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Mahle OC261 #4593547
12/03/17 11:15 PM
12/03/17 11:15 PM
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wings&wheels Offline OP
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Mahle OC 261 from my French spec Land Rover 90 (Defender before they were called Defenders), 2.5NA diesel. Thirteen months and ~1,300 miles w/ M1 5w-50.

Very well made filter, heavy can, heavy tube and end plates, even pleats, glued and crimped, rubber gasket on the bypass valve. COO Austria. Nothing beyond some carbon particles in the pleats.





'05 Lotus Elise S/C
'85 Land Rover 90 diesel
'74 Triumph TR6
'74 BMW 2002
'72 Land Rover Series III 88"
'99 Porsche 996 (Wife's)
'01 Porsche Boxster S (mostly Wife's...)
Piper Pa28-236


Re: Mahle OC261 [Re: wings&wheels] #4593556
12/03/17 11:26 PM
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Thanks for the C&P that is a beefy looking filter.


1994 Ford F150 302 4R70
Chevron Delo SAE 30 CF/SL Fram XG8A

1978 Chevy Nova 250 I6 Borg Warner T5
Rotella 10W40 Fram XG5

Re: Mahle OC261 [Re: wings&wheels] #4593589
12/04/17 12:25 AM
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Is that a big "rubber band" around the media? Haven't seen that before. Nice center tube. Thanks for the C&P.

Re: Mahle OC261 [Re: wings&wheels] #4593645
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Certainly a well made filter, but that base plate sure looks like a Purolator.


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Re: Mahle OC261 [Re: ZeeOSix] #4593677
12/04/17 07:07 AM
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it is a band of a fibrous paper...assume there to hold the media as the adhesive cures. Was tight, but had not deformed the media at all.


'05 Lotus Elise S/C
'85 Land Rover 90 diesel
'74 Triumph TR6
'74 BMW 2002
'72 Land Rover Series III 88"
'99 Porsche 996 (Wife's)
'01 Porsche Boxster S (mostly Wife's...)
Piper Pa28-236


Re: Mahle OC261 [Re: wings&wheels] #4593693
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It's got me wonderin' if Mahle, Hummel-MANN branded filters are the best
with possibly M1 and Amsoil and the like (small run boutique filters) coming in at a 2nd tier.....
and all the rest are....just the rest.

Re: Mahle OC261 [Re: wings&wheels] #4593743
12/04/17 09:21 AM
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They copied the Purolator baseplate with the intruding outer plate into the holes. Must have liked how strong it is. The depth of media pleats is very nice, unlike Purolator and others. Seems like it was made where someone on the factory floor was on the ball as to quality produced.

Re: Mahle OC261 [Re: Kira] #4593746
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Originally Posted By: Kira
It's got me wonderin' if Mahle, Hummel-MANN branded filters are the best
with possibly M1 and Amsoil and the like (small run boutique filters) coming in at a 2nd tier.....
and all the rest are....just the rest.


Also including Hengst, this is my experience. They are my go-to filters whenever they make a filter for the application.


'05 Lotus Elise S/C
'85 Land Rover 90 diesel
'74 Triumph TR6
'74 BMW 2002
'72 Land Rover Series III 88"
'99 Porsche 996 (Wife's)
'01 Porsche Boxster S (mostly Wife's...)
Piper Pa28-236


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