Cartridge filter ? 2009 mazda5

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I own a 2009 Mazda 5 and it takes a paper cartridge filter. Does one need to be concerned with quality or are most filters the same since it is pleated paper. I bought some filters which I thought were Purolator but turn out to be tvoi which is some Chinese manufacturer. I start considering that since maybe since it is a paper cartridge quality is easier to get on par. Thoughts??
 
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The media quality and performance is all over the place. Best bet it to stay with a well known brand name filter maker. OEM filters will always be a good choice to.
 
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welcome to BITOG, and nice car! thumbsup I almost always go with OE for filters. Hard to say how much of a "need" it is, but it's not a heck of a lot of money, you don't have to spend it very frequently, and it's an important part. If quality is in doubt, use something else.
 
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welcome The Mazda 5 is an awesome minivan. Too bad they're not more popular in the US. My first choice is the Mahle OX203D Other good filters: Hengst E20H D79 Wix XP 57203XP (Napa Platinum 47203) Carquest Blue 84203 Carquest Red R84203 Mann HU 711x
Originally Posted By: rickmeseke
Wix or mann. Some advance auto carry mann but ebay has ml 1019 (your car) for $8 shipped.
The ML1019 is a reboxed Purolator. For a REAL Mann, get the HU 711x, if you can obtain it.
 
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I have an 08 fusion with 125k now on cartridge filters. Ive yet to have a bad cartridge and ive used everything from mc to fram ocd to purolator classic/p1to mann. I think they make cartridge filters alot better for obvious reasons(everybody sees the actual filter element) Probably why they cost more too. My point is use any name brand cartridge filter.
 

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Originally Posted By: slacktide_bitog
welcome The Mazda 5 is an awesome minivan. Too bad they're not more popular in the US.
[/quote] Thanks we really like it and it has a mtx which is cool for a van. It's like a huge hatchback with sliding doors. I would call it a micro van. Much insight gained. Thanks!!
 
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Originally Posted By: linuxology
Thanks we really like it and it has a mtx which is cool for a van.
Heck yeah! If I ever have to give up the RX-8 for a family car, I'm going the same route, no question.
 
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Originally Posted By: linuxology
Originally Posted By: slacktide_bitog
welcome The Mazda 5 is an awesome minivan. Too bad they're not more popular in the US.
Thanks we really like it and it has a mtx which is cool for a van. It's like a huge hatchback with sliding doors. I would call it a micro van. Much insight gained. Thanks!!
Wow it's a manual? Even better!! approved In addition to the list I gave you earlier, the Fram Ultra XG9641 is also worth a look. There is also a wholesale/jobber version of the Ultra called the FPS, part number FPS9641. But my first choice would still be Mahle smile
 
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Here is a pic of the cartridge filter( MC 2017B) from my Fusion with 10K.
 
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Originally Posted By: tig1
Here is a pic of the cartridge filter( MC 2017B) from my Fusion with 10K.
nice. Love motorcraft, gret price for a very capable filter.
 
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