- Oct 30, 2002
- Great Lakes
Pulled this filter out of my 530i at 106K miles... lost track of time and did not realize it's already been there for more than 5 years, although this only represented about 26k miles. It does not look too bad, IMO, but some of the pleats got deformed, possibly because the filter got wet at some point. In my climate, I was supposed to be using a filter that has an added cotton pad at the bottom, to help isolate it from snow/slush. The new filter (Mann) has that pad - see last image.