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Quality filter for 2017 Subaru 2.5 Ltr #5271708 11/19/19 10:39 AM
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Lots of great reading here.

I am now doing the oil changes on our 2017 Subaru Outback 2.5Ltr.

I live in central Oklahoma with trips to Colorado from time to time. No off roading, no towing and a mix of town and highway driving.

I run Top Tier fuel from Shell, Phillips 66, Valero, Conoco. Mostly Shell. Never any alcohol blends.

For oil I am using Mobil 1 0-20W Synthetic Advanced Fuel Economy.

Installed a EZ Oil Drain Valve.

I installed a Wix oil filter but it was a bit smaller than original.

What would be a quality oil filter for my application?

Thank you.

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Ishmael, first of all welcome.

There are lots of Subaru members on here, they should be by shortly....but from what I know, the OEM filters are a good choice for Subaru. Filter choice can depend on what interval you plan to change the filter. Every oil change, or do you plan to let it go awhile?

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I use the overseas manual to choose my viscosity.


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Re: Quality filter for 2017 Subaru 2.5 Ltr [Re: Ishmael] #5271737 11/19/19 11:20 AM
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Napa Gold 7055 or Fram Ultra 7317 are great filters that fit your application.

Re: Quality filter for 2017 Subaru 2.5 Ltr [Re: Ishmael] #5271746 11/19/19 11:26 AM
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Subaru requires filters of higher bypass pressure, many of the aftermarket filters don't meet this requirement (usually a lower bypass pressure)


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Re: Quality filter for 2017 Subaru 2.5 Ltr [Re: Ishmael] #5271749 11/19/19 11:28 AM
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7055 meets the bypass requirement; but this perceived bypass "issue" has been covered ad nauseam multiple times....

Re: Quality filter for 2017 Subaru 2.5 Ltr [Re: Ishmael] #5271752 11/19/19 11:31 AM
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If you care about the bypass rating use Wix or Napa filters or just stick with the Subaru OEM oil filter.

If you don't care about the bypass rating use Fram Ultra XG7317 or Fram Tough Guard TG7317.

Any of the above will work fine.


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Re: Quality filter for 2017 Subaru 2.5 Ltr [Re: Imp4] #5271789 11/19/19 12:15 PM
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Inp4 You hit it right on the head.

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Re: Quality filter for 2017 Subaru 2.5 Ltr [Re: Ishmael] #5271824 11/19/19 01:01 PM
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What's wrong with the OEM? But id you're really bent on getting something else Mobil makes a good fleece which I've used on my wife's outback for many many years, but's it not as cheap as the others.

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Re: Quality filter for 2017 Subaru 2.5 Ltr [Re: Ishmael] #5271845 11/19/19 01:20 PM
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I have used Fram Tough Guard, Napa Gold and the OEM style filter on my '18 2.5 ... None really make any difference.

I was going to use a Supertech filter on it, but the filter they have listed for my '18 is significantly smaller than the factory filter. So I'll pass on that.


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Re: Quality filter for 2017 Subaru 2.5 Ltr [Re: Ishmael] #5271865 11/19/19 01:46 PM
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I like OEM the best usually in anything that is the slightest bit different spec wise - as this bypass PSI.

Re: Quality filter for 2017 Subaru 2.5 Ltr [Re: Ishmael] #5271869 11/19/19 01:50 PM
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Originally Posted by Ishmael
Lots of great reading here.

I am now doing the oil changes on our 2017 Subaru Outback 2.5Ltr.

I live in central Oklahoma with trips to Colorado from time to time. No off roading, no towing and a mix of town and highway driving.

I run Top Tier fuel from Shell, Phillips 66, Valero, Conoco. Mostly Shell. Never any alcohol blends.

For oil I am using Mobil 1 0-20W Synthetic Advanced Fuel Economy.

Installed a EZ Oil Drain Valve.

I installed a Wix oil filter but it was a bit smaller than original.

What would be a quality oil filter for my application?

Thank you.



Buy the Subaru OEM blue filters on Amazon by the 5 or 6 pack. Good price, good filter.

I got some NAPA Platinum filters on a super sale but when they are gone, back to the Subaru blue filters.


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Re: Quality filter for 2017 Subaru 2.5 Ltr [Re: Ishmael] #5271900 11/19/19 02:25 PM
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Can't believe I included everything but my oil change interval.

I will probably do it at 6K unless we have been doing a lot of highway then I will go to 7.5K.

The concern is condensation contamination with frequent short trips in cooler weather.

Did not know about by pass requirements, and am not really sure what is meant by that.

Thanks for the replies.

Best wishes,

Ishmael (That's what you can call me)

Re: Quality filter for 2017 Subaru 2.5 Ltr [Re: Ishmael] #5271939 11/19/19 03:01 PM
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Originally Posted by Ishmael
Did not know about by pass requirements, and am not really sure what is meant by that.


The filter bypass valve is a valve that opens up when the pressure difference across the filter is greater than the bypass valve setting.

When the bypass valve opens, unfiltered oil "bypasses" the filter media. The bypass valve protects the filter media from potential damage caused by a high pressure difference across the media. Another purpose of the bypass valve is to ensure the engine still gets oil flow if the filter becomes too clogged up with debris and becomes too flow restrictive.

Re: Quality filter for 2017 Subaru 2.5 Ltr [Re: Ishmael] #5271944 11/19/19 03:06 PM
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I'll throw an exotic filter out there ...

Tokyo Roki Co., OEM Mazda: P/N N3R1-14-302 . Subarus used to come from the factory with this brand of filter installed ( still do ... not sure ? )

2010 + Mazda RX-8 oil filter. 20 - 26 psi by-pass ( same as Subaru ), P profile round gasket ( like Subaru OEM ) , same size as stock OEM Subaru blue replacement filter. Very well built, made in Japan, and CHEAP ! Less than $ 10.00 CDN at the dealer.
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Re: Quality filter for 2017 Subaru 2.5 Ltr [Re: Ishmael] #5271960 11/19/19 03:26 PM
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In the 4 years and 50 thousand I've had my 2.5 Forester I've used Subaru filters, Hastings filters, and Wix filters. Couldn't tell one bit of difference.

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