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#1 uniberp

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Posted 29 March 2009 - 08:39 AM

Between the Legato and truck, I have 300k on the vehicles and decided I'd paid my dues and did my part by buying a new car after 10 years. Got a 2008 Forester, after looking at the 2009 Forester (looks like a CRV) and had to go with the coke bottle fender lip look and slightly nicer interior. The 2009 underhood was much more inviting, seemed like gallons of space in there, but I got a deal and it's awesome to drive a new car.

Aside from the throttle-by-wire, which I try not to think about too much, the only other thing is the new smaller oil filter, which I DON'T LIKE. Seems designed to fit inside the new rerouted exhaust system. Requires a filter wrench to remove.

Will standard subie oil filters filt the 2008? Now that we have 3 between households, I want to buy them by the case.

http://www.wixfilter...1&TempYear=2008

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Edited by uniberp, 29 March 2009 - 08:42 AM.


#2 bratman18

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Posted 29 March 2009 - 08:41 AM

They should fit. Most of the newer oil filters are a lot smaller and there was a recent thread on this. All in all, it's the same basic motor that has been in there all along so they should all fit eachother

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Posted 29 March 2009 - 08:44 AM

Same gasket and diameter, just wondered if anyone got a cap wrench in there without problem. Can't fit my hand in, and the exhaust is hot when I change oil, so got to use the cap wrench. Clearance to exhaust is close around the filter

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Posted 29 March 2009 - 08:49 AM

If you mean a oil filter wrench, they make one that bends straight down so it fits in tight areas. I have one and it works great. I'm sure a lot of them do that. I would think it would fit, but I guess you might just have to try it first. Or maybe someone else has already tried and will chime in. Good luck!!

#5 Gloyale

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Posted 29 March 2009 - 12:41 PM

Same gasket and diameter, just wondered if anyone got a cap wrench in there without problem. Can't fit my hand in, and the exhaust is hot when I change oil, so got to use the cap wrench. Clearance to exhaust is close around the filter


Do you have a turbo model?

Or is the exhaust really that changed from the first gen Forresters?

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Posted 29 March 2009 - 04:28 PM

I havent seen one, but a larger filter may be closer to the exhaust pipe and transfer some heat.

Blu has swapped over to the tiny filter, but i am using a mobile 1 filter. I have jeard mixed things about the new OE filter. When in doubt, I go with mobile 1. wix, or another high quality filter.


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Posted 29 March 2009 - 04:59 PM

The GF's 2006 Impreza 2.5 NA I had to buy another cap style filter remover. It's a weird size. The one I bought is stamped steel(as opposed to pot metal/aluminum and plastic like some that I have) and actually can do 2 sizes. The one on her Suby and one a little smaller. Now I have 6 cap type's that take a ratchet or extansion, 2 normal band types, and a few of those band types that tape a socket extension.

Very close to the exhaust. Not just a bit of a burn hazard but I always get a little oil on the exhaust.

I took a new filter to the parts store to get the correct size. It's still the worst fitting one that I have.

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Posted 29 March 2009 - 05:03 PM

Until recently, the OE filter for the normally aspirated H4 engines was part # 15208AA100 -- it's small, painted black, and made by Tokyo Roki, whose filters had proven to be reliable. The ''new'' OE filter, part # 15208AA12A, is about the same size as the Tokyo Roki, painted blue, and made by Honeywell (Fram) in Canada. Some people have expressed concern over the construction of the new/blue ones.

#9 davebugs

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Posted 29 March 2009 - 05:13 PM

Wondered what was up with the color/manufacturers.

Only time I haven't changed the oil her local dealer was running a promo and she had oil & filter done there for less than 20 bucks. I think they were looking for late model tradins. They installed a Blue filter but my local dealer has the Black ones. Perhaps I'll stock up on some. One Blue filter in 72k is tollerable.

I haven't switched to the Advance Powerflo's(Purolator) for her car like I run in my cars (except the VW TDI) and the cars I fix and sell. When Blue is all that's available I see Wix in her future. Looking at the powerflow the bypass valve looks radically different,

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Posted 29 March 2009 - 06:01 PM

[...] Looking at the powerflow the bypass valve looks radically different,

I've been avoiding the aftermarket filters, partially because of a bypass valve concern. I understand the Subaru spec is about 23 psi, while many of the aftermarket ones are lower than that. The Purolator 14460 does have a spec of 20-25 psi -- but Purolator made the white ''OE'' filters a couple of years ago that leaked. The Wix ones I found (supposed to be equivalent) spec the bypass at only 8-11 psi. Go figure.




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