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Old 02-26-2013, 04:07 PM   #1
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Old 02-26-2013, 04:38 PM   #2
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I use WIX filters, but have always heard good things about the OEM filters, now I learn that they are made by Fram?

Why do OEM filters get such good reviews compared to Fram's terrible reputation?
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Old 02-26-2013, 04:44 PM   #3
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the blue ones never did brett, it was the black jdm filters that were good.
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Old 02-26-2013, 04:50 PM   #4
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Ohh ok. You can see how much I pay attention..
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Old 02-26-2013, 06:48 PM   #5
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So basically i've used OEM filters since new and now they are actually fram filters?
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Old 02-26-2013, 06:49 PM   #6
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So basically i've used OEM filters since new and now they are actually fram filters?
You never knew? Haha
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Old 02-26-2013, 07:50 PM   #7
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So basically i've used OEM filters since new and now they are actually fram filters?
I believe it even says honeywell on the blue ones, which is Fram basically.

I miss my toyoroki's from my Honda days.
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Old 02-26-2013, 07:10 PM   #8
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Old 02-26-2013, 07:17 PM   #9
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After doing extensive research, I used the OEM Mazda oil filter in my last oil change... Same as the old (good) Black filters but just a tad taller....
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Old 02-26-2013, 11:29 PM   #10
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After doing extensive research, I used the OEM Mazda oil filter in my last oil change... Same as the old (good) Black filters but just a tad taller....
You have a part number/photos by chance?
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Old 02-26-2013, 07:57 PM   #11
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Subaru I AM dissapoint
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Old 02-26-2013, 08:12 PM   #12
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According to some insider sources: both have confirmed any blue honeywell (fram) from Canada recently wouldn't hve been a problem. This is most likely affecting US market. At least Subaru Canada's system doesn't show any recalls.

FWIW: fram is okay with your everyday car, as long as you change it up often enough. It's still filters. Just terrible if you pay stealerships pricing on it.
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Old 02-26-2013, 09:55 PM   #13
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went to don dockster subaru, replaced 3 filters that had the bad build dates no questions asked
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Old 02-26-2013, 10:14 PM   #14
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Any info on Bosch filters?
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Old 02-26-2013, 11:18 PM   #15
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oh **** i bought like 6 of these from an us dealership.. will match the dates up.. i wonder if canadian dealership will exchange these for me..
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Old 02-27-2013, 01:33 AM   #16
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went to don dockster subaru, replaced 3 filters that had the bad build dates no questions asked
interesting, these were originally from DD?

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oh **** i bought like 6 of these from an us dealership.. will match the dates up.. i wonder if canadian dealership will exchange these for me..
most likely where you got it from will do it...
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Old 02-27-2013, 01:04 AM   #17
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^ was in an alcoolaid thread: Mazda filter N3R1 14 302
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Old 02-27-2013, 01:41 AM   #18
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I have been using these for the past year on my gc and gd,







the 15208AA160 is same width as the 15208AA12A just a bit taller.

the 15208AA130 is same height as the 15208AA12A but a bit wider.

Both the have the correct bypass pressure and made at TK.

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Old 02-27-2013, 02:08 AM   #19
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I have been using these for the past year on my gc and gd,







the 15208AA160 is same width as the 15208AA12A just a bit taller.

the 15208AA130 is same height as the 15208AA12A but a bit wider.

Both the have the correct bypass pressure and made at TK.
btw, the 15208AA160 is for the brz fa engine and the 15208AA130 is for the 11MY forester fb engine.
Also, just curious how you found out they have the same bypass pressure?

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Old 02-27-2013, 02:41 AM   #20
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Most of you guys know how good these are. Actually Fram Heavy duty guard oil filter/mobil 1/wax/purolator are all very good filters as well. Check bypass pressure before mount on your car.

Mobil 1 oil filter is highly recommend by some suby members

*15208AA100*








Here is the alternative one for suby jdm tokyo roki
Mazda RX8 tokyo roki----n3r1 14 302




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Old 02-27-2013, 03:43 AM   #21
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btw, the 15208AA160 is for the brz fa engine and the 15208AA130 is for the 11MY forester fb engine.
Also, just curious how you found out they have the same bypass pressure?
I was told almost all subaru engines have similar bypass rating, only difference is between na and turbo is .4 psi which is negligible

na's are rated at 22.8 psi / 157 kPa
turbos at 23.2 psi / 160 kPa

i know the brz filter has an anti-drain back valve because of the way it's mounted but should be no problem to use.

If someone has there hands on a brz or 12+ FORESTER service manual, maybe they can confirm it...
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Old 02-27-2013, 04:37 PM   #22
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the 15208AA160 is same width as the 15208AA12A just a bit taller.
gonna give this a shot on my 04 STi, will report... when I get it running
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Old 02-28-2013, 10:11 PM   #23
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interesting, these were originally from DD?



most likely where you got it from will do it...
? sorry originally from what?
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I have been using these for the past year on my gc and gd,







the 15208AA160 is same width as the 15208AA12A just a bit taller.

the 15208AA130 is same height as the 15208AA12A but a bit wider.

Both the have the correct bypass pressure and made at TK.

where do i get these for my GD sti?
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Old 02-27-2013, 01:54 AM   #24
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Are the Mazda black ones OK for N/A cars, or turbo only? The bypass pressure, that is. If they're good for the N/A cars I might switch over to them.
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Old 02-27-2013, 03:42 AM   #25
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Ignore the purolator... I bought a bunch of those pre-maturely.

Mazda in middle, OEM from first oil change on right
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