Which Oil Filter on '72 BMW r60/5?

Discussion in 'Airheads' started by AlexSonoma, Jan 5, 2012.

  1. AlexSonoma

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    I need to change my oil/filter on my BMW R60/5 but am not sure of which filter to use. I've found a few on the internet that look like they will work but thought I would ask the advice of someone who has done this before, before I order something. Also, hinged or straight? Any help would be greatly appreciated! Thanks!!
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  2. east high

    east high Been here awhile

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  3. bmwhacker

    bmwhacker Still on 3 wheels

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    I've read about instances of collapsed elements on the one piece filters. I've never witnessed that. I stick with the hinged filters as they are easier to remove / replace, especially if you have a crash bar. I've always used the Mahle Filters. Not advisable to go with discount filters with such an important item IMO.:D
    The Mahle Filters are getting expensive though, I paid $19.00 ea. for the last batch from Huckys.
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  4. Bill Harris

    Bill Harris Confirmed Curmudgeon

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    Ditto on what 'Hacker sez.
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  5. AlexSonoma

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    i ended up going with a Mann hinged filter which was slightly less expensive than the Mahle but hopefully still good quality.
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  6. wirewrkr

    wirewrkr the thread-killer

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    Mann is/was one of the best.
    O.E.M. for many many European companies.
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  7. Bill Harris

    Bill Harris Confirmed Curmudgeon

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    Mann, Mahle, Knecht-- all "OEM" standard.

    Yong Sung, no-go. :lol3


    Noris ignition points are good.
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  8. disston

    disston ShadeTreeExpert

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    I found some really cheap oil filters. Called Hi-Flo. I haven't tried them yet but I will. I'm a living on the edge kinda guy. You might not understand.

    Charlie
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  9. bmwhacker

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    I think "EMGO" makes filters for the airheads too.
    If their other "quality":lol3 products are any indication of workmanship, I'd avoid them too.
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  10. wirewrkr

    wirewrkr the thread-killer

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    hi flo is decent, so is K&N.
    I think they are made by the same company.
    best bang fer the buck.
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