Recent Topics
Turning off AC before engine shutoff?
by gregoron
08/27/15 04:10 PM
Havoline Pro DS Advance Auto
by stchman
08/27/15 04:00 PM
Best Scenic-Fun-Awesome Roads, Bridges, Tunnels
by ExMachina
08/27/15 02:48 PM
Champion Labs Ecore or Fram Extra Guard
by BigD1
08/27/15 02:27 PM
Spark plugs
by possum328
08/27/15 12:37 PM
Rotella 1gl T5 is $13.99 after mail-in rebate.
by shrooms
08/27/15 12:07 PM
01 Buick LeSabre, unknown oil, 6150 mi
by TonyDee
08/27/15 11:48 AM
Cooper Tire Rebate for Labor Day 2015
by Ranger1
08/27/15 11:43 AM
Calcium Based Detergents in Gas or Gas Treatments?
by Virtus_Probi
08/27/15 11:27 AM
07 Pontiac G6 GTP Val.Max 5W30 5,110/100k
by forkian
08/27/15 11:19 AM
K&N filter specs
by CELICA_XX
08/27/15 11:11 AM
Tire Shopping Again!
by Tdbo
08/27/15 10:57 AM
Newest Members
phrustrated, ronman, edmondw3, Mrsandman, forkian
55162 Registered Users
Who's Online
101 registered (Astro14, 901Memphis, 01rangerxl, AZjeff, Atesz792, Adam144, 12 invisible), 1740 Guests and 151 Spiders online.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
Forum Stats
55162 Members
66 Forums
236563 Topics
3811262 Posts

Max Online: 2862 @ 07/07/14 03:10 PM
Donate to BITOG
Topic Options
#2428390 - 11/07/11 11:06 PM Bosch Distance Plus Verses K&N
Merkava_4 Offline


Registered: 01/30/07
Posts: 11917
Loc: Clovis, CA
Which is better ? smile2

Top
#2428423 - 11/08/11 12:04 AM Re: Bosch Distance Plus Verses K&N [Re: Merkava_4]
tommygunn Offline


Registered: 01/27/11
Posts: 3061
Loc: usa
Can't say I've "held" a K&N, but I held a D3330 I think it was, which cross-references to a XG3614 and WOW.....that beast is HEAVY....lol!

Not to mention, I <3 the Bosch D+ packaging, plastic vs. cardboard = win for plastic....even though the environmentalists seem to think plastic is running "scarce"

BUT, be careful....I've found some of the filters "swapped out" at my local WM......"people" putting FRAMs into the D+ box, and walking out with a D+ for the price of a fram......


Karma's a [censored] though.
_________________________
i am a [censored] who hides behind bugmenot.
i also like applying negative pressure to a certain male appendage.

Top
#2428433 - 11/08/11 12:11 AM Re: Bosch Distance Plus Verses K&N [Re: tommygunn]
Merkava_4 Offline


Registered: 01/30/07
Posts: 11917
Loc: Clovis, CA
WOW!! I've got me a reply!! smile2

Top
#2429200 - 11/08/11 07:19 PM Re: Bosch Distance Plus Verses K&N [Re: Merkava_4]
river_rat Offline


Registered: 04/13/09
Posts: 3402
Loc: Iowa
Yep. I'd say those two are better filters all right.
(I use K&N though)

Top
#2429277 - 11/08/11 08:10 PM Re: Bosch Distance Plus Verses K&N [Re: Merkava_4]
Sunnyinhollister Online   content


Registered: 06/27/09
Posts: 528
Loc: Hollister, CA
Bosch claims a 99.9% efficiency rating but not sure what the micron rating is for that efficiency. K&N is 94.9% at 20 microns, nice can, handy nut on top. Both are great filters.
_________________________
2015 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited Rubicon 3.6L 6spd
2012 Chevy Volt - 250+ MPG Lifetime average
1998 Jeep Wrangler Sport - 4.6L Stroker

Top
#2430259 - 11/09/11 07:10 PM Re: Bosch Distance Plus Verses K&N [Re: Sunnyinhollister]
river_rat Offline


Registered: 04/13/09
Posts: 3402
Loc: Iowa
Originally Posted By: Sunnyinhollister
Bosch claims a 99.9% efficiency rating but not sure what the micron rating is for that efficiency. K&N is 94.9% at 20 microns, nice can, handy nut on top. Both are great filters.

Re: K&N
I think it's over 98% at 20 microns, actually. I can't find my source right now though.
Most have the threaded end bypass, too. I like that. With my own filter setting vertically, that prevents any sediment from being washed back into the bearings on start up.

Top
#2432460 - 11/12/11 06:33 AM Re: Bosch Distance Plus Verses K&N [Re: tommygunn]
Donald Offline


Registered: 03/21/04
Posts: 15594
Loc: Upstate NY
Originally Posted By: tommygunn
Can't say I've "held" a K&N, but I held a D3330 I think it was, which cross-references to a XG3614 and WOW.....that beast is HEAVY....lol!

