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Old 10-23-2008, 09:59 AM   #1
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Lightbulb 10/2008 - - Subaru announces new oil filter

New Oil Filter 15208AA12A
FROM: Subaru of America, Inc.
DEPARTMENT: Parts
DATE: 10/22/2008



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SIA with the approval of FHI has changed their Oil Filter supplier for the 4 cylinder applications. As a result of this, we will be able to take advantage of this change on replacement service parts cost. The old number 15208AA100 (black in color) will be superseded to the new number 15208AA12A (blue in color) and will have a minimum order quantity of 12 (one case). The supersession is mutual so either filter can be used.

The new filter will be available on 10/22/08

Just a heads up, before y'all start saying "this isn't the right filter!?!"
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Old 10-23-2008, 10:01 AM   #2
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Any idea as to the changes?
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Old 10-23-2008, 10:21 AM   #3
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Any idea as to the changes?
Being that this was just announced this a.m.
and I dont have the filters here to compare?



I've got no idea. obviously blue vs black
and I'm guessing the blue one will be a bit larger as well

12 to a case = blue

vs 50 to a case = black


we will know more soon.
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Old 10-23-2008, 10:36 AM   #4
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that's no help!

I have a 50 case I am maybe half way through, damnit!
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Old 10-23-2008, 10:39 AM   #5
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Can I exchange the 6 filters I just bought for the new ones? Newer must mean better, right?!
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Old 10-23-2008, 10:50 AM   #6
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that's no help!

I have a 50 case I am maybe half way through, damnit!
50 case! dang! for how many cars? How much money do you save?
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Old 10-23-2008, 11:10 AM   #7
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I won them
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Old 10-23-2008, 01:21 PM   #8
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I hope we don't run into this fiasco again.
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Old 10-23-2008, 01:24 PM   #9
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re: the new blue filters - -

they are the same size filter

just made here in the USA rather than Japan.

new filter again is BLUE
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Old 10-23-2008, 01:37 PM   #10
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I'm sure these changes are driven by economies rather than technical improvements.
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Old 10-23-2008, 01:39 PM   #11
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haha, i have JDM filters!
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Old 10-23-2008, 02:01 PM   #12
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id almost bet that Purolator is the new US supplier

their pure one filters are a pretty blue color
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Old 10-23-2008, 02:28 PM   #13
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id almost bet that Purolator is the new US supplier

their pure one filters are a pretty blue color
Well, if you don't count the sandpaper blister inducing ones, sure.
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Old 10-23-2008, 03:28 PM   #14
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I think the sandpaper blister inducing Purolators are replacing the pretty blue ones if I'm not mistaken. I couldn't find any blue ones left last time I went out to get my oil change goodies.
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Old 10-23-2008, 03:54 PM   #15
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^true. They're gold and sandpappery now.
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Old 10-23-2008, 04:01 PM   #16
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I can't wait until the tin foil hat oil folks hear this.....their world will end and we'll have 6 months of "my dad can beat up your dad" debates over this issue. Thanks for the info, but it's not welcome news and I'll continue to use my gold sandy Purolator instead.
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Old 10-24-2008, 10:46 AM   #17
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id almost bet that Purolator is the new US supplier

their pure one filters are a pretty blue color

we'll know more soon
I've got some on order....
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Old 10-24-2008, 05:35 PM   #18
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I'm guessing the new ones will be made by Denso. Toyota owns 25% of them. They may be manufactured in Thailand.
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Old 10-24-2008, 11:53 PM   #19
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You're thinking that the assertion above "made here in the USA" is incorrect?
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Old 10-25-2008, 12:46 AM   #20
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I hope to hell they're not the blue Purolator PureOne. Those bastards leak on both of our cars. The black Tokyo Roki filters are the only ones we don't have leak issues with.

Subie Gal, will you able able to get and sell the black ones even after the blue ones come in?
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I hope to hell they're not the blue Purolator PureOne. Those bastards leak on both of our cars. The black Tokyo Roki filters are the only ones we don't have leak issues with.

Subie Gal, will you able able to get and sell the black ones even after the blue ones come in?


i have been using Purolator filters for many years and the only one i've ever had leak was one that appeard to have had a defective seal

likely another 1/2 turn in tightening would be cureative, assuming the correct part number is being used
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i have been using Purolator filters for many years and the only one i've ever had leak was one that appeard to have had a defective seal

likely another 1/2 turn in tightening would be cureative, assuming the correct part number is being used
We tried the Purolator PureOnes for 3-4 oil changes on each car. Everything from so loose I was worried they'd work their way off to so tight it took a wrench to get them there. Never once did we get one to seal properly. We've never yet (20 combined or so) had a Tokyo Roki filter leak. Maybe it's an NA thing, I don't know, but I certainly have proved that our two engine blocks plus the PureOnes is PureJunk.
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We tried the Purolator PureOnes for 3-4 oil changes on each car. Everything from so loose I was worried they'd work their way off to so tight it took a wrench to get them there. Never once did we get one to seal properly. We've never yet (20 combined or so) had a Tokyo Roki filter leak. Maybe it's an NA thing, I don't know, but I certainly have proved that our two engine blocks plus the PureOnes is PureJunk.
Do you put a little oil on the filter gasket with your finger before you screw the filter on? I have always done that and it seems to help the filter make a solid seal. I've been using the PureOnes on my WRX since I got it and I've never had any issues at all.
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Yup. Believe me, I can put an oil filter on. The only problems I've ever had (other than that stupid white Subaru oil filter recall linked to above) are with the PureOnes and our two 2.5s.
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Yup. Believe me, I can put an oil filter on. The only problems I've ever had (other than that stupid white Subaru oil filter recall linked to above) are with the PureOnes and our two 2.5s.
I have been here for a while and you are the only one that I can remember that has posted having issues using the Purolator filter.

There must be SOME reason for this.
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