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Subaru 15208AA15A Alternatives #5378706 03/17/20 02:10 PM
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I am looking for an good alternative filter for the OEM Subaru 15208AA15A oil filter for a 2016 2.5L FB engine. RockAuto lists many but I know from old threads here that many don't have the correct bypass valve.

Are the Carquest filters in Canada still Wix clones? I could use a 84055 which is listed as the equivalent to a Wix 57055. The Wix supposedly has the correct bypass.

Any other alternatives readily available in Canada? O don't want to keep paying for the overpriced OEM filters at a dealership that has treated me poorly for warranty work.

Re: Subaru 15208AA15A Alternatives [Re: Oldswagon] #5378717 03/17/20 02:22 PM
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There are 5 FB engines in my family and the only filters that any of them have seen with the proper bypass was the factory filter. Don’t worry about the bypass valve.


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Re: Subaru 15208AA15A Alternatives [Re: Oldswagon] #5378728 03/17/20 02:36 PM
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Honda, Toyota, Nissan, Crown Vic........Oh Sorry, I misread the title.

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Re: Subaru 15208AA15A Alternatives [Re: Oldswagon] #5378834 03/17/20 04:18 PM
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Re: Subaru 15208AA15A Alternatives [Re: Oldswagon] #5378871 03/17/20 04:52 PM
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I use the Wix 57055 on my wife's 2013 outback, no issues so far.
The Purolator PL14615 may be an option for you, it has the correct bypass spec.

Re: Subaru 15208AA15A Alternatives [Re: Oldswagon] #5378916 03/17/20 06:07 PM
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Fram Ultra XG7317 good for two intervals! hide


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Re: Subaru 15208AA15A Alternatives [Re: Oldswagon] #5379399 03/18/20 09:48 AM
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Premium Guard PG4615 is all you need. Has the Subaru 23 psi specification and these hold up great.




Re: Subaru 15208AA15A Alternatives [Re: Oldswagon] #5379419 03/18/20 10:08 AM
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Another week another Subaru oil filter bypass thread, I wish BITOG had a search function...

If the bypass is important to you use a Wix/Napa Gold filter

If the bypass is not important to you use a Fram filter

What is the issue with the Subaru OEM oil filter that is compelling you to seek an alternative? The price for one is roughly equivalent to a Wix/Napa Gold so if you are looking to quite literally save a very small amount of money you probably will not accomplish anything with an alternate filter that meets the bypass spec and you might even end up paying more.


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Re: Subaru 15208AA15A Alternatives [Re: Oldswagon] #5379457 03/18/20 10:56 AM
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^^^^^ What he said ^^^^^

The OES filter has lower efficiency, but higher PRV setting and Subie-spec quality.

FRAM XG has best-in-class efficiency & 20k mile OCI, but lower PRV setting.

Make a choice.

Re: Subaru 15208AA15A Alternatives [Re: Oldswagon] #5379502 03/18/20 11:50 AM
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There's nothing wrong with the OEM filter and they can be bought for under five dollars at the dealership.


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Thank you for the links. Can anyone confirm that the Car Quest Premium 84055 oil filter is a Wix clone? I know Car Quest filters used to be Wix clones, I am just not sure if that has changed in recent times (I haven't stayed current). I deal with Car Quest often, and most of my other filters I buy are Carquest Premiums, which I why I'd like to maybe switch to one on this Subaru. But I really don't care what filter I run, just something that is easy to find, reasonably priced and meets OEM specs.

Thank you to those who offered helpful advice. For the record, I did search and read old threads, but I don't have endless time to read every single one. None of the threads I found mentioned the Car Quest filters, or many other alternatives other than Wix or Napa, and Fram. I was just looking for other options because as I stated in my first post the dealership overcharges (about $13 for the filter), the location is inconvenient and quite honestly I don't like the local dealer so I'd rather not give them my money. This will be my last Subaru, but don't plan on selling it for a while so I'd like to make it last.

If there is a cheap Canadian online source for the OEM filters, I'd consider sticking with them, but most are overpriced or the shipping costs make them as expensive or more than the dealership. Otherwise, I just want a decent quality filter that will work properly for this engine.


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Re: Subaru 15208AA15A Alternatives [Re: Oldswagon] #5379704 03/18/20 04:33 PM
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Originally Posted by Oldswagon
If there is a cheap Canadian online source for the OEM filters, I'd consider sticking with them, but most are overpriced or the shipping costs make them as expensive or more than the dealership. Otherwise, I just want a decent quality filter that will work properly for this engine.

Folks think nothing about spending 20, 30, 40 $$$ a week for gas but look at saving a couple bucks on a filter.


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Originally Posted by Al

Folks think nothing about spending 20, 30, 40 $$$ a week for gas but look at saving a couple bucks on a filter.


You know what they say about people who make assumptions. You are way off base. I don't know why so many people on this board feel the need to offer their unsolicited opinion on irrelevant matters that are none of their concern.

Back on topic, if anyone can advise on whether the Car Quest 84055 is the same as a Wix 57055, this would be appreciated.

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Re: Subaru 15208AA15A Alternatives [Re: Al] #5380071 03/19/20 07:12 AM
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Originally Posted by Al
Originally Posted by Oldswagon
If there is a cheap Canadian online source for the OEM filters, I'd consider sticking with them, but most are overpriced or the shipping costs make them as expensive or more than the dealership. Otherwise, I just want a decent quality filter that will work properly for this engine.

Folks think nothing about spending 20, 30, 40 $$$ a week for gas but look at saving a couple bucks on a filter.


Gasoline is a necessity, bud. By your logic, we should be purchasing boutique oils and the most expensive oil filters and changing them out at the severe service interval, regardless of our individual needs and circumstances, all because we spend needlessly on some unrelated item (eg, Dunkin instead of home brew, Founders instead of Natural Ice, a $30k car instead of a $5k car, etc).

Personally, I try to save money where I can, on things I care little about (eg, cheap coffee, cheap clothing and shoes, etc) so that I have more money for things I do care about (better beer, gadgets, etc.). On the flip side there are other low hanging fruit for saving money. For instance, I run my oil filters for two intervals, because that’s what the FU is designed for. Others run the cheapest filter they can find, likely because they don’t feel that a better filter will appreciably increase engine life.




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Oldwagan it’s more in line with purolator


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