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Old 10-24-2001, 01:37 PM   #1
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Exclamation Mobil-1 Oil Filter for WRX

I know some folks installed the Mobil-1 Oil Filter M1-104 on the WRX and haven't had any problems. The threads on the filter are recessed and you can only tighten about 1 and three-quarter turns. Someone posted that they called Mobil and they said they didn't yet have a filter specifically for the WRX. I just got off the phone with Mobil and the bloke told me that they do not have a filter for the WRX, and that I should not use the 104. I asked him if anyone had reported problems with the 104 and he didn't answer me but just repeated that I shouldn't use the 104. He did not know if Mobil plans to make a WRX-specific filter. I guess I'll go for the Bosch 3310 or the Purolator Premium 14460.
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Old 10-29-2001, 12:11 PM   #2
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I've been using the M104 on my RS, WRX and RS use the same filter, and I haven't had any problems for over 1000 miles so far. Another 2k and it's getting replaced, It's on there really good, so I wouldn't worry about the recessed threads as long as you tighten it really well.
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Old 11-23-2001, 12:20 AM   #3
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I first used the M1-104 about 3 or so years ago on my Legacy turbo. I didn't even know they existed, but I was in an Autozone and saw them, and since I have respect for Mobil 1 products, I wanted to try them. If memory serves, Autozone had an application book to figure out which part numer to use. It said M1-104 for my car, and since virtually all, if not totally all, EJ series motors use the same filter, I am lead to believe that part number would be good for all Legacy's and Impreza's. I had no other method by which to determine a correct part number, so it was almost certainly a Mobil 1 book. I personally have installed them on my 91 Legacy, a 91 N/A Legacy, a 96 Legacy, and now my 02 WRX, never had any problem. Since Fram (though I would never use one) lists the exact same part number for my 91 Legacy and 02 WRX, and since Subaru filters are also interchangeable, I see no reason why the Mobil 1 wouldn't be. Somehow Mobil must have gotten scared by some threat and no longer recognized that filter's ability to fit.
Here's a test; call Mobil and see if they have a part number that cross references to the Fram PH3593A, the filter that Fram's website lists for the WRX and other Subarus.
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Old 11-23-2001, 12:42 AM   #4
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Shouldn't you be asking whether they have a match for the Purolator 14460? Purolator does, after all, manufacture the Subaru filters and the Purolator 14460 is the one that fits Subarus.
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Old 10-20-2005, 02:30 PM   #5
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I just spoke to Mobile, the Mobil 1 filter for the 2005 WRX is "M1-108."
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Old 04-26-2007, 10:34 PM   #6
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Anyone know the part number for a 2002 WRX?
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Old 04-27-2007, 12:07 PM   #7
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Holy thread resurrection batman!

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Old 04-27-2007, 04:34 PM   #8
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Anyone know the part number for a 2002 WRX?
The 02 has the same engine so it's the same part number, lol... the m1-108 is the filter I used to use on my motorcycle, lol... you can also fit the m1-110 but it's about an inch longer (it's what I use now)... I use the pure one filters for my car... I guess I should just simplify it together, eh?

The mobil filters are about 10 bucks and the pure one filters are about 5...

Edit: Just wanted to compare my old m1-108 filter to my new pl14460 filter. As you can see the pure one filter holds more oil, the thread seems to be identical. So if you are going to use a mobil filter I'd use the m1-110, it's about an inch longer so it'll hold more oil than the m1-108

My bike filter has a rather narrow band so I might have to stick to the mobil filters for it




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Old 05-25-2013, 02:23 PM   #9
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Sorry for bringing this thread from the dead but i just bought the m1-108 for my 02 WRX. I looked in the oil filter book at the auto part store and the m1-108 is the one for the 02 WRX. I usually use Fram Tough Guard but I thought I would try the Mobil 1 filter, since I have read some good things about it. Does the Mobil 1 filter provide better filtration then the Fram TG?
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Sorry for bringing this thread from the dead but i just bought the m1-108 for my 02 WRX. I looked in the oil filter book at the auto part store and the m1-108 is the one for the 02 WRX. I usually use Fram Tough Guard but I thought I would try the Mobil 1 filter, since I have read some good things about it. Does the Mobil 1 filter provide better filtration then the Fram TG?
OK....there are many filters that FIT

there are FEW that are CORRECT

and NONE are fram or Mobil1

purolator 14460
wix 55712
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pick ONE of those
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Old 05-25-2013, 10:38 PM   #11
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Old 05-26-2013, 12:19 AM   #12
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^^ need a hug?

