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#4551975 - 10/23/17 01:00 PM Mahle vs Purolator in M276 Mercedes Engines
FlyPenFly Offline


Registered: 08/04/04
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Loc: San Diego
Currently have this installed:
https://www.amazon.com/Mahle-OX814DECO-Oil-Filter/dp/B00I2JH7U2/

I was surprised how dainty and small these were. I think these also aren't exactly the same as Mercedes OEM either now. Considering using one of these:

https://www.amazon.com/Purolator-PBL38165-PurolatorBOSS-Premium-Filter/dp/B06XQL3RG1/

They are far bigger and feels much more solidly constructed and substantial.

Thoughts on switching over?


Edited by FlyPenFly (10/23/17 01:01 PM)
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#4551978 - 10/23/17 01:05 PM Re: Mahle vs Purolator in M276 Mercedes Engines [Re: FlyPenFly]
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Registered: 01/04/06
Posts: 405
Loc: GA
Why not run it and just use the Puro next time? It may not be exactly the same as the original filter, but I'm sure it's built fine. Every Mahle filter I've ever used has held up well (primarily BMW's).

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#4551997 - 10/23/17 01:32 PM Re: Mahle vs Purolator in M276 Mercedes Engines [Re: FlyPenFly]
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Registered: 10/22/09
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Why am I getting this funky URL rather than the Amazon URL like show on the screen?

http://rd.connexity.net/rd?mid=184056&cat_id=22000200&atom=10681&prod_id=&oid=7272553197&pos=1&b_id=18&bid_type=4&bamt=45e4b920dcffc474&cobrand=1&ppr=df41d6c974344d6f&af_assettype_id=12&af_creative_id=2973&af_id=26865&af_placement_id=1566445&dv=903ef2dc443ab2e9e20fdb86c0ef9f26&af_campaign_id=j94ioq2r7h00xkod02m9y&t=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.amazon.com%2Fdp%2FB06XQL3RG1%2Fref%3Dasc_df_B06XQL3RG15210525%3Fsmid%3DATVPDKIKX0DER%26tag%3Dshopzilla0d-20%26ascsubtag%3Dshopzilla_rev_121-20%3B15087834109228474253210090301008005%26linkCode%3Ddf0%26creative%3D395093%26creativeASIN%3DB06XQL3RG1&br=14970947005651589313309990099003372&roi_cookie=15087833679169460572610070301008005%7C184056%7E15087833349538474133010090301008005%7

The seems to be happening a lot lately and it just hangs.
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#4552000 - 10/23/17 01:36 PM Re: Mahle vs Purolator in M276 Mercedes Engines [Re: FlyPenFly]
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wow, expensive filter's...
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#4552079 - 10/23/17 03:00 PM Re: Mahle vs Purolator in M276 Mercedes Engines [Re: JohnnyJohnson]
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Registered: 07/22/10
Posts: 17772
Loc: PNW
Originally Posted By: JohnnyJohnson
Why am I getting this funky URL rather than the Amazon URL like show on the screen?

http://rd.connexity.net/rd?mid=184056&cat_id=22000200&atom=10681&prod_id=&oid=7272553197&pos=1&b_id=18&bid_type=4&bamt=45e4b920dcffc474&cobrand=1&ppr=df41d6c974344d6f&af_assettype_id=12&af_creative_id=2973&af_id=26865&af_placement_id=1566445&dv=903ef2dc443ab2e9e20fdb86c0ef9f26&af_campaign_id=j94ioq2r7h00xkod02m9y&t=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.amazon.com%2Fdp%2FB06XQL3RG1%2Fref%3Dasc_df_B06XQL3RG15210525%3Fsmid%3DATVPDKIKX0DER%26tag%3Dshopzilla0d-20%26ascsubtag%3Dshopzilla_rev_121-20%3B15087834109228474253210090301008005%26linkCode%3Ddf0%26creative%3D395093%26creativeASIN%3DB06XQL3RG1&br=14970947005651589313309990099003372&roi_cookie=15087833679169460572610070301008005%7C184056%7E15087833349538474133010090301008005%7

The seems to be happening a lot lately and it just hangs.


Malware? If I click the links in the first post it goes right to Amazon for me.

