From one with only a little experience, not to be confused with a Shop Owner.
Use the new filter. It catches much smaller particles than the old fibrous filter can. Best part of it all is that now the steady plate is part of the filter assembly, once you hook into the plate it brings the filter out withit. No more fishing around to get the ring out etc.
'73 280SEL 4.5 (9/72)- RIP
Only 8,173 units built from 5/71 thru 11/72
'02 CLK320 Cabriolet - wifey's mid-life crisis
2012 VW Jetta Sportwagon TDI...at least its a diesel
Non illegitemae carborundum.