Last post on Apr 19, 2013 at 1:22 PM
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Subaru Impreza, Subaru, Sedan, Wagon
#1597 of 1605 Re: FYI on oil consumption [iliketoshift]
Feb 26, 2013 (1:35 pm)
I just add oil when needed...hope you aren't assuming it's supposed to go 7500 miles between additions?
#1598 of 1605 Re: VERY IMPORTANT concerning 2012 Impreza oil filter [rxman4]
Mar 11, 2013 (8:42 am)
I just went to a Subaru dealer near work to get my first oil change yesterday- I get home and check the oil level - ONE INCH OVER full - if thats not bad enough, I look at the oil filter - didn't look like original. I went to the dealer this morning and he takes the car in right away - Works on it and states oil level has been corrected apologizes and shows me a Subaru Bulletin PB001133 that "HE" states says the two filter numbers are interchangeable - I look at it and say,YES, for the 2.5 Subaru Forester BUT the next paragraph states for 2012 Impreza you MUST USE part 15208AA160 or it wont function correctly - THATS SUBARU's words not mine. The dealer had put on part 15208AA130 which can ONLY be switched on the Forester NOT the IMPREZA.
Make sure, since its easy to see, that your oil filter is part 15208AA160 ( as listed in the manual)
I'm revisting this question. I bought several of the PN...160 oil filters listed here, and they do not seem to be a check valve type oil filter. I've changed the oil 3 times, and the last 2 times I've noticed no oil come out of the filter upon removal. The small bowl below the filter remains dry.
So, I'm wondering about whether this filter number is making for dry engine start ups. Anyone look further into this?
#1599 of 1605 Re: VERY IMPORTANT concerning 2012 Impreza oil filter [once_for_all]
Mar 11, 2013 (9:55 am)
I bought several of the PN...160 oil filters listed here, and they do not seem to be a check valve type oil filter. I've changed the oil 3 times, and the last 2 times I've noticed no oil come out of the filter upon removal.
A properly working check valve will prevent oil from draining out.
#1600 of 1605 Re: VERY IMPORTANT concerning 2012 Impreza oil filter [dcm61]
Mar 11, 2013 (9:55 am)
Wouldn't the lack of oil draining imply that is DOES have a check valve?
In other words, it isn't draining when you remove it because the oil is being retained within the filter. The other option is that the oil has fully drained back down into the pan.
I certainly hope the second option isn't the case!
#1601 of 1605 Re: VERY IMPORTANT concerning 2012 Impreza oil filter [xwesx]
Mar 11, 2013 (10:26 am)
The big hole in the center is empty, and there is mesh and filter all around. Any oil on the outside would simply move back through the filter and drain out the center hole.
What I'm saying is, I don't believe there is a check valve on this filter. It looks to be a standard filter. And given it's location, that's the wrong type of filter.
#1602 of 1605 Re: VERY IMPORTANT concerning 2012 Impreza oil filter [once_for_all]
Mar 11, 2013 (3:31 pm)
#1604 of 1605 Re: Dash rattles [dfong87]
Apr 04, 2013 (8:34 pm)
The same rattle has been annoying me intermittently and I too am satisfied that the issue remains with the A-Pillar trim...Initial thought was also with the speaker covers...
It seems something that could be fixed with the addition of an appropriate clip during the manufacture process and am interested how it will be addressed when I return for my 1st service...
Just out of interest though...My dash was partly dismantled for the fitment of a factory alarm at the dealership before I took possession of the vehicle and could not be certain the issue was caused then???
#1605 of 1605 Re: Dash rattles [littlebang556]
Apr 19, 2013 (1:22 pm)
i solved it by stuffing material (one side, a felt disk, the other side, a folded up piece of cardboard). was a little ugly (but only noticeable if you looked carefully), but worked.
when i went into service, i pointed it out to the tech who ended up sticking tons of foam tape inside A-pillar (at least that was he told me) to keep it from moving. i'm not exactly sure how that was done, but it did work and of course, it was prettier than what i had done.