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#4552081 - 10/23/17 03:02 PM Re: Mahle vs Purolator in M276 Mercedes Engines [Re: FlyPenFly]
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Registered: 11/19/11
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Loc: Lyndhurst NJ
Mercedes used the Mahle style filter, I would stick with that, although that Mann would most likely work just as well. Also Purflux makes these for Mercedes and they are much more inexpensive if you buy from them.
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#4552185 - 10/23/17 05:01 PM Re: Mahle vs Purolator in M276 Mercedes Engines [Re: JohnnyJohnson]
HangFire Offline


Registered: 08/21/13
Posts: 2506
Loc: Central Maryland
Originally Posted By: JohnnyJohnson
Why am I getting this funky URL rather than the Amazon URL like show on the screen?

http://rd.connexity.net/rd?mid=184056&cat_id=22000200&atom=10681&prod_id=&oid=7272553197&pos=1&b_id=18&bid_type=4&bamt=45e4b920dcffc474&cobrand=1&ppr=df41d6c974344d6f&af_assettype_id=12&af_creative_id=2973&af_id=26865&af_placement_id=1566445&dv=903ef2dc443ab2e9e20fdb86c0ef9f26&af_campaign_id=j94ioq2r7h00xkod02m9y&t=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.amazon.com%2Fdp%2FB06XQL3RG1%2Fref%3Dasc_df_B06XQL3RG15210525%3Fsmid%3DATVPDKIKX0DER%26tag%3Dshopzilla0d-20%26ascsubtag%3Dshopzilla_rev_121-20%3B15087834109228474253210090301008005%26linkCode%3Ddf0%26creative%3D395093%26creativeASIN%3DB06XQL3RG1&br=14970947005651589313309990099003372&roi_cookie=15087833679169460572610070301008005%7C184056%7E15087833349538474133010090301008005%7

The seems to be happening a lot lately and it just hangs.


Off topic, but you have a browser hijacker.
"Indicator of Compromise - Hostname: pxl.connexity.net. A hostname is an indicator of compromise commonly used as a target for communicating with malware, ..."
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#4552346 - 10/23/17 07:09 PM Re: Mahle vs Purolator in M276 Mercedes Engines [Re: FlyPenFly]
slacktide_bitog Offline


Registered: 03/20/08
Posts: 6157
Loc: USA
That Mahle seems to be a reboxed Purflux with the intentionally-wavy "chevron" pleats for more media surface area.

Purolator is Mann now, and the Boss uses the same fleece media and plastic mesh as some Mercedes OEM filters that Mann supplies. And for those OE-fleece applications, Mann puts that OE fleece filter in the 6-sided Boss Box.

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#4552518 - 10/23/17 11:20 PM Re: Mahle vs Purolator in M276 Mercedes Engines [Re: FlyPenFly]
FlyPenFly Offline


Registered: 08/04/04
Posts: 250
Loc: San Diego
Okay so I can definitely confirm that the Mahle filters are not wavy but just straight pleats unlike the photos.
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#4553315 - 10/24/17 04:59 PM Re: Mahle vs Purolator in M276 Mercedes Engines [Re: FlyPenFly]
slacktide_bitog Offline


Registered: 03/20/08
Posts: 6157
Loc: USA
Originally Posted By: FlyPenFly
Okay so I can definitely confirm that the Mahle filters are not wavy but just straight pleats unlike the photos.


Do you have a pic of one? smile

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#4555056 - 10/26/17 11:49 AM Re: Mahle vs Purolator in M276 Mercedes Engines [Re: FlyPenFly]
FlyPenFly Offline


Registered: 08/04/04
Posts: 250
Loc: San Diego
The Mahle looks just like this:


Here's a Mann Filter I'm also considering:
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#4555058 - 10/26/17 11:50 AM Re: Mahle vs Purolator in M276 Mercedes Engines [Re: FlyPenFly]
FlyPenFly Offline


Registered: 08/04/04
Posts: 250
Loc: San Diego
In fact, I'm thinking the Mann filter although not OEM might be the best bet here? Or maybe the Purolator BOSS?

The Mahle is seriously dainty.
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#4555322 - 10/26/17 04:38 PM Re: Mahle vs Purolator in M276 Mercedes Engines [Re: FlyPenFly]
slacktide_bitog Offline


Registered: 03/20/08
Posts: 6157
Loc: USA
My first choice would be the Purflux L394, with Mann also being a good choice. The Boss is a reboxed Mann, so that is good too if the price is competitive.

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#4555522 - 10/26/17 07:17 PM Re: Mahle vs Purolator in M276 Mercedes Engines [Re: FlyPenFly]
FlyPenFly Offline


Registered: 08/04/04
Posts: 250
Loc: San Diego
Ah well the Purflux L394 costs the same as the Mann filter on eBay, around $12. Is the Purflux a better choice?
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#4555596 - 10/26/17 08:36 PM Re: Mahle vs Purolator in M276 Mercedes Engines [Re: FlyPenFly]
slacktide_bitog Offline


Registered: 03/20/08
Posts: 6157
Loc: USA
For the same price, I'd try the Purflux. It has more media due to the special pleating (they can cram in more media in the same size cartridge). There's an eBay listing with them 2 for $20

I also saw some Purfluxes in Mercedes boxes. Purflux might have been the OE supplier, or maybe they switched to or from Purflux.

But either way, both should serve you well smile

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