Parts Catalog Accessories Catalog How To Articles Tech Forums
Call Pelican Parts at 888-280-7799
Shopping Cart Cart | Project List | Order Status | Help



Go Back   PeachParts Mercedes-Benz Forum > Mercedes-Benz Tech Information and Support > Tech Help

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 02-02-2005, 10:24 PM
glmoy
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Question Bosch Oil Filters

Has anybody had any experience with Bosch oil filters? Are they pretty good and do they have a bypass valve in them? These oil filters are new to the local part shop. Previousy, I was using Knect or Mann filters. Shipping and the price of these have severly gone up due to the Euro being worth more than our dollar. Thumbs up or down?

Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 02-02-2005, 10:44 PM
Rahulio1989300E's Avatar
V10s & V8s FTW!
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Posts: 1,145
OEM is good!

I personnally believe that Bosch is good, along with Mann and K....(forgot name)...


There is an article floating around somewhere in which somebody bought a whole set of like 15 oil filters and cut them all open to find out some real crazy stuff like finding hay and insects as the filtration element!

One thing is for sure though, NEVER BUY A FRAM OIL FILTER!!!!

FRAM SUCKS!

Find that article and read it!

Sorry I lost the link..
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 02-03-2005, 12:28 AM
Registered User
 
Join Date: Feb 2003
Location: Ontario, Canada
Posts: 3,160
Quote:
Originally Posted by Rahulio1989300E
I personnally believe that Bosch is good, along with Mann and K....(forgot name)...
K......, that would be Knecht.
If you're buying open, pleated filters, you can pretty much see what you're getting.
The same can not be said for enclosed, canister-style filters.
__________________
2007 C 230 Sport.
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 02-03-2005, 12:41 AM
Rahulio1989300E's Avatar
V10s & V8s FTW!
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Posts: 1,145
thanks for correcting me! It was a Knecht!
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 02-03-2005, 12:43 AM
Registered User
 
Join Date: Feb 2003
Location: Ontario, Canada
Posts: 3,160
I didn't correct you, just filled in the blanks.
__________________
2007 C 230 Sport.
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 02-03-2005, 03:45 AM
glmoy
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Forgive me, I forgot the "h". German is Greek to me. It appears that you knew what I was talking about. Anyone have the link where they cut open the filters?
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 02-03-2005, 10:17 AM
Wes Bender's Avatar
Retired User
 
Join Date: Mar 2001
Location: Alpine, AZ / Green Valley, AZ
Posts: 733
Go to the diesel forum and use the search feature......
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 02-03-2005, 11:38 AM
Registered User
 
Join Date: Mar 2003
Location: Southern California
Posts: 2,181
I've always used "real" Bosch oil filters, but beware. Autozone has "Bosch oil filters", but they are NOT the same as the 72165 Bosch oil filter sold by Mercedes parts specialists like Fastlane for M103 applications. The 72165 has a bypass valve. The M103 "Bosch oil filter" at Autozone does not. I refer to them as "fake Bosch filters". They are apparently a cheap filter with the Bosch name that the Bosch aftermarket organization sells.

Makes it very confusing for car owners. Assuming you have a M103 do not buy any "Bosch filter" other than the 72165, and you can clearly see that is has the built in bypass valve.

Duke
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 02-03-2005, 11:47 AM
Banned
 
Join Date: May 2002
Location: Blue Point, NY
Posts: 25,396
Quote:
Originally Posted by glmoy
Forgive me, I forgot the "h". German is Greek to me. It appears that you knew what I was talking about. Anyone have the link where they cut open the filters?
Very unfortunately, I have confirmed that the thread has been "moderated".
Reply With Quote
  #10  
Old 02-03-2005, 12:39 PM
Hatterasguy's Avatar
Zero
 
Join Date: Nov 2002
Location: Milford, CT
Posts: 19,307
Quote:
Originally Posted by Duke2.6
I've always used "real" Bosch oil filters, but beware. Autozone has "Bosch oil filters", but they are NOT the same as the 72165 Bosch oil filter sold by Mercedes parts specialists like Fastlane for M103 applications. The 72165 has a bypass valve. The M103 "Bosch oil filter" at Autozone does not. I refer to them as "fake Bosch filters". They are apparently a cheap filter with the Bosch name that the Bosch aftermarket organization sells.

Makes it very confusing for car owners. Assuming you have a M103 do not buy any "Bosch filter" other than the 72165, and you can clearly see that is has the built in bypass valve.

