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Old 01-06-2009, 02:01 PM   #101
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Economics should not be the sole basis for selecting a filter.

If you're interested in an alternative to the Trufilter, checkout Canton Mecca filters. Different design than trufilter, they run around $100 and use replaceable filter elements that are a little over $10 if I remember correctly. Obviously, the reason to switch to something other than OEM would be performance reasons, not to save money.

http://www.cmfilters.com/spin-on.cfm
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Old 01-06-2009, 02:12 PM   #102
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For $190 you can get a bypass unit that will pwn that in every catagory so it's a huge waste.
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Old 01-06-2009, 03:36 PM   #103
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Economics should not be the sole basis for selecting a filter.

If you're interested in an alternative to the Trufilter, checkout Canton Mecca filters. Different design than trufilter, they run around $100 and use replaceable filter elements that are a little over $10 if I remember correctly. Obviously, the reason to switch to something other than OEM would be performance reasons, not to save money.

http://www.cmfilters.com/spin-on.cfm
Fair enough, what kind of performance gains will I get with one of these reusable filters? I still say the average Subaru enthusiast is better off spending their money elsewhere, but for those that have to have the latest and greatest thing for their Subie, here it is.
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Old 01-06-2009, 04:03 PM   #104
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Fair enough, what kind of performance gains will I get with one of these reusable filters? I still say the average Subaru enthusiast is better off spending their money elsewhere, but for those that have to have the latest and greatest thing for their Subie, here it is.
I'm no authority on the subject, but if you do some research, I think that you'll find that there are performance benefits. You can decide for yourself it it's worth it. $100 is a lot of money to some, and a drop in the bucket to others. This is the first I've heard of trufilter, but CM has been around a long time.

Personally, I wouldn't want to deal with washing out an oil filter.

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Old 01-08-2009, 03:08 PM   #105
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Did a little searching but didn't find anything. Do we have a FAQ or anything on the differences from this DIY for 08 WRX's?

Figuring I'll just do it myself since I don't want re reflash the ECU everytime I change the oil.
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Old 01-09-2009, 06:12 PM   #106
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Humor me for a minute here...

What performance gains would one get by spending 3x the money on uber filters? Is it more slipperier oil, or are we talking about improvements in the suspended particulate, which translate into longer engine life? I mean, unless you believe that the first major (and possibly last... i.e., engine destroying) failure your car will experience is due to the particulate that your Purolator or OEM filter doesn't catch, but your uber filter does, aren't you paying for nothing?
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Old 01-30-2009, 12:25 AM   #107
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Ok, stupid question time....

Does the oil filter for an 04 WRX work for an 04 STi? Picked one up off a dude that drives a WRX (and I drive an STi) but neither of us thought to check what the other was driving

Thanks for the help and sorry for the uber newb question.
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Old 01-30-2009, 08:36 AM   #108
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:facepalm: Yes, all turbo Subaru filters are the same.
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Old 01-30-2009, 12:48 PM   #109
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awesome thanks.
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Old 02-16-2009, 10:57 PM   #110
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any inputs on the Rotella-T 5W-40
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Old 03-02-2009, 02:26 PM   #111
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Just a note, the API Oil Guide link is broken, here is the correct one now.

http://www.api.org/certifications/en...ries/index.cfm
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Old 03-02-2009, 02:52 PM   #112
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any inputs on the Rotella-T 5W-40
Performed very well in this 2005 STi as shown in this UOA report over on BITOG:
http://www.bobistheoilguy.com/forums...Number=1361791
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Old 03-09-2009, 03:06 PM   #113
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"If you are using an "older" filter, you car is fine and you can continue to use up your old supply until your dealer gets the latest version. Good overall oil filter information."

http://theoildrop.server101.com/ubb/...=000976#000000

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Old 03-19-2009, 07:12 PM   #114
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good faq

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Old 03-19-2009, 10:40 PM   #115
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"If you are using an "older" filter, you car is fine and you can continue to use up your old supply until your dealer gets the latest version. Good overall oil filter information."

http://theoildrop.server101.com/ubb/...=000976#000000

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That's the old bitog server. I don't know the exact link that was posted, but it could have come from the oil filter forum here.

