airfilter differences Crossland / MANN

airfilter differences Crossland / MANN

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CoolHands

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13,701 posts

165 months

Wednesday 25th August
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On my mini. Last time I bought a MANN this time I forgot and got crosland. You can see them here MANN is white one a bit like fuzzy stuff over the paper; the crosland is yellow with many more ribs and more like ordinary paper.

I prefer the MANN one so went back and changed my new one to match. But I have no real logic or knowledge to believe it is better, I just think it is. What’s your opinion? I’m just curious.





Edited by CoolHands on Wednesday 25th August 23:20

Chris32345

1,709 posts

32 months

Wednesday 25th August
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It looks the better quality one
But saying that most filters are like the one on the left with no issues

fesuvious

6,390 posts

211 months

Wednesday 25th August
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I'm hoping somebody with proper knowledge and/or data comes across this thread.

Watching with a lot of interest

g3org3y

17,808 posts

161 months

Wednesday 25th August
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Looking at your profile, looks like an R56 Cooper S (Gen 2)

Checking AutoDoc, the OEM MINI part number is:13717568728

Which is this Genuine/Original MINI item:


To compare the different filter manufacturers on AutoDoc (which may very well be the OEM!):

MANN C36003 (I'm assuming this is the one you have?)


Mahle is the same


Hengst also


And Bosch:


AutoDoc doesn't list Crosland, but some of the other (cheaper) brands have similar designs to that style.


So looks like the MANN is the correct (same as Genuine/Original) design and would be the one I'd go for. smile

Edited by g3org3y on Wednesday 25th August 23:51

CoolHands

Original Poster:

13,701 posts

165 months

Wednesday 25th August
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Yay! Cheers. Yes I think that was my mann part number. I didn’t copy the crosland one and I took it back now.

The crosland cabin filter is decent though, and it is a carbon impregnated one (not just ‘plain’) so I can’t say it is a bad make.

g3org3y

17,808 posts

161 months

Wednesday 25th August
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CoolHands said:
Yay! Cheers. Yes I think that was my mann part number. I didn’t copy the crosland one and I took it back now.

The crosland cabin filter is decent though, and it is a carbon impregnated one (not just ‘plain’) so I can’t say it is a bad make.
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I've also used Crosland before for pollen filters, but typically stick to MANN for important stuff like oil filters.

Matt_E_Mulsion

1,103 posts

35 months

Thursday 26th August
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Isn't Crosland one of the brands that Euro Car Parts bought out so that they could use the name, but now manufacture the filters in the cheapest possible way and pass them off as a decent brand?

Or is that unfair????

Belle427

5,677 posts

203 months

Thursday 26th August
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Matt_E_Mulsion said:
Isn't Crosland one of the brands that Euro Car Parts bought out so that they could use the name, but now manufacture the filters in the cheapest possible way and pass them off as a decent brand?

Or is that unfair????
That's correct and the reason I now avoid them.

HustleRussell

20,247 posts

130 months

Thursday 26th August
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Belle427 said:
Matt_E_Mulsion said:
Isn't Crosland one of the brands that Euro Car Parts bought out so that they could use the name, but now manufacture the filters in the cheapest possible way and pass them off as a decent brand?

Or is that unfair????
That's correct and the reason I now avoid them.
Same

M4cruiser

2,551 posts

120 months

Thursday 26th August
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Different car but I bought a Crosland air filter 3 years ago and it was a couple of millimeters too small, Doesn't sound a lot, but it was enough to allow unfiltered air to get past, so it was useless.
Next time I bought the official manufacturer part from the dealer, and it was fine. Not worth trying to save a couple of pounds.