emergency service bulletin filters vs. "Jdm" made ones

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  1. euro
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    thought this was interesting, apparently I ordered my stash just in time.
     
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    I'm having flashbacks to working at Toyota and having two claims open with Fram over blown engines from media material coming apart...
     
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    Wait, so the replacement filters are better quality? Didn't see that coming.
     
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  4. Krazylegz1485
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    I find it comical that Subaru would partner with seemingly the worst manufacturer of oil filters out there. (I'm sure there are indeed worse, but I don't know that I've ever heard a good thing about Fram. Haha)
     
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    To the best of my calculations, I have changed oil about 230 times in my 47 years of car ownership and the only time I have had an oil filter related issue is when a gasket stayed stuck to the engine. I don't remember what brand it was. I used Fram filters for years and years until they added that black, rough, grippy stuff to the ends of the filters and it would flake off and you could hear it in the box when you shook the box - the filters didn't have anything covering the ends either. I then switched to OEM for whatever car we owned.

    If you are using a brand name product and changing it at a reasonable interval (and I don't consider 10k miles reasonable, no matter what the carmaker says), I doubt you will have any issues.
     
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    Yeesh I guess I haven't been paying attention to the shortages... so you can order the older style from.... (in best Fast n Furious voice....) Japan?
     
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    I use WIX on pretty much all oil filters (except for the newer cartridge style where I just use OEM).