Yeah I'm exaggerating when I say "garbage". I just don't like cardboard end caps so call it what you want. It's not as well made as the black Japanese Subaru filter that came on the new car. I believe that is an established fact. So maybe some opinion thrown in with some fact?What proof do you have or is this your opinion?
Pretty sure this engine does not have an oil cooler. Where else would copper come from on break in?It would be impossible not to have high silicon when the engine halves and other parts are put together with RTV, 100% normal for a Subaru.
Copper is from the oil cooler. The rest are fine for 1K on a new engine.
It's a normal part of break-in wear metals.Pretty sure this engine does not have an oil cooler. Where else would copper come from on break in?
Copper is widely used due to its high ductility and thermal conductivity. It is mainly utilized in bushings and bearings such as: crankshaft journal bearings, connecting rod bearings, camshaft bushings, piston wrist pin bushings, thrust washers, and even heat exchangers (oil coolers).
So this is most likely wrist pin bushing copper? I understand copper is a normally elevated wear in metal but curious on non oil cooled fb20 where it is coming from? Only copper source that comes to mind is wrist pin bushings. Copper layer of rod bearings isn't yet exposed, I dont believe there is copper in the wear surfaces of the heads anywhere?It's a normal part of break-in wear metals.
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How bout the paper, rag, and fiberglass filter paper part ? How do you feel about that?Yeah I'm exaggerating when I say "garbage". I just don't like cardboard end caps so call it what you want. ...
Yeah I'm exaggerating when I say "garbage". I just don't like cardboard end caps so call it what you want. It's not as well made as the black Japanese Subaru filter that came on the new car. I believe that is an established fact. So maybe some opinion thrown in with some fact?
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Yup, paper/cellulose media and card board hater. To each his own! Please do provide me with evidence of torn media or separated end caps on a Purolator Boss. I have been using the Boss filters since they came out on my 2014 Mazda 3 and I use Blackstone with every oil analysis and insolubles are never above 0.2%, in fact they are usually 0.1%, and wear metals have been extremely low. Every filter is cut open and examined when the oil is changed. Guess I've been lucky? I'll stick with what I like and the cardboard and paper guys are free to use what they want.I see you are one of the card board haters. You don't see very many failures with those like separated end caps and torn media like the ones you probably desire.
Completely agree, and I don't know what the issue is with Subaru mounts vs. others, but even when using German Torque (guten-tighten ) there is still usually a very small weep with a flat gasket. Never had to mess with tightness on a P-gasket, it's darn near perfect even if you simply have your 5-yo tighten it. If Fram offered an XG that fit (I use XG3593As on all my EJs) and had the P gasket for $1 more it would be a no-brainer purchase.If you have ever had a WIX or Pur-Oil-leaker on an EJ engine you would cherish that leak-proof P gasket.
I will note that ADBV may not matter much on the FB series as they appear to empty the filter after a hour sit.