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    NAPA filters are made by Wix which are generally pretty good. The main problem is finding a filter with the correct by-pass valve pressure rating. I know both the regular Purolator and the Pure One have the correct setting.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Donkey View Post
    NAPA filters are made by Wix which are generally pretty good. The main problem is finding a filter with the correct by-pass valve pressure rating. I know both the regular Purolator and the Pure One have the correct setting.
    Thanks for this reply. I never did enough research on the filter and how important it is to my oil system. I feel pretty stupid for having used an oil filter that has likely been allowing some dirty oil to get through to my engine and wherever else. Thankfully, I am a religious and frequent oil changer. My oil health is pretty good I think. I check it almost 3 times a week.

    Coincidentally, I am going to be changing oil next week again, ordered up more of the ENEOS 5w30 (I stand by the oil), but also added a 6 pack of the "blue" OEM Subaru oil filters. I suppose its not too late to give my car what it needs.

    Thanks again for the post.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Blammo View Post
    Coincidentally, I am going to be changing oil next week again, ordered up more of the ENEOS 5w30 (I stand by the oil), but also added a 6 pack of the "blue" OEM Subaru oil filters. I suppose its not too late to give my car what it needs.

    Thanks again for the post.


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    Not a fan of the "Blue" filters. They are made by Honeywell/Fram. The old "black" filters were made by Tokyo Roki then the Subaru "white" filters were made by Purolator.

    Also I would check this Subaru recall on some of the "blue" filters.
    http://forums.nasioc.com/forums/show....php?t=2466824
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    First oil change!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Donkey View Post
    Not a fan of the "Blue" filters. They are made by Honeywell/Fram. The old "black" filters were made by Tokyo Roki then the Subaru "white" filters were made by Purolator.

    Also I would check this Subaru recall on some of the "blue" filters.
    http://forums.nasioc.com/forums/show....php?t=2466824
    So the filter that the subaru dealership put in it was a blue filter... Should I be worried?

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    Mazda RX-8 filter and Amsoil EFM 5W-40.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bizzdan View Post
    So the filter that the subaru dealership put in it was a blue filter... Should I be worried?
    No. It meets factory specifications and they are aware of the recalls.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SD_GR View Post
    No. It meets factory specifications and they are aware of the recalls.
    Good thanks man

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    Quote Originally Posted by Donkey View Post
    Not a fan of the "Blue" filters. They are made by Honeywell/Fram. The old "black" filters were made by Tokyo Roki then the Subaru "white" filters were made by Purolator.

    Also I would check this Subaru recall on some of the "blue" filters.
    PSA: Subaru blue OEM oil filters recalled due to leaking gaskets - NASIOC
    Thanks for this information. I am awaiting the arrival of 6 of these filters. I can certainly see your argument against the blue filters as I have read. It seems most peeps go with the Purolator Pureone. Since I have already purchased these filters, gonna give them a go. They are likely a step up from Napa filters as they will have the correct pressure relief settings especially for cold starts.

    I will check the manufacture dates before installing.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bizzdan View Post
    First oil change!!
    Yo Bizzdan!!! I love the choice. ENEOS product works for me.

    I cant comment on AMSOIL as Ive never tried it in my WRX...but I did use AMSOIL in my Harley...and its great stuff. Also used AMSOIL in both Mustangs that I have owned.

    However, I would love to know how this is working for ya. Have you checked levels...color...etc? Please post your findings. ENEOS is really good stuff and most people have never really even heard of it.

    As for filters, I know now the RX-8 filter or a Purolator Pureone may be the best choice...but gotta give my blue OEM a go since I already bought them. How is it working for you?
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    I've been using AMSOil 5w30 (paired with an AMSOil oil and air filter) in my 2006 WRX Wagon for the past year (18,000 miles). Zero issues with it.

    The oil currently has around 7000 miles on it, but I'll be changing it out at 12,000 miles.

    I do check the oil level every 2 or 3 weeks, just to make sure it is not low.

    The only problem I've had is that I forget when I last changed it... So, I have to keep a log online and remember to check it every so often.

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    Quote Originally Posted by not12listen View Post
    I've been using AMSOil 5w30 (paired with an AMSOil oil and air filter) in my 2006 WRX Wagon for the past year (18,000 miles). Zero issues with it.

    The oil currently has around 7000 miles on it, but I'll be changing it out at 12,000 miles.

    I do check the oil level every 2 or 3 weeks, just to make sure it is not low.

    The only problem I've had is that I forget when I last changed it... So, I have to keep a log online and remember to check it every so often.
    Wow 7k miles already and still 5k more to go until you're going to change it? Let us know how it turns out
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    Quote Originally Posted by jsantos1082 View Post
    Wow 7k miles already and still 5k more to go until you're going to change it? Let us know how it turns out
    will do.

    i tend to drive around 2000 miles per month, so figure i'll report back in 2 months or so. i'm also going to send off a sample of the drained oil to blackstone for testing. i'll post the results - good or bad.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jsantos1082 View Post
    Wow 7k miles already and still 5k more to go until you're going to change it? Let us know how it turns out
    He should be fine. AMSoil is good ****.
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    Quote Originally Posted by McBill View Post
    He should be fine. AMSoil is good ****.
    I use amsoil too, but change it about every 4K miles. It is usually pretty black when I drain it...I haven't done an oil analysis, but for $50ish bucks twice a year I don't push it to the 12K they* say you can.
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