

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I don't think that part of the LT has changed. I had a 2000 and have a 2006. I know the Amsoil one works on all of them and assume the others do as well. I am not sure if the others just fit or were actually designed to meet or exceed the BMW LT specs with the proper by-bass valve pressure rating, burst strength, etc. If the bypass valve pressure rating is set too low, filtration will not occur. If set too high, it would not go into bypass mode if the filter gets restricted and starve the oil flow to the engine.

I think it is best to stick with a filter that meets or exceeds the manufacturers specifications, won't void a warranty, and has a full parts and labor warranty to pay for damages should the filter fail. Amsoil does this for all of their fluids and filters.

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Sorry, but as one that has been in the Hi-Line Automotive Service and Parts business a long time...(when I started cars had drum brakes and carburetors) these conversations make my cringe.

The amount of money that in my opinion is wasted by buying products that offer no additional benefits but cost twice and more is staggering.

It is one thing if you take your bike or car to a franchised dealer (I manage one). We will use OEM parts and fluids and you will pay a premium price. You are paying the premium because you have the entire organization of that brand (in my case Mercedes Benz) behind you if something goes wrong. No need to debate why the engine failed, if you had it serviced at a dealer you will get help even outside of the stated warranty no matter where you are, at home or across the country. If your brakes fail and the dealer has done all the services your lawyer has some big organizations he can go after.

Totaly different scenario if you work on your own car or bike. You are on your own, period. And if you are careful and have educated yourselves it is a beautiful thing. You save a lot of money and you will be much more comfortable with your bike or car. And after you are past your initial learning and mistakes, it will be a lot of fun.

In that case use brand name parts and fluids that meet the specs and save lots of money. Does anybody seriously think,companies like Bosch, Castrol, Prestone and others would sell substandard items? Most their product are also rebranded and sold as OEM anyway.

My rule is: If it is a brandname and listed for the application, buy it and save. I have not seen a single case of failure of any kind due to using fluids or parts that met the above criteria.

Thats it for my $0.05.

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Sorry, but as one that has been in the Hi-Line Automotive Service and Parts business a long time...(when I started cars had drum brakes and carburetors) these conversations make my cringe.

The amount of money that in my opinion is wasted by buying products that offer no additional benefits but cost twice and more is staggering.

It is one thing if you take your bike or car to a franchised dealer (I manage one). We will use OEM parts and fluids and you will pay a premium price. You are paying the premium because you have the entire organization of that brand (in my case Mercedes Benz) behind you if something goes wrong. No need to debate why the engine failed, if you had it serviced at a dealer you will get help even outside of the stated warranty no matter where you are, at home or across the country. If your brakes fail and the dealer has done all the services your lawyer has some big organizations he can go after.

Totaly different scenario if you work on your own car or bike. You are on your own, period. And if you are careful and have educated yourselves it is a beautiful thing. You save a lot of money and you will be much more comfortable with your bike or car. And after you are past your initial learning and mistakes, it will be a lot of fun.

In that case use brand name parts and fluids that meet the specs and save lots of money. Does anybody seriously think,companies like Bosch, Castrol, Prestone and others would sell substandard items? Most their product are also rebranded and sold as OEM anyway.

My rule is: If it is a brandname and listed for the application, buy it and save. I have not seen a single case of failure of any kind due to using fluids or parts that met the above criteria.

Thats it for my $0.05.
That's the best post I've seen in one of these oil threads in a LONG time.

You sure you're not trying to sell us MB Brand filters??

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Sorry, but as one that has been in the Hi-Line Automotive Service and Parts business a long time...(when I started cars had drum brakes and carburetors) these conversations make my cringe.

Thats it for my $0.05.
Wolfgang, I agree with you on most parts. I still use Bosch filters from a mail order dealer but everything else comes from Wally World. You make it sound like you are old because you remember drum brakes and carbs. I still have timing lights,dwell meters and a variety of drum brake tools in my garage and I know how to use them and I ain't old. Just too much of a pack rat to throw them away.

