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E39 (1997 - 2003)
The BMW 5-Series (E39 chassis) was introduced in the United States as a 1997 model year car and lasted until the 2004 when the E60 chassis was released. The United States saw several variations including the 525i, 528i, 530i and 540i. -- View the E39 Wiki

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Old 02-21-2011, 07:55 PM
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MANN oil Filters

Pretty good price here http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/ws/eB...fvi%3D1&_rdc=1 I got 2 for $21.xx shipped
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Old 02-21-2011, 08:36 PM
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.. FYI, they are 12.00 each at NAPA
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Old 02-21-2011, 09:33 PM
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I get 'em whenever I need to jack up the prices when I buy parts in order to qualify for free shipping!

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Old 02-21-2011, 10:03 PM
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You may also want to check your local BMW dealerships Parts Dept...some of them have some competitive pricing for oil filter kits....the receipt below is from 2008 and prices have gone up a bit...but again, sometimes the dealer's parts dept. surprises you with competitive pricing:

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Old 02-22-2011, 06:03 AM
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This is the route I took after my first oil change: http://www.eeuroparts.com/Main/PartD...d=11427512300C

That's about $5+ per filter with shipping.
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Old 02-22-2011, 07:21 AM
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Yeah, dealer pricing in Canada... $25 for a filter kit. EACTuning has my vote!
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Old 02-22-2011, 08:16 AM
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This is the route I took after my first oil change: http://www.eeuroparts.com/Main/PartD...d=11427512300C

That's about $5+ per filter with shipping.
Nice a case of 10 filters should last 2 to 3 years.
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Old 02-22-2011, 08:21 AM
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$5.32 CDN for Mann oil filter kits at http://www.bimmerspecialist.com/canada

Placed my first order with bimmerspecialist.com/canada last Thursday total shipping $6.14: Dealer wanted $168 for the thermostat housing, local OEM was $133, so got it for $71.97 as shown below.
QTY Part Number Manufacturer Description Price
1 11 53 7 509 357 VICTOR REINZ Gasket for Thermostat Housing $4.87
1 11 28 7 841 228 INA Deflection Pulley (Offset Mounting) for Water Pump/Alternator Belt $29.49
1 11 28 1 427 252 INA Drive Belt Tensioner with Pulley for Water Pump/Alternator Belt (Mechanical) $56.63
1 11 28 1 706 545 CONTITECH Belt Alternator, Water Pump and Power Steering 6K X 1538 $23.59
1 11 28 7 512 762 CONTITECH Belt A/C Compressor 4K X 863 $11.54
1 11 53 7 509 227 WAHLER Thermostat with Housing and Gasket 97 deg. C $71.97
Sub-Total: $198.08
Shipping Cost(Ground) $6.14 -purolator listing shows LA to Vancouver, now on route from Vancouver to Alberta.
Total: $214.43
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Old 02-22-2011, 08:29 AM
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So that every post adds value to the tribal knowledge, I just added a new line to the bestlinks thread (which will get extended over time):

- Where to buy MANN oil filters for a good price in the USA and Canada (1)
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Old 02-22-2011, 08:31 AM
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Bought a case of 10 on ebay for about $56.00 shipped.about a year ago..........
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Yeah, dealer pricing in Canada... $25 for a filter kit. EACTuning has my vote!

Thank you! We stock Mann and Hengst brand filters and we do ship to Canada!
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Old 02-22-2011, 10:40 AM
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Well folks, I'll second QSilver7's motion: dealers can be competitive. (Mine is on at least -some- things.) Plus you won't pay any shipping fees and no waiting.

For online sources, don't forget AutohausAZ.com or PelicanParts.com if you're out West. If your order is over a certain amount, shipping is free and fairly fast.
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Old 02-22-2011, 10:43 AM
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Or you could support the vendors that pay for this forum to be here every month. Your call.
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For cross reference, yet another 'where to get an oil filter' thread was opened today over here:
> E39 (1997 - 2003) > BMW e39 Oil Filters? Which are the best?

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Today I stopped into a Napa store, and got a idea that I should compare oil filters for my 1998 E39 528i M52 engine, that can be used for 15,000 mile oil changes.
My question is how often do you change your Synthetic oil and Oil Filter on your BMW and which filter do you use?

I took several pictures, and have a few prices, and was wondering which oil filter do members on the list prefer?

1. Fram Extra Guard Oil Filter: $12.00 .. element appears paper based, and slightly taller. Stamped Made in China.
2. Napa Platinum Oil Filter is: $19.00.. element appears to be a synthetic fiber or blend, with a internal wire screen that helps reduce collapse. Nice filter other then the cost. Stamped Made in Poland.
3. Napa standard oil filter is: $12.00 .. element appears paper based. Stamped Made in Poland.
4. Mann Oil Filter: $9.00 .. element appears to be paper based. Stamped made in Mexico.

