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Re: Subaru Cabin Air Filter
« Reply #100 on: February 26, 2019, 12:23:10 PM »
Sorry resurrecting that old thread:
$35 at Amazon is cheap? Then what is $8 from ebay (genuine Subaru)?
Obviously times change rapidly...

Amazon changes their prices more often than gas stations on some items.
It was $15 with Prime 2 day shipping when I ordered  back in the fall.

Link to the $8 OEM filters on Ebay?

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Re: Subaru Cabin Air Filter
« Reply #101 on: February 26, 2019, 01:55:49 PM »
I just want to go on record and say it took me less than 4 minutes to change the cabin filter in my new-to-me Legacy... compare that to my 2005 Forester.... no contest haha. I went with Fram + Baking soda for $20 at CADTire.
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Re: Subaru Cabin Air Filter
« Reply #102 on: February 26, 2019, 02:33:07 PM »
Amazon changes their prices more often than gas stations on some items.
It was $15 with Prime 2 day shipping when I ordered  back in the fall.

Link to the $8 OEM filters on Ebay?
Rock auto has them for $5 for cheap, $15 for the denso which is likely the oem supplier, or $20 for the one that comes with the fancy subaru sticker. Personally for cabin air filters I only buy the carbon/charcoal filters, they usually run in the range of $10-15. If you've used charcoal vs non charcoal filters on a respirator at work you'll quickly understand the difference it makes in cutting out smells and contaminants. "oem" doesn't really concern me too much when it comes to cabin air filters.

Also interestingly K&N started selling reusable cabin air filters recently. Though they make me a bit hesitant, as they likely don't offer much more than standard particle filtration.



I just want to go on record and say it took me less than 4 minutes to change the cabin filter in my new-to-me Legacy... compare that to my 2005 Forester....
The SG forester is a real headache to access, you pretty much have to pull the whole passenger lower dash out. Should be just a hatch in the glove box like most other cars.

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Re: Subaru Cabin Air Filter
« Reply #103 on: February 26, 2019, 03:28:44 PM »
The SG forester is a real headache to access, you pretty much have to pull the whole passenger lower dash out. Should be just a hatch in the glove box like most other cars.

Same in the GD. The entire glovebox assembly falls out. And you break itshay. And the blower motor power cable is in the way. wtf.

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Re: Subaru Cabin Air Filter
« Reply #104 on: February 27, 2019, 12:01:59 AM »
Same in the GD. The entire glovebox assembly falls out. And you break itshay. And the blower motor power cable is in the way. wtf.

I haven't changed mine, ever. 

No wait, that's not true.  I changed it once, put mint extract on the filter so the car would smell nice and minty.  Instead, it burned Adam's eyes out. 
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Re: Subaru Cabin Air Filter
« Reply #105 on: February 27, 2019, 04:20:03 AM »
burned Adam's eyes out.

He probably deserved it.
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Re: Subaru Cabin Air Filter
« Reply #106 on: February 27, 2019, 12:37:13 PM »
He probably deserved it.

Heck yeah, that guy blew my clutch. 
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