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    Quote Originally Posted by ClassicVW View Post
    $22,000...$15
    Actually it may be worse than that.
    $7000 for the RT several years ago.

    The PureONE cost me $12 last time I found it.
    The BMW shop wants $18 for the correct one. Not a huge savings there.

    Then I spend about $8 per quart for Mobil1 15w50.

    AND THEN I change all of it at anywhere from 3000 to 5000 miles.

    It's nuts.

    I think the truth is, the Mobil1 will not break down in the R1100 motor.
    And, I think, it can look incredibly dirty and still do its job.
    When it "looks dirty" to human eyes it has particles in it that are sailing through the filter.
    This means they are too small to do any harm to the motor. Even with the stock filter.

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    These pics have been around for a while...

    This is a Pay Me Now, Or Pay Me Later (do you remember that FRAM slogan) FRAM oil filter...


    This is a BMW Mahle oil filter...


    Unless someone on this forum works in a lab testing oil filters, they really can't comment on filtration qualities of any oil filter, other than quoting (with a link) manufacturer's specs.

    Construction quality? Well without a question, the BMW Mahle is tops. I actually cut an old one apart to see if it is as shown in the above pic; it is. The drain holes have no burrs, etc.

    I am always amazed how oil threads go on ad nauseam with everybody wanting the best oil...and then they go out and hang a cheap oil filter off the end of their engine.

    And if you are anal about filtration, get a Canton-Mecca oil filter.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dieselyoda View Post
    If you are going to use acronyms, best to know there is a difference between OE and OEM and what that really means.
    Indeed I do know the difference and Mahle is indeed the manufacturer of the OE filter.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ClassicVW View Post
    Hmmm... Spend $22,000 on your ride then pat yourself on the back for saving what, $15 once or twice a year by buying oil and a filter that you hope is just as good as what BMW recommends?!

    We certainly are a strange bunch!
    It's NOT about the savings, it's about the bragging. The feeling that little old you, one of billions on the planet, have beat the system. No need for that engineering degree for me!
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    Quote Originally Posted by lkchris View Post
    It's NOT about the savings, it's about the bragging. The feeling that little old you, one of billions on the planet, have beat the system. No need for that engineering degree for me!
    Ok, ok.
    Does Mann even make oil filters? At least give me that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BC1100S View Post
    Gotta love wunderlich.
    Only 4 times more than what you need to pay!

    Go to Canadian Tire and buy a Mazda oil filter wrench for ten bucks.
    Or Bob's BMW. Same price.
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    Quote Originally Posted by happy wanderer View Post
    Gotta love Wunderlich.
    You mean Wunderlich America who are just a distributor.

    That Hazet 2169 oil filter socket isn't even in the Wunderlich.de catalog.

    BTW, I have two of them. I believe I paid under $20 for them back in the day.

    I have both stamped steel and cast aluminum oil filter sockets. I much prefer the cast aluminum sockets for their fit.

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    Quote Originally Posted by happy wanderer View Post
    Gotta love wunderlich.
    Only 4 times more than what you need to pay!

    Go to Canadian Tire and buy a Mazda oil filter wrench for ten bucks.
    Or Bob's BMW. Same price.
    Too late. And I'm proud that I spent too much. Balances off the money I saved buying Fram filters. Kidding!

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