My last two Foresters had it on top, I think they started about 2015 or 16. Super nice.Maybe a Subaru thing... I’m used to the oil filter being located on the bottom of the engine. The Ascent’s is on top, near the coolant resevoir.
Does Subaru always have the oil filter on top?
Makes changing oil a breeze. So long as you’ve drained from below fully there is hardly any mess up top at the filter. A quick wipe down of the tray it sits in and twist on new one and away you go!This is the first car I've had with the filter up top but I've read that it makes oil changes super easy. Going to the be pretty nervous the first time not knowing where the oil flows.
Makes changing oil a breeze. So long as you’ve drained from below fully there is hardly any mess up top at the filter. A quick wipe down of the tray it sits in and twist on new one and away you go!
The FB20/FB25 engines also have the oil filter on top (2012+ Impreza, 2011+ Forester, 2013+ Legacy / Outback, 2013+ Crosstrek). All BRZ's also have the top mounted oil filter on its FA20 engine.FA engine has the oil filter on top (i.e FA20DIT in 2015+ WRX's, 2014+ Forester XT's) and now the new FA24DIT engine in 2019 Ascent's
Yeah, Subaru has done everything short of putting our a press release saying that this new 2.4 is going to replace the 3.6 in the Legacy and Outback.Same reason the EJ257 in the STI still has it's oil filter underneath, they are OLD engines lol. Too bad there probably won't be a new iteration of the H6