Saw that on the XV Board. Crazy
Perhaps the maker of the alternate oil filter was the only manufacturer that could meet Subaru's volume of demand?Why authorize alternate parts that don't meet or exceed the standard?
I wouldn't be concerned with this TSB if you're a DIY'er.
or - another oil filter comparison threadI hope this doesn't turn into another oil filter recommendation thread.
It's a little buried in the TSB but that seems to be the case. It still doesn't do anything to boost my confidence in this temporary replacement.What a strange TSB. As I read it, the procedure only applies to the initial oil change, or following the maintenance listed in the TSB. In other words, zero impact to folks doing routine oil changes with the new alternate OEM filter.
Blue Fram for us as well in Canada.@bigbird1 Does Canada get the black Tokyo Roki filters (same as installed at the factory) or do you get the SOA blue Fram?
Not to mention the hassle for a dealer to file claims with SOA for 4 quarts of oil and 20 minutes of labor.Just looked at the TSB. Absolutely ridiculous ! There is zero chance that any dealer, service station, or quick lube joint will follow those directions.