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Part Number: 15208AA12A
Supersession(s): 15208AA020; 15208AA021; 15208AA022; 15208AA023; 15208AA024; 15208AA060; 15208AA080; 15208AA09A; 15208AA100

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Genuine Subaru Oil and Oil Filters
The ONLY oil and filter formulated specifically for the SUBARU BOXER® engine

The importance of routine oil changes
No motor oil lasts forever. The heat and friction produced between the moving parts of any engine eventually causes oil to break down and lose its