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Offline Dusty ST

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Triumph Oil Filter packaging
on: 30 November, 2021, 10:11:04 AM
I do my own oil changes on the Sprint and GSX, and I use Hi Flo filters that comes in a box with a protective plastic cover over the open end of the filter, I think the K&N bike filters and certainly the cheapo Crosland filters for my Fiat Panda (currently 3.90 at Euro Parts  :002:) I've bought are the same.
So, I was quite surprised to find the 'OE Triumph' filter I bought for the Tiger was open with no plastic cover in it's box.
Anyone confirm if this is standard Triumph packaging, or did I buy a fake filter or one that had been opened previously?
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Re: Triumph Oil Filter packaging
Reply #1 on: 30 November, 2021, 10:15:28 AM
Same, I have 3 here.
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Re: Triumph Oil Filter packaging
Reply #2 on: 30 November, 2021, 05:49:45 PM
*Originally Posted by Paul2bikes link=topic=42464.msg468821#msg468821 dahttps://www.tiger1050.com/Themes/blue_tiger_21/images/bbc/vimeo.gifte=1638267328
Same, I have 3 here.

3? Sounds like you're prepping for a bog roll type shortage!
As long as they didn't come from the same place as mine, we should be OK  :152:
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Re: Triumph Oil Filter packaging
Reply #3 on: 30 November, 2021, 06:33:19 PM
*Originally Posted by Dusty ST [+]
I do my own oil changes on the Sprint and GSX, and I use Hi Flo filters that comes in a box with a protective plastic cover over the open end of the filter, I think the K&N bike filters and certainly the cheapo Crosland filters for my Fiat Panda (currently 3.90 at Euro Parts  :002:) I've bought are the same.
So, I was quite surprised to find the 'OE Triumph' filter I bought for the Tiger was open with no plastic cover in it's box.
Anyone confirm if this is standard Triumph packaging, or did I buy a fake filter or one that had been opened previously?

Same for the ones I have received here in the USA.
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Re: Triumph Oil Filter packaging
Reply #4 on: 30 November, 2021, 07:20:27 PM
*Originally Posted by Dusty ST [+]
3? Sounds like you're prepping for a bog roll type shortage!
As long as they didn't come from the same place as mine, we should be OK  :152:

I use 2 or 3 a year. Be silly to buy 1 a time.
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Re: Triumph Oil Filter packaging
Reply #5 on: 01 December, 2021, 12:33:28 PM
The filters used to be completely wrapped in plastic when they were made by Filtec (USA) part #T121044. Triumph superseded the part number with T1218001 when they changed suppliers to Wix (Poland).  Last time I ordered a couple filters I asked if they still had any of the T121044's left even though they were no longer listed on their website. They had a couple left and sold them to me for half price.  :028: Still have one left, here is a pic of the unwrapped Wix (left) and wrapped Filtec (right).
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Re: Triumph Oil Filter packaging
Reply #6 on: 01 December, 2021, 02:38:24 PM
*Originally Posted by gosling 1 [+]
The filters used to be completely wrapped in plastic when they were made by Filtec (USA) part #T121044. Triumph superseded the part number with T1218001 when they changed suppliers to Wix (Poland).  Last time I ordered a couple filters I asked if they still had any of the T121044's left even though they were no longer listed on their website. They had a couple left and sold them to me for half price.  :028: Still have one left, here is a pic of the unwrapped Wix (left) and wrapped Filtec (right).

I wonder why they changed the part number, wouldn't have thought necessary unless change in size/spec. Remember change back in early 2k's when size changed to a smaller diameter, after selling us filter tool, then sold us the new filter tool.

Never had any fully wrapped as the Filtec shown. Had them with open end wrapped but they could have been Mahle.

I thought Wix was American owned. German since 2016.
https://www.rvandplaya.com/who-makes-wix-oil-filters-xp/#:~:text=The%20German%20giant%20Mann%2BHummel%20owns%20and%20manufactures%20Wix,US%2C%20including%20China%2C%20Mexico%2C%20Venezuela%2C%20Ukraine%2C%20and%20Poland.
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