Not to mention, I <3 the Bosch D+ packaging, plastic vs. cardboard = win for plastic....even though the environmentalists seem to think plastic is running "scarce"

BUT, be careful....I've found some of the filters "swapped out" at my local WM......"people" putting FRAMs into the D+ box, and walking out with a D+ for the price of a fram......


Karma's a [censored] though.


And what would Walmart say if you discovered that at home and went back in with a D+ box and a cr*p orange Fram filter in it?
_________________________
2015 Subaru Forester 2.5 engine/CVT PP & M1
2001 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4.0 - PP & M1
1999 Dodge Ram 2500 w/Cummins - Rotella T6 & M1


Top
#2432957 - 11/12/11 07:54 PM Re: Bosch Distance Plus Verses K&N [Re: Merkava_4]
fdcg27 Offline


Registered: 09/25/09
Posts: 10991
Loc: OH
Probably pretty close.
Both seem to be thick can premium oil filters.
Either would be a good pick, and I've used the K&N and have four D+ filters on hand.
_________________________
12 Accord LX 36K PP 0W-20
09 Forester 67K PU 5W-30
02 Accord 144K GOil 5W-30
01 Focus ZX3 107K Meijer Syn 5W-20
95 BMW 318iC 150K Defy 10W-40

Top
#2434668 - 11/14/11 09:10 PM Re: Bosch Distance Plus Verses K&N [Re: Merkava_4]
hpichris Offline


Registered: 06/13/09
Posts: 1654
Loc: Eden Prairie MN
just bought myself D+ Can't wait to see what happens. Paired it with M1 EP in my dads car.
_________________________
Mazda RX-8 Shinka - Valvoline WB 5W-30
Nissan 350Z - Mobil 1 5W-30
VW Jetta - Shell Rotella T6 5W-40
BMW X3 - Mobil 1 0W-40

Top
#2434690 - 11/14/11 09:22 PM Re: Bosch Distance Plus Verses K&N [Re: hpichris]
hate2work Offline


Registered: 09/04/08
Posts: 4617
Loc: Western Washington
Originally Posted By: hpichris
just bought myself D+ Can't wait to see what happens. Paired it with M1 EP in my dads car.


What do you mean "Can't wait to see what happens"? What do you think is going to happen?
_________________________

Top
#2434750 - 11/14/11 10:16 PM Re: Bosch Distance Plus Verses K&N [Re: Merkava_4]
hpichris Offline


Registered: 06/13/09
Posts: 1654
Loc: Eden Prairie MN
see if it explodes
_________________________
Mazda RX-8 Shinka - Valvoline WB 5W-30
Nissan 350Z - Mobil 1 5W-30
VW Jetta - Shell Rotella T6 5W-40
BMW X3 - Mobil 1 0W-40

Top
#2435615 - 11/15/11 07:02 PM Re: Bosch Distance Plus Verses K&N [Re: hpichris]
Texan4Life Offline


Registered: 01/28/10
Posts: 2261
Loc: Texas
Originally Posted By: hpichris
see if it explodes


lol
_________________________
2005 Dodge Ram 1500, 5.7L
[Current Fill: PP 0w-20][Baldwin B2-HPG]

Top
#2435732 - 11/15/11 08:27 PM Re: Bosch Distance Plus Verses K&N [Re: Merkava_4]
Loobed Offline


Registered: 07/20/07
Posts: 3742
Loc: Northern California, USA
Originally Posted By: Merkava_4
Which is better ? smile2


I have purchased both. I don't know which one filters better. I think they are both overkill for normal engine use.
_________________________
Engine: 2001 GM 5.3L LM7
Current Fill: Valvoline Synpower 5w-30 w/Pure-One PL25288 filter

I.M.N Oil Enthusiast

Top
#2436872 - 11/16/11 10:42 PM Re: Bosch Distance Plus Verses K&N [Re: river_rat]
Sunnyinhollister Online   content


Registered: 06/27/09
Posts: 528
Loc: Hollister, CA
Originally Posted By: river_rat
Originally Posted By: Sunnyinhollister
Bosch claims a 99.9% efficiency rating but not sure what the micron rating is for that efficiency. K&N is 94.9% at 20 microns, nice can, handy nut on top. Both are great filters.

Re: K&N
I think it's over 98% at 20 microns, actually. I can't find my source right now though.
Most have the threaded end bypass, too. I like that. With my own filter setting vertically, that prevents any sediment from being washed back into the bearings on start up.


I have to apologize for the slow response on this. The 94.9% @ 20 microns number came from an email when I inquired to K&N on their efficiency. This was in September of this year. I agree about the preference of the threaded end bypass.
_________________________
2015 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited Rubicon 3.6L 6spd
2012 Chevy Volt - 250+ MPG Lifetime average
1998 Jeep Wrangler Sport - 4.6L Stroker

Top