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Hello,
What brand oil filter and amtifreeze coolent (I have the additive for the coolent) are as good as subarus brand?
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Roger
 

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The "search" field in the forum is your second best friend.

key words "coolant" "oil filter"

tons of stuff to read
 

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Roger,

Tell us more about your car: what model, what year, etc.

Regards,
Jim / crewzer
 

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Wix and purolator make some of the best filters.

Prestone and peak are the big names in coolant, but no idea how they actually compare to the oem coolant.
 

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I see this is your first post, so welcome to the forum from Oregon! :biggrin:

If you decide to go with WIX oil filters, keep in mind NAPA Gold oil filters are rebranded WIX oil filters & a great value if you find them on sale! :cool:

Bobby...

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Use K&Ns! Expensive but with the one inch nut on the bottom they make changing a dream. There are several on line auto part vendors that offer free shipping for orders over $50 and sell them for $10 + change. I purchase three for the Forester and two for my daughters Corolla, who's filter is also vertical and up in a narrow location.
 

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Use K&Ns! Expensive but with the one inch nut on the bottom they make changing a dream. There are several on line auto part vendors that offer free shipping for orders over $50 and sell them for $10 + change. I purchase three for the Forester and two for my daughters Corolla, who's filter is also vertical and up in a narrow location.
K&N are pretty expensive (built like a tank though). Issue for Suparu is the 28psi byass value.

As far as the nut meeehhh...


I must have pasted the reference to this filter dozens of times on here
 

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Use K&Ns! Expensive but with the one inch nut on the bottom they make changing a dream. There are several on line auto part vendors that offer free shipping for orders over $50 and sell them for $10 + change. I purchase three for the Forester and two for my daughters Corolla, who's filter is also vertical and up in a narrow location.
Its a 3-4$ filter with a nut stuck on it being sold for $10+. Its basically the same as the mobil1, stp, champion etc filters.

Imo the purolator and wix(napagold) are the best out there. The only downside to the purolator is the thinner can construction, but I've bashed one offroad and it held up fine. The pureone has one of the highest filter media areas of any filter too.

I also generally use the purolator fuel filters, just because they're available at most part stores for a good price.

I used to use the purolator air filters, but the contruction gets cheaper each time I buy one! The rubber gasket material on the last one i got was so soft it actually melted off the filter media, so I'll be trying out different air filters soon. The first one I got had a great gasket and a metal frame around the filter media like the oem filters do, but this was a few years ago (does anyone happen to know of any aftermarket filters that still have that metal frame?)
 
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