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Wolfgang, I agree with you on most parts. I still use Bosch filters from a mail order dealer but everything else comes from Wally World. You make it sound like you are old because you remember drum brakes and carbs. I still have timing lights,dwell meters and a variety of drum brake tools in my garage and I know how to use them and I ain't old. Just too much of a pack rat to throw them away.

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Next time I am feeling the urge to post about this brand over that I will hold off for a day and let Wolfgang have first shot. He says it so much better than I do.

Some times I think that the orginal questions are posted in order to get us all riled up.
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No better than any of the other high-end oil filters; But since when did that matter?

Read the last line of this History Section on "Snake Oil"
Are you a Snake Oil distributer using this forum to peddle your wares? Shame of you. Well at lest you are a contributing member unlike other sellers/distributers of craftily mentioned products within otherwise innocent helpful oil/lubricant/brake fluid/oil filter post and replies.

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I like the K&N for the 17mm nut on the end. It makes it so much easier to get the filter on and off and spares me the frustration of trying to get the oily cap wrench off the oily filter with my oily fingers.
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I think the OP was asking a legit question.

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Quote from Ted: You sure you're not trying to sell us MB Brand filters??

Not unless we service your Mercedes Benz, in that case we will sell you nothing but OEM parts, for the reasons stated earlier.

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Quote from Ted: You sure you're not trying to sell us MB Brand filters??

Not unless we service your Mercedes Benz, in that case we will sell you nothing but OEM parts, for the reasons stated earlier.
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No better than any of the other high-end oil filters; But since when did that matter?

Read the last line of this History Section on "Snake Oil"
That the SECOND best post I've seen in one of these oil threads LOL

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Quote from Ted: You sure you're not trying to sell us MB Brand filters??

Not unless we service your Mercedes Benz, in that case we will sell you nothing but OEM parts, for the reasons stated earlier.
If I bought some Mercedes Benz air from your shop, would my pickemtruck ride better and get the respect it deserves?



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If I bought some Mercedes Benz air from your shop, would my pickemtruck ride better and get the respect it deserves?
How many times to I have to tell you people????

You need NITROGEN in them tires!! Air just ain't cuttin' it any more.

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For you, the air would be free! And if you believe that it will ride better, it will ride better. PROMISED. Just like engines run better with AMSOIL.


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Please don't get me wrong, I'm all for saying a buck.

That said, I'm also stranded without a local dealership. Since I bought my LT in 2004, I've had two BMW dealerships in my immediate area go out of business. Now, if a need a dealer for assistance, I need to travel almost 75 miles to the heart NYC (not fun- trust me!) or cross state lines to Connecticut or 'Jersey.

If I had a local dealer, I'd be buying my $10 filter from him so that he can make a profit and stay in business! I might even take my baby to him to change it oil for me!

You only buy a bike once or twice every 3-4 years. Dealerships make their bread and butter on parts and service. Mark my words, if you want a brick and mortar shop to stay open, you need to support them. Ten bucks every 6 months or so is not going to kill me or break my bank account.

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I have seen no facts to substantiate the claim that Amsoil is snake oil.

Care to share any?
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I have seen no facts to substantiate the claim that Amsoil is snake oil.

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Check the last line under "History" If it's on the internet it must be true right? I'm someone "researched" it

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Sorry, Wikipedia is not recognized as a legitimate reference. Certainly anyone with half a brain knows this.

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Sorry, Wikipedia is not recognized as a legitimate reference. Certainly anyone with half a brain knows this.

Next?
Anyone with half a brian would recognize the sarcasm

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Tim,

You need to lighten up on the AMSOIL pitch. It's just oil and filters not a religion or a way of life. And if AMSOIL as a company would tone down the claims a little they would be far more credible. IMHO


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Of course it is just an oil. Just not sure why anyone would think it is snake oil. What claims do you think Amsoil should tone down? I've found they back up everything they say with product specifications, independent testing, name comparison with other products using standard test methods, oil analysis and a written warranty. None of the other oil companies seem to dispute their results.
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You need to lighten up on the AMSOIL pitch. It's just oil and filters not a religion or a way of life. And if AMSOIL SALES REPS would tone down the claims a little they would be far more credible. IMHO
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Hmmmmm so much, so little time

I like Amsoil Products, there, I came out of the oil pit, I said it, and I feel good

BUT I also believe in supporting my dealer as they are thinning at a rapid rate.
And if you don't, why would you expect them to say any more to you then "they all do that".

