Wix 557936 oil filter

Discussion in 'GS Boxers' started by Partagas, Feb 17, 2013.

  1. Partagas

    Partagas EarthFirst

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    Local auto shop looked up the numbers but want to make sure this works for my 95GS. Been searching the threads and cannot find a hit on whether this oil filter will work. Anyone know whether this fits?

    Thanks :D
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  2. Gezerbike

    Gezerbike Hey Rocky...........

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  3. Partagas

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  4. Dan Cãta

    Dan Cãta Long timer

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    Never heard of Wix. Why not use some brand-name oil filter, it's not that expensive...

    Dan.
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  5. JetSpeed

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    Wix is a brand name and generally regarded as one of the highest quality oil filters on the market in the U.S.

    The Wix 57936 is the correct filter for your 95GS
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  6. def

    def Ginger th wonder dog

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    Purolator and Mobil oil filters are also highly regarded and likely more available at a variety of retailers.
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  7. Partagas

    Partagas EarthFirst

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    Well Wix is the one that the local downtown auto parts store carries. I could go to someplace further and out of the way or to a chain store but why? Wix makes good filters and I do not particularly want to go on a quest.:wink:

    Thanks for the replies.

    Partagas
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  8. JetSpeed

    JetSpeed Naviator

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    I was just answering the question being asked, the subject was "Wix".
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    H96669 A proud pragmatist.

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    All the BMWs of that generation share the same oil filter. Don't know where you guys got them numbers but what I have here for the Wix is 51348 and quoted as the right number on many many BMW threads.

    Missing to my collection of pics of cut filters that the Wix, altough I already know what's inside, one of the autoparts stores I go to has the Wix sales display with such a cut up filter.All good....!:wink:
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  10. def

    def Ginger th wonder dog

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    Oh-oh, I forgot. Sorry.

    Newport News? As in Virginia?

    I sailed on the CA-148 as my last duty station in the USN. Fine ship.
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  11. JetSpeed

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    You're dating yourself.
    I spent most of my duty on the west coast and Asia in VF squadrons, with the exception of training and a one year detachment at NAS Oceana.
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    def Ginger th wonder dog

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    The only military aircraft I have flown in was a T38 and a C119 but I do have some stick time in a C47.

    I once flew to Gitmo in the NAS Norfolk CO's aircraft to "import" spirits for an upcoming beach party for the VF Squadron there...

    I enjoyed climbing around in the P2V Neptunes and the S2F Trackers.

    Favorite aircraft is the Lockheed Constellation. I used to ride my bike down to the Minneapolis airport, sit at the end of the runway in the propwash when a Connie would perform mag drops prior to takeoff. The smell of avgas and oil from a big radial is inspiring and the sound? Nothing like it.
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    +1 on Wix and FWIW they also make the premium Napa Gold filters. Napa has a handy filter cross reference at http://www.nfhconnect.com/lookup. (I have no connection to Napa but have generally been happy with the parts and service there)
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    A T-38 is a pretty serious machine, there has got to be an interesting story behind your ride in that aircraft.
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    def Ginger th wonder dog

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    I was an appointee to the US Naval Academy. I signed up for the AOC program however my health kept me from flying. I had friends who were pilots so they got me rides from time to time. So I did the rest of my USN on the USS Newport News in the Gunnery Division...the gunboat navy is now gone...I loved it while I was there.

    More than that I can't say.

    I would love to fly in a F4U one day...they're getting rare.

    US Marine and US Navy pilots are the best in the world by a wide margin with the Israeli pilots coming in second.

    Go Navy!

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  16. mouthfulloflake

    mouthfulloflake Not afraid

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    This is the part number I use as well, curious as to what the other number above in this thread is?

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  18. go4mini

    go4mini Been here awhile

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    Looked in my CARQUEST (WIX) catalog, and the 85936 (557936) filter is listed for all K bikes, oil heads, and hex heads. I always used the 85348 filter in my R1100RSL. The dimensions are as follows:
    84936- OD 3.09"
    Height-3.10"

    85348- OD 3.404"
    Height- 2.921"

    Both have 3/4-16 threads and similar gasket dimensions. The one listed for BMW, 85936, sells for almost 2 1/2 times the 85348. I'll probably use the cheaper on on my GS.
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    Interesting.
    I'm not 100% sure what the nominee process was back when you received your appointment but for at least the past 30 years the medical and physical readiness qualifications to enter the Academy are the same as they are for Aviation Officer Candidates, with the exception of the 20/20 vision requirement, but they will tell you right up front if your eyesight precludes you from flying.
    So did you graduate from the USNA as a non flying Naval Officer? Certainly nothing wrong with that.
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  20. def

    def Ginger th wonder dog

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    Things were apparently a bit different in 1960. I did not find out that my vision would preclude me from flying jets until I was about to graduate from NAPS. I elected to serve out my enlistment in the fleet,then go to Arizona State University and study mechanical engineering.

    Go Sundevils.

    My father, brother were also US Navy. In fact, dad was part of the team that developed the first military RADAR during WWII. My brother taught snipes at the high pressure steam lab, Great Lakes Naval Training Center.

    Me, I continued attempts to get a waiver for my vision so I could fly but time passed and it didn't happen. I later found out that my vision tests were conducted by a corpsman who doctored the results.

    So, I was discharged as a white hat sailor.
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