Lifetime Oil Filter for BMW B58 B57

Original price was: £62.99.Current price is: £61.41. Inc Vat

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Get rid of the notorious B58 oil filter disintegration problem forevermore with the MMR Performance Oil Filter. By replacing the factory paper filter element with MMR’s advanced high-flow, high-filtration stainless steel filter unit, you will protect your engine from the big bills (and potentially worse) caused by the OE filter’s collapse failure.

The oil filters on BMW’s B58 & B57 3.0 6-cylinder engines (both petrol and diesel) suffer from a well-documented quality problem with the factory paper-element oil filter. At service time, when removal of the filter is attempted, the bottom section frequently breaks away from the disintegrated filtration material. This leaves the broken base stuck in the oil filter housing and an expensive removal/replacement job to extract the remains and fit a new housing. Such is the problem that there’s even an official BMW technical bulletin to warn their dealers of this.

The MMR replacement Oil Filter is a pretty special replacement filter. It fixes this annoying problem once and for all. The MMR Oil Filter element is made from a pleated high-flow stainless steel micronic filter cloth – a medical grade material guaranteed to filter out oil contamination right down to 20 Microns, ensuring far better protection than paper-based filters can achieve.

As well as this exceptional filtration, the filter material allows for five times the flow of comparable paper oil filters. Its design provides consistent filtering across entire filter surface.

The failure of the factory oil filter generally just leads to a large bill to extract the damaged remnants. However, more worryingly, it has occasionally been known to lead to broken pieces of filter media running through the small oilways and orifices of the engine’s lubrication system, risking blocking the oil running round the bearings and VANOS system and causing much greater mechanical damage before it is caught.

The MMR Oil Filter is a reusable unit which can be used over and over again. As long as it is thoroughly cleaned at each oil change, it will last the lifetime of the vehicle and keep on protecting the engine just as it did when new. However, proper cleaning is not necessarily a DIY job, as it requires the use of a suitable solvent to break down the old oil, and cleaning from the inside out with compressed air to remove any risk of debris remaining. If you have any doubts about this, we recommend as best-practice to change filter with every oil-change. See cleaning information below.

Works with factory filter housing or ideally the new MMR Billet Filter Housing MMR17-1501.

Applicable for all B58 3.0 (Petrol/Gasoline) & B57 3.0 (Diesel) engines.

The MMR Oil Filter is a lifetime reusable filter. But to resuse and avoid any future loss of filtration or oil flow, it is essential that it is thoroughly cleaned at each oil change as follows:
Remove MMR Oil Filter from filter housing
Remove 3x O-Rings from MMR Oil Filter prior to Step 3, as fuel will degrade and cause damage to these rubber/Viton components.
Soak the filter one of the following fluids for 5-10 minutes – Petrol/Gasoline or Carb Cleaner or Soap and Water
Agitate/stir every few minutes until the outer surface is free of any engine debris
Dry the filter using compressed air, blow air through the filter, (do not press the compressed air gun against the filter, keep at least a 10mm gap from nozzle to filter) starting from the inside out, then at an angle on the outside of the screen to further remove any remaining particles or cleaning solution.
Once dry, reinstall O-Rings (MMR advices replacement of these O-Rings every oil service) and refit into oil filter housing and engine.
If you have any doubt about your ability to perform this sequence, we recommend replacing the filter element with each oil change.