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Re: 20v Oil Filter?
Hairy green toads from Mars made Steve Gronback say:
> I purchased a Fram oil filter for my '91 20v 200 Quattro Turbo. It
> fits, is cheap, and is the correct Fram part #. The dealer, however, says
> don't use anything but the Audi filter (at 10 times the price).
> Is this good advice? Is the Audi filter gold plated. Does it matter?
It's not gold-plated, but it does have a *working* filter medium
in it (not paper like the Fram), and a drain-back valve, important
to valve train life.
Don't buy them at the dealer. I get them from my local import parts
store for about $4-5. Imparts sells them mail order for about the same.
Blaufergnugen has them for (I think) $3 in case lots of 12.
Andrew L. Duane (JOT-7) firstname.lastname@example.org
Digital Equipment Corporation (603)-881-1294
110 Spit Brook Road
Nashua, NH 03062-2698
Only my cat shares my opinions, and she's too heavy to care.