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Nissan oil filter is made by Mahle?

first oil filter change from factory, said NISSAN but under neath made by Mahle, which is an excellent german filter used by Porsches, figured it would be a Japanese filter,

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Old 10-24-2015, 03:15 PM   #1 (permalink)
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first oil filter change from factory, said NISSAN but under neath made by Mahle, which is an excellent german filter used by Porsches, figured it would be a Japanese filter, ive used mahles on many European cars with 0 problems..just curious.
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Different market,different country made,very early posts showed,some US bound cars oil filter Made in China,in S'pore only Japan Made...maybe now switched over to Germany....well,factory OEM,sometime depends on the tender,who give good price,factory will give who to make.....but all filter are up to factory's specs...
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Hrmm... maybe I should just start purchasing Nissan filters. I've used a variety of filters through the years; mostly depending on the stock at whatever store I'm at when I need one.
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I have found more independent/individual studies on filters than on oil. Fram are crap. Pure 1, Mobil 1, K&N, Nissan, Toyota are a few do the good ones. IMHO, your premium oil needs a premium filter.
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Wix are about as good as they come, Wix also makes napa filters, different color..numbering is same but the wix always starts with a 5
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Wix are about as good as they come, Wix also makes napa filters, different color..numbering is same but the wix always starts with a 5
I stopped using Nissan filters when they switched production to China, and more specifically, to cardboard end caps. Wix are all I use now, on all my cars.

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I stopped using Nissan filters when they switched production to China, and more specifically, to cardboard end caps. Wix are all I use now, on all my cars.
yah, i noticed this too on my old stock of nissan filters and switched to mobil1 filters. plus i can buy these at amazon and the crushwashers for cheap.
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As long as you stay away from cheap budget filters you should have little chance of any problem. I like K&N just for that hex nut on the top to make it easy to remove.
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Personally, I hate that hex nut on the top lol. Bad experience trying to get one off after the dealer installed it so tight they striped the nut

I use this thing: Amazon.com: Assenmacher Specialty Tools TOY 640 Oil Filter Socket Wrench for Toyota/Lexus: Automotive. It has a nut on the back for wrench or socket (I can provide the size on request).

It says Toyota/Lexus, but it also works for Honda/Acura and Nissan. It works wonders on those over-torqued filters put on by dumb$hit mechanics
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my recent readings are Mobil 1 and K&N are identical except for the nut, both good filters,,,personal choice..
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I use napa platinum, synthetic fiber, the larger one for the GTR. They cut it open at BITOG and said it was an amazing oil filter. right on par with Amosil EA...
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