Duke
Very interesting, I didn't know that I will check to see if AZ has that filter next time I am their. (they sell shop rags and wax real cheap )
__________________
2020 GMC Sierra Denali
2007 Tiara 3200
Reply With Quote
  #11  
Old 02-03-2005, 12:49 PM
glmoy
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Thanks for the info Duke. You provided the answers that I wanted. I saw the Bosch filters in Fastlane. The price is right, but to get free shipping I would need to purchase around 18 filters. With Mobil 1 changes at 5K, the car is likely to wear out before I go through 18 filters. The local parts store sells them cheaper than Fastlane, and they must be the ones (phoney) that you talk about with no bypass valve. Brian,Why would this post be moderated? Inquiring minds want to know.
Reply With Quote
  #12  
Old 02-03-2005, 01:05 PM
Banned
 
Join Date: May 2002
Location: Blue Point, NY
Posts: 25,396
Quote:
Originally Posted by glmoy
..... Brian,Why would this post be moderated? Inquiring minds want to know.
I can only tell you that the thread "had turned to crap", and, therefore, it was removed.
Reply With Quote
  #13  
Old 02-03-2005, 02:34 PM
1991300SEL's Avatar
Registered User
 
Join Date: May 2003
Posts: 545
MBDoc mentioned what Duke presented in a post a few years ago.

Bosch makes all kinds of parts. Grade A, B; C.

Autozone and others sell the Grade C.

The 72xxx number Duke pointed out is a for real 103 filter, but you may have to look for it if buying locally. Parts shops that specialize in european parts would be a good place to start if you're not interested in buying off the WEB and if you do, be sure it has the number Duke pointed out.
Reply With Quote
  #14  
Old 02-03-2005, 02:39 PM
Registered User
 
Join Date: Mar 2003
Location: Southern California
Posts: 2,181
Quote:
Originally Posted by glmoy
Thanks for the info Duke. You provided the answers that I wanted. I saw the Bosch filters in Fastlane. The price is right, but to get free shipping I would need to purchase around 18 filters. With Mobil 1 changes at 5K, the car is likely to wear out before I go through 18 filters. The local parts store sells them cheaper than Fastlane, and they must be the ones (phoney) that you talk about with no bypass valve. Brian,Why would this post be moderated? Inquiring minds want to know.
Well, what else do you need, or will you need in the foreseeable future - oil pan plug seal rings, fuel filter and seal rings, air filter, correct Bosch Super non-resistor spark plugs, dist. cap and rotor, brake pads, wiper blades, oil and fuel cap gaskets, hoses...?

If you look ahead to the maintenance parts you'll need in the next 15-30K miles it's not too hard to get the order up to the (IIRC) $100 required for free shipping on a three to six piece oil filter order. I keep a maintenance spares inventory for all my cars that's usually good for the next few years, and if I have to buy something that "broke" I just order more maintenance spares to get the order up to the free shipping value. I've also gone in with other guys to buy parts so we get up to the free shipping minimum.

That way when I decide to do a maintenance job, I don't have to run out and buy parts. I know I've already got what I need, so I can just do the job and finish it without interruption to run out and look for parts or wait for my UPS guy.

Duke

Last edited by Duke2.6; 02-03-2005 at 02:44 PM.
Reply With Quote
  #15  
Old 02-03-2005, 04:26 PM
glmoy
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Duke,
I stock up too on parts, have enough for the next 80k. Clear bin that I got from Costco is full of stuff, belts, bearings,brake pads, tune-up parts, bulbs, etc. Just down to the last oil filter. Sometimes, I feel that they got rid of the 190E because it was too cheap to maintain and too reliable.

I wish free shipping would start at $50 on Fastlane.

Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Oil Change - Woman versus Man Fisherman Diesel Discussion 33 10-09-2006 08:57 AM
A Frantz oil filter will be going on my 603 this winter! Hatterasguy Diesel Discussion 50 09-16-2004 09:14 PM
Demystifying Oil - General high-level info about oil haasman Tech Help 6 04-21-2004 02:28 AM
oil change Mike Michalek Tech Help 12 01-06-2001 07:04 PM



All times are GMT -4. The time now is 03:48 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2021, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.6.0
Copyright 2018 Pelican Parts, LLC - Posts may be archived for display on the Peach Parts or Pelican Parts Website -    DMCA Registered Agent Contact Page