Does Subaru use "special" oilfilters?

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Does Subaru use "special" oilfilters?

Postby Alpejohn » Sun Oct 19, 2014 6:55 pm

Hi,

Our Legacy needs a oil change soon.
I was told by the Subaru garage that Subaru uses a special oil filter.
I think he said that just so i would by the filter from him.. :?

Is that true?
Cant i just go buy a filter from a local parts dealer? (Dont know that to call them, but shops that sells service parts for all kinds of cars, but known brands)


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Re: Does Subaru use "special" oilfilters?

Postby BUDDAH » Sun Oct 19, 2014 7:45 pm

KiDo can answer that he knows every thing :roll:




I always use Mann filters on everything I don't think you can go wrong with Mann Filters but KiDo will know better hes the forum expert and a legend in his own mind :lol:
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Re: Does Subaru use "special" oilfilters?

Postby Alpejohn » Sun Oct 19, 2014 8:19 pm

I see.. :)

It sounds pretty weird.. But you never know :)
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Postby BUDDAH » Sun Oct 19, 2014 8:25 pm

For the sake of a few $$$ and searching everywhere whats the problem of just getting a Subaru filter to be on the safe side :?
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Re: Does Subaru use "special" oilfilters?

Postby Alpejohn » Sun Oct 19, 2014 8:38 pm

Well, if im going to my local subaru garage, its a 30 min drive + a ferry (that takes half an houre + cost extra $$) :P
I could order online, but then its the shipping..

Or, i could drive 10 minutes to the closest parts dealer...... :lol:
So if i can use non orginal subaru filters thats great.. Much easyer and quicker to get. :)
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Re: Does Subaru use "special" oilfilters?

Postby alexeiwoody » Sun Oct 19, 2014 10:41 pm

Alpejohn wrote:Or, i could drive 10 minutes to the closest parts dealer...... :lol:


Is this a trick question?? Seems pretty clear to me??

EDIT: Sorry, I gets it. You meant non-subaru parts dealer for the other brand filters. :D You should be able to use other filters ok, unless you're flogging/racing the car, whatever difference is there - should be negligible....

PS. Ordering online coupled with some other service parts, can save quite a bit of $$.

P.PS. Wow. Buddah has been making kind of helpful posts lately! :lol:
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Re: Does Subaru use "special" oilfilters?

Postby BUDDAH » Mon Oct 20, 2014 6:04 am

Alpejohn wrote:Well, if im going to my local subaru garage, its a 30 min drive + a ferry (that takes half an houre + cost extra $$) :P
I could order online, but then its the shipping..

Or, i could drive 10 minutes to the closest parts dealer...... :lol:
So if i can use non orginal subaru filters thats great.. Much easyer and quicker to get. :)





Fuck me I didn't know it was a trick geographical question thought it was a filter quality question :?
Wow so far from everywhere them's the breaks when you live in shithole did you do schooling local at a real school or did you do home schooling :mrgreen:


PS You forgot to tell us how much the ferry trip is ??
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Re: Does Subaru use "special" oilfilters?

Postby bigBADbenny » Mon Oct 20, 2014 8:33 am

Apparently an RX8 filter is a viable alternative...
http://legacygt.com/forums/showthread.p ... 47113.html
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Re: Does Subaru use "special" oilfilters?

Postby Alpejohn » Tue Oct 21, 2014 5:53 am

BUDDAH wrote:Fuck me I didn't know it was a trick geographical question thought it was a filter quality question :?
Wow so far from everywhere them's the breaks when you live in shithole did you do schooling local at a real school or did you do home schooling :mrgreen:


PS You forgot to tell us how much the ferry trip is ??


You wonderd why i dint just go buy a subaru filter.. I can, but since you ask, the ferry cost about 22$, each way.. So if i can drive for 10 mins thats alot cheaper and quicker.

Anyway, im buying a mann filter or something. :)

Btw;
I dont live in a shithole, apparently i live in one of the worlds most beautiful countries. Judged by the tourists.. :roll:
And on this small island i live on, i dont know how many schools we have, but its more then 10. :)


Thanks for the tip bigBADbenny! :) We actually have a Mazda dealer here.. :mrgreen:
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Re: Does Subaru use "special" oilfilters?

Postby BUDDAH » Tue Oct 21, 2014 7:16 am

I still say Tasmania is a shithole :mrgreen:
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Re: Does Subaru use "special" oilfilters?

Postby jslayz » Tue Oct 21, 2014 10:50 am

BUDDAH wrote:I still say Tasmania is a shithole :mrgreen:



Buddah he doesnt live in Tasmania.

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Re: Does Subaru use "special" oilfilters?

Postby BUDDAH » Tue Oct 21, 2014 10:55 am

jslayz wrote:
BUDDAH wrote:I still say Tasmania is a shithole :mrgreen:



Buddah he doesnt live in Tasmania.

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I do so contribute :wink:

He dosnt :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:
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Re: Does Subaru use "special" oilfilters?

Postby brainy » Tue Oct 21, 2014 4:42 pm

I recall something about the subaru filters having an anti drain back valve.

I had someone dismantle my oil filters a few times and they asked me why i insist with the genuine one's when other aftermarket filters also have the anti drain back valve.
Possibly check to see if the brand you are looking at has an anti drain back valve.

Hope this info is helpful.

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Re: Does Subaru use "special" oilfilters?

Postby bigBADbenny » Tue Oct 21, 2014 9:30 pm

Iirc that's covered in the LGT topic I linked ^^^^ with dissections :P
The eg purolator has a crapola drain back valve ;)
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Re: Does Subaru use "special" oilfilters?

Postby Alpejohn » Thu Oct 23, 2014 6:33 pm

I checked aftermarket filters a few places, and at one place it said in the description that it had som kind of valve, but i think they
called it pressure limiting valve or something.. I might mix the words now, but it said something with a valve.. :)

No i dont live in Tasmania, Norway is my home. :lol:


Anyway, thanks for your help and tips! :)
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