Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Brooklyn, NY
Car Year: 04
Car Model: Forester X
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OIL FILTER: Is it ok to use a larger than oem ?
I got some Pennzoil oil and filter on sale at Autozone. The Fram ExtraGuard filter they gave me looked shorter than Subaru original, so I picked up a longer filter instead (same width).
I change oil every 6 months on my car, so I guess a bigger filter should be able to hold more contaminants
When I changed oil in my wife's 09 Legacy, I also got a Mobil1 m1-110 filter which is longer than oem. That's the filter I used for my previous car (Nissan Maxima).
I'm planning to change her Legacy's Mobil1 synthetic oil & filter once a year (every 8-10k miles).
Is there any disadvantage of using a bigger oil filter than oem ?
Last edited by Matrix11229; 01-31-2010 at 12:23 PM.