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Magnefine Filter? #4368052
03/31/17 06:01 AM
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shanegtr Offline OP
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Hey guys, I ordered a magnefine filter through ebay a few days ago and it arrived today - well I don't believe its a magnefine filter. Can I just confirm with those who have used these that they do actually look like this:

They sent me a smooth black plastic inline filter, just bubble wrapped not in any form of brand packaging. Anyway Im requesting a refund as its not what I ordered, just wanted to double check with you guys to make sure Im not looking like a clown.

Last edited by shanegtr; 03/31/17 06:02 AM.
Re: Magnefine Filter? [Re: shanegtr] #4368068
03/31/17 06:25 AM
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The ones I have seen look like the one you picture.


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Re: Magnefine Filter? [Re: Trav] #4368080
03/31/17 06:53 AM
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Same here.
I do believe that Magnefines are available in 12 packs.
A bubble wrapped example would be meritorious as they didn't just throw it in a 8" X 8" box without padding as many parts houses do today.

Re: Magnefine Filter? [Re: shanegtr] #4368095
03/31/17 07:12 AM
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Order from the official Magnafine page in the future would be my advice. They are like $15.
There ARE fakes out there.

All the "official" ones I've ordered and used over the years on five different vehicles look like the OP's picture.


His: '12 Kia Optima SX - 2.0L GDI Twin-Scroll Turbo [Tuned] (81K)
>EDGE 0W-40, Fram XG9688
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>EDGE 0W-20, Fram XG6607
Re: Magnefine Filter? [Re: shanegtr] #4368126
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I'm sure it will be fine but I always order from the official MF web page that way you know your not getting a counterfeit.


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Re: Magnefine Filter? [Re: shanegtr] #4368127
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The official Magnefine website shows two different filters for each barb size, a generic looking smooth black filter, and the regular Magnefine filters, which for the past several months has shown "Out of stock" next to price. Somethings up...

Re: Magnefine Filter? [Re: quint] #4368134
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The ribbed ones are made by Boss Products and the smooth ones are made by Filtran. It says so right on the website.

Re: Magnefine Filter? [Re: shanegtr] #4368196
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Looks like the ones I buy.


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Re: Magnefine Filter? [Re: quint] #4368295
03/31/17 11:38 AM
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Originally Posted By: quint
The official Magnefine website shows two different filters for each barb size, a generic looking smooth black filter, and the regular Magnefine filters, which for the past several months has shown "Out of stock" next to price. Somethings up...


I see that thanks for pointing that out, maybe they got sick of the leakers, filtran is a good company.


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Re: Magnefine Filter? [Re: shanegtr] #4368591
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shanegtr Offline OP
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Do the smooth ones have magnefine branding on them?

Re: Magnefine Filter? [Re: shanegtr] #4368597
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Smooth ones are NOT Magnafine. My local transmission shop, which always had the real Magnafine filters, began selling these cheaper Filtran alternatives. I was NOT pleased. They are out of business now.


His: '12 Kia Optima SX - 2.0L GDI Twin-Scroll Turbo [Tuned] (81K)
>EDGE 0W-40, Fram XG9688
Her's: '14 Nissan Rogue SL AWD - 2.5L NA (83K)
>EDGE 0W-20, Fram XG6607
Re: Magnefine Filter? [Re: shanegtr] #4368605
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shanegtr Offline OP
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So this is what was sent to me - just like this in bubble wrap. Australian magnefine website lists them at double the cost you guys get them - $36AU so around $27US

Last edited by shanegtr; 03/31/17 06:45 PM.
Re: Magnefine Filter? [Re: shanegtr] #4368773
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Personally I would have no problem using the Filtran.


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Re: Magnefine Filter? [Re: shanegtr] #4368818
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That is the real deal with the fins - I used a couple before switching them for a spin on transmission filter ...

Re: Magnefine Filter? [Re: shanegtr] #4369819
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I used the ribbed Magnefine and the smooth Wix (Filtran) on my transmission. One of the Wix (Filtran) started leaking at the seam. Almost pumped out all of the transmission fluid. If you take them apart, the Magnefine has way bigger magnets than the Filtran. I had no problems with the ribbed Magnefine. After the assembly seam split on the Wix (Filtran), I'm not sure I want to trust them again.

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