Oil Filters

Discussion in 'GS Boxers' started by Fatboy206, Dec 3, 2012.

  1. Fatboy206

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    Looking for an oil filter other than the BMW specified item, my local dealer is out of stock and seemed very expensive too.
    I have read that the BOSCH 3330 and K&N-164 work on the R1200GS, can anyone specify other makes and numbers please, I'd like to visit a local filtration outfit to try and match something up. Unfortunately the BMW part number was of no help to them but I'm hoping to suggest a few other makes so they can provide an alternative.Thank you.
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  2. LaurelPerryOnLand

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  3. koenig

    koenig Been here awhile

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    Local bloke round here keeps Mahe filters, made in Austria. Number is 306 from memory. I know it's the same for my GSA and an F800gs. Lots cheaper than original, and this bloke actually wants my business........don't get me started. Nurse, nurse time for my medication, and a rerun of Flying High.
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  4. Twilight Error

    Twilight Error Going nowhere slowly

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    According to this site, you've got several options. All are commonly available in North America, I've got no idea what might be local to Dubai.
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  5. H96669

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    All them filters are a match for a V6 Toyota.:wink:
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  7. Fatboy206

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    Thanks guys, appreciate it.
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  8. Dan Alexander

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    My local BMW dealer carries those and asks which one you prefer.... no problem pushing only OEM stuff.
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  10. magallanas

    magallanas AK to Mexico commuter

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    I use the 3330 by bosch all the time....no prob here.
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  11. H96669

    H96669 A proud pragmatist.

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    That Bosch D3330....exact same filter as the Purolator PureOne PL10241. Made in the same factory.:wink: Maybe not for the OP but I buy mine at K-mart. Also saw them on the shelves at Freddie Meyer for the Westcoasters.:D
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  12. qman8

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    Cant see how the D3330 can work...it's a good 1.3 inches longer than the BMW OEM unit. ?????
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    I'm sold on the K&N, no more filter wrench BS since it has a nut on the end of it.
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  14. ADV Fool

    ADV Fool Been here awhile

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    Me too. . . . .

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  15. LaurelPerryOnLand

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    +1...BUT be sure to place the appropriate size SOCKET on the filter...
    Give it a good solid tap with a hammer to seat it...
    BEFORE you attached a handle to the socket.

    That way..the socket is less likely to slip off the filter when turning.

    Also...open ended wrenches are not recommended...by me!
    Don't ask me how I know this!
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  16. David_Moen

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    I rounded off the nut on a K&N a couple of years ago, and spent way too much time getting it off after that! Mucho swearing and a bleeding knuckle or two got the filter off. There is a wee swipe of oil on the o-ring out of the box, but I make sure I lube it up real good before installing now. Getting a strap wrench on the filter is all but impossible on a BMW boxer too. On another vehicle I had a similar problem, and ended up tearing the filter off right down to the base, then I used a hammer and punch inserted into the holes around the centre to get the base off.
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  17. GotDrySocks?

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    Mobil-1 102 (pricey) and Purolator PL10241 work for me. '07 GSA
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  18. kellymac530

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    Hello Dubai,
    A Wix 57936 is a cross number fit for a 2008 R1200 motor, I am not sure what year your bike is or if there is a difference on any 1200.

    Almost any truck parts supply has wix filters. If they do not have that number they can probably order it in a few days.
    I believe it fits some cars so I would call some auto shops.

    Any Napa, if there are any in Dubai, can cross that part number.

    PS: I REFUSE to use any Fram filter on any vehicle.....but that is just my experience.
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