Went to buy M-108 yesterday and noticed that they have been replaced by M-108A. Has anyone done a side by side on the two yet?
When I went to replace my Purolator L 14615 with a Mobil1 M-108, I noticed the same thing. So I asked the employee and he said it was the same filter, just a name change, for whatever reason. I also did some more research on the net, came up with the same results.Went to buy M-108 yesterday and noticed that they have been replaced by M-108A. Has anyone done a side by side on the two yet?
Where do you order filters from, BonnieBlack?It would seem that Triumph is still using the same filter for the water cooled bikes, click on "what it fits": https://www.triumphestore.com/p/Triumph__/Oil-Filter--OES/59763168/T1218001.html
I'm surprised, I'd have assumed the WC filter would have extra sensors so it could communicate with the ECU
I just use the Triumph filters now. Got a couple in the mail just yesterday along with some other parts. They are no more expensive than the M1-108, and I'm tired of worrying about some change in design in the alternatives causing me grief.
Answered you over there. But specific to your last paragraph: if I can see the top of the oil level in the sight glass (bike upright of course) with engine cold I don't worry about it.Any idea how that happens? And is it worth trying to siphon some out? It's well above the top line, but still within the sight glass.
I go through 2 filters a year, at around $14 each. So it would take me 5 years just to break even. And I kinda like the disposable filter idea instead of washing out a reusable one. Sounds like a fun gadget for some, but not for me.About $140 to buy but that's the last filter I've bought for it.
The WIX heritage is farm tractors. They usually have lots more filtering material than competing brands. Cut one open and compare to a FRAM and you will be shocked.
I installed a WIX 51358 on a 2010 Bonnie SE this weekend and it works fine. Its also tucked up in there like Triumph intended.
I have been, for the last 7 years or so, using WIX on my Harley and my Jeep (which sees a lot of heavy duty rock crawling every year) and I have never had a problem.
My filter was made in Gastonia, NC.
Filtermax are cheap but they want $15 to post it"...... I understand why you buy in bulkI too can vouch for WIX 51358 as fitted one to my Bonnie last weekend. fits perfectly and no leaks.
tech specs are here https://www.filtermax.com.au/51358.html
and like Pylot7 I have been using them on my Jeep and other vehicles for years
for Aussies you can purchase WIX filters here online https://www.filtermax.com.au/
they supply comparable filters dollars cheaper than most auto stores and freight is usually a flat rate. I usually buy a "lot" comprising of oil, fuel and air filters to stock up for our cars and bike