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Old 05-12-2008, 10:31 PM   #1
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Default regular sti oil filter vs pink sti oil filter

what is the difference between:


http://www.shopresponse.com/sti_oil_filter.html

and the regular filter from the dealer??
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Old 05-12-2008, 11:08 PM   #2
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don't know the difference but

40$ for an oil filter

Stick with what works for fraction of the price. Regular black oem one.
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Old 05-13-2008, 12:13 AM   #3
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difference is that you will be flushing more $$ down the toilet at the end of your service interval. if you want to spend some money on an oil filter, go for the real deal canton mecca.
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Old 05-13-2008, 12:25 AM   #4
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send me $40, I'll paint it pink for u and keep the profit
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Old 05-13-2008, 12:40 AM   #5
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It "claimed" to be more resistant to heat and higher flow at high temperature.

Oh well... who can really prove this?
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Old 05-13-2008, 12:42 AM   #6
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Buy the black oem one and spend the rest on some quality oil like Redline.
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Old 05-16-2008, 07:38 AM   #7
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I sent an email to the company marketing the pink filter asking the micron level, and any other proof to justify the price. There is an engineer who tests filters people send him, but he seems to have lost interest. His site is very telling though:

http://people.msoe.edu/~yoderw/oilfi...y.html#measure

The standard filter is very stout and I have gone back to the Subaru filter for my daughter's 96 Impreza. However, My son has a WRX and I just bought an STi, and there is no doubt the oil should be changed frequently. Both these turbo cars are modified and seem to run rich at cold start. Some gas finds its way into the oil eventually and contaminates it, and no filter will help at all, just frequent oil changes. I intend to use the factory filter unless the numbers come back way different. If they do, the Mobil 1 filter or any other that goes to smaller microns is in the running, before laying out the whopping price for a "pink" filter. I will post their response if we get one.
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Old 05-16-2008, 09:09 PM   #8
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There used to be an engineer who tested oil filters and it was quite revealing, but he has stopped so the info is a bit dated, but interesting:
http://people.msoe.edu/~yoderw/oilfi...y.html#measure
Here is my inquiry today and the response from the company selling the pink filters (I spared the writer including his name):
You're kidding right? All STi parts are expensive in general. How do you
justify an STi $200 shift knob, etc. Not to be rude, but if these parts seem
to expensive, you should simply choose some other parts...


Sent: Friday, May 16, 2008 4:18 AM
Subject: STI pink filters


> Do you have any documentation regarding the micron filtration level for
> this filter vs the stock Subaru filter? Is there any other info to justify
> this price in an oil filter? Looking for proof of the benefits. Thanks,
> Steve
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Old 05-21-2008, 07:19 AM   #9
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I sent a request to Subaru for SAE results of both, here is the response:

Date:
[Mon, 19 May 2008 11:17:57 -0400]
From: E-Commerce CDS MailBox Account <EComCDS@SUBARU.com> To: cobrafia09@stny.rr.com Subject: RE: technical info re oil filters
Hello Mr. Smith:

Thank you for taking the time to contact Subaru of America. I am sorry,
as the testing information that you are seeking is proprietary
information. We do not publish our performance test results. The only
replacement oil filter that is now recommended is part number
15208AA100. This oil filter is available through any authorized Subaru
dealership.

If you need any future assistance, please let us know.

Best wishes,

John J. Mergen
Subaru of America
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Old 05-21-2008, 08:08 AM   #10
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its pink and has the sti logo on it. Thats enough to sell it to alot of people.

now im not saying buy the cheapest oil filter by any means but that $40 oil filter would have to make me breakfast for it to be worth that.
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Old 05-21-2008, 09:57 PM   #11
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Dont..


Waste...


Your....


Money.............
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Old 05-22-2008, 12:59 AM   #12
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There was a time when Subaru used Purolator filters and many people thought the STI filters were in fact rebadged Purolator Pureone. Is it still the case?
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Old 05-22-2008, 10:07 PM   #13
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No. The current "black" oem oil fitlers are made in Japan.
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Old 05-23-2008, 10:16 AM   #14
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I've used this several times
the only difference is that it's a tiny bit lighter

weight reduction FTW!
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Old 09-17-2008, 06:10 PM   #15
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its pink and has the sti logo on it. Thats enough to sell it to alot of people.

now im not saying buy the cheapest oil filter by any means but that $40 oil filter would have to make me breakfast for it to be worth that.


Screw breakfast...it better take care of my morning wood for that much money
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Old 09-17-2008, 07:45 PM   #16
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it'd doubtfull subaru actully makes it like toyota makes p/s fluid
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Old 09-19-2008, 11:57 PM   #17
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you want to screw your breakfast?

ohh dude wait Yankees SUCK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! GO SOX!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Screw breakfast...it better take care of my morning wood for that much money
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Old 09-20-2008, 05:25 PM   #18
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you want to screw your breakfast?

ohh dude wait Yankees SUCK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! GO SOX!!!!!!!!!!!!


****...i knew this would be coming soon...
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Old 09-21-2008, 06:51 AM   #19
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First of all, its not "pink." Its cherry blossom red.
Second of all, it will never unlock the secret 500WHP code for the ECU
without a lime green The Fast and the Furious battery box.
Third of all, Its a RHD filter, you cant install it on your LHD car.
Probably about the equivalent of $13,000 GT-R seats.

Many things in the Japanese philosophy of price equate basically to: You paid that much more for it, then you should enjoy it that much more - because you paid for it.
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