Here's a picture of the OEM filter with about 22K on it. Seems similar to the Purolator Plus. Sorry I didn't think to make a side by side photo and the wife's got the car.
I know NAPA Gold filters are usually made by WIX, but I also have a NG filter for my Civic and the media is not the same at the media in the NG for the Forester. WIX has kind of a fuzzy finish to it and the NG for the Forester did not. It only said "NAPA Gold Made in USA" on it. No mention of WIX or Gastonia NC where I think WIX makes filters. Doesn't really matter...it didn't fit nearly as well as the Puro so it got returned.
2008 Forester X Auto
Last edited by chillywilly; 07-02-2007 at 02:12 PM.