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Old 06-09-2010, 04:49 AM   #1
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Emgo Airhead oil filters

Anyone use Emgo 10-26710 oil filter instead of the BMW 11421337575,filter for oil cooler bike.I've found them for $7.00 instead of the $40.00 the dealer wants.I've been getting mine from Motobins and they've been good filter kits and about $20.00 including shipping. The local dealer is the definition of a STEALERSHIP!!!
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Old 06-09-2010, 05:07 AM   #2
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If EMGO is in the same league than NAPA, don't use the O-rings (if not the whole kit). The ones from the NAPA kit are only dimensionally compatible, but they are softer and have a different rubber composition. Hence they don't seal as well/long. Ask me why I had to have my bike towed home once!

I did see a website long time ago where somebody did a comparison between brands including cuttiung them open after use. NAPA didn't look good. Don't know if EMGO was on the list.

I would stick to OEM. Cheap insurance. You don't mess around with oil. The last ones I got from Motobins just two days ago were Mahle which is OEM.

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Old 06-09-2010, 05:26 AM   #3
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So far everything from Motobins has been very good. I did see that oil filter article somewhere but I can't seem to find it , I'm pretty sure EMGO wasn't tested. I'm always sourcing parts and I'm always open to everyone's experience and opinions on parts.
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Old 06-09-2010, 09:41 PM   #4
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Anyone use Emgo 10-26710 oil filter instead of the BMW 11421337575,filter for oil cooler bike.I've found them for $7.00 instead of the $40.00 the dealer wants.I've been getting mine from Motobins and they've been good filter kits and about $20.00 including shipping. The local dealer is the definition of a STEALERSHIP!!!
What dealer is charging $40.00 for a 575 filter?!?!?!
Please tell me so I can set them straight. ( It's what I do.)
I don't think Emgo makes the long filter. I know that K&N does not and neither does the other decent one. ( the name escapes me) They are TUV approved and work well, but only offer the short filter.
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Old 06-10-2010, 04:27 AM   #5
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Ottawa Goodtime center they also charge a $3.00 delivery service for anything that they have to bring in from the warehouse, they have been known to charge for every part you order that isn't in stock.The counter staff are pretty good but the owner and management are I buy parts only when I really need them.Release the hounds and set these pricks straight. The only BMW Dealer in town.
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Old 06-10-2010, 05:07 AM   #6
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I would stick with mail order if that's the way they are.
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Old 06-10-2010, 05:15 AM   #7
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The Emgo filter is in this pdf. http://vleonline.com/Counter%20PDF/F...mgo_Oil%20.pdf
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Old 06-10-2010, 05:21 AM   #8
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In my '82 R65 and '78 R100, I've been using Hi-Flo oil filters. I think Parts Unlimited carries them? My parts shop always has a good supply on hand.
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Old 06-10-2010, 06:14 AM   #9
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Could you please post the part numbers Ernie.
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Old 06-10-2010, 08:08 AM   #10
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Dennis Kirk has the Hi-Flo filters for $5.45. Parts Unlimited is the distributor.

http://www.denniskirk.com/jsp/produc...mmyId=#fitment

Every time I use them they come out crushed in. They're 1 piece filters, not hinged, so there isn't a support in the center. I don't know if that's a big deal or not.
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Old 06-10-2010, 08:21 AM   #11
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I can't imagine risking it to save a few bucks. I think my dealer charges $14 for the OEM item. I can get them cheaper if I plan ahead.
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Old 06-10-2010, 08:43 AM   #12
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hey it's just oil. What's the big deal about that stuff?
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Old 06-10-2010, 09:04 AM   #13
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I order WIX off ebay, it's a two element kind. $30.00 for two, and a kit (1), free shipping.
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Old 06-10-2010, 09:05 AM   #14
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Wow $40...

For a OEM kit including gaskets it's around $25 from the dealers here in the DFW area.
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Old 06-10-2010, 09:34 AM   #15
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It used to be a $2000 oil change, now? Probably twice that.

My old boxers only get OEM filters. I have seen toasted engines from wrong or improperly installed oil filters.

My first BMW, my beloved 1977 R75/7 had that fate befall it. Pity. Prior to that, it was wrecked, then an R80 engine installed. The owner offered to sell it back to me as it was originally my bike.

I walked around it a few times, and it was something altogether different. It wasn't my bike anymore.
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