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Alternative Oil Filters ~ original poster wmax351
« on: September 23, 2013, 08:08:08 PM »
Mahle OC-91 (@ Amazon) is apparently the BMW OEM filter, sans logo.

Bosch 3330 and 72161 are the same filter, 3330 in mfg'd by Purolator in the US, under the Bosch brand. $3.50 a pop for either from rockauto.

From the list at IBMWR.org, with a few annotations from me (wmax351).

Six oil filter manufacturers for K oil filter
Date: Tue, 8 Jun 1999 19:01:50 -0700
From: Roy Truelsen <royster@worldnet.att.net>
As info, the pressure relief valve on the BMW oil filter is rated at 9-11 psi, same as the Fram 6063. The Fram 3614 is rated at 9-12 psi.
Other alternative filters for the K-bike include:
Amsoil ASF-57
AC Delco PF-53
Hastings 157A, LF157
Motorcraft FL-271, FL-793
Purolator FCO-201, PER-241
Wix 51348, 51785
Roy Truelsen
Portland, Oregon


Sseven oil filter manufacturers for K100 spark plug and oil filter
Date: Sat, 7 Aug 1999 08:08:24 -0500
From: Jonathan Hutchins <hutchins@kc.net>
Gathering together information to service my '85 K100, I found some details that didn't seem to be on the current parts list:
Oil Filter:
There was a lot of discussion on this ca '95-'96, with the engineering specs for the FRAM coming out as good or better than the BMW filter. Someone else pointed out that BMW does not manufacture their filters, but outsources.
Per Joe Senner:
   AMSOIL: ASF-57
   AC DELCO: PF-53
   FRAM: PH-3614, PH6063
   Hastings: 157A, LF157
   Motorcraft: FL-271, FL-793
   Purolator: FCO-201, PER-241
   Wix: 51348, 51785
Others including Rob Lentini have documented the Fram 3614, and I've used it; it's the only one I've tried.
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Re: Alternative Oil Filters ~ original poster wmax351
« Reply #1 on: September 24, 2013, 12:00:38 AM »
Beemerboneyard sells a Mahle air filter which they say is the same as OEM for around $10 less than BMW's  ($33). 

edit: And I did a search for the Mahle part # (LX75) and found it on Amazon.com for $5 less than that!   Arrived yesterday and it is exactly like the BMW original.  With free shipping, I am a very happy biker.
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Re: Alternative Oil Filters ~ original poster wmax351
« Reply #2 on: September 24, 2013, 01:07:26 AM »
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Re: Alternative Oil Filters ~ original poster wmax351
« Reply #3 on: October 17, 2013, 09:49:26 PM »
Napa gold 1348

or if you would like it without the sticker get the PS1348

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Re: Alternative Oil Filters ~ original poster wmax351
« Reply #4 on: October 18, 2013, 11:07:19 AM »
I stopped using Fram 3614 when they started putting the grippy coating on them in the early 90's. It flakes off in the sump.  Fram 6063 is uncoated and unpainted, but harder to find and pricier.  Been using Delco pf-53's since
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Re: Alternative Oil Filters ~ original poster wmax351
« Reply #5 on: October 20, 2013, 01:40:08 AM »
I've used the Quaker State QS3614 oil filter in my K75c for years now with no trouble.
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