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Thread: Bosch fuel and oil filters - good quality?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pete1 View Post
    I even saw one thread on another forum where the guy was saying, "the oil filter cap says 255Nm, surely that's too much?"
    255Nm isn't correct is it 25.5Nm. I would have to check the spec in ElsaWin for your 2005 Fabia if you post your Type Code.

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    2005 6Y21E4 Skoda Fabia I 1.2 Class L447/1.25, AZQ - 64PS, GKU GSB - 5S

    A quick search fuel filter shows fuel filter AZQ, BMD, BME in the fuel tank. It doesn't show a socket on the cap but it says 25Nm.

    2005 6Y22E4 Skoda Fabia I 1.2 Ambition Class L447/1.25, AZQ - 64PS, GKU GSB - 5S 02T Gearbox
    2008 542474 Skoda Fabia II 1.9 TDI-PD DPF Elegance L477/1, BLS - 105PS, JDA JEP JXY JXZ - 5S
    2010 542214 Skoda Fabia II 1.4 TDI-PD DPF Ambition L451/1, BNM - 68PS, HZL JHP JQM LVD LVF - 5S
    2010 Golf GTD (170) CBBB, 5 Door, Shadow Blue (P6/D5Q), Transmission Code: KXZ, Flat Tyre Indicator, Basic Protection Pack + VCDS.


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    On the subject of Mann Filters being a German company, I've bought a W811/80 oil filter and it was made in Korea.
    2003 Bora 1.9 TDI-PD, ATD
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    A lot of companies build their products in other countries because its cheaper. You can Google Mann Filters Korea and there are 7,000,000 hits.
    2010 Golf GTD (170) CBBB, 5 Door, Shadow Blue (P6/D5Q), Transmission Code: KXZ, Flat Tyre Indicator, Basic Protection Pack + VCDS.


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    I suspect the factory locations may have something to do with customer location.

    The filter I bought is for an i20 and Hyundai, along with several other car brands, are built in Korea.

    They have large ship building facilities in Korea as well so there's the supply of marine industry filters.
    2003 Bora 1.9 TDI-PD, ATD
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    I've got a 2011 Polo TDI oil change to do this month.

    I'm going to try a Hengst brand filter.

    Also a German based brand, they actually look better than Mann. I got a Mann fuel filter for a Fiesta 1.5TDCi last month but sent it back because it looked badly made.

    Mann vs Hengst Bora oil filters



    An American article if anyone's interested!
    2003 Bora 1.9 TDI-PD, ATD
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    Apparently Wix Filters are now owned by Mann Hummel.

    Having said that, I got a Hengst oil filter for my Bora TDI recently and it simply looked better than the Mann version.
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    Exactly my opinion too .

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gazwould View Post
    Exactly my opinion too .
    Disappointing though considering Mann supply VW rather than Hengst being VW's OE.
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    All about money..

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