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#1 rverdoold

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Posted 20 March 2009 - 04:48 PM

Going to replace oil this weekend and got new oil filter: MANN filter W67/1, its hard to get hold on subaru filters and MANN seems to be pretty good from some filter reviews in europe (largest surface). However this filter looks so small. Sizes are 2.6 inch wide, hight is about the same and bolt size is M20 1.5 all these numbers seem right to me.
Guess they just get small these days.

#2 pete san

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Posted 20 March 2009 - 05:04 PM

The smaller filter is just that, smaller. If you want clean oil, I would suggest using a MagnaFilter. It spins on in front of your standard oil filter, and uses a magnet to get all the hard metal particles. There are a few places out there on the web, try Broncograveyard.com or usautoparts.com.

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Posted 20 March 2009 - 06:09 PM

I just bought a Mobil One filter, and it was tiny too. The auto engineer in me knows size isnt everything, but the gear head in me thinks that larger filter means more oil cooling, flow, can cooling.

I trust Mobil One filters so I went with it.


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#4 hohieu

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Posted 20 March 2009 - 06:24 PM

If you're going with Mobil 1, you could use the Honda M1-104 filter, which is larger than the M1-108 specified for Subarus.

In Europe, you could also use Mahle OC330, which is larger.

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Posted 20 March 2009 - 07:41 PM

those smaller filters will do the job, especially in the newer effiecent burning cars...if you look inside and compare for example a Subi filter to a Purolator, the subi filter is more tightly compacted...I have had the oil analysed on my 2001 at 5200miles, mostly highway miles at high speeds in very hot weather,...I was told "the oil was still good for much more since the TBN was only 4.3...1ppm chrome" (so a magnetic would serve no purpose here).."the oil and air filter are doing a very good job at keeping the dirt away"....I use either a mahle or nippon filter from rockauto and from walmart the Motorcraft semi-syn 5/20

Edited by Petersubaru, 20 March 2009 - 07:43 PM.


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Posted 21 March 2009 - 07:26 AM

I agree...they are tiny....doesn't instill me with confidence...we know that bigger is not always better...but you would think in this case it would be

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Posted 21 March 2009 - 08:34 AM

If Fuji Industries is happy with the smaller filter on their WRX and STi models, I'm content to use it on my '97 Impreza.:)

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Posted 21 March 2009 - 08:54 AM

In high rpm applications such as racing, a smaller filters helps maintain more consistent and steady oil pressure due to less flex in the can and better responsiveness of the bypass valve.

For "normal" use, for which longevity and durability rather than preventing catastrophic failure are the goals, I would tend to think that a larger filter is better.

In the end, it's easier for Subaru to stock one filter for all their 4-cylinder offerings.

Edited by hohieu, 21 March 2009 - 10:09 AM.
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Posted 21 March 2009 - 09:21 AM

I expect that if ''Vince'' isn't sucessful enough with ShamWow and the Slap-Chop/Graty infomercials, he's going to cut up ShamWow material, pack it into the grater, and hawk it as the latest oil filter innovation. ;)

#10 hohieu

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Posted 21 March 2009 - 10:23 AM

For the sake of our European OP, do you think "Vince" is hawking his wares over in Europe?

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Posted 21 March 2009 - 11:47 AM

I took of the old filter and fitted the tiny new one after checking with an other car parts store. System is a bit different here than US. There are not so many parts stores and Wal-mart where you can buy simple car parts. Service intervals are every 12,500 km (about 7500 miles) much more than over there.
THink it will run fine, will see.

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#12 OB99W

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Posted 21 March 2009 - 12:40 PM

For the sake of our European OP, do you think ''Vince'' is hawking his wares over in Europe?

I don't know about the Netherlands. However, Vince apparently already has a Spanish-language version out. :eek:

To be more on-topic, the OEM Subaru part # 15208AA100 is the same ''small'' size that the OP described for the replacement.

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Posted 21 March 2009 - 03:43 PM

If Fuji Industries is happy with the smaller filter on their WRX and STi models, I'm content to use it on my '97 Impreza.:)


Yup first time I changed the oil on the WRX, I was like awwww how cute!!




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