I then drove to Tognottis Speed shop and asked for a Royal Purple and Mobile One Filter. They only had a Mobile one filter, the salesmen suggested an Amsoil, but Amsoil only sells Mann Oil Filters for the M52. The salesman called Royal purple, and their customer support suggested I go to Pep Boys who carries Royal Purple oil filters.
1. Mobile One Oil Filter is: $19.00 at Tognottis Speed shop in Sacramento, California...element appears paper based. Did not see where it was made.

Pep Boys did not have a Royal Purple Synthetic Based Oil Filter, but had a Purolator Oil filter, which appeared similar to a Fram. The Pep Boys counter person asked his manager, and then stated that Royal Purple synthetic oil filters for the BMW M52 motor would be available soon.
1. Purolator Oil Filter.. about $12.00 appears to be paper based. Stamped made in USA.
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Old 04-07-2013, 01:47 PM
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For the record, there was a discussion about which oil filter to use over here today:
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So I go into autozone to get my Mobil 1 oil for the BMW. The guy tells me that with the 8 qt s I get a free oil filter!

So I ask him what does he have?
"Let's see we have STP in stock"
Whatever! I tell him! You can't give that brand away! Keep it!
Not going to roll that dice.
It was Funny to see the sales guys expression. Somewhat surprised but then understood.
Anyhow, thought I would share the experience.
To which, I had responded (for the record):

I've learned, over time, what to look for in (any brand) of oil filter - but - when I was (not much) younger and dumber (aka before I joined bimmerfest) - I bought both Fram & STP oil filters!

Here, for example, was my very first BMW oil filter change:

When I wrote the obligatory DIY, people corrected me immediately, on my choice of oil filter brands:


Over time, I learned WHY you don't want the STP oil filter:

The seam and the rubber mounting are, shall we say, problematic in our bimmers:

And, soon thereafter, I learned why you also don't want Fram oil filters.

Soon, I learned that most use Mann filters, so I picked up a bunch (don't worry about the oil choice, for now, as this is just about the filter).

While I chose Mann, many use Mahle:

And, some use Hengst:

You can even get other brands for your bimmer, such as Mobil 1 oil filters:

Or, Napa Platinum oil filters:

Or, Napa Pro One oil filters:

Or Fram ExtraGuard oil filters:

Or even PepBoys Purolater Classic oil filters:

But really, most of us use plain old Mann oil filters:

Of course, after having joined bimmerfest, now when I write an oil-change DIY, I use the suggested oil filter brands:


Note: Here's a basic parts list for an oil change:
- Oil filter & 91x4 O-ring & copper crush washer (Mann, Mahle, Hengst, or BMW P/N 11427512300)
- (1) oil pan drain bolt (M12x1.5x18, BMW P/N 11131273093)
- (1) extra copper crush washer (A12X17-CU, BMW P/N 07119963151)
- (2) oil filter stem o-rings (7x2.5, BMW P/N 11421744001)
- (2) dipstick handle o-rings (9x2.2, BMW P/N 11431717666)

See also:
Cn90 How to change your oil; and Bluebee how NOT to change your oil! and A BMW E39 Oil & Filter Change (vacuum extraction method) DIY
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frankyly, I get sick of seeing good prices only to be gouged on shipping prices by many companies... I am noit saying these folks here are. but most screw youy ob shipping,, what they don't make on product they screw on shipping..

just sayin'

I always see companies 10 minutes form my home selling products for good deals, but then they always find a way to screw the deal... with outragous shipping charges..
and do not allow walk in traffic.. that would stop the shipping theivery..
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Old 04-07-2013, 09:13 PM
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frankyly, I get sick of seeing good prices only to be gouged on shipping prices
I would think most of us enjoy free shipping simply because we add maintenance parts such as gaskets, o-rings, oil filters, etc., whenever we order repair parts:
- What stuff (parts, fluids, gaskets, o-rings, filters, scanners, tools, etc.) should we stock in our garage for eventual use (1)
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Interesting mistake when using oil filters with rubber endcaps was reported over here today ...
> E39 (1997 - 2003) > oil filter housing looks wrong!
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I am changing my oil and noticed these ridges(?) at the top and bottom of the oil filter housing. Just not sure they are suppose to be there. I purchased the car about six months ago and did an oil service and did notice the ridges at that time but was, as usual, in too big a hurry to worry about it. I can't find a photo of the inside of the oil filter housing in new condition so I'm wondering if anyone can clue me in.

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O-rings & gaskets & bulbs & vacuum hoses & fuses & wiper blade inserts & belts & bearings & oil filters & cabin air filters & engine air filters to stock
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