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#2848538 - 12/26/12 06:09 PM Mann Filters
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Registered: 11/23/11
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I ordered a couple Mann oil and engine filters a couple days ago . . . and to my surprise there were 2 that were made in Germany while 1 was made in Mexici. All of them were ordered directly from Amazon.







Looking at them closely i see no difference at all between the mexican made ones and the german made ones. Everything is the same, the way they are glued together, the evo tops, fleece look, fleece smell evrrything looks almost identical. Theres only a small difference in the color of the oil filter metal free top and bottom.


Edited by Noobie (12/26/12 06:15 PM)
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#2848553 - 12/26/12 06:18 PM Re: Mann Filters [Re: Noobie]
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Good looking filters laugh smile

thanks for sharing the pics
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#2848580 - 12/26/12 06:37 PM Re: Mann Filters [Re: Noobie]
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Registered: 05/27/02
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I have Donaldson filters from 21 different countries. All are great. Just different sizes and uses.
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#2848602 - 12/26/12 06:51 PM Re: Mann Filters [Re: Noobie]
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Yup. 925/4 is made in Mexico. Been using these in my 530i for years. Never a single problem.
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#2848641 - 12/26/12 07:20 PM Re: Mann Filters [Re: Noobie]
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The only thing i really find odd is that BMW used a really big oil filter for the M54 engine while the newer N52 NA / N54 Twin turbo / N55 Twin Scroll turbo uses a MUCH smaller oil filter.
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#2848726 - 12/26/12 08:32 PM Re: Mann Filters [Re: Noobie]
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Registered: 11/19/11
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Ive also gotten Manns from the Czech Republic, and lately their american/japanese line has been USA made. I used a Mann insert on a RAV 4 today and it was much stronger than the Napa gold I used last time.
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#2848736 - 12/26/12 08:42 PM Re: Mann Filters [Re: Noobie]
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I don't think the technology needed to manufacture an oil filter is that advanced so it'd would make a difference between a Mexican and German made same filter.

I'd love to use one in my application though smile.
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#2848754 - 12/26/12 08:58 PM Re: Mann Filters [Re: Noobie]
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Noobie, I think theres more pleats in the smaller one for the N5x motors, its an Mann 816x, I can count if we have some time tomorrow.
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#2848906 - 12/26/12 11:26 PM Re: Mann Filters [Re: Noobie]
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All cartridge oil filters for my E30, only one made in USA, are made in Germany.

Even if quality is similar, I rather NOT buy one made in China.
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#2848924 - 12/27/12 12:14 AM Re: Mann Filters [Re: HTSS_TR]
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Originally Posted By: HTSS_TR
All cartridge oil filters for my E30, only one made in USA, are made in Germany.

Even if quality is similar, I rather NOT buy one made in China.


That is so true, even me as an asian would not trust an oil filter made there . . . Too many scams/fakes and i love my cars too much. grin
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#2867661 - 01/12/13 09:35 AM Re: Mann Filters [Re: Quattro Pete]
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Originally Posted By: Quattro Pete
Yup. 925/4 is made in Mexico. Been using these in my 530i for years. Never a single problem.

OK, I lied. I just re-checked and the last batch that I ordered from Amazon actually says "Germany" on them. smile

Still, it looks no different than the earlier "Made in Mexico" ones.
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#2867717 - 01/12/13 10:24 AM Re: Mann Filters [Re: Noobie]
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Registered: 11/08/03
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Loc: Cape Cod, MA
I would think that a company with the excellent reputation that MANN has would be sure that a production line produced filters to their specification regardless of the location. Honestly, I would have the same confidence in a Chinese MANN as in a Mexican one, or an American one.

I would NOT have the same confidence in a Chinese-made private-label filter that is made to a price point rather than a quality point.
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