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Has anyone every seen or heard of an alternate oil filter to the 15208AA15A ?
I'm looking for a filter with a larger capacity. Years ago on a VW Passat there was a turbo designated filter that could be used on the non-turbo engine.
 

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I use the Amsoil EA15K13 but the Royal Purple Extended looks good too.
Royal Purple extended oil filter

Part Number:10-2867
100% synthetic micro-glass media that catches
99% of particles 25 microns and larger,
and 80% of particles 10 microns and
larger High-performance silicone anti-drain back valve that prevents dry starts,
even in extreme conditions
Extra heavy-duty rubber base gasket that ensures a leak-free seal
An ultra-strength filter housing endures higher burst strength than conventional filters
Hieght 3.350"
Outside diameter 2.670"


Amsoil Ea oil filter EA15k13
Height 3.350"
Outside diameter 2.670"
Anti drain back valve
By-Pass
full-synthetic media technology is resin-free to resist degradation from hot oil.
It uses a wire screen backing that is pleated with the media for superior strength.
accordance with industry standard ISO 4548-12
98.7 percent at 20 microns
Ea Filters designated with product code Ea15K are recommended
for 15,000 miles/one year, whichever comes first, in normal or severe service.
 

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Some people feel that the cardboard end caps on some Fram filters are OK.

However, I would think that the oil is able to bypass the filter element and sneak around the edges of the cardboard end caps and back out through the center port.

There are just way too many competent filters on the market to justify putting up with crap.

Update: Looking at the photos again, it appears that the anti-drainback valve on the bottom and the over-pressure valve on the top prevent the oil from doing an end-run around the cardboard end caps.

The filters still are crap IMO.
 

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Some people feel that the cardboard end caps on some Fram filters are OK.


The filters still are crap IMO.
Umm..no you have not kept up.


Fram filters 20 micron at 99% Subaru probably 30+ micron at unknown efficiency. No one beats the Fram Ultra synthetic filter. To each his own. Never used a subaru filter in 200K miles of subaru drivine
 
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