The welcome addition of the MANN+HUMMEL Filter line brings a product Q & A from AMSOIL on the subject.
Why did AMSOIL decide to offer MANN+HUMMEL filters?
By associating with MANN+HUMMEL, AMSOIL is able to offer a more complete line of high performance filtration products. MANN+HUMMEL is also the Original Equipment
Manufacturer (OEM) for most makes of European vehicles, and for the 2009 General Motors Duramax filter. MANN is the world’s largest filter company and is a worldwide leader in auto, light truck, heavy duty, motorcycle, and off road products. They are also OE of many types of under-hood components.
Can WIX filters for European applications still be purchased from AMSOIL?
AMSOIL will continue to sell WIX filters for European applications until January 1st, 2009. Both MANN and WIX filters will be displayed in the AMSOIL on-line look-up until this date when the WIX inventory will be removed.
Will AMSOIL sell all products currently manufactured by MANN+HUMMEL?
No, not at this time. AMSOIL added MANN+HUMMEL with the intent of providing a line of popular filters for European automobile and select motorcycle applications. The product offerings are based upon past WIX purchases and experience in the market place.
What specific MANN+HUMMEL filters will AMSOIL offer?
AMSOIL will stock and sell approximately 250 MANN+HUMMEL auto air, lube, gas, racing, motorcycle, transmission and crankcase breather filters. Changes in the product line may occur due to demand and market influences.
Will AMSOIL still offer the EaO and EaA counterparts to MANN+HUMMEL filters?
Yes. The EaO and EaA counter parts to MANN+HUMMEL part numbers will be available for purchase and will be listed on the AMSOIL on-line look-up.
Will AMSOIL offer MANN+HUMMEL lube filters for heavy-duty applications?
At this time, AMSOIL will not provide MANN+HUMMEL filters for heavy-duty applications.
Does MANN+HUMMEL offer cabin air filters for European vehicles?
Yes, using MANN+HUMMEL’s advanced filter media innovations; a full line of high-efficiency cabin interior air filters is available for European passenger vehicles.
Advantages of MANN+HUMMEL Cabin Air Filters:
•Low Flow Resistance
•100% Particle Separation ≥ 0.5 microns and reduction of harmful gases (> 90%)
•100% Pollen Filtration
What type of warranty will MANN+HUMMEL provide?
MANN-FILTER aftermarket filters have the same quality as the filters supplied to OEM customers. To ensure that the quality level meets all stringent OEM standards, MANN-FILTER submits to regular certification audits carried out by an independent agency in compliance with the international standard TS 16949 as well as the OEM customer standards QS 9000 and VDA 6.1.
MANN+HUMMEL Warranty Statement:
Based on the acknowledged high quality standard of our manufacturing and our products, we can make the following promises:
•We investigate claims carefully and quickly.
•We warrant that all products manufactured by MANN+HUMMEL are free of material and manufacturing defects when used properly and operated in accordance with the defined conditions.
•Our warranty is valid for 12 months from the installation of the replacement part and/or expiration of the operation period recommended by the vehicle/engines and/or equipment manufacturer (whichever comes first), or in any event, after 18 months from delivery to our customers.
•The MANN+HUMMEL product warranty includes reasonable cost reimbursement in the case of engine damage caused solely and directly by a MANN+HUMMEL product defect.
•If, despite our comprehensive quality assurance measures, a defective MANN+HUMMEL manufactured part should come into circulation, we accept liability for direct, immediate damage to the delivery item in accordance with the legal conditions and product liability according to product liability for any other type of damage or for subsequent damage/costs.
The prerequisite for a warranty and/or liability claim includes adherence to the prescribed or recommended installation/maintenance and exchange instructions of the part of the vehicle/engine and/or equipment manufacturer.
What are the prescribed change intervals for MANN+HUMMEL filters?
MANN+HUMMEL filters should be changed in accordance with original equipment manufacturers (OEM) recommendations.
How do the MANN prices compare to the competitive products?
Product prices vary between different filter types; some MANN+HUMMEL products are lower priced, and some are higher priced when compared to the WIX counterpart. The MANN+HUMMEL filters provide outstanding overall value and are preferred by many European vehicle owners.
What are the main selling points of MANN+HUMMEL lube filters?
•Silicone-based anti-drain back valve for flexibility in all temperatures
•Specific long life media, and in some applications full synthetic media (Mercedes, BMW)
•Long life elastomer seal
•Teflon® coated by-pass valve, (freeze proof to -40°C/-40°F)
•Low flow resistance for fast lubrication of the engine
•Pressure stable filter can
Will MANN replace WIX gas filters?
Yes, MANN+HUMMEL gas/fuel filters will replace most if not all WIX counterparts. These fuel filters provide outstanding cleanliness and help prevent pump wear, injector clogging, premature engine wear and can boost fuel efficiency. MANN+HUMMEL have a complete line of spin-on, and cartridge-style fuel filters with the following benefits:
•Multi-layer filter media for excellent particle separation
•Suitable sized filter surface to protect sensitive direct gasoline injector systems against wear
•Virtually complete water separation in diesel systems
•High chemical resistance
•Corrosion-resistant metal parts
•Exact thread/connection geometry on in-line filters
Are MANN+HUMMEL air filters recognized as a leader in the marketplace?
Yes, MANN is a recognized leader in air filter performance and efficiency for passenger cars and is the OEM provider for many leading vehicle manufacturers with the following benefits:
•Optimum pleat geometry for maximum dirt holding capacity
•Long filter service life
•High filtration efficiency for engine protection
•Correct air flow for proper fuel economy and enhanced engine performance
•Guaranteed water stability through optimum impregnation for consistent performance even under the most extreme conditions
•PUR foam seal for a 100% sealing guarantee
Why are not all MANN+HUMMEL filters made in Germany?
MANN-FILTER, with US headquarters in Portage, MI imports, stocks, and sells filters for the North American market. MANN+HUMMEL’s world headquarters is located in Ludwigsburg, Germany and has operations and manufacturing facilities throughout the world including five sites in Germany. MANN+HUMMEL operates manufacturing facilities located throughout Europe, North and South America, Asia, Australia, and Africa that have been carefully designed to produce products that meet exact MANN+HUMMEL specifications and ISO quality standards.