Audi OEM vs Fram Titanium Cartridge Filter

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This is the OE 06L115562B filter (Mann HU6013z) I just got. Apparantly it's still made by Mann,
but contrarily to to previous samples I had it's made in Germany instead of Czech made. It also
uses white media instead of yellow.


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I'll add pictures found on the internet showing former revisions. A more recent one with white
media already but Czech made and and older one with yellow media (older style white box).





VW 06L115562B - neu weiß CZ - 01.jpg


VW 06L115562B - alt gelb CZ - 01.jpg
 
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The yellow one is without B. I would guess the white are full syntheic the yellow is not. The white is almost surely the synthetic media Purolator uses in the USA made Boss.
 
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The only time I regularly used FRAM cartridge filters was when they were rebadged Mahle filters and was less expensive than the Mann filter.
 
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On your German white filter they write English first in large letters, then Filtereinsatz in German below in smaller letters.
On your Czech Republic white filter they write Filtereinsatz in large script above the much smaller script in English.
For sure something nefarious is going on here.👩🏼‍🚀
 
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Actually the word 'FILTERELEMENT' is German. Funny but true. In English they'd
write 'FILTER ELEMENT'. One word and two words, the rest is the same in both
German and English. Yes, sometimes they're similar if not almost the same. That
said, 'FILTEREINSATZ' means 'filter insert' if that makes sense. Thanks, I wouldn't
have noticed it.

If it matters I'll stick with the OE VW filter as I don't want my dealer noticing my
own 'intermediate' oil changes at half the (OLM suggested) interval.
 
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