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Old 10-25-2018, 07:41 AM   #1
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Oil filter quick question

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Finally got my kids newly aquired 2001 Boxster S back from the dealership after they cleared the Engine lights. Now I want to change all the liquids and filters starting with the engine oil. Pulled the engine filter and the existing is not an exact match to the new one I got. Diameter is good but as the picture shows the plastic flanges top and bottom are not there on the new filter. Is that a problem or did they just change the design?

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Guys,

Finally got my kids newly aquired 2001 Boxster S back from the dealership after they cleared the Engine lights. Now I want to change all the liquids and filters starting with the engine oil. Pulled the engine filter and the existing is not an exact match to the new one I got. Diameter is good but as the picture shows the plastic flanges top and bottom are not there on the new filter. Is that a problem or did they just change the design?

Actually, that is a better aftermarket filter, most likely a Wix/NAPA Gold filter, which has a finer filter media, and encapsulated end caps to prevent the problems often encountered with the paper end cap filters.
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The two filters are interchangeable. You can use either.
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Old 10-25-2018, 08:47 PM   #4
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The WIX is a good filter. However I prefer the German Hengst oil filter. Seems it has more filtering area than the WIX. and Less money too.
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