Oil Filter Recomendations Please

I have an 2001 Audi A4 1.8t (turbo) Quattro. I am sick of paying the high price for the dealer oil changes and want to do it myself. The dealer want $17 for a filter. Can anyone tell me where I can order
genuine Audi filters for less or recommend an equally high quality alternative filter. I fear that AutoZone and PepBoys don't sell a quality product. Thank you.
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Have a look at the forums at www.audiworld.com.
You should also find that VAG have now advised the use of a larger oil filter and synthetic oil in the 1.8T engines. Recommend you find out about & read up on this.
The original part is the 068-115-561B & the larger unit is the 06A-115-561B (I think I have those part numbers the right way round!). The "new" larger unit is actually the filter from some much older VAG diesel engines!
Alternative (and perfectly good) filters are made by Mann (who make the OEM VAG units anyway) and also Puralator. A larger sized Mann filter that fits 1.8/1.8Ts is the W940/25
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"Christopher Muto" wrote

http://www.germanautoparts.com / http://www.ecstuning.com / http://www.purems.com / http://www.blauparts.com/tuneup/Oil_Filters_Oil_Filter_Audi_VW.htm
Pete
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Wow, I buy OEM at my dealer for something like $9.00......
Dan D '04 A4 1.8Tq MT-6 Central NJ USA
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wrote:

And don't forget eBay. Some dealers are selling there. I got 5 Mann filters for my 2.8L V6 for about $11 apiece including s/h.
The dealer in Colorado Springs charges $18 apiece!
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Christopher Muto wrote:

Just buy Bosch or Mann. Any VW-Audi independent specialist will sell them.
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I have been using the Proline oil filters from Pep Boys for years in several different cars. They appear to be of good quality. Some guy did a teardown of various oil filters and published the results on his website. He concluded Proline filters were quite good.
On my A4 (ATW engine), I took some advice that suggested pre-filling the filter before installing it. This is actually good advice, as the filter holds about a quart of oil.
I also read, recently, where someone suggested putting a plastic bag (such as the ones you get at Pep Boys) around the filter before removing it. This made a big difference in the amount of oil that leaks everywhere.
Ken

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Just purchased the OEM filter at Princeton Audi for my upcoming 30k mile change. Including tax, it was $9.01 (and they didn't charge me the penny!).... Maybe you guys need to find a different dealer!!
Dan D '04 A4 1.8Tq MT-6 Central NJ USA
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