I have said it before, I will let them change my fluids as that is their meat and potato's. But I take my own FD/Tranny fluid, and it is Amsoil

I did a 3000 after the dealer did the 600. Used a filter I bought from the dealer at 600, ran to Auto Zone and dumped in some Castrol 10w-40w as it was Fall here. Ready to schedule in the 6000 with them in the next week or two.

If a guy uses any oil he has faith in, it is like a damn cult.

Don't have a horse in the race.

BUT oil is damn oil when it comes down to it. I have NEVER had an oil related engine failure, or can remember any in our family in over 40 years. And how did I survive 20 years of Fram oil filters with out them exploding or clogging, or collapsing?

I do like to read about new products and have very much wanted to see a synthetic brake fluid from Amsoil.

I also do not like to have every question answered with a product push.

If I use Amsoil, my choice, you don't have to sell me, and I probably already got a guy I have dealt with for many years, so no, I wont buy from you.

I don't know if you are a site sponsor or whatever, but if you are, you should update your section as often as you can and takes what you can get that finds it's way to you. Stop reaching out so hard.

The great debate rages on, truth be told I like Mobile 1 as well as Amsoil, almost. Amsoil has 20-50 wt, Mobil 1 does not, except in the motorcycle oil and is hard to find, and not sure if it is stocked a lot anymore. And a true synthetic oil in an air cooled only motor, has distinct advantages. I ran Amsoil Strait 60 wt in my Road Glide in Summer and I know it works. On a water cooled bike since this is my first one I will see when it comes time for Synthetic. I don't think a 15w-50w in Mobile 1, and a 20w-50w oil from Amsoil will show much difference in thermal/temp control.

But if I am on the road and I need oil, and don't have much of a choice I will pour what I have to into it to keep the blood level up, no mater what is in it now.

After all, it's just oil

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I wish you fellers would stop pickin' on Tim.

Snakeoil has a nice "light in the loafers nutty type" aroma - along with great nose - and is taste test APPROVED by the Grifster himself! (aka Emeril La Gassey)

Just last night covergirl and I had some wonderful low fat chicken, veggie and cashew stir fry for dinner - and the Amsoil DID NOT BURN OR SMOKE when cooking like that stoopid Bertoni Extra Virgin Olive Oil that sells for $32.00 a QUART!

Tastes great, less filling. Priced right.

What more do you guyz want??


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What more do you guyz want??
We don't want to hear about it in every thread that has anything to do with oil, lube, filters etc.....

from someone who's just tryin to sell stuff with out actually coming out and sayin' it.

You and I are both Premium Vendors here. Can you find a post where I offered up info in the attempt to sell my product?????

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Some times I think that the orginal questions are posted in order to get us all riled up.
Actually I just did it because my computer told me that I haven't posted in a while. I just run the same filter all the time and put fresh Sinclair brand oil in every 50,000 miles...

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Genug bist genug.............bitte?
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Why would we stop?? We're having so much fun

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I drop by the Toyota dealer and pick their used filters. Just wash 'em out with soap and water. Good as new. Some of 'em fit close enough.

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Never thought about washing them out. I just add dish detergent to my oil and clean them that way.

Dawn with the grease busting abilities ( and fresh citrus scent !) ought to get the "crud" buildup out of those little hide-a-way places in the motor.

It also leaves my hands nice and soft after changing the oil. My LT loves those soft loving caresses.....or is that my wife..?

Darn it, I hate it when I mix them up.

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How dare you use Dawn when extensive research from the manufacturer and on the internet proves that Amway soap washes oil filters to a billionth of a micron.

Geez. I can't stop.
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