Thread: ('11-'14) Oil Filter for 2012 Impreza
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Old 02-19-2013, 12:58 PM   #36
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Originally Posted by mttatkns View Post
So I took my Impreza into the dealer for service today and when I reviewed the invoice, I was surprised to see that I was charged less for an oil filter today than I had been on a previous visit. After some research, I found:

Filter specified in manual: 15208AA160
Filter previously supplied by dealer: 15208AA160
Filter used by dealer today: 15208AA15A

160 is a Tokyo Roki filter and 15A is a Honeywell filter. I'm not too sure how the two may otherwise be different.

Now the question is, if the 15A filter fits, can I just leave it in until the next time I change the oil? Or should I return to the dealer and request they replace it with the 160?

Thanks in advance for weighing in on this.
Changed my oil yesterday. I had to go to two dealerships to get the filter and crush washer. The first dealership said they were "out of filters." Craziness. The second dealership gave me a 15208AA160, so at least some dealers still have the old filters.
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