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This is a discussion on first oil change, turrible within the General Maintenance, Troubleshooting & Accidents. forums, part of the Tech & Modifying & General Repairs category; Originally Posted by den9 so i hear, for the past 6 years, but i havent once ever heard a first ...

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    Quote Originally Posted by den9 View Post
    so i hear, for the past 6 years, but i havent once ever heard a first account story or 2nd hand story
    I haven't heard any accounts of engine seizing or anything that was directly attributable to Fram, but a guy did dissect a large number of filters, examined their construction, and sent the filter elements to a lab to determine they're effectiveness. His findings are here: Engine Oil Filters

    Basically, Fram filters are the lowest quality filter you can get. They CAN (not guaranteeing they will, but can) leak dirty oil back into your engine, are generally poorly constructed. They may not cause any problems right away, but why risk it when a quality filter is just a few dollars more? I know a lot of OEMs use Fram filters, but I'll stick with higher grade Mobil 1 filters myself. Just my opinion...

    As for oils, I use full synthetic, but don't really have a favorite brand yet. So far my Valvoline Full Synthetic has been fine, and it was pretty cheap.
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    Quote Originally Posted by wrx wagone View Post
    The blue Subaru filters are made by Fram.
    Unfortunately yes . But it's really the only oil filter to be built to Subaru specs. Subaru's use an unusually high bypass valve pressure of ~23psi if I remember correctly. That means more filtered oil assuming the filter works correctly because it was made by Fram . Aftermarket once are usually a lot lower bypass pressure meaning less filtered oil. Ohh.. well.. I have 70k warranty so if the car breaks down I'll slap them the receipts of the Subaru oil filters that I bought along with all the approved fluids. Then the claim shouldn't be an issue.
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    bypass valve pressure? What bypass valve?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sinister View Post
    bypass valve pressure? What bypass valve?
    Ya know.... The bypass valve pressure....isn't it like 543 psi......?
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    I've never used OEM oil filter's for any vehicle. Purolator or Mobil 1, save receipts, have fun.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sinister View Post
    bypass valve pressure? What bypass valve?
    Hmm... I couldn't catch if you were being sarcastic, if you are then otherwise if you're not then, bypass valves are built into can oil filters. The valves are usually closed in normal operations allowing oil to pass through the filter element. Once the pressure rises due to rising engine RPM's the bypass valve opens allowing oil to bypass the filter element. The valve is also used as a safety for when the filter element is completely clogged making sure that the engine is lubricated in the expense of the oil not being filtered.
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