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Reading the post on labels on oil filters reminded me of a question I've been meaning to ask. Is a NAPA 1348 oil filter acceptable for the LT? They are made my Wix and I understand they make good filters.
 

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My main concern regarding non genuine oil filters is more the setting of the oil bypass relief valve. The OEM oil filter is set at 21 psi according to the BMW manual. Lower opening pressure settings mean that unfiltered oil can bypass the paper more easily. I use a Ryco Z418 oil filter here in Oz, the bypass valve lifts at 15 psi. I found this info by asking a tech rep on the Ryco website. I suggest the bypass valve setting needs to be somewhere in the ball park to avoid the above stated condition. The longer the filter is in service the greater the possibility that the bypass valve will be open (contamination), depending of course on the paper area and designed pressure drop across it as well as the oil viscosity. Filters ain't filters. Sometimes it's false economy to save a few bucks on an oil filter, given the potential consequences.
 

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Get the PS7936. It is made by Wix and is the recommended filter in the catalog. If you want the wix number it is on the filter inside the box. That number is 557936
You will notice it has a very familiar grey outside.
 

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Roadtrip, thanks for the numbers. They'll do the job, right?
The OEM filters are $1.00 cheaper. Hiflofiltro HF163 from Bike Bandit is $7.33. Both exclude shipping.

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Why do you want to save a few dollars on a very important part of your bike? I understand not wanting to waste money and we all like to save, but to me, this seems like false economy. If only for the "insurance" point of view.

Oil and Filters are probably high on the list for most popular threads, if you do a search. Also, check below for similar threads.
 

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Dan, I personally would rather buy filters from ANYBODY other than the one dealer in the area.

Because a filter, or anything else, has the letters BMW imprinted on them do not make them better or more suitable for an application. The branded filters are not made by BMW who buys them from a manufacturer and then marks them up and resells them.

There are those who are more comfortable with the name brand spread and it is a good thing that BMW makes them available. Then there are those who firmly believe that equivalent service can be obtained using locally available filters. NAPA Gold included.

Just sayin'

Loren
 

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DanDiver said:
Why do you want to save a few dollars on a very important part of your bike? I understand not wanting to waste money and we all like to save, but to me, this seems like false economy. If only for the "insurance" point of view.

Oil and Filters are probably high on the list for most popular threads, if you do a search. Also, check below for similar threads.

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As often comes up in these threads: Just how many oli related failures have you seen on this (or any other) forum?

The fact the thought even enters your brainpan means you're probably doing enough for it to be okay.

"I thought that red light meant I should switch to tea."
 

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I currently have a BMW filter in the bike. My nearest dealer is 180 miles south as I live in Hibbing on the Iron Range. All the mines use Wix filters; air, hydraulic and engine oil. After exhaustive testing they have determined that Wix makes the highest quality filters they could find. Prices are comparitive to those I have found on this site and others. The local NAPA store has them is stock so I was just wondering if they were comparable to the BMW filter. Does anyone on this site use them?
 

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I currently have a BMW filter in the bike. My nearest dealer is 180 miles south as I live in Hibbing on the Iron Range. All the mines use Wix filters; air, hydraulic and engine oil. After exhaustive testing they have determined that Wix makes the highest quality filters they could find. Prices are comparitive to those I have found on this site and others. The local NAPA store has them is stock so I was just wondering if they were comparable to the BMW filter. Does anyone on this site use them?
I have used a NAPA / Wix filter in the past and would again if needed. Currently using Purolator. ONLY concern is that they do NOT have any grip enhancing textured surface on them.

I believe the filter that fits on a V6 Toyota Camry 2005 era will fit on the LT.
 

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Bones1955 said:
I checked out this link, and the guy sounds like he's contradicting himself, therefore I wonder how accurate/credible he is. :confused:

"The filter media from Fram will be of normal quality, and pretty much as good as you can get anywhere else....The remaining filters all have "normal" media, and have significantly poorer performance in capturing particles. I recommend you avoid Fram and Pennzoil filters.
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