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Old 12-14-2005, 05:13 PM   #1
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do you necessary have to change the drain plug gasket everytime u change oil?
is it necessary to use oem oil filter or what other after market oil filter do u use for this?
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Old 12-14-2005, 05:17 PM   #2
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look into this: www.fumotovalve.com

imho the oem filter is the best.
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Old 12-14-2005, 05:18 PM   #3
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do you necessary have to change the drain plug gasket everytime u change oil?
is it necessary to use oem oil filter or what other after market oil filter do u use for this?
There is a lot of info on this if you search. Subaru recommends you NOT reuse the crush gasket on the drain plug. I have successfully reused once, when I didn't have one. I have not researched this, but the oem filter is generally regarded as much better quality than the standard auto parts store ones.
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Old 12-14-2005, 05:23 PM   #4
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If you been following this site, you'll notice all the problems with oem Subaru filters. My next filter will probably be a K&N or Mobil 1. Both have received very good reviews.
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Old 12-14-2005, 05:27 PM   #5
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Yes you should change the crush washer everytime you change the oil, and I use the Puralator filter.
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Old 12-14-2005, 05:31 PM   #6
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If you been following this site, you'll notice all the problems with oem Subaru filters.


<- Amsoil filter + fumoto
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Old 12-14-2005, 06:04 PM   #7
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If you been following this site, you'll notice all the problems with oem Subaru filters. My next filter will probably be a K&N or Mobil 1. Both have received very good reviews.
i'm sorry. but if you've been following subaru has re-issued the A100 filters. unfortunately though. SOA has sold out. check w/your local dealerships to see if they got any in.

see here: http://forums.nasioc.com/forums/show...3#post11993543
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Old 12-14-2005, 11:35 PM   #8
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K&N filter is the way to go.
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Old 12-14-2005, 11:38 PM   #9
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i ordered the black oil filter thats made in japan from 1stsubaruparts.com. quick shipping and dont forget to order the crush washer as well.
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Old 12-15-2005, 08:40 AM   #10
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i'm sorry. but if you've been following subaru has re-issued the A100 filters. unfortunately though. SOA has sold out. check w/your local dealerships to see if they got any in.

see here: http://forums.nasioc.com/forums/show...3#post11993543

Yeah, I'm aware. But who needs the hassle of trying to find and figure out if you've got the right one when you can just buy a purolater, mobil 1, K&N or Amsoil. All of which are superior anyway. They messed up so screw em. I beleive my dealer would try to pawn off one of the bad ones on me.
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Old 12-15-2005, 09:33 AM   #11
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I am going to start using the Amsoil EA oil filter.
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Old 12-15-2005, 09:50 AM   #12
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does mobil even make one for our car? I remember the autozone only had bosch in stock for my wrx.

Do you have a part number for the puralator, pure one or mobil1 filter?
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Old 12-15-2005, 10:45 AM   #13
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I've used the 0100 white ones, the ones ppl have had trouble with.. I guess I got a miracle case of 12 because out of using 5, none have given me issues. What exactly is the issue with them... they leak? I couldn't page thruogh the thread it was too long.
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Old 12-15-2005, 11:46 AM   #14
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If you been following this site, you'll notice all the problems with oem Subaru filters. My next filter will probably be a K&N or Mobil 1. Both have received very good reviews.

Yeah I agree??? What problems? The only problem is the new replacement white filter, which has already been corrected by Subaru. The OEM black filters have been proven to rank the best out of any of the filters....
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Old 12-15-2005, 01:47 PM   #15
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I use a PureOne filter or OEM always and also a new crush washer. I like the safety of the bolt/washer combo and the speed at which the oil is removed. It has also been mentioned on how to modify the fumoto valve so ALL the oil is drained from the sump. It is a farly easy modification and you only need a rat-tailed file and some time. JMHO Ed
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Old 12-15-2005, 09:47 PM   #16
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I always use a PureOne filter and I didn't change my drain plug's crush washer the past few times and now it started leaking so be sure you change that too.

Speaking of which, where can I get a crush washer? If I go to the dealership will they give me some?
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Old 12-15-2005, 09:50 PM   #17
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Speaking of which, where can I get a crush washer? If I go to the dealership will they give me some?
yes. some will give it to you for free some won't.
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Old 12-15-2005, 09:51 PM   #18
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I have a bunch of crush washers I don't use cuz I have a fumoto... i could send u some.
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Old 12-15-2005, 10:02 PM   #19
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I have a bunch of crush washers I don't use cuz I have a fumoto... i could send u some.
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Old 12-15-2005, 10:13 PM   #20
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the washer on the drain plug? funny, i've never replaced mine, EVER. I"m at 60K on my wrx. And i'm sure subaru says to replace the washer every time on all their models. . I had a legacy that i racked up 150K or something like that, never replaced that one either. Guess i'm lucky my car didn't blow up. hahahah I use bosch oil filters.
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Old 12-16-2005, 01:04 AM   #21
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the washer on the drain plug? funny, i've never replaced mine, EVER. I"m at 60K on my wrx. And i'm sure subaru says to replace the washer every time on all their models. . I had a legacy that i racked up 150K or something like that, never replaced that one either. Guess i'm lucky my car didn't blow up. hahahah I use bosch oil filters.
Yeah, the previous owner never replaced the washer on the drain plug until it came into my possession. So the car went through 30k on the same washer and didn't leak oil out through the oil pan.

But you're supposed so, and I guess for a few bucks for the crush washers, it's worth it just for piece of mind.
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I replace the washer on the oil drain plug. And yes, you can get away with not replacing it. I replace it because I always get a new ring with my filter.

I've done it with our OBK's ATF. Never changed the crush ring and it doesn't leak.

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Old 12-16-2005, 07:59 AM   #23
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deffinately go with the fumoto if you do your own oil changes. I went with the K&N oil Filter, mostly cuase I didn't want to have to go out and get a special filter wrench. and the K&N has a nut on the bottom that makes removal a breeze.
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Old 12-16-2005, 04:33 PM   #24
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mobil1 - because it's easily available everywhere. my autostores don't stock k&n for my sti and subaru dealers parts stores are always closed when i get off work.
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