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snox

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belgium
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leon cupra 300

MonkeyMD

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Mini7

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Location
Charlotte, NC
Car(s)
2017 GTi Sport PP
If you see cold winter temps and this is a dual duty car that sees commuter miles I’d recommend you go with the 205F thermostat.

With winter temps in NC I could not get the oil up over 130-140F with the 185F thermostat. Our winters are mild compared to the northern states.
 

scrllock

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MI
Bit of a follow-up. It seems like the gasket on the Bosch P3318 is super thin, the housing tends to leak between the filter and the plate.

I found a large package of VW filters that cross-reference fine, but a) aren't much better and b) don't have the nice hex fitting on top.

For the next change I'm going to try using one of these:

http://www.setrabusa.com/products/filters/engine/index.html

I think the thread pitch on the bar-tek adapter is 3/4"-16, so that's the one I'll be ordering. I think @Navi used something similar with his VWR kit. Absolute filtration is 30u, so quite good and plenty in spec with OE filters. Not 100% confident on the o-ring sizing though, so I'm trying to see if pure power has a filter that might be a closer fit.

I would say that -10AN lines might be an improvement as well, but I really need to hook up an oil pressure gauge--can't log modeled or actual oil pressure with mode 22 logging on my current tune/setup. I did have a motor failure with this kit, so I'm extra wary of pressure drop now (not that I think the kit is to blame).

edit: to follow-up, AMSOIL has a filter that should fit, EA034. and Pure Power's reusable filter is PP8431. For now I have a Fram XG2870A to try on my next oil change.
 
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tmbzip

Passed Driver's Ed
Location
usa
I tried out the FRAM XG2807A, so far so good after a week but only street driving. It is twice the height of the original filter but clears the hood just fine.
 

snox

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Location
belgium
Car(s)
leon cupra 300
I just got bartek and the V2 is with a thermostat!
Good evening I would like to make a note because I ordered my bartek v2 and no it is not with thermostat they lied to me! But here it does the job, I will try it next year in the ring :)
 
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