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    oil change question?

    I recently attended one of those lame "new subaru owner" parties that dealership throws? We had one of the salesrep talk about how to take care of our car and the subject of changing our own oil came up. He suggested that people use ONLY subaru oil filters because there is a "crush" gasket that is different on other cars? Is there really such a thing? Or is he blowing off steam? I normally purchase my filters at my local pep boys, but i haven't done an oil change on this car as of yet.

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    They didnt' say anything about a crush washer to me. They told me to use scooby filters because of an extra drain hole in the filter.

    Im using them because it will make it easier to get warrantee service. Less hassle.
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    The rubber gasket?

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    the crush gasket is for the oil drain plug.

    all aftermarket filters will have the rubber gasket. i would reccomend wix, purolator (OE filter for subarus) or most anything besides a FRAM.

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    subaru oil filters

    You need to use oem filters becuase they come with a check valve in the top to keep some oil in turbo & top end when you turn it off.

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    If you read the labeling on the subaru OEM filter, you will see the word PUROLATOR on it. I'm not paying $8.00 for a $3.00 filter, crush washer, or not. You can buy a pack of crush washers for the drain plug (20 mm) when you pick-up your filter at Pep Boys.

    Oh yeah, the Pep Boys store brand oil filters are also made by PUROLATOR.

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    Re: subaru oil filters

    Originally posted by screaminwrx
    You need to use oem filters becuase they come with a check valve in the top to keep some oil in turbo & top end when you turn it off.
    Every filter I can think of includes the same check valve.

    Turbeaux - most manufacturers switch brands from time-to-time to get the best deal. They might not say Purolator next week, or in Australia! They might say....well.....Fram!

    This has been posted a million times. Here's one-million-and-one:

    http://minimopar.net/oilfilterstudy.html
    Last edited by GV27; 03-08-2003 at 10:52 PM.
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    8 bucks? man I'll just order a K+N high flow

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