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Old 09 May 2013, 08:05 AM
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I've just had aOil Filter replaced yesterday after it was leaking with a small pin hole in the back of it.

the filter was blue and subaru!!!!

Fingers crossed on the new one
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Old 16 May 2013, 12:21 AM
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What happened to those codes, anyone got a link as I want to check a blue filter that I came across in the shed?
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Old 19 May 2013, 09:57 AM
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try this from nasioc

http://forums.nasioc.com/forums/show....php?t=2466824

just checked mine and it starts with 23 so im safe

think i'll buy the black one next time though

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Old 19 May 2013, 10:08 AM
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I thought the black ones were discontinued? Who stocks the black ones nowadays then?
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Old 19 May 2013, 10:15 AM
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Most of the big names AS PERFORMANCE,RCM,SCOOBY CLINIC,LATERAL PERFORMANCE.etc....SJ.
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Old 19 May 2013, 10:21 AM
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mine didn't leak from the O ring. it had a puncture hole in it.
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Old 19 May 2013, 10:42 AM
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Originally Posted by stonejedi View Post
Most of the big names AS PERFORMANCE,RCM,SCOOBY CLINIC,LATERAL PERFORMANCE.etc....SJ.

Ok Thanks.
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Old 21 May 2013, 11:20 PM
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Originally Posted by rutt View Post
try this from nasioc

http://forums.nasioc.com/forums/show....php?t=2466824

just checked mine and it starts with 23 so im safe

think i'll buy the black one next time though
Thanks buddy appears its an acceptable one
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Old 04 July 2013, 07:10 PM
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Old 08 September 2013, 02:54 PM
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I read this thread last night, having fitted a blue filter to my hawk eye a couple of weeks ago it worried me so checked it this morning and no leaks present, I ordered the filter and oil from Scooby World, but have ordered a genuine black filter from Scooby Clinic and will be fitting it as soon as it arrives.
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Old 17 October 2013, 12:20 AM
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yeh I bought oil and filter from Subaru and did notice that it was a black filter that came off, and it was the blue filter Subaru sent me
I have noticed that it was smaller and after mbe 2 wks of it being fitted it leaks a little bit

is this the part number of the black one 15208aa100?, if not could some1 please give me the correct part number as I plan to buy the bigger black 1 asap now, I do not wish to take any chances
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Old 17 October 2013, 10:13 AM
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Originally Posted by calum4492 View Post
yeh I bought oil and filter from Subaru and did notice that it was a black filter that came off, and it was the blue filter Subaru sent me
I have noticed that it was smaller and after mbe 2 wks of it being fitted it leaks a little bit

is this the part number of the black one 15208aa100?, if not could some1 please give me the correct part number as I plan to buy the bigger black 1 asap now, I do not wish to take any chances

That is the correct part number.
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Old 17 October 2013, 09:30 PM
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cheers buddy will get one 2moz
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Old 18 December 2013, 08:49 AM
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I've posted this before but might be a good place for the info for those interested.

I use the genuine Mazda RX8 oil filter. It's made by Roki Japan the same manufacturer as the original black Subaru spec oil filter. It also has the same bypass pressure (unlike most of the rest) and it's slightly larger capacity upping the oil capacity to a shade under 5L.

Part number is N3R1-14-302 and available from your local Mazda dealer.

I personally only use these on my car. I wouldn't touch a blueprint one since I bought one and there were no oil flow holes in the separator plate lol, imagine if someone had fitted that! Best bit was the clown in euro car parts who couldn't see a problem and blanked me when I told him not to put it back into stock.
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Old 09 February 2014, 12:01 AM
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I have just ordered a blue oil filter from Opie Oils, reckon it should be safe for use?
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Old 19 October 2014, 07:49 PM
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yes it will be safe , he said he checked his stock
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Old 20 October 2014, 09:56 AM
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Thanks for that Gary, yes, we checked the part numbers on the ones we had and they should be absolutely fine.

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Old 29 November 2014, 11:39 PM
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^^^ I think you've unwittingly posted a dead link(?)
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Old 30 November 2014, 12:29 AM
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Originally Posted by joz8968 View Post
^^^ I think you've unwittingly posted a dead link(?)
I have deleted it, its when I clicked the link from APIDAVID, that I got that error message, anyway, no worries, just need to avoid blue oil filters. lol
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Old 17 February 2015, 11:40 AM
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Ugh, I've somehow neglected to see this until now. I've got a genuine Subaru blue filter from Opie Oils, would the consensus be to leave it and use a black one regardless of them being checked?

Or is all this worry just unnecessary hype over an old batch?
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Old 17 February 2015, 11:55 AM
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Originally Posted by [email protected] four View Post
Ugh, I've somehow neglected to see this until now. I've got a genuine Subaru blue filter from Opie Oils, would the consensus be to leave it and use a black one regardless of them being checked?

Or is all this worry just unnecessary hype over an old batch?
For the small cost involved, be safe and buy a black one They are better anyway. Rather than mess about finding batch numbers and so on.

Whats a failed engine worth ??

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Old 17 February 2015, 12:12 PM
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Yeah I'd much rather lay down a tenner for the peace of mind if the jury is still out on this one. Just thought I'd check in to see if a sound conclusion had been reached pointing otherwise - I guess not! Cheers Dave
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Originally Posted by [email protected] four View Post
Ugh, I've somehow neglected to see this until now. I've got a genuine Subaru blue filter from Opie Oils, would the consensus be to leave it and use a black one regardless of them being checked?

Or is all this worry just unnecessary hype over an old batch?
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The ones we had that were part of the affected batches were returned before we sold any and to my knowledge, we have not had a single person report an issue with the blue Subaru filter to us. I would save the money, but it's up to you.

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Old 17 February 2015, 12:27 PM
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Originally Posted by APIDavid View Post
For the small cost involved, be safe and buy a black one They are better anyway. Rather than mess about finding batch numbers and so on.

Whats a failed engine worth ??

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Just wondering why a filter sold by Subaru is not up to the job in a Subaru engine?
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Old 17 February 2015, 01:02 PM
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Just wondering why a filter sold by Subaru is not up to the job in a Subaru engine?
As far back as 2011 I raised the question of the quality of the blue filters.

https://www.scoobynet.com/scoobynet-...l-filters.html
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Originally Posted by Maz View Post
As far back as 2011 I raised the question of the quality of the blue filters.

https://www.scoobynet.com/scoobynet-...l-filters.html

This link covers it well enough.
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Old 17 February 2015, 02:24 PM
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The video isn't working for me, but based on the posts, the video suggests the filters are poor quality? Fair enough, if that is the case, but I have seen a couple of videos where people cut open a filter, pull out the gauze, measure it and rate the filters based on the amount of gauze in there. Hope the video wasn't like that as the amount of gauze doesn't matter, it's more about how effective it is.

I'm not a massive fan of OEM filters, as far as I am aware, they are all made by filter manufacturers, just rebadged and with a higher price tag. To me, you're better off buying a filter from the filter manufacturer as you know what you are getting and not paying extra for it. We only started selling OEM filters due to demand, but if anyone asks me for a filter for their car, I tend to recommend the UFI or Mahle ones. We sell thousands of them with no quality problems.

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Old 24 January 2016, 04:57 PM
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I just use the uprated rcm oil filter bit more money but worth it
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Old 25 January 2016, 11:06 AM
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there was a specific issue with ONE batch of the Blue OE filters, years ago and plenty of people use with no issues before and since............

the BLACK JDM spec OE filter is about as good as it gets unless you want to pay slightly more for the RCM m/sport version

all carried in stock at very competitive pricing as with all of our components
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