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Old 06-21-2013, 04:08 AM   #1
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Oil Filter Recommendation ?

I'm going to change the oil on the D-mobile myself. The internet is proliferated with different brands of filters that run the gamut in terms of price. Is there any real difference between Mann, Mahle, Hengst K&N, Bosch and some of the generic brands ?

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Yes, especially for the air cooled cars (2 oil filters, the small one being most critical). For the 986/987 probably less so. As easy as it is to order from places like Sunset, and price competitive, I always use OEM Porsche parts.

Are you going to try the Joe Gibbs Raby Approved DT40 5W40 oil? You should.

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Old 06-21-2013, 05:11 AM   #3
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You could always get his spin on oil filter adapter, as well, and make your choices endless.
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I'm going to change the oil on the D-mobile myself. The internet is proliferated with different brands of filters that run the gamut in terms of price. Is there any real difference between Mann, Mahle, Hengst K&N, Bosch and some of the generic brands ?
Wix/NAPA Gold; OEM-style Oil filter 57211, LN canister style 51042. Better made, finer pore size, fraction of the cost...........
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JD are there any special underbody panels you'll have to remove and is there anything you can tell "us" about them? IE: type of materials and/or, their purpose??? Thanks.
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JD are there any special underbody panels you'll have to remove and is there anything you can tell "us" about them? IE: type of materials and/or, their purpose??? Thanks.
As you might image the underbody panels of the D-mobile are special issue. Amongst other things they're drone proof.
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