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Old 02-01-2005, 03:36 PM   #1
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Default Tired of paying $18 per oil filter..

I need some input on what prices you guys pay for the OEM/JDM black oil filter for the WRX:


I can get a %15 discount for buying 6 or more.. but I'd like to hear what everyone else is doing.
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Old 02-01-2005, 03:49 PM   #2
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Wow, do you HAVE to put a JDM oil filter? I just buy the large style OEM filters for the H6's or the SVX's. Used to be for the WRX's too but they decided to switch to the small type, I didn't like that decision... The filter's 10 bucks... Oil change at 4000~5000k: JDM or USDM, I really don't think it makes a difference. Save your money, buy OEM white.
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Old 02-01-2005, 03:54 PM   #3
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Wow, do you HAVE to put a JDM oil filter? I just buy the large style OEM filters for the H6's or the SVX's. Used to be for the WRX's too but they decided to switch to the small type, I didn't like that decision... The filter's 10 bucks... Oil change at 4000~5000k: JDM or USDM, I really don't think it makes a difference. Save your money, buy OEM white.
some people NEED the small one. since the oil pressure sensor adaptor requires a small oil filter like that, otherwise wouldn't fit.
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Old 02-01-2005, 03:58 PM   #4
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man at the subie dealersip near my house....... they said its 25 bucks JDM oil filter... i was like "Wut? 25 bucks for an oil filter?"

needless to say i was like "erm thanks but no thanks"

if you can get a volume discount i'll buy a bunch!
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Old 02-01-2005, 04:01 PM   #5
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Hahaha dd sell's me sti filters for $8-$9. every time. Last time I got extra's.

There the white ones but they work just fine for me.
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Old 02-01-2005, 04:07 PM   #6
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Of course, they wouldn't introduce a new style otherwise. All I'm saying is that if you can use the bigger one, by all means...

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some people NEED the small one. since the oil pressure sensor adaptor requires a small oil filter like that, otherwise wouldn't fit.
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Old 02-01-2005, 04:44 PM   #7
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They're 8-9bux from subaruparts.com or use these:

PUROLATOR OIL FILTER: L14612
PUROLATOR Pure One PL14612
FRAM OIL FILTER: PH6607
WIX OIL FILTER: 51365
K&N OIL FILTER: HP-1008
AMSOIL OIL FILTER: SDF13
AC DELCO OIL FILTER: PF1237
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Old 02-01-2005, 05:30 PM   #8
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Uuuh this is what a white one looks like after sitting beside a turbo for 5,000KM (look at the burnt top):


I heard that the other suppliers aren't giving the WRX a special application and you're getting the same filter they would use on non-turbo RS?!
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Old 02-01-2005, 05:44 PM   #9
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Old 02-01-2005, 05:47 PM   #10
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lol look at the shipping...

15 to canada
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Old 02-01-2005, 05:50 PM   #11
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It'd still probably be cheaper, or just ship it to a PO box.
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Old 02-01-2005, 05:50 PM   #12
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Uuuh this is what a white one looks like after sitting beside a turbo for 5,000KM (look at the burnt top):


I heard that the other suppliers aren't giving the WRX a special application and you're getting the same filter they would use on non-turbo RS?!
"burnt top" from sitting beside a turbo, lol, geez... Suit yerself...

p.s. Top of the filter is nowhere near the turbo.
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Old 02-01-2005, 06:05 PM   #13
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Sorry, I was told the tops don't burn on non-turbos and that filter is just fine for those engines..

I removed a larger white filter from my car, the top was burnt, I took a pic, there it is..

And I haven't seen that burnt/bubbly paint on a smaller JDM style filter..

As for the fact that the filter isn't right beside the turbo, I dunno, it may not be the turbo itself, but the presence of the extra heat?
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Old 02-01-2005, 07:37 PM   #14
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I guess the burnt top could be caused by extremely hot oil that has sat on the bottom the filter after a heated cycle. But that doesn't necessarily mean that the filter itself is "bad"; the outer paint-coated layer could be different between the two filters. I don't think you can really say that one has poorer filtration characteristics just because the outer paint is chipping off from heat. I don't know if you'd agree... For argument sake, maybe it's better that the paint is chipping off because it means that it's dispersing heat better than the one that's not! I'm kidding but at the same time I'm trying to make a point that paint chipping issues have no bearing on the unit's filtration capabilities...

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Old 02-01-2005, 07:58 PM   #15
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is it a burnt filter or just a paint chip of the filter?
cause water or moisture will eventually end up at the tip of the filter. Then, the paint chips off.

What's the part number for the large white filter?
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Old 02-02-2005, 12:06 AM   #16
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is it a burnt filter or just a paint chip of the filter?
cause water or moisture will eventually end up at the tip of the filter. Then, the paint chips off.

What's the part number for the large white filter?
That's what I was going to say. I can't think of any way the top of the oil filter can be burned unless there were a fire under your car. If it were to be burned from the exhaust, it would be on the side near the bottom. But the top is exposed to whatever you're driving over, so it could possibly be some kinda rockchip or a paintchip from moisture as BWCO mentioned.
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Old 02-02-2005, 01:43 AM   #17
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It actually looked like heat damage and the only reason I noticed was a post online that I found when I put in the part # to see why the parts guy had given me that black filter.

The length might expose it to more damage but that's unlikely to cause the paint to bubble?
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Old 02-02-2005, 11:02 AM   #18
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The filter is surrounded by the exhaust header, and is exposed to heat. That's why Subaru is using the smaller, narrower filter now.

With that said, I pay $8 per filter, and that includes a new drain plug gasket.
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Old 02-05-2005, 07:59 PM   #19
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I got this today for $9.80. NAPA filter made by Wix. Same size as the oem STi filter.

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Old 02-05-2005, 08:04 PM   #20
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dude 18 bucks for a darn oil filter, for that price every 3-5 thousand is nuts. go with wix filters or the filters made by wix, lots of people i know swear by them.


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Old 02-06-2005, 02:34 AM   #21
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The filter is surrounded by the exhaust header, and is exposed to heat. That's why Subaru is using the smaller, narrower filter now.

With that said, I pay $8 per filter, and that includes a new drain plug gasket.
you got the OEM black one for $8?
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Old 02-06-2005, 10:43 AM   #22
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^
yup.
Every few months I pop in and buy a filter and drain plug gasket. After tax, it comes to less than $10.
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yup.
Every few months I pop in and buy a filter and drain plug gasket. After tax, it comes to less than $10.
could you get me 2 or 3 of them at that price?

my car's due for an oil change !
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Old 02-07-2005, 09:02 PM   #24
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sure guy.

I'll be by there in a few days to buy a few of them. I'll drop you a PM when I get them in my hands.
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Thanks Steve !
Maybe I'll meet you at the revscene meet for the filters !!
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