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Lotus Elise OEM filter #4585691
11/26/17 03:48 PM
11/26/17 03:48 PM
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Filter from my Elise S/C. ~2,000 miles, ~13 months w/ Redline 5w-40. Nothing in the pleats. Filter appears very well made w/ a thick canister, dense and even pleats, fairly thick media, plastic 'stiffeners' top and bottom and a metal tube. ADB and relief valves were still very flexible. Made in China. Makes me feel a bit better about paying the silly price for OEM.





'05 Lotus Elise S/C
'85 Land Rover 90 diesel
'74 Triumph TR6
'72 Land Rover Series III 88"
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Re: Lotus Elise OEM filter [Re: wings&wheels] #4585701
11/26/17 03:54 PM
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How about pics of the Elise and the Porsche? smile

Re: Lotus Elise OEM filter [Re: wings&wheels] #4585705
11/26/17 03:56 PM
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Originally Posted By: wings&wheels
Filter from my Elise S/C. .....Made in China.


This doesn't really compute in my head......

I'm sure the filter plant meets ISO 9001, but still duh ???


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Re: Lotus Elise OEM filter [Re: Linctex] #4585710
11/26/17 03:59 PM
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Originally Posted By: Linctex
Originally Posted By: wings&wheels
Filter from my Elise S/C. .....Made in China.


This doesn't really compute in my head......

I'm sure the filter plant meets ISO 9001, but still duh ???

I thought the same thing. It looks well made, so I'd think Lotus has many eyes on the manufacturing process to ensure design specs and quality are achieved.

Re: Lotus Elise OEM filter [Re: wings&wheels] #4585714
11/26/17 04:02 PM
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Was the filter bought online by any chance? I wonder if the filters from a dealer would be made in China. Even buying from a Lotus online dealer might be safer than some other sites.

Re: Lotus Elise OEM filter [Re: SatinSilver] #4585731
11/26/17 04:13 PM
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Originally Posted By: SatinSilver
Was the filter bought online by any chance? I wonder if the filters from a dealer would be made in China. Even buying from a Lotus online dealer might be safer than some other sites.


These look similar to Toyota's OEM filters which are made by Denso.


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Re: Lotus Elise OEM filter [Re: Kibitoshin] #4585739
11/26/17 04:21 PM
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I believe the car has a Toyota engine in it which would make sense.

Re: Lotus Elise OEM filter [Re: wings&wheels] #4585740
11/26/17 04:22 PM
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Wix or Fram Ultra smile

For some reason, Fram says to use the shorty 4967. But the longer 4386 can be used with no problems.

Re: Lotus Elise OEM filter [Re: Kibitoshin] #4585784
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Originally Posted By: Kibitoshin
Originally Posted By: SatinSilver
Was the filter bought online by any chance? I wonder if the filters from a dealer would be made in China. Even buying from a Lotus online dealer might be safer than some other sites.


These look similar to Toyota's OEM filters which are made by Denso.

Toyota Denso filters are made in Thailand, don't think any are made in China unless something has changed.

Re: Lotus Elise OEM filter [Re: slacktide_bitog] #4585796
11/26/17 04:56 PM
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2ZZ FE......for sure with the 4386

Use it in the 99

Last edited by incognito_2u; 11/26/17 05:01 PM.

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2006 Toyota Corolla 1.8 VVTi -77k (PPHM/XG3600)
1999 Toyota Corolla 1.8 -78k (PUP/XG4386)
1998 Toyota Corolla 1.8 -62k (PUP/XG4386)
Re: Lotus Elise OEM filter [Re: wings&wheels] #4585982
11/26/17 07:37 PM
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looks exactly like the toyota yzza1 or yzza2. In that case, you can use the fram xg4386 or the xg4967 depending on clearance.


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Re: Lotus Elise OEM filter [Re: Linctex] #4586103
11/26/17 09:37 PM
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Originally Posted By: Linctex
Originally Posted By: wings&wheels
Filter from my Elise S/C. .....Made in China.


This doesn't really compute in my head......

I'm sure the filter plant meets ISO 9001, but still duh ???


My feeling a few years ago when I received this bunch of filters. The filter is fine, appears to be very well made actually , but somehow it just doesn't feel quite right.... These were bought from the local dealer.

I'll post vehicle pics at some point...should probably take some.


'05 Lotus Elise S/C
'85 Land Rover 90 diesel
'74 Triumph TR6
'72 Land Rover Series III 88"
'99 Porsche 996/'01 Boxster S (Wife's...)
Pa28-236



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