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Old 01-05-2012, 02:43 PM   #1
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Which Oil Filter on '72 BMW r60/5?

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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Old 01-05-2012, 04:32 PM   #2
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I got these and they've been good to me so far: http://goo.gl/rXY4M.

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Old 01-05-2012, 09:11 PM   #3
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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.
The Mahle Filters are getting expensive though, I paid $19.00 ea. for the last batch from Huckys.
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Old 01-06-2012, 03:35 AM   #4
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Ditto on what 'Hacker sez.
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Old 01-06-2012, 09:52 AM   #5
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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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Old 01-06-2012, 10:41 AM   #6
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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.
Mann is/was one of the best.
O.E.M. for many many European companies.
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Old 01-06-2012, 12:54 PM   #7
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Mann, Mahle, Knecht-- all "OEM" standard.

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Old 01-06-2012, 02:39 PM   #8
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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.

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Old 01-06-2012, 05:53 PM   #9
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I think "EMGO" makes filters for the airheads too.
If their other "quality" products are any indication of workmanship, I'd avoid them too.
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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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