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2015 Forester XT oil catch can recommendation #5243901 10/19/19 06:00 AM
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Hello everyone,

Warranty just ended for my Subie and I was looking to put an oil catch can and I do not know what to look for when shopping for one.

I have the FA20DIT engine (similar to 2015+ WRX), and I would like to have one that doesn't flash or stand out too much when I open the hood.

Any recommendations?


2015 Forester XT @ 100k km
Current fill: Rotella T6 Multi Vehicle 5w-30 with Fram Ultra XG7317
Re: 2015 Forester XT oil catch can recommendation [Re: jbutch] #5244049 10/19/19 09:03 AM
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I would try a Subie forum, they could possibly give you advice more specific to your car.

I have an Elite Engineering catch can on my car Impala. It's a direct injected engine, so I think it's worthwhile to reduce the amount of oil vapour going past the intake valves. Is your car direct injected? If not, the port injectors would keep the intake valves clean, and a catch can wouldn't really help anything.


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Re: 2015 Forester XT oil catch can recommendation [Re: carviewsonic] #5244055 10/19/19 09:08 AM
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Originally Posted by carviewsonic
I would try a Subie forum, they could possibly give you advice more specific to your car.

I have an Elite Engineering catch can on my car Impala. It's a direct injected engine, so I think it's worthwhile to reduce the amount of oil vapour going past the intake valves. Is your car direct injected? If not, the port injectors would keep the intake valves clean, and a catch can wouldn't really help anything.





Yes, it is turbo direct injection


2015 Forester XT @ 100k km
Current fill: Rotella T6 Multi Vehicle 5w-30 with Fram Ultra XG7317
Re: 2015 Forester XT oil catch can recommendation [Re: jbutch] #5244076 10/19/19 09:40 AM
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The Elite Engineering can is nicely made, and can be had in different finishes and colours. Seems to work well at condensing oil out of the pcv vapour. Kind of pricey though, for what it is.


'18 Impala
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Re: 2015 Forester XT oil catch can recommendation [Re: jbutch] #5244320 10/19/19 02:47 PM
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Originally Posted by jbutch
Hello everyone,

Warranty just ended for my Subie and I was looking to put an oil catch can and I do not know what to look for when shopping for one.

I have the FA20DIT engine (similar to 2015+ WRX), and I would like to have one that doesn't flash or stand out too much when I open the hood.

Any recommendations?

How common is CBU on those engines?
I would rather go with low NOACK, ACEA C3 oils such as Mobil1 ESP 5W30.

Last edited by edyvw; 10/19/19 02:48 PM.

15' Toyota Sienna AWD (Mobil1 5W30 EP+OEM filter).
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Re: 2015 Forester XT oil catch can recommendation [Re: edyvw] #5244338 10/19/19 03:09 PM
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Originally Posted by edyvw
Originally Posted by jbutch
Hello everyone,

Warranty just ended for my Subie and I was looking to put an oil catch can and I do not know what to look for when shopping for one.

I have the FA20DIT engine (similar to 2015+ WRX), and I would like to have one that doesn't flash or stand out too much when I open the hood.

Any recommendations?

How common is CBU on those engines?
I would rather go with low NOACK, ACEA C3 oils such as Mobil1 ESP 5W30.



Definitely less common than VW/Audi, but still.

My last fill was actually Mobil 1 ESP! Now I have some Rotella Multi Vehicle in there.


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Re: 2015 Forester XT oil catch can recommendation [Re: jbutch] #5245576 10/21/19 04:51 AM
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https://www.moroso.com/moroso-shop-browse/60000/6011/

I have one of these on my Suburban. Works perfectly.

Re: 2015 Forester XT oil catch can recommendation [Re: jbutch] #5247066 10/22/19 12:29 PM
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Originally Posted by jbutch
Hello everyone,

Warranty just ended for my Subie and I was looking to put an oil catch can and I do not know what to look for when shopping for one.

I have the FA20DIT engine (similar to 2015+ WRX), and I would like to have one that doesn't flash or stand out too much when I open the hood.

Any recommendations?


I recommend an air oil separator by IAG. I have one on my 625whp STI street car. I had it installed when I was originally stage 2 with the factory TMIC. When I pulled off the TMIC for an install months later, the intercooler was bone dry, which it wasn't before. Lots of high HP and street cars run this air oil separator and it's also maintenance free unlike oil catch cans where you have to inspect and dump out the oil if its full.

https://www.iagperformance.com/2015-Subaru-Forester-XT-Engine-Air-Oil-Separators-s/7040.htm


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2015 Audi S3
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