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      03-17-2017, 06:45 PM   #1
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Heads Up: Cabin Filters

Hey Guys...Just a heads up...Amazon has the cabin carbon micro filters for $33.33 (Prime), set of 4. Won't ship until the 21st...but...good price.

https://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/ol/B004...&condition=new

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Hey Guys...Just a heads up...Amazon has the cabin carbon micro filters for $33.33 (Prime), set of 4. Won't ship until the 21st...but...good price.

https://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/ol/B004...&condition=new

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While the price is good... you know these aren't BMW original equipment?
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      03-17-2017, 09:55 PM   #3
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Yep...Do you think you need OE cabin filters?...I don't think I've ever bought OE cabin filters for any of my BMWs...I usually by Mann filters, but these actually look closer to OE than the Mann ones listed.

It's just a heads up...nothing stopping anyone from buying OE...I thought the name/vendor would make it clear that they aren't OE.

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Yep...Do you think you need OE cabin filters?...I don't think I've ever bought OE cabin filters for any of my BMWs...I usually by Mann filters, but these actually look closer to OE than the Mann ones listed.

It's just a heads up...nothing stopping anyone from buying OE...I thought the name/vendor would make it clear that they aren't OE.

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Mann is a supplier of the OE ones. These are going to be identical other than the stupid BMW logo and part number stamped on them.

I believe Mahle also supplies them.

I have always used the generic filters on all of my cars.
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I don't even have the car n my possession yet, so I am only going by reviews/desriptions...but...the Mann ones listed on Amazon (CUK 22 008-4) are described as not having the plastic/rubber surrounds/frames.

Dunno, only going by the info provided in description and reviews...As I said, I normally just buy Mann.

I also bought a Wix oil filter...engine will probably explode the day after the oil change!

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Mann is a supplier of the OE ones. These are going to be identical other than the stupid BMW logo and part number stamped on them.

I believe Mahle also supplies them.

I have always used the generic filters on all of my cars.
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Corteco-Micronair is the OE cabin filter minus the BMW logo and price.
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Looks like this is the OEM equivalent

BMW E90 E91 E93 M3 08-12 Cabin Air Filter Set-Activated Charcoal OEM 64319159606 https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00A79SPDS..._3rRZybHYEMS6A
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I don't even have the car n my possession yet, so I am only going by reviews/desriptions...but...the Mann ones listed on Amazon (CUK 22 008-4) are described as not having the plastic/rubber surrounds/frames.

Dunno, only going by the info provided in description and reviews...As I said, I normally just buy Mann.

I also bought a Wix oil filter...engine will probably explode the day after the oil change!

-Mark

Wix is fine. Cartridge-style filters, like ours, are pretty hard to screw up.

I have used the Mann cabin filters in my car twice now and there was never a fitment problem.
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I think maybe I need a sarcasm emoji...

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I think maybe I need a sarcasm emoji...

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I understood your sarcasm, I'm just saying that there's nothing wrong with Wix. Just like Fram, they get a bad name because their cheaper stuff is sometimes associated with beaters or Jiffy Lube.

Wix rebrands a lot of filters: they even make the NAPA ones, which are often hailed as top-tier.
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price went up 33%
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price went up 33%

The prices fluctuate a lot. Just wait until they fall again, or use CamelCamelCamel to set up a price alert. FYI ECS has them for like $50, which is just a few bucks more than Amazon typically did.
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Installed these tonight...appear and fit just like OEM.

Now...if the PO, or his dealer/mechanic, wouldn't have broken the front tabs on the filter boxes, that would have been nice. Even worse, the shop that did the PPI mentioned dirty cabin filters, but not the broken tabs...hmm, maybe they broke them...grrr, who knows.

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Installed these tonight...appear and fit just like OEM.

Now...if the PO, or his dealer/mechanic, wouldn't have broken the front tabs on the filter boxes, that would have been nice. Even worse, the shop that did the PPI mentioned dirty cabin filters, but not the broken tabs...hmm, maybe they broke them...grrr, who knows.

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Or they didn't even look at them!
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I suppose you never know...they seemed pretty thorough, when i was working with them.

Werner's Mercedes/BMW Service in SLC, FWIW.

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Corteco-Micronair is the OE cabin filter minus the BMW logo and price.
Just wanted to share my experience. These did indeed look just like OE and have the correct framing, and fit very well. Bought them at $56.02 shipped. Arrived about 1.5 weeks after ordering. ECS tuning has it at $40.95 but says it would ship a month from today.

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00A79SPDS/
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