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#4553466 - 10/24/17 07:32 PM Is it a NAPA Gold or something else?
derweed Offline


Registered: 07/31/13
Posts: 33
Loc: Pennsylvania
I ordered a NAPA Gold filter for my BMW R1200C and picked it up today. The box says NAPA Gold but the filter looks some something else entirely. What do you think it is?


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#4553476 - 10/24/17 07:37 PM Re: Is it a NAPA Gold or something else? [Re: derweed]
slacktide_bitog Offline


Registered: 03/20/08
Posts: 5861
Loc: USA
Probably a low-volume application that Wix didn't feel was worth making one themselves, so they reboxed someone else's.

I think that filter is a reboxed Mahle, being made in Austria. Mahle is probably OEM for that BMW motorcycle. It is a good filter that will give you no problems smile

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#4553534 - 10/24/17 08:32 PM Re: Is it a NAPA Gold or something else? [Re: derweed]
Oro_O Offline


Registered: 09/20/14
Posts: 1342
Loc: Seattle-ish, WA
The Wix for my Audi are re-boxed Manns. Normal for a lot of Euro applications.

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#4553606 - 10/24/17 09:26 PM Re: Is it a NAPA Gold or something else? [Re: derweed]
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Registered: 08/25/03
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Looks like a bare metal internal transmission filter.
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#4553608 - 10/24/17 09:28 PM Re: Is it a NAPA Gold or something else? [Re: derweed]
jj51702 Offline


Registered: 10/07/16
Posts: 190
Loc: California
Looks like a napa shiza

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#4553738 - 10/25/17 01:02 AM Re: Is it a NAPA Gold or something else? [Re: derweed]
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Registered: 05/10/15
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Made in Austria = Mahle filter very probably.

+1 with low-volume application that Wix doesn't think worth making.
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#4553785 - 10/25/17 05:21 AM Re: Is it a NAPA Gold or something else? [Re: derweed]
Sayjac Offline


Registered: 10/13/08
Posts: 12104
Loc: The Old North State
Using the Wix look up with pic for your BMW R1200C, what you got is the correct filter. As noted, a very low volume application, so just reboxed filter from in this case, the Austrian manufacturer. Mahle or Mann. No worries.

http://www.wixfilters.com/Lookup/PartDetails.aspx?Part=1586545

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#4554011 - 10/25/17 10:23 AM Re: Is it a NAPA Gold or something else? [Re: derweed]
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Registered: 04/15/17
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If it's Mann, it makes sense, because Mann bought Wix.
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#4555246 - 10/26/17 03:23 PM Re: Is it a NAPA Gold or something else? [Re: derweed]
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Mann or Mahle...either one is pretty good. (Isn't Mahle OE for the bike?) I'd use it.
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