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      08-13-2009, 07:11 PM   #1
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after market oil-filters?

was wondering if i really have to use the bmw oil-filter?
do the after market oil-filters work as good or better??
the info would be very helpful thanks guys!
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      08-13-2009, 07:37 PM   #2
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Mann & Mahle make BMW filters.

http://www.bimmerzone.com/default.wws
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      08-14-2009, 10:06 AM   #3
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The oil filters sold at the dealerships come with replacement O-rings (2) and a washer for the drain plug. Make sure whatever you buy provides at least the O-rings.
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      08-14-2009, 04:31 PM   #4
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soo it doesnt matter the brand.. just as long as all the right components are there??
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      08-14-2009, 06:41 PM   #5
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oh it matters...get either one at the dealer..or mann or mahle...ive seen a TON of aftermarket oil filters just come apart in the filter housing..
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