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#2428390 - 11/07/11 11:06 PM Bosch Distance Plus Verses K&N
Merkava_4 Offline


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Which is better ? smile2

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


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


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WOW!! I've got me a reply!! smile2

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


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

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


Registered: 06/27/09
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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.
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#2430259 - 11/09/11 07:10 PM Re: Bosch Distance Plus Verses K&N [Re: Sunnyinhollister]
river_rat Offline


Registered: 04/13/09
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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.

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


Registered: 03/21/04
Posts: 17173
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?
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#2432957 - 11/12/11 07:54 PM Re: Bosch Distance Plus Verses K&N [Re: Merkava_4]
fdcg27 Offline


Registered: 09/25/09
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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.
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#2434668 - 11/14/11 09:10 PM Re: Bosch Distance Plus Verses K&N [Re: Merkava_4]
hpichris Offline


Registered: 06/13/09
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just bought myself D+ Can't wait to see what happens. Paired it with M1 EP in my dads car.
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#2434690 - 11/14/11 09:22 PM Re: Bosch Distance Plus Verses K&N [Re: hpichris]
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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?
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#2434750 - 11/14/11 10:16 PM Re: Bosch Distance Plus Verses K&N [Re: Merkava_4]
hpichris Offline


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see if it explodes
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#2435615 - 11/15/11 07:02 PM Re: Bosch Distance Plus Verses K&N [Re: hpichris]
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Originally Posted By: hpichris
see if it explodes


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


Registered: 07/20/07
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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.
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#2436872 - 11/16/11 10:42 PM Re: Bosch Distance Plus Verses K&N [Re: river_rat]
Sunnyinhollister Offline


Registered: 06/27/09
Posts: 590
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.
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