Will this oil filter kill my engine?

 Created by: BadBike2
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Jul 29, 2019 04:31AM kenatminimania  
Jul 28, 2019 03:26AM 6464  
Jul 27, 2019 05:53AM Whee  
Jul 26, 2019 06:14PM BadBike2 Edited: Jul 26, 2019 06:15PM 
Jul 26, 2019 03:30PM BadBike2 Edited: Jul 26, 2019 06:20PM 
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 Posted: Jul 29, 2019 04:31AM
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My car: R56 2012 Cooper Base

I ordered a set of OEM BMW filters on Amazon, and got part "11 42 7 557 012" that "fits" R56-R61 Coopers.

This part was superseded or "replaced" by "11 42 7 622 466" which was a dealer filter I had installed in the car previously. 

The internals look a little different (although the shape, size, and fitment looks the same.)

WHAT CONCERNS ME: the design inside the filter is very different. The current part number is more open in the center with a cross pattern.
The part I ended up getting is sealed in the middle with a simple "O" cut out for the filter mount. 

THE QUESTION: Any idea on whether this will cause an issue in a Mini that is run (maybe a little hard) in hot Cali weather for 12K miles? Will this restrict oil flow? 

The change in part number can be a simple change in manufacturers, or it can sometimes be a design change. 

The MINI oil filter seals snugly at the top against the cannister cover, and at the base onto the supply pipe. As long as this filter seals correctly, you should be okay. (I presume the small opening is the 'stretchy' material).

Also make sure you use full synthetic oil under the MINI recommended viscosity listed in your owners manual.

 Posted: Jul 28, 2019 03:26AM
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My answer would be no.

 Posted: Jul 27, 2019 05:53AM
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Hi thewerewolf! 

I always feel like comments like these detract from how useful community forums are as a resource. (although humor is much appreciated too, this felt like too much of a sleight.) 

The only way I am able to make these pictures work is with a rough link, so I'd love to have someone share an opinion: 
Don't worry about werewolf. He probably hadn't had his nap yet. 

Ken@Minimania usually replies to these types of questions, but he's only on during weekdays. Most of the rest of us are more classic experts than BMW Mini experts.

 Posted: Jul 26, 2019 06:14PM
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Hi thewerewolf! 

I always feel like comments like these detract from how useful community forums are as a resource. (although humor is much appreciated too, this felt like too much of a sleight.) 

The only way I am able to make these pictures work is with a rough link, so I'd love to have someone share an opinion: 

 Posted: Jul 26, 2019 03:30PM
 Edited:  Jul 26, 2019 06:20PM
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My car: R56 2012 Cooper Base

I ordered a set of OEM BMW filters on Amazon, and got part "11 42 7 557 012" that "fits" R56-R61 Coopers.

This part was superseded or "replaced" by "11 42 7 622 466" which was a dealer filter I had installed in the car previously. 

The internals look a little different (although the shape, size, and fitment looks the same.)

WHAT CONCERNS ME: the design inside the filter is very different. The current part number is more open in the center with a cross pattern.
The part I ended up getting is sealed in the middle with a simple "O" cut out for the filter mount. 

THE QUESTION: Any idea on whether this will cause an issue in a Mini that is run (maybe a little hard) in hot Cali weather for 12K miles? Will this restrict oil flow?