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So I bought 5w40 synth oil and asked to see if they had a filter for my car.

The guy tried to upsell me a $18 mobil 1oil filter which is apparently synthetic. He said that is what should be used with synthetic filter.

I never heard of it. Anyone recommend the more expensive filter over the regular filter.
 

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As far as I know, there is nothing synthetic about the filter itself. It is simply a higher quality filter than a Fram. The oil filters designed for synthetic oils are supposed to have a better filter in them since the oil will not be changed as often as Dino oil.

stick to a good German filter and you will be fine.
 

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As far as I know, there is nothing synthetic about the filter itself. It is simply a higher quality filter than a Fram. The oil filters designed for synthetic oils are supposed to have a better filter in them since the oil will not be changed as often as Dino oil.

stick to a good German filter and you will be fine.
Sorry for the ignorance. What brand would you recommend that would be european spec?
 

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Anyone recommend the more expensive filter over the regular filter.
You can use any filter with any oil. For the 1.8T I'm more interested in oil capacity than I am ultimate filtration.

The Mobil 1 oil filter's media is made from a blend of celulose and synthetic material. A couple of filter's that use 100% synthetic media are Royal Purple and Amsoil EaO.
 

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Use the google search feature on this website and search for "big kahuna". That will give you the info you need if you want a filter with the largest capacity as turbojim was referring to. I used the purolator brand. Its the size of a 1/2 gallon milk container (well maybe a little smaller). I change the filter with every oil change (5k miles). I suppose certain filters may be effective for longer periods. Go to Bobistheoilguy.com for comparisons of filters etc. It is pretty much the best internet source for your type of question
 

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Already ended up ordering 3 mann filters from the link above. But will get the puroltor *big kahuna* ones next time. Thanks

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