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Old 09-14-2003, 05:01 PM   #7
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Member#: 19201
Join Date: May 2002
Location: Squamish
2008 Legacy Wagon


I had this happen with an entire six pack of OEM filters. I have an Impreza and a Legacy - happened on both. Thought the gasket was failing, or something was wrong with the seating surface. After the 4th one I got fed-up and tried a Napa Gold filter on one the Legacy and the problem went away. I'm now running an Amsoil filter on the other and the problem is gone on that one too.

A couple of months ago a mechanic told me that Subaru (at least in western Canada) had recalled a batch of filters. I asked a dealership and they just spaced - no surprise for a dealership I suppose. Anyway, I'm having no problem with the aftermarket filters I'm now using. Still have two new OEM filters that won't even work as doorstops because they're not heavy enough...

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