Oil Filter other the BMW R1100GS 95

Discussion in 'GS Boxers' started by inspector54, Mar 29, 2010.

  1. inspector54

    inspector54 Just Looking............

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    Looking for your thoughts on using other than Mother BMW oil filters. Is there a list here ( I searched ) of cross over part numbers and brands, Good or bad thing to do...R1100GS 95
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  2. JimVonBaden

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  3. slartidbartfast

    slartidbartfast Love those blue pipes

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    Being a tightwad, unwilling to spend three times the money on a filter just because it's got "BMW" printed on it, I have always used aftermarket filters. In the quest for the best filter at the lowest cost, I did quite a bit of research (the effort probably negating any monetary benefits from just buying the BMW filter.)

    Anyhow, I settled on the Purolator PL10241 as the alternative I use most of the time. It is the high efficiency version of the L10241, widely available and usually only $3 or $4 IIRC. This is not on Jim's list, which is strange because I'm pretty sure the L10241 was on the original version of that list which has circulated around the BMW community for years.

    I have also tried the STP S3614 and the WIX 51348, both of which are supposed to be pretty good brands of filter.

    As the oilhead engine is pretty sturdy and failures or excessive wear due to oil starvation caused by filter problems are all but unheard of, I imagine it would be impossible to prove or disprove that using one of these filters could lead to any problems. I have a noisy center camchain on my 1100 but I don't see any connection and will continue to use the Purolator filters.
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  4. JimVonBaden

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    Damn, I keep meaning to update that list!

    Thanks,

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  5. jhonnyD2

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    i made a search over google but i did not find a thing... sorry mate ... but there would be -as some said- a list for that parts...
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  7. treynolds

    treynolds R1100GS Commuter

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    Kinda tough looking on their site for parts when the majority of items are marked "SOLD"...

    Tony
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  8. ScottV

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    They also sell new maintenance parts.
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  9. slartidbartfast

    slartidbartfast Love those blue pipes

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    Two posts above yours - there's the link to the list :doh

    Ummm - the link you replied to goes straight to filters for sale :doh

    Still more expensive than many of the alternatives of course - and requiring a unique wrench if I'm not mistaken.

    What the heck's going on today? :dunno
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  10. JimVonBaden

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    Actually, the filters BB sells use the same filter wrench as the R1100/1150, the same you can get for $5 at any auto parts store. The best thing about BB kits are that they come with all the O-rings, crush washers, etc. that you need for a service. More than many alternative filters alone, but nearly half what the dealer charges.<?xml:namespace prefix = v ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:vml" /><v:shapetype id=_x0000_t75 stroked="f" filled="f" path="m@4@5l@4@11@9@11@9@5xe" o:preferrelative="t" o:spt="75" coordsize="21600,21600"> <v:stroke joinstyle="miter"></v:stroke><v:formulas><v:f eqn="if lineDrawn pixelLineWidth 0"></v:f><v:f eqn="sum @0 1 0"></v:f><v:f eqn="sum 0 0 @1"></v:f><v:f eqn="prod @2 1 2"></v:f><v:f eqn="prod @3 21600 pixelWidth"></v:f><v:f eqn="prod @3 21600 pixelHeight"></v:f><v:f eqn="sum @0 0 1"></v:f><v:f eqn="prod @6 1 2"></v:f><v:f eqn="prod @7 21600 pixelWidth"></v:f><v:f eqn="sum @8 21600 0"></v:f><v:f eqn="prod @7 21600 pixelHeight"></v:f><v:f eqn="sum @10 21600 0"></v:f></v:formulas><v:path o:connecttype="rect" gradientshapeok="t" o:extrusionok="f"></v:path><?xml:namespace prefix = o ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:eek:ffice:eek:ffice" /><o:lock aspectratio="t" v:ext="edit"></o:lock></v:shapetype><v:shape style="WIDTH: 18.75pt; HEIGHT: 13.5pt" id=_x0000_i1025 alt="0" type="#_x0000_t75"><v:imagedata o:href="http://s3.amazonaws.com/advrider/thumb.gif" src="file:///C:\DOCUME~1\ebg9qaf\LOCALS~1\Temp\msohtml1\01\clip_image001.gif"></v:imagedata></v:shape><o:p></o:p>
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  11. kraven

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    Buy a bulk pack of filters, like the Bosch 12 pack listed and bring your costs down.
    You can also do this with the Wix parts, which are made in the US (NC) btw.
    Bosch and Wix are where it's at for me. I've cut a few apart.
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  12. slartidbartfast

    slartidbartfast Love those blue pipes

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    So they're not OEM either - just in a nice kit. Probably worth if for the lack of hassle alone -although I think I've only changed the 50c crush washer about every third or fourth oil change anyway.
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  13. tagesk

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    When you do, please ping me so I can update the GSpot FAQ version as well.

    Thank you.

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  14. rkjjeep

    rkjjeep Been here awhile

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    been using purolator PL10241 and L10241 on BMW's for years. Wix 51348 is also a good filter.

    Something to remember - if you're stuck out in the middle of nowhere and need a filter for some reason, go the local auto parts and cross to one of the above, or...........just have the guy look up the filter for a non turbo version of a 2.4L PT cruiser. If you can't remember PT...........how about garden variety 2.0L Neon. Really.


    Really.
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  15. swoody126

    swoody126 Been here awhile

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    K & N makes a filter that simply uses a 17mm socket for removal & replacement

    I have used K & N products for many years & never had any failures

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  16. GWHayduke

    GWHayduke SW Neanderthal

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    Buy any filter for a Toyota 4Runner or Corolla. Purolator 10241 fits them both. All my vehicles use the same filter.
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  18. PackRat

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    I'm thinking about mounting a remote Scotts Performance filter so I don't have to pull the crash bar and skid plate each time. Using Aeroquip braided stainless lines with AN fittings and a custom mount.....shit ...that would be a functional farkle! Just make a hole big enough for the drain plug wrench in the skid plate.:wink: Then just drain it, plug it, clean the filter, and fill it.



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  19. gOli@t

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    I just ordered a bunch of ML16825. those filters are dedicated for motorcycle use as per Purolator state. ML16825 are not Pure one class. Since I did not found a cross reference for exact sizing replacement from the ML16825, are the PL10241 direct replacement as per size and spec ( pipe thread, back pressure relief, etc...) If i am not wrong all R11XX engines use the same Purolator filters
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  20. slartidbartfast

    slartidbartfast Love those blue pipes

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    Thread fits and canister diameter and length are the same. I have no idea what other criteria factor into designating one filter as a direct replacement for another. Because the filter faces up and the oilhead engine already has a pressure relief valve, no pressure relief or anti-backflow device is required (although I think most of the cross-over filters have an anti back-flow design and probably some sort of pressure relief also)
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