A new oil filter thread...

R Mangas porter_dog at hotmail.com
Tue Mar 18 10:58:34 EST 2003

  If you go to www.wixfilters.com you can search for thier filter for a
particular vehicle.  Following that, you can click on the oil filter part
number and it will give you some physical details about that particular
application.  You could then compare them all.  Here's what they say about
the filter for my '87 4kcsq:

Part Number: 51088
UPC Number: 765809510883
Principal Application: Audi (71-01), BMW (82-94), Mercedes-Benz (85-93),
Volkswagen (96-01)
All Applications
Style: Spin-On Lube
Service: Lube
Type: Full Flow
Media: Paper
Height: 4.704
Outer Diameter Top: 2.983
Outer Diameter Bottom: Closed
Thread Size: 3/4-16
By-Pass Valve Setting-PSI: 30
Anti-Drain Back Valve: Yes

Gasket Diameters
Number     O.D.   I.D.   Thk.
Attached  2.740  2.370  0.275
Attached  2.740  2.370  0.275


>From: "Alan Kramer" <ackramer at hotmail.com>
>To: quattro at audifans.com
>Subject: A new oil filter thread...
>Date: Tue, 18 Mar 2003 10:25:54 -0500
>Hopefully this thread won't digress into the old Fram vs. Mann oil filter
>Anyway, I "maintain" a fleet of about 10 Audi/VW's for family & friends.  I
>order Mann oil filters by the case, and except for my V8, they all use the
>same filter.
>Or so I thought.
>For giggles I looked up the part numbers on the FA and found that the
>WE/KX/7A engines suggest filter 056 115 561 G.  NG, MC and similar
>suggest 035 115 561.  VW's like the ABA recommend 034 115 561 A.  All are
>physically interchangeable.  All filter oil.  No engines have grenaded. (OK
>maybe one, but you can't blame that one wastegate failure on the wrong oil
>So... anyone know what's the difference is (if there is one) besides price?
>Alan Kramer
>'83 CGT 20vt
>'86 4kcsq
>'90 v8q
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