Subaru’s Blue Oil Filter Cut Open

Subaru Oil Filter

It’s been about 4,000 miles since my new motor was installed. I recently had a local shop put a RAW Performance Street Series shortblock into my 2007 STI. So far the car has been running great, and I plan on writing a blog post soon that details my recent build.

After draining the Motul 5W-40 8100 X-Cess oil that I had been running – I decided that I wanted to cut open the OEM Subaru blue oil filter. I used an electric Black & Decker saw that I had lying around, and it managed to do the trick. However, I ended up cutting the filter directly in half, as opposed to just cutting the bottom part off. (and sliding the rest out) I’ve included some high-resolution pictures below.

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