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BMW spin-on engine oil filters

Spin-on oil filters

BMW uses several. Are they interchangeable? Probably.

ducky R/K R1200 F800
From left to right [ducky shown for scale]: 845 filter for K100 through R1150, 541 filter for Hexheads, new K12 and F800GS, and 217 filter for F800S/ST

11 42 1 460 845

This is the original spin-on filter for the K100, K75, K1100, R1100, K1200, R1150 and R1200C. Commonly used alternatives are the Purolator L10241 and the Fram 6063 (these are not recommendations). Requires BMW tool 11 4 650.

11 42 2 767 541

For R1200GS/RT/S/R/ST, K1200S/R/GT, F800GS and F650GS Twin. Requires BMW tool 11 4 661.

11 42 7 707 217

For F800S/ST. The 541 filter has been an acceptable substitute for this filter, and the same engine in the GS line uses the 541 instead. I suspect it is as simple as the silver motors getting a silver filter and the black motors getting a black one. However, they are not the same filter. Requires the same 11 4 661 filter wrench as the 541 filter.

Tools

11 4 650

Available from BMW as tool 83 30 0 495 448, this is Hazet tool 2169. 74.5mm, 14 flats. Similar tools are Snap-on PW7614, Assenmacher H2175 or a typical #2 cup wrench. Drag Specialties and many car tool resellers can supply this. However, longitudinal (original) K motors, the OD must be less than 82mm, which some aftermarket tools are not.

11 4 661

Available as part 83 30 0 401 554 this fits filters with 76mm OD and 12 indentations. Nippy Norman's sells one. Marc Parnes and Jesse luggage sell wrenches which will work on both filter types, but neither accepts a 3/8" socket.