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Old 10-12-2013, 10:13 PM   #1
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Hi everybody! Been a while since I've logged in. Mom is currently looking at Forresters, and I'm going to post in the Forrester section soon, but somebody told me that the 4EAT's don't have a spin-on filter anymore? What moron thought THAT was a good idea? That was one of the greatest things I liked about them. I worked in a Subaru dealership in '06, and I know they had them then. When did they stop??
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Old 10-13-2013, 08:49 AM   #2
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some do some don't...

It's pretty much a regular oil filter.. What more you need to really know..
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Old 10-13-2013, 11:07 AM   #3
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Hi everybody! Been a while since I've logged in. Mom is currently looking at Forresters, and I'm going to post in the Forrester section soon, but somebody told me that the 4EAT's don't have a spin-on filter anymore? What moron thought THAT was a good idea? That was one of the greatest things I liked about them. I worked in a Subaru dealership in '06, and I know they had them then. When did they stop??
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some do some don't...

It's pretty much a regular oil filter.. What more you need to really know..

Was there a year cutoff, or are they intermixed? That would be REALLY strange of them to say, offer a 2012 Imprezza with a 4EAT and the spin-on filter, but yet say, offer a 2012 Forrester with a 4EAT without a spin-on filter.
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Old 10-13-2013, 12:29 PM   #4
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some do some don't...

It's pretty much a regular oil filter.. What more you need to really know..
Yeah, until the seams blow out and that square cut seal ring gives way. You are sorely mis-informed.
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Old 10-13-2013, 04:12 PM   #5
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You can always retrofit a spin on filter in place of the block off plate with a filter stud and filter from a year/model that does. And yeah, there is a difference between the oil and tranny filters, even though most after markets spec filters used for both. Stick to oem with tranny filters.

Filter Stud part number for those interested is: 15211AA000
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Old 10-13-2013, 04:18 PM   #6
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You can always retrofit a spin on filter in place of the block off plate with a filter stud and filter from a year/model that does. And yeah, there is a difference between the oil and tranny filters, even though most after markets spec filters used for both. Stick to oem with tranny filters.

Filter Stud part number for those interested is: 15211AA000

So wait, they just put a block off plate where the filter went, really? WOW, come on Subaru... :/ Thanks a TON for the p/n though. Are there internal differences, or anything else that needs to change if you're adding the spin-on filter to a new trans that didn't come with one from the factory?


And really, does anybody know what year they changed this?
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Old 10-13-2013, 04:54 PM   #7
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The year they quit does depend on the model, but in general 07-08 I think. Nothing else is needed for the retrofit. There is lots of conjecture about why they started leaving them off.

-idiots changing the filter thinking it is an oil filter and not changing the real oil filter

-read something about Subaru being concerned about paper fragments from the filters causing valve body issues

-so Subaru could save $0.0001 per unit

-no frigging clue
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The year they quit does depend on the model, but in general 07-08 I think. Nothing else is needed for the retrofit. There is lots of conjecture about why they started leaving them off.

-idiots changing the filter thinking it is an oil filter and not changing the real oil filter

-read something about Subaru being concerned about paper fragments from the filters causing valve body issues

-so Subaru could save $0.0001 per unit

-no frigging clue

Thanks a ton. Is the inside oil pickup the same as the older units with the spin-on filter? Is there a new filter/pickup inside the pan that should be changed or retrofitted too when adding the external filter? If my mom gets a newer Subaru, I will certainly add the spin-on filter. Makes changing filters a snap, and can do a quick drain/fill every 15-20k.
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Thanks a ton. Is the inside oil pickup the same as the older units with the spin-on filter? Is there a new filter/pickup inside the pan that should be changed or retrofitted too when adding the external filter? If my mom gets a newer Subaru, I will certainly add the spin-on filter. Makes changing filters a snap, and can do a quick drain/fill every 15-20k.
The spin on filter is on the return line going to the pan. I am certain that there are differences between pan filters due to different valve body designs, but that is irrelevant to the spin on doing its thing.
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