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Old 02-05-2010, 08:29 AM   #1
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Need to change my oil, 1990 745, But don't have access to my dads shop where i used always either Mann or Volvo filters. Anything out there comparable? I've heard good things actually about the Napa Gold line of filters.

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Old 02-05-2010, 08:39 AM   #2
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Old 02-05-2010, 08:41 AM   #3
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I think napa gold uses wix filters, which is a good brand.
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Old 02-05-2010, 08:44 AM   #4
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mobil 1 filters are great, probably better than mann based on my subjective oil-life by color rating, but they dont fit turbo models.
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Old 02-05-2010, 08:47 AM   #5
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mobil 1 filters are great, probably better than mann based on my subjective oil-life by color rating, but they dont fit turbo models.
Mine's a non turbo, I didn't know there were different filters for turbo ones. Learn something everyday!

Thanks, Gunna grab a napa gold and giver a shot.
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Old 02-05-2010, 08:51 AM   #6
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Old 02-05-2010, 08:55 AM   #7
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Mann, Napa Gold or Mobil 1 apparently..
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Old 02-05-2010, 09:00 AM   #8
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Mine's a non turbo, I didn't know there were different filters for turbo ones. Learn something everyday!

Thanks, Gunna grab a napa gold and giver a shot.
there aren't supposed to be, but the M1 filters are too long for a turbo model because mobil didn't do enough leg work.
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Old 02-05-2010, 09:06 AM   #9
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K&N oil filters have better flow rates and larger filter surface areas than Mann and Mobil 1.
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Old 02-05-2010, 09:18 AM   #10
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As long as you are changing your oil on the regular then it really dosent matter. I feel like they all do the job well. That said...any oil filter that is left in there for 4-7000 miles will suck. So just change your oil and you will be fine.
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K&N oil filters have better flow rates and larger filter surface areas than Mann and Mobil 1.
Then there's that little issue of check valve opening pressure.
I'll stick with OEM thank you please.
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Old 02-05-2010, 09:34 AM   #12
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mobil 1 filters are great, probably better than mann based on my subjective oil-life by color rating, but they dont fit turbo models.
WTF? Same Volvo/Mann filter used for turbo and na alike, same story where the M1 filter is concerned.

For reference this↓ is a photo of the Bosch M1-109 filter attached to a '94 944T.
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Old 02-05-2010, 10:13 AM   #13
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the newer fram filters actually aren't that bad. Its just the el cheapo orange ones you want to avoid.

I use mahles in my s60, but besides that the other cars in my family get what ever filter of decent quality that is on sale with the oil. Pureone from AAP, k&n, mobil 1, or the better frams.
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Old 02-05-2010, 10:45 AM   #14
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The standard oil change interval specified by volvo for the B230 powered volvos is 5000 miles. Since most of us probably stick to the 3000 mile rule it probably does not matter within reason what you use, which is especially true if you use synthetic oil. However, as others have mentioned the Genuine Volvo and Mann filters have the best check valves and given that these probably have more of an impact on protecting the engine than the actual filter medium I stick to those. If you have to do a boutique or aftermarket filter I would roll with mobil 1 or NAPA Gold as mentioned earlier.

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Old 02-05-2010, 10:55 AM   #15
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you might find this interesting

http://minimopar.knizefamily.net/oilfilters/index.html
http://minimopar.knizefamily.net/oil...ce.html#mobil1

its a shame that there isn't mann or mahle filters in the comparison .
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Old 02-05-2010, 10:58 AM   #16
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thin wallet oil change = SuperTech ST16(yes, I am one of the "people of Wal*Mart")
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thin wallet oil change = SuperTech ST16(yes, I am one of the "people of Wal*Mart")
I just hope that they put your oil drain plug back in AND tighten it.

Spend the extra buck and get a decent one.
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you might find this interesting

http://minimopar.knizefamily.net/oilfilters/index.html
http://minimopar.knizefamily.net/oil...ce.html#mobil1

its a shame that there isn't mann or mahle filters in the comparison .
whoops, forgot Bosch which appears to be a top performer
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Old 02-05-2010, 11:13 AM   #19
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what about MANN filters
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Old 02-05-2010, 11:16 AM   #20
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yeah I've been doing the bosch filters for a while on the cars that matter to me. Just recently started using the supertech filter for the dd
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There are very very few filters I recommend.

Mann, of course.

Purolator PureONE filters.

Bosch is one of my personal favorites.

Mobil1 is also good but damn expensive.
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Old 02-05-2010, 11:40 AM   #22
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The best thing to do is buy a case of 10 Mann oil filters from FCP Groton and you're paying $3.49 a filter for the same company that makes the $20 Volvo filters from the dealership. The same filter fits my '70 142 with a B20, my wife's '85 744 turbo and my '92 745 turbo. Why mess around with anything else? just my opinion.
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There are very very few filters I recommend.

Mann, of course.

Purolator PureONE filters.

Bosch is one of my personal favorites.

Mobil1 is also good but damn expensive.
I had a Purolator filter on my old 740 and did not like it. I used the same oil i always use, (Castrol 1540) and i was about 2500 Kms from my 5k oilchange interval and my oil light started flickering, It was clogged. The oil in that car after 5000k with a Mann filter came out CLEAN always. Just i could have had a bad experience?

Anyways, Picked up a napa gold filter, like $7 so i'm happy with that. Good to see all the brands that Tb approves of for next time.
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Bosch Premium is supposed to be the same thing as the Pure 1, I've used the Bosch P. with no issues. I used to use Amsoil filters until I had problems with the check valve drain, too expensive a filter to put up with such defects.

Note that color of oil is not really a factor of the filter used but of how long the car is driven, lots of short trips, and or lots of stop and go will tend to make it darker quicker.
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The best thing to do is buy a case of 10 Mann oil filters from FCP Groton and you're paying $3.49 a filter for the same company that makes the $20 Volvo filters from the dealership. The same filter fits my '70 142 with a B20, my wife's '85 744 turbo and my '92 745 turbo. Why mess around with anything else? just my opinion.
+1. Same here, 3,740's and 2, 240's from 78-90 all the same. Simple, cheap, and OEM....
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