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Old 04-21-2009, 12:31 PM   #116
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did anyone know that you can use a honda oil filter on all of the wrx's???? ive been using them on mine since i got it, same fit and threads but the honda one is a bit longer.
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Old 04-21-2009, 03:09 PM   #117
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Did you know that using the wrong filter for your car can cause engine failure? Unless you are a SAE tribologist working for FHI, I'd NOT mess with using a Honda filter. And you could literally attach a 10 foot long filter on your car and get WORSE filtration than a "tiny" Subaru filter. It's your car and all, but you need to READ the things I've posted before spreading information that can lead others astray with zero information to back these things up.
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Old 04-21-2009, 03:23 PM   #118
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Unabomber, what do you know about German Castrol 0W-30 (the actual made in Germany stuff)? I've been recommended it a couple times and I wanted to know what you thought of it.
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Old 04-22-2009, 01:24 PM   #119
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I haven't used it personally, but I know it's supposed to be one of the "good oils" according to all the oil dorks. I hung up my oil dork hat a long time ago and worry less now and laugh more.
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Old 05-04-2009, 11:00 PM   #120
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Please discuss the reason(s) subaru filters use a 23psi bypass valve vs 10-12psi for most other vehicle filters. I read about this on BITOG and the discussion got rather lengthy and obtuse. I'm trying to find a filter with the silicone anti drainback valve yet the correct 20-23psi bypass rating. I haven't found an aftermarket filter with both. Do the oem subaru filters use silicone anti drainback valves or regular rubber? Please discuss....
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Did you know that using the wrong filter for your car can cause engine failure? Unless you are a SAE tribologist working for FHI, I'd NOT mess with using a Honda filter. And you could literally attach a 10 foot long filter on your car and get WORSE filtration than a "tiny" Subaru filter. It's your car and all, but you need to READ the things I've posted before spreading information that can lead others astray with zero information to back these things up.
so using this big one is a bad idea?

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Yes it's bad. Using something other than what is in the book is moronic as you don't know anything about it. Looks can be deceiving with filters. Maybe the 110 one above has no bypass. Maybe it uses steel wool as filtration media. Maybe the interior filter is smaller than the 108 model.

Ya'll WAY out-think filters. If you want filtration man up and buy an oil bypass unit. Now when you come back from googling that term and discover that aren't as interested in filtration as you though, quit trying to re-invent the wheel and use what you know is right. If you use Fram "crappy filters" or use beyond HEPA filters that they filter water that goes into nuclear reactors, guess what? You are still going to sell your car in 3-5 years tops and what will that do for you? Zippo. Worry about something worth worrying about or step up to a bypass unit.
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Please discuss the reason(s) subaru filters use a 23psi bypass valve vs 10-12psi for most other vehicle filters. I read about this on BITOG and the discussion got rather lengthy and obtuse. I'm trying to find a filter with the silicone anti drainback valve yet the correct 20-23psi bypass rating. I haven't found an aftermarket filter with both. Do the oem subaru filters use silicone anti drainback valves or regular rubber? Please discuss....

Quoted myself because my statement got "bypassed".
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Are you asking specifically about the new blue Subaru filter?
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Please discuss the reason(s) subaru filters use a 23psi bypass valve vs 10-12psi for most other vehicle filters. I read about this on BITOG and the discussion got rather lengthy and obtuse. I'm trying to find a filter with the silicone anti drainback valve yet the correct 20-23psi bypass rating. I haven't found an aftermarket filter with both. Do the oem subaru filters use silicone anti drainback valves or regular rubber? Please discuss....

Another bump for my question(s).
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