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kovalevandrew
11-30-2008, 02:36 AM
I think i need to start driving the car like a normal person, things keep breaking.
Had to put a new filter on this morning, thanks to the old one looking like this:

http://img255.imageshack.us/img255/9702/013gx0.jpg

It's made by a local company, so it's no surprise that the quality is bad.

I found a MANN oil filter that is about 3 times as large as the filter currently being used. Any thoughts...?

b5andm3
11-30-2008, 02:46 AM
I use the mobil 1 filter. Its gigantic in size. Its 377 square inches..

kovalevandrew
11-30-2008, 02:56 AM
I replaced it with the MANN W 940/66. It's almost double the size of this other one. They did have an even bigger one, i'm wondering if i shouldn't have gone for the bigger one instead.

b5andm3
11-30-2008, 03:05 AM
mobil 1 extended performance oil filter M1-301 is only $10

andyrew
11-30-2008, 03:31 AM
next oil change go mobil 1 from here on out.... No sense not to.

kovalevandrew
11-30-2008, 03:40 AM
Thanks for the help guys. [up]

Will try and find a place that stocks the Mobil 1 filters here. If not, i'll order some online. Got my next service in 800km anyway.

Seerlah
11-30-2008, 08:25 AM
I always use the Mann filters (larger). I do not know the model number for it, but I have a couple in storage . When they run out, I am going to switch to the Amsoil filters [up].

I do not know if the place I order mine from delivers to SA. But if they do, here is the link http://www.germanfilters.com/

kovalevandrew
11-30-2008, 09:01 AM
I always use the Mann filters (larger). I do not know the model number for it, but I have a couple in storage . When they run out, I am going to switch to the Amsoil filters [up].

I do not know if the place I order mine from delivers to SA. But if they do, here is the link http://www.germanfilters.com/

Thanks for the link! [up] I haven't been able to find a single place in SA that stocks the Mobil 1 filters. Might have to stick with the MANN ones.

andyrew
11-30-2008, 03:49 PM
Forgot you were in SA.... um... good luck? :)

Maybe buying like 5 of them and shipping them in?

t1demont1
11-30-2008, 04:00 PM
lol id buy like 15 at a time to save shipping costs

kovalevandrew
12-01-2008, 10:30 AM
lol id buy like 15 at a time to save shipping costs

I spoke to a bunch of guys i work with who also have 1.8T's they're looking to BAT. We're going to order in a whole lot of them, as well as various other parts.

djwimbo
12-01-2008, 11:25 AM
MANN, WIX or Mobil 1 Filter's for me. I noticed my oil pressure seemed more consistent with the MANN than the others. Don't waste you money on a K&N oil filter, there's no difference between the other three I listed.

kovalevandrew
12-01-2008, 12:17 PM
MANN, WIX or Mobil 1 Filter's for me. I noticed my oil pressure seemed more consistent with the MANN than the others. Don't waste you money on a K&N oil filter, there's no difference between the other three I listed.

Got the MANN in there now, and the oil pressure is definately better. Car seems to be more responsive as well. Could be my imagination though.