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Subaru 15208AA15a #4454207
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Wife's 2014 crosstrek with 25k miles. Filter in sevice for 6 months 3000 miles






Re: Subaru 15208AA15a [Re: John_VT] #4454233
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Looks pretty darn good to me. Ed


CX5 Touring 2.5L :-)
Re: Subaru 15208AA15a [Re: John_VT] #4454234
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Looks good inside. Appears to be a blue OCOD.


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Re: Subaru 15208AA15a [Re: John_VT] #4454250
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Ya I thought it would be clean. We normally do 6 month 3500-4000 oci. Wife is starting a new job and has training to go to 300-400 miles this week. Wanted fresh oil. Not sure what the dealer puts in. But they left the fill cover off mad oil everywhere mad got a free oil change coupon. Probably won't use it. They wouldn't even inspect the car last year cause I put tint on top of the windshield above the mirror and the as1 line. I put in castrol edge 0w20 in with a wix 57055.


14 crosstrek 5 spd.Milesyn sxr 0-20
98 k1500 suburban 5.7L.Milesyn sb 5-30
03 Pontiac Montana. St 5-30
01 mojave,86 trx350,2-110cc atv's
Re: Subaru 15208AA15a [Re: John_VT] #4454262
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Use the free oil change but, watch like a hawk and check afterwards. Ed


CX5 Touring 2.5L :-)
Re: Subaru 15208AA15a [Re: John_VT] #4454293
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I believe it requires synthetic oil. I buy those blue filters by the 6-pack on Amazon.


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2016 Subaru Crosstrek CVT (wife's)
Re: Subaru 15208AA15a [Re: John_VT] #4454305
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Looks exactly like an orange PH Fram
except maybe a few extra pleats,
and the cap closest to the threaded end doesn't have notches cut around the perimeter.


"The evidence demands a verdict".
(Re:VOA)"it's nearly impossible to actually know the particular additives that are in there at what concentrations."
Re: Subaru 15208AA15a [Re: John_VT] #4454308
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We might use it might give it to my mom. (2015 legacy). Yup full synthetic 0w-20 to maintain warranty. (Put in Castrol edge 0w20). We ordered 5 gallons of milesyn sxr 0w20 for it and two cases of their SB 5w30 for our other rigs. I put a fumoto valve on it too. Thought about ordering some filters but the dealer and parts stores are less than 5 miles away. So for basically the same price I'll get them locally.


14 crosstrek 5 spd.Milesyn sxr 0-20
98 k1500 suburban 5.7L.Milesyn sb 5-30
03 Pontiac Montana. St 5-30
01 mojave,86 trx350,2-110cc atv's
Re: Subaru 15208AA15a [Re: John_VT] #4454316
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No notches on either end I might have flipped the filter when taking pictures. Wish I had taken pics of the fram ultra I cut open off my suburban. Only a 1000 miles on that filter but a lot more [censored] in the can frown but I forgot and threw it away


14 crosstrek 5 spd.Milesyn sxr 0-20
98 k1500 suburban 5.7L.Milesyn sb 5-30
03 Pontiac Montana. St 5-30
01 mojave,86 trx350,2-110cc atv's
Re: Subaru 15208AA15a [Re: John_VT] #4454363
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OK, is it bad that I saw the the first pic again and said "that looks like a Fram date code", then got to the 3rd pic (the bypass valve) and immediately thought "that is a Fram"?

Looks great, but with the low mileage, it should.

How much is Subaru charging for their blue version of the orange can?

PS. I have that same filter cutter. Works well for the most part, but filter this size are the smallest you can cut.


2012 xB: QSUD 0w-20/CQ Blue/5k
2010 Santa Fe: PP 0w-20/P1/8k
2007 Vue: VSP 5w-30/EcoGard/OLM
2004 F150: GTX HM 5w-20/TG2/4k
2002 F150: GTX HM 5w-20/EcoGard/1yr
1994 VT1100c: Peak 15w-40/PSL/5k



Re: Subaru 15208AA15a [Re: blupupher] #4454376
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Originally Posted By: blupupher
OK, is it bad that I saw the the first pic again and said "that looks like a Fram date code", then got to the 3rd pic (the bypass valve) and immediately thought "that is a Fram"?


Yep ... made by Fram.

Re: Subaru 15208AA15a [Re: John_VT] #4454383
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Lol idk I'm a newb. Ya low miles lots of short trips maybe 5 miles to work comes home for lunch. So lots of cold starts and not necessarily getting up to temp. We do try to take it on a good ride every couple weeks-once a month to clean it out. I think it's around $7 at the dealer and maybe $6 for the wix. I just got the cutter and ya mine doesn't quite get small enough to cut it. Threaded rod should have been longer I used a bolt as a spacer. Thinking I'll drill a new hole and move cutting wheel over.


14 crosstrek 5 spd.Milesyn sxr 0-20
98 k1500 suburban 5.7L.Milesyn sb 5-30
03 Pontiac Montana. St 5-30
01 mojave,86 trx350,2-110cc atv's
Re: Subaru 15208AA15a [Re: blupupher] #4454393
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Originally Posted By: blupupher

How much is Subaru charging for their blue version of the orange can?


Probably a lot more than you can buy the orange can for at walmart


"The evidence demands a verdict".
(Re:VOA)"it's nearly impossible to actually know the particular additives that are in there at what concentrations."
Re: Subaru 15208AA15a [Re: FlyNavyP3] #4454401
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Originally Posted By: FlyNavyP3
Looks good inside. Appears to be a blue OCOD.
Blue T G ?


2015 Ford F150 2.7
2018 Ford F350 6.2
Re: Subaru 15208AA15a [Re: Linctex] #4454408
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Originally Posted By: Linctex
Originally Posted By: blupupher

How much is Subaru charging for their blue version of the orange can?


Probably a lot more than you can buy the orange can for at walmart



I don't think the ocod has the proper bypass psi


14 crosstrek 5 spd.Milesyn sxr 0-20
98 k1500 suburban 5.7L.Milesyn sb 5-30
03 Pontiac Montana. St 5-30
01 mojave,86 trx350,2-110cc atv's
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