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Re: IS MY QUESTION REALLY THAT HARD? (archive)

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Posted by Fuzzy Joe on August 03, 2001 at 15:01:35:

In Reply to: IS MY QUESTION REALLY THAT HARD? posted by Zoeb on August 03, 2001 at 14:19:11:

Heh, calm down, Zoeb. I remember somebody posted a link (either here or on the UUC Digest) to a page where some guy had dismantled a whole load of filters, trying to determine which ones were best. I don't remember what the link is, or specifically how Wix compared, but I do know that the BMW filters (Mahle, IIRC) were pretty damn good. I'd stick with them.

As for the bulb, sometimes bulbs with non-copper bases don't have the proper resistance for the bulb-out warning system on these cars. When you go to the dealer to order your filter, get a couple bulbs as well. ;)

When changing your oil how important is it to use a filter form the dealer, would one from car quest auto parts be ok, they are made by wix. I have always used the genuine BMW filters in my car, but is it bad for the car to use a wix filter?

Also, would using a 1157 bulb in the front parking light cause the "parking light" warning to go off on the OBC, b/c the bulbs work, but i get the warning ever tiem i turn the lights on.






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