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Old 03-22-2008, 07:34 PM   #1
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I need to change my oil tomorrow, but I was unable to get a oil filter/crush ring from my local Suby dealer(closed). I checked in my owners manual for the part number, but was unable to find it. So my question is.

1. Anyone know what the oil filter part # is?
2. Has anyone used a FRAM oil filter before, is it alright (thats what Murrays carries)
3. If by chance I cant get a crush ring, will it be ok?

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Old 03-22-2008, 07:43 PM   #2
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That crush washer is for the drain bolt not the oil filter...Just in case you didn't know. And you can re-use the old one if you have to, tho a new one would be better.
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Old 03-22-2008, 08:11 PM   #3
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You would be better off using a supertech oil filter bought at Walmart, if they have one.
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Old 03-22-2008, 08:37 PM   #4
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subaru part number for the items

filter 15208AA100

crush ring 11126AA000


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Old 03-22-2008, 11:59 PM   #5
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Best oil filter available for us is an Amsoil. Nowhere near the price point of Fram or Supertech, though.
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Old 03-23-2008, 12:42 AM   #6
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I have never been a fan of the Fram glue and cardboard approach - Purolator would be a better choice (unless you can get OEM)
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Old 03-23-2008, 10:48 AM   #7
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Just changed oil two days ago. If U go for for best oil (I got Castrol Syntec 10W30), go for best filter too!! I used Mobil 1 filter, got it in AutoZone. Price is around $10. Tell them what car U drive, they will give U choice of filters.

I used Fram on my 2000 focus, with mineral oil, but focus is not high performance turbo car....

I reused crush washer.
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Old 03-23-2008, 11:34 AM   #8
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Oil Filter part numbers:
AC DELCO: PF2192
AMSOIL: EAO12
BECK/ARNLEY: 041-8074
BOSCH: 3310
DENSO: 150-1006
FRAM: PH3593A
FRAM TOUGH GUARD: TG3593A
FRAM DOUBLEGAURD: DG3593A
FRAM X2: XG3593A
K&N: HP1015 (STi)
HP1008 (WRX)
MOBIL1: M1-108
M1-112 (old #)
PUROLATOR: L14460
PUROLATOR PURE ONE: PL14460
SUBARU OEM: 15208AA100
WIX: 51365

I would recommend OEM, Mobil 1, or Purolator Pure one. Depending on price and what you have avaliable to you.
The crush washer should be easy to find at any auto parts store. Just tell them what vehicle you have and they should be able to find you one.
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Old 03-23-2008, 01:27 PM   #9
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Here's a site with cross sections of a bunch of the filters for a WRX/STi
http://www.bescaredracing.com/sti/oil/filters/

If you can't get the OEM filter, I'd go with Purolator Pure1 or PremiumPlus, Proline, Totalgrip - the M1, Wix, etc. have seemingly a much lower filter media surface area (around 50-60% as much as the OEM filter) along with other shortcomings.
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Best oil filter available for us is an Amsoil. Nowhere near the price point of Fram or Supertech, though.
I'll elaborate just in case: Amsoil is the best filter based on UOAs for its combination if superior filtration and outstanding flow (especially cold or for all of you that use a thicker-than-recommended oil). Second is K&N/Mobil 1.
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Old 03-23-2008, 02:32 PM   #11
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FWIW,

Cosworth recomends the OEM filter on all their SUby motors.
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Old 03-25-2008, 08:19 AM   #12
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Here's a site with cross sections of a bunch of the filters for a WRX/STi
http://www.bescaredracing.com/sti/oil/filters/

If you can't get the OEM filter, I'd go with Purolator Pure1 or PremiumPlus, Proline, Totalgrip - the M1, Wix, etc. have seemingly a much lower filter media surface area (around 50-60% as much as the OEM filter) along with other shortcomings.
From now on I will always use a OEM (dealer closed), but I stopprd at Napa and got a Wix. Wix makes a lot of filters and just puts other company names on it, from what I have heard
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Old 03-26-2008, 02:41 PM   #13
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OEM filters seem to do a good job. I bought a box of 6 from: https://www.subarugenuineparts.com/p...roducts_id=790 for around $40

Look into getting a Fumoto Quick Oil Drain Valve too. No more mess or crush washers.
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Old 03-26-2008, 03:18 PM   #14
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i've been thinking about investing in one of those to. now to just find an easier way to switch filters and i wont have to worry about washing oil off my hands
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Old 03-26-2008, 03:23 PM   #15
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i've been thinking about investing in one of those to. now to just find an easier way to switch filters and i wont have to worry about washing oil off my hands
I wrap a plastic grocery bag around the filter when taking it off. Between that and the Fumoto my hands are pretty clean when I'm done.
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Old 03-26-2008, 03:45 PM   #16
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not a bad idea
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Old 04-10-2008, 05:09 PM   #17
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OEM filters seem to do a good job. I bought a box of 6 from: https://www.subarugenuineparts.com/p...roducts_id=790 for around $40

Look into getting a Fumoto Quick Oil Drain Valve too. No more mess or crush washers.
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I wrap a plastic grocery bag around the filter when taking it off. Between that and the Fumoto my hands are pretty clean when I'm done.

Is it cool to just tighten the oil filter by hand????
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Old 04-10-2008, 06:13 PM   #18
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Yes. Do not use a wrench to install the oil filter unless you have weak hand strength. The filter or its box will tell you how much to tighten it, but they're basically all in the range of 1/2 - 1 turn after the gasket makes contact. If you can't get it quite that tight by hand, just get it as close as you can by hand.
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Is it cool to just tighten the oil filter by hand????
yes hand tight only, 3/4 turns after the gasket makes contact with the motor
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