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Old 09-11-2015, 11:13 AM   #1
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Default Ok so let's talk about the 2016 sti required oil filter!!!!

The awesome 15208AA100 "black"
My owners manual says this oil filter only and it's underlined. This makes no sense to me as its the same motor ?!?!?! As older versions. Not only are these filters difficult to find there expensive. Two local subaru dealers didn't even know what I was talking about he was like we use this blue one for everything.....
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Old 09-11-2015, 01:41 PM   #2
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Old 09-12-2015, 12:15 AM   #3
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If your parts guy looks up oil filter for your vin, it'll probably come up as the 12A blue filter as the 100 filter was superseded.

Where in your owner's manual does it say to only use that filter?

In the factory shop manual I see info for both a black and a blue filter, with the black having about 50% more filtration area, but both having the same bypass valve pressure.
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Old 09-13-2015, 12:18 AM   #4
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What you do is the following:

1. Visit your local dealer.
2. Say, "I have a 2016 STI and would like an oil filter"
3. Receive and pay for filter.

Is there any place on that checklist where it mentions the color? Or part number? No....that's because you should not second guess your Subaru parts vendor nor should you give one single damn as to the part number or color as those have changed 300 times since 2001 when the WRX first reached these shores. If you were REALLY concerned about oil filtration, which you are not, you'd be using a $300 oil bypass setup on your car, so having said that....relax.....get a filter and use it as it does not make a difference in an appreciable way to your car's overall longevity.
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Old 09-13-2015, 12:23 AM   #5
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And keep in mind that most aftermarket filter manufacturers only list one filter for all 5 of the different Subaru filters.
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