I have no clu what all the fuss is about. Buy an aftermarket filter.
No worse than the fussing/obsessing about Auto Stop/Start, Apple CarPlay, tires, lift kits, aftermarket LED lighting or all-weather floor mats. And other folks are obsessed about keep-everything-OEM or with dirt-cheapest "gud-e-nuff".+++++++
you may have just stumbled upon a "profound revelation"It just occurred to me that perhaps a reason for the small volume of the Subaru oil filter is that it is vertical and some oil tends to drain when the engine is shut off. Ask anyone and you will find that "bigger is not always better." Perhaps the small volume of the present Subaru oil filter is simply recognizing that it is quickly and easily filled as the engine starts up. I dunno. Can't believe I came to this forum four years ago and found that (by my estimate) 25% of the posts seem to revolve around oil/filters. I've learned a lot though.
Operative word here: "stumbled." I had a Mazda knock off Ford once with a tiny filter that hung properly like a bat from the bottom of engine, but don't know if that adds to the discussion. One presumes that while smaller the filter is completely able, when changed at proper intervals, to maintain the engine.you may have just stumbled upon a "profound revelation"
I saw that too. Very interested since that's what I've been using on all my subaru's for a while now. But if you look at the video, they seem the same after he opens them up. I was happy to see that.Seeing he mentioned WIX. Apparently, some WIX filters are now being made in China.