cupcake.....you dont know **** about ****....and i DO

there is very good reason to NOT use the wrong filter on a subaru...but you wouldnt know anything about that, now would you???

go ahead and use the wrong filter...maybe it wont blow up too soon....maybe next week...but if you like the fact that the oil wont be flowing through YOUR filter very often, go right ahead and use the wrong filter


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Old 05-26-2013, 12:23 AM   #13
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cupcake.....you dont know **** about ****....and i DO

there is very good reason to NOT use the wrong filter on a subaru...but you wouldnt know anything about that, now would you???

go ahead and use the wrong filter...maybe it wont blow up too soon....maybe next week...but if you like the fact that the oil wont be flowing through YOUR filter very often, go right ahead and use the wrong filter


You should see some of the opinions that people here try to give me about informing them about using a filter with the correct bypass spec.... They said it was just my opinion.... bunch of douche bags me thinks...
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Old 05-26-2013, 12:25 AM   #14
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You should see some of the opinions that people here try to give me about informing them about the using a filter with the correct bypass spec.... They said it was just my opinion.... bunch of douche bags me thinks...

know nothing idiots....not douchbags

...no...wait....

yeah
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Old 05-26-2013, 02:27 AM   #15
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This is why soo many subaru shortblocks when you tear them down the insides look like crap...

Stupid wrong oil and wrong oil filters.... but some how people think they know a lil somethin when they really don't...

Just because it fits... doesn't mean it will be the right part.
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Old 05-26-2013, 10:53 AM   #16
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OK....there are many filters that FIT

there are FEW that are CORRECT

and NONE are fram or Mobil1

purolator 14460
wix 55712
subaru

pick ONE of those
what's wrong with the others scotty?
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Old 05-26-2013, 11:42 AM   #17
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Does Nasioc have awards for oldest active thread? This thread is almost as old as my 12 year old stepson.
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Old 05-26-2013, 07:10 PM   #18
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what's wrong with the others scotty?
All other oil filters that do not have the correct 23 psi bypass spec are not good for a subaru engine even though "some" people think they know better than cold hard facts...

Less psi at when the oil bypasses the filter media and oil isn't getting filtered... pretty simple really. The OEM blue oil filter as well as those other 2 filters that Scotty typed have the correct 23 psi bypass spec which meets OEM spec.
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All other oil filters that do not have the correct 23 psi bypass spec are not good for a subaru engine even though "some" people think they know better than cold hard facts...

Less psi at when the oil bypasses the filter media and oil isn't getting filtered... pretty simple really. The OEM blue oil filter as well as those other 2 filters that Scotty typed have the correct 23 psi bypass spec which meets OEM spec.
isn't that OEM one discontinued for the black ones now though?
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isn't that OEM one discontinued for the black ones now though?

Subaru lost a lot of sales on that one...went back to a japan made filta
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Subaru lost a lot of sales on that one...went back to a japan made filta
oh so the blue ones are back?!

why didn't anyone tell me
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oh so the blue ones are back?!

why didn't anyone tell me
no-no-NO...the black ones are back
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Old 05-27-2013, 07:21 AM   #23
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I've been using the blue Fram OEM Subaru filters for maybe 70k I think? My WRX has 126K on it. I've used 5W40 and 5W30, Valvoline Synpower the majority of time. I'm putting Pennzoil 0W40 in it next. My car is mothballed until winter.
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Old 05-27-2013, 04:56 PM   #24
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Well I went with what I bought. Next time Ill go with Wix.
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I use the OEM honda s2000 filter for its ability to continue to filter at higher pressure.
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