Lotus Elise Oil Filter Options

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I like the K&N HP-2009.

Toyota OE #90915-YZZA1
Less than optimal filter, black gasket, black housing.
~$8 at any Toyota Parts Desk ($4 online)

Toyota OE #90915-10004
Optimal, red gasket, black housing, used by most Lotus Dealers.
~$12 at some local Toyota Parts Desk. Some dealers won’t order it, some will. Keep dialing. ($8 online)

Toyota OE #90915-YZZD1
Still less optimal, but slightly bigger than the YZZA1 filter, but of the same (sub par) “grade” of construction as the YZZA1. OE for Lexus IS300 motor,
~$8 at any Toyota Parts Desk ($4 online)

Toyota Racing Development #00602-90915-006
USA made YZZA1 and 10004 replacement, not known to be used on an Elise yet. ~$13 online

Toyota Racing Development #00642-90915-003
Japanese made YZZA1 and 10004 replacement, not known to be used on an Elise yet. ~$22 online

Toyota Racing Development #90915-001
Japanese made (red housing) replacement, seems to be preferred by many eTalkers, but I cannot find much information on this filter. ~$24 online.

K&N HP-2009
Optimal filter, used by many eTalkers (endorsed by Stan!), good filtration (better than the OE stuff) and good flow. ~$12 at most auto parts stores.

Known filters that DO NOT work:
TRD #90915-07

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