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Question Oil Filter Brand?

I'm going to change oil and filter soon and I wonder what brand of filter I should trust?

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I use the mahle also. Sometimes if I start to change oil and I'm out of filters I will go to autoZone and get one there. Its about $3 and the brand is Deutsch. Never had any problem with them but I try to keep a couple Mahles around. I really don't know if one is better than the other. I have used about 4 or 5 of the Deutsch brand but use Mahle most of the time.
My 944 na that I drive everyday has 198,000 miles and doesn't use any oil at all but I use synthetic oil.

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Have you guys seen or used the new K&N oil filter? It costs a few bucks more, but seems to weigh nearly twice as much as the stock one. Apperently filters more that the stock one too.
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WIX, used to work there in Gastonia, NC before I went in Army. WIX makes all kinds of other brands, but QC specs are higher for WIX. Also has more filtering media, so more area for oil to get through & less pressure drop.

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Has anyone an opinion on MANN filters? The reason I'm asking is that the store I visited today had just switched from Mahle to MANN and claimed they are better, but I have seen some old test of oil filters and it didn't rank MANN very high.

Who makes the Porsche OE filter? Or maybe I should buy the filter at the local Porsche center... probably $$

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i buy oem filters from the dealer, 12$ last time i got one a month or so ago, and they even look nice
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I use "Mahle" filters in our car's. Have never had a problem.

shaun... your ideas are sooo helpfull. Let's try having this post stay on subject.
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Mahle is the OEM supplier for Porsche filters. You can get them for $4 each at Paragon Products -- they're exactly the same as the $12 ones from the dealer, except they don't say 'Porsche' on them.
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Pelican Parts sells the Mahle for $8.30. I've seen parts stores in town sell a basic Fram for $15.00...just because it's for a Porsche. It's discrimination!
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I use Mahle...Check ebay...from time to time, there is a dutch auction for a case of 10 for $35.00....Do de math!...Dat's $3.50 fiddy a piece!....Cus
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I use FRAM but that was the OEM filter for the 912. I would go with Mahle as Porsche doesn't use cheap products so why use something they don't recommend.

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Mahle. Always used 'em, always will. If you want a case of 10 Mahle filters for $35 at any given time, go to www.rustyparts.net or call 800-741-5252. Rusty will hook you up. Good guy to talk to.
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i use several different ones:

Mobil 1 filters for the Scirocco 16V (because i put full synthetic Mobil 1 in it)

if i can't find a Mobil 1 i will get a K&N oil filter.

i use Deutsch or Fram extra gurad, depending on what is in stock and where i go. remember that i live in Ithaca: if it ain't a chevy cavalier... you gotta order parts from out of town.


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Thanks for your replies! I bought a Mahle filter today.

And if Shaun has any oil related problems in the future, we all know why.

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I use Wix or Mahle

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I use the Porsche one because everytime i change my oil I end up getting the filter last minute and the auto parts stores charge 16$ for a crappy filter so 12 for oem is a bargain. I really should order some mahle filters though.
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My local shop recently switched from Mahle to Mann oil filters for some reason. Their claim was that Mann's were as good as or maybe even better than Mahle. I was wondering if anyone knows anything more about Mann, experiences etc.?

There is only one place where I can currently get oil filters for my car locally, and I am wondering if I should stick with Mann or have to order these things and have them mailed to me.

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Mann is OK, I prefer Mahle, but that is just an opinion. I buy them a few at a time and change the oil regularly. Tip: pre fill the new filter with oil using a magnet to lift the little plate and then pop it in the freezer for a bit. The oil thickens enough that you can spin it on quickly without a mess. prime the system by pouring a little oil into the block and diconnect the plug wire so that you can crank the engine to get pressure. THEN start the engine without that annoying clatter for a sec as the oil fills the passages and pressure comes up.

Mahle, Mann, WIX, in that order IMHO. Reasonable minds may differ.

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