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In message <199612181553.HAA04335@dfw-ix1.ix.netcom.com> email@example.com (JEREMY J. WALTERS JR.) writes:
> I have recently purchased an 86 5000CST-with single oil filter system.
> I was wondering, can I use the same Knecht, Mann, or Bosch filters I
> have allways used on my non-turbo audis and VW's? I seem to get a
> different story from every parts house.
There are filters and filters - some are _much_ better than others.
Personally, I think the "turbo" designation is misleading where it refers (as
it does, e.g., between the WR and MB ur-quattros) simply to the presence of an
anti-drainback valve. The issue is whether you have hydraulic lifters or not -
in a 1986 car, I suspect not. In that case, it doesn't matter in the slightest
whether you have the anti-drainback "turbo" filter or not.
It's much more important to buy a good brand to start with. A good aftermarket
filter from one of the specialist manufacturers is probably better than a VAG
Committee Member, UK Audi [ur-]quattro Owners Club