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#1307478 - 12/10/08 12:51 PM Mahle oil filter any good?
Spartuss Offline


Registered: 12/16/06
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Loc: Baltimore, Maryland
I ran across Mahle oil filters. Are these any good? Here is the pic: http://67.129.153.73/CGv2Production/Pictures/Honda%20J-Pegs%5COC338.jpg

They are selling for only $2.xx online. Looks like they make a lot of different applications for European cars. The filter in the pic fits Toyota, Lexus and other vehicles.

Does anyone know anything about their construction and media?


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#1307492 - 12/10/08 01:03 PM Re: Mahle oil filter any good? [Re: Spartuss]
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Mahle is OEM filters of many BMW, MB, Audi ...
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#1307498 - 12/10/08 01:09 PM Re: Mahle oil filter any good? [Re: HTSS_TR]
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That's what I remembered as well. However, after seeing the very low price, I wanted to confirm. I would assume construction is top notch, up there with Purolator PureOne, WIX and Mobil1 oil filters.

Has anyone cut these open?

$2.XX seems like a steal!
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#1307514 - 12/10/08 01:26 PM Re: Mahle oil filter any good? [Re: Spartuss]
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I've seen them at Rock Auto, but decided not to buy any cause I don't know how they looked inside.
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#1307568 - 12/10/08 02:04 PM Re: Mahle oil filter any good? [Re: Mr Nice]
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Not only is Mahle the OEM for BMW and VW, but it's usually also one of the two best (the other being Mann) where there isn't an Amsoil EaO available.
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#1307732 - 12/10/08 04:11 PM Re: Mahle oil filter any good? [Re: d00df00d]
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I have a picture posted here under "Tale of Three Filters" of a Mahle OC-54. Don't know the betas but well constructed, i think this one had base-end bypass also.

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#1307824 - 12/10/08 05:20 PM Re: Mahle oil filter any good? [Re: glenncof]
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Glenncof's post of "The Tale of Three Filters".

http://www.bobistheoilguy.com/forums/ubb...rue#Post1160905
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#1308850 - 12/11/08 04:35 PM Re: Mahle oil filter any good? [Re: HTSS_TR]
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There are a lot of counterfit filters out there. I'd be a little skeptical of a $2.xx Mahle filter.
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#1309340 - 12/12/08 08:19 AM Re: Mahle oil filter any good? [Re: Pete C.]
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Loc: Texas
 Originally Posted By: Pete C.
There are a lot of counterfit filters out there. I'd be a little skeptical of a $2.xx Mahle filter.


+1

I feel the Mahle's are slightly better than the Mann's. I am only familiar with the cartridge ones though.

If they are not comming from bavauto.com or autohausaz.com or pelicanparts.com I would not trust the supplier at such a price.

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#1310892 - 12/13/08 10:37 PM Re: Mahle oil filter any good? [Re: HondaMan]
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 Originally Posted By: HondaMan
If they are not comming from bavauto.com or autohausaz.com or pelicanparts.com I would not trust the supplier at such a price.

bimmerparts.com is another reputable supplier. I just got some Mahle cartridge and non-cartridge filters from them, among other things.
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#1317289 - 12/20/08 04:14 AM Re: Mahle oil filter any good? [Re: Quattro Pete]
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Here are two Mahle filters and two STP filters. The Mahle filters are for a Porsche 944, therefore they have anti-drainback valves.
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#1318540 - 12/21/08 02:58 PM Re: Mahle oil filter any good? [Re: 944CS]
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Registered: 12/13/06
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Loc: PA
I used Mahle filters many times on the VW and Mercedes diesels that I had in the past and they were very high quality IMHO...

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#1318631 - 12/21/08 05:08 PM Re: Mahle oil filter any good? [Re: dnastrau]
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Registered: 08/21/08
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Loc: Niagara Falls, ON, CA (near)
I use Mahle filters on my 89 Cabriolet and they work really well. UOA's are very impressive with just basic Dino oil.
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#1323468 - 12/27/08 10:41 PM Re: Mahle oil filter any good? [Re: StevieC]
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I used a Mahle on my Toyota 1UZ-FE, but I heard rod knock on startup one day, it was immediately scrapped for a OEM Toyota filter. I bought them off RockAuto.

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