[quote=“ironfist”]ok went to Subaru dealer to buy some oil filters but they say they dont’ sell it…ya I am in Kaohsiung and there is only one dealer here so they are pretty much monopoly here so won’t sell you shit…you gotta do all the maintenance there…so my question is are aftermarket oil filters ok?
[/quote]I’ve heard that a lot of the aftermarket ones are garbage, including some big brands like Fram. The OEM ones are made by Purolator, so if you can find those in the parts store you’re set.
Subaru’s current PN for the filter is 15208AA09A btw. You could have them shipped from home if you get really stuck, they weigh almost nothing.
My local dealer has always sold me anything I wanted btw, they let me copy pages out of the service manual if I have to check between the local and foreign versions etc with no arguments. Mind you, I have put a bit of cash their way over the years.
Do you want to change the oil yourself, or are you just looking to do it cheaper than the dealer, or insist on a particular brand of oil? For the price of labor here (which is what it’s worth) I tend to let the dealer change the oil, but I take my own oil there rather than buy the overpriced rubbish they sell. No arguments about that. Ever.
redwagon: I installed EGT they drilled a hole in the uppipe…I guess the warranty is gone? I guess it is and I better get a new uppipe…u got a site or store that I can order it from ? thanks also where can I buy G-tech in Taiwan?[/quote]You shouldn’t have any problem with the warranty unless you are claiming the uppipe itself is bad, or if you’re claiming on damage to the turbo itself. I bet you my kidneys they did not remove the uppipe to install the EGT probe and there is a small chance that the swarf from that operation will damage the turbine on it’s way out the exhaust.
Does the '06 have a cat in the uppipe? IIRC it got one more in the TBE in lieu of the one in the cat, so changing the uppipe won’t get you any gains in power at all. If it does have a cat, then deleting is probably going to cause you to run weak somewhere. We go back to EM again… you flow more air, you have to compensate with more fuel.
I don’t know what it’s like these days. Ta Ching were pretty tolerant when it came to modded cars and it seemed they would honor all reasonable claims. My area service manager was a very nice guy, and luckily he transitioned and now works for SOT. If it was obvious that abuse or stupid mods had caused the damage, he would (rightly) deny a claim, but it wasn’t like the attitude of a lot of SOA’s dealers of “any mod = goodbye warranty”. When my car went to the dealer all I got was nods of approval for what I’ve done to it (and greasy footprints all over the car). I don’t know what SOT is like on warranty wrt mods. Maybe nonsequitur has more experience there.