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post #1 of 26 (permalink) Old 02-17-2017, 11:57 AM Thread Starter
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Oil filter cap for 15208AA15A blue filter

Hi,

I was wondering if there's an oil filter cap that fits the OEM 15208AA15A blue filter for a 2017 Outback 2.5i, and if so, where can one buy this?

I know there are many other different types of oil filter removal tools (strap, 'claw', pliers wrenches, etc.), and I'm probably missing something here, but I haven't been able to find a manufacturer's part number or tool specific to the 15208AA15A's size (I wonder what Subaru techs use ...)

(The cap is only for attempting to remove the filter ... please, no flames about why one would ever want such a cap too ...)

Many thanks for any advice and help!

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Take the filter to the parts store and do a test/verify fit, then you're sure.

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Have you considered one of these?

https://www.amazon.com/Lisle-63600-O...+filter+wrench
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Exactly what I use. I have had mine for 15+ years.
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You people that drive 2.5l don't know of the trials and tribulations of us 3.6 people changing our filter. We have the horsepower and chicks dig that but we can't use that wrench. Instead, a pair of application specific oil filter pliers does the job.

I'll take the horsepower and that fact that "3.6R" on my hatch screams babe magnet vs. a cute little top mounted filter.
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if you call your local dealer the parts department can order the correct cap for you, it's considered a special tool so it will take about two weeks to come in.
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You people that drive 2.5l don't know of the trials and tribulations of us 3.6 people changing our filter. We have the horsepower and chicks dig that but we can't use that wrench. Instead, a pair of application specific oil filter pliers does the job.

I'll take the horsepower and that fact that "3.6R" on my hatch screams babe magnet vs. a cute little top mounted filter.
I'll take my cute little top mounted oil filter any day of the week. I never considered any model of Outback a 'babe magnet'.
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I'll take my cute little top mounted oil filter any day of the week. I never considered any model of Outback a 'babe magnet'.
That is just so wrong.

With the 2.5 you have to lift the hood to see the goods. Mine are right out there for everyone to see.

Duh...
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Napa Gold 7055 (WIX) filter appears to be an acceptable aftermarket filter. Bypass pressure in the mid 20s. However it's slightly smaller than the OEM filter. Mention because a universal tool might be of more use if any future plan on using anything but a Subaru filter
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yup. Great for the smaller motorcycle filters. Used mine for about 20 years.


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