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#4686966 - 03/06/18 10:50 PM Mahle OX401D made in USA... Any better?
901Memphis Offline


Registered: 08/14/10
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Loc: Northern Kentucky
I am trying to figure out which oil filter I will like the most for my cruze 1.4. I ordered a Mahle OX401D off Amazon already so I have one of them, it's made in the USA though and if memory serves correct the better Mahle filters are always made in Germany? It looks like this might be the oem filter though, but I will need to buy an ac delco to inspect the package contents. My next choice is a tough guard, but don't see anything else that looks good to me.
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#4686984 - 03/06/18 11:19 PM Re: Mahle OX401D made in USA... Any better? [Re: 901Memphis]
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Registered: 09/26/10
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I just ordered and returned a Mahle OX814DECO. It was made in Bulgaria. It was "OK", but I did not like the looks of it.
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#4686988 - 03/06/18 11:20 PM Re: Mahle OX401D made in USA... Any better? [Re: 901Memphis]
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Registered: 05/05/12
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I'm considering a Mahle fuel filter for my Montero. They are made in Bulgaria.




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#4687026 - 03/07/18 03:04 AM Re: Mahle OX401D made in USA... Any better? [Re: 901Memphis]
Olas Offline


Registered: 12/11/13
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Mahle and Mann are the Original Equipment producers & suppliers for Audi, BMW, Mercedes, Bentley, Volvo, Lamborghini etc.

Of all the filter manufacturers, Mann & Mahle are the most trustworthy. (IMO)
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#4687031 - 03/07/18 03:12 AM Re: Mahle OX401D made in USA... Any better? [Re: 901Memphis]
Olas Offline


Registered: 12/11/13
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HU612/2X is the cross refernced Mann filter if you want something equivalent to Mahle
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#4687036 - 03/07/18 03:56 AM Re: Mahle OX401D made in USA... Any better? [Re: 901Memphis]
FowVay Offline


Registered: 06/02/02
Posts: 2649
Loc: Southeastern USA
Olas, I agree with you that the OEM Mann filters are excellent but they have lost their minds with this Purolator debacle in the USA. I will NEVER use a Mann labeled Purolator.

When I can find a supplier I choose Hengst filters. They've served me very well for years.

Mann+Hummel (excluding the US made products)
Mahle/Knecht
Hengst

This is my go-to list of products.

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#4687058 - 03/07/18 05:59 AM Re: Mahle OX401D made in USA... Any better? [Re: 901Memphis]
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Registered: 12/10/10
Posts: 924
Loc: Lexington, NC
I have a Hengst in the Venice 1.4T now but ordered several of these from Rock Auto:
https://www.rockauto.com/en/moreinfo.php?pk=6839364&cc=1504760&jsn=570
Since I plan on 5K oil changes, I might only change them every other time. I like the looks of them, for what that is worth. lol.
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#4687098 - 03/07/18 07:00 AM Re: Mahle OX401D made in USA... Any better? [Re: 901Memphis]
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Registered: 11/19/11
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Loc: Lyndhurst NJ
Totally fine, Mahle has breat quality control and I have never seen a bad filter from an OE manufacturer, even at 20k on some of them.
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#4687305 - 03/07/18 09:53 AM Re: Mahle OX401D made in USA... Any better? [Re: 901Memphis]
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Registered: 03/20/08
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Loc: USA
It might be a reboxed Hengst. I know Hengst is the OE supplier, and that they make their OEM GM filters in the US, and that Hengst uses those end caps and type face. Hengst makes good filters smile

Mahle doesn't exclusively make their filters in Germany. In fact, many are made in Austria, Romania, and Bulgaria.

If you still want something made in Germany, there is the Mann HU 612/2x

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#4687813 - 03/07/18 05:09 PM Re: Mahle OX401D made in USA... Any better? [Re: Olas]
901Memphis Offline


Registered: 08/14/10
Posts: 12865
Loc: Northern Kentucky
Originally Posted By: Olas
HU612/2X is the cross refernced Mann filter if you want something equivalent to Mahle


Thanks that's what I think I'm going to use after I use the first usa Mahle I already bought.
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#4688026 - 03/07/18 07:54 PM Re: Mahle OX401D made in USA... Any better? [Re: slacktide_bitog]
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Registered: 12/14/02
Posts: 41402
Loc: New Jersey
Originally Posted By: slacktide_bitog
It might be a reboxed Hengst. I know Hengst is the OE supplier, and that they make their OEM GM filters in the US, and that Hengst uses those end caps and type face. Hengst makes good filters smile

Mahle doesn't exclusively make their filters in Germany. In fact, many are made in Austria, Romania, and Bulgaria.

If you still want something made in Germany, there is the Mann HU 612/2x


The Hengst Energetic line was OE and OE service parts in my 2004 Saab 2.0 Ecotec. So they do supply GM US and Europe.

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#4689651 - 03/09/18 02:06 PM Re: Mahle OX401D made in USA... Any better? [Re: 901Memphis]
901Memphis Offline


Registered: 08/14/10
Posts: 12865
Loc: Northern Kentucky
I was just looking at Meijer and the tough guard and Mobil 1 annual protection filters are both made in China frown
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