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Sun May 07, 2006
Mann filters

Heheh. Sorry, that's a terrible joke. Yep, oil change time on your VW or Audi means busting out the Mann filters. Mann, Knecht, Bosch, Mahle, and Hengst are all brands of oil filters that you can trust in your VW/Audi. Even if one of those brands isn't technically OEM for your car, you can be sure it's still a quality filter.

I just did oil changes for our A2 and A3 Golfs but had to go get filters first (I had used up my last package of Mann). When I need OEM or high quality aftermarket parts quickly, I hit up Atlantic Imported Auto Supply because they're hardcore VW nuts and have their shop right down the road from us. They had a 10 pack of Mann filters for my A2 in stock, and a six pack of Knecht filters for Claire's A3 in stock. I also found out that the difference between A3 and A2 4 cylinder oil filters is a design change that allows 10,000 miles between oil changes if you use synthetic oil. You can use the higher mileage A3 filters on your A2 if you want the same benefit.

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