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Old 01-09-2018, 01:08 AM   #1
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LN Engineering Spin-On Oil filters in the EU

Hey everyone,

As I am trying to keep my 986 fed with clean oil I just ordered an LN Engineering spin-on oil filter kit ( https://www.ebay.com/itm/121844438036 ) which has two Bosch-branded filters included.

This raised an interesting situation:

Are the included Bosch filters any good or should I not even bother with them?

I'm trying to source Napa Gold 1042's or WIX 51042's from Europe but I am not having much luck. Is there some other filters which are of equal qualities for the 986 which are easier/cheaper to obtain in the EU that I should be sourcing instead?

Thanks for any and all advice you might be able to provide,

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My opinion is LN Engineering would not include Bosch filters if they were crap so go ahead and use them . Bosch , NAPA Gold , Wix and Mobil 1 are all filters I would use . Because they are available to me I primarily use the Wix on mine .
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Mobil 1 works, m1-107

also K&N HP-1007
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Oil filters to use: Napa Gold 1348, Wix 51348, K&N HP-h1002
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My opinion is LN Engineering would not include Bosch filters if they were crap so go ahead and use them . Bosch , NAPA Gold , Wix and Mobil 1 are all filters I would use . Because they are available to me I primarily use the Wix on mine .
Not sure if it is LN Engineerings kit or if it is the sellers kit.
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I got that kit. It's excellent! My unbiased and uninformed opinion is that the Bosch filters are just fine for our older Boxsters. I chose the kit because it included a couple of free name brand filters.

Wix 51348 oil filter is available at Amazon UK, expensive and you have to buy a dozen. On US Ebay, there's this https://www.ebay.com/itm/1348-NAPA-GOLD-OIL-FILTER-51348-WIX-Master-Pack-Of-12/162753804500?epid=1617931285&hash=item25e4e1f8d4:g:MHMAAOSwdDBZe5vC&vxp=mtr#shpCntId shipping and import duties are awful!

NAPA Gold filters are manufactured by Wix.
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Not sure if it is LN Engineerings kit or if it is the sellers kit.
My guess is that it's the sellers kit.

Here's a rating table on various filters, kinda interesting. Untitled Document It looks to me like the highest rated, by far, is the Fram (!) XG3506 or 3675. Gets an overall B+ to A-
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My guess is that it's the sellers kit.

Here's a rating table on various filters, kinda interesting. Untitled Document It looks to me like the highest rated, by far, is the Fram (!) XG3506 or 3675. Gets an overall B+ to A-
These? https://www.ebay.com/itm/6-PACK-FRAM-Ultra-Synthetic-Oil-Filter-Top-of-the-Line-FRAMs-Best-XG3506-/161962671106

Look (weirdly) cheap?
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FRAM used to be garbage, but they have gotten their act together and are as good as other brands now. I don't have the link, but I read an article about this. They took a tour of the FRAM factory, and tested the filters, finding them to be top-notch.

That said, I still usually buy either the NAPA Gold or Wix, which of course are the same filter. But I've used Bosch many times on my motorcycle. I can't remember who makes the Bosch, but I read a test where they did well.
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Oil filters to use: Napa Gold 1348, Wix 51348, K&N HP-h1002
These are the filter if the IMS Solution is installed with its version of the spin on adapter (and is a cross for a lot of Toyota filters) - I bought one a while back by accident but was able to use it on my Tacoma
  • Regular non-IMS solution LN spin on adapter - Wix 51042 and crosses
  • IMS solution spin-on adapter - Wix 51348 and crosses
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Steve,

Correct. Forgive me, I didn’t catch that he was using the “non-solution” version.
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Correct. Forgive me, I didn’t catch that he was using the “non-solution” version.
I'm surprised they just didn't use the same filter for both, I think they are the same height (3.404"). The only different seems to be the thread, and that the 51042 is a full flow filter with no bypass valve and max flow of 9-11 GPM flow, and the 51348 has a bypass valve and is rated for 7-9 GPMmax flow with the bypass set to open between 8-11 PSI.
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Thanks for posting that, I bought the six pack. I had a bunch of Ebay bucks so the filters were no cost to me.
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I'm surprised they just didn't use the same filter for both, I think they are the same height (3.404"). The only different seems to be the thread, and that the 51042 is a full flow filter with no bypass valve and max flow of 9-11 GPM flow, and the 51348 has a bypass valve and is rated for 7-9 GPMmax flow with the bypass set to open between 8-11 PSI.
It might help drive the oil to the IMS having a slightly lower pressure max? Good in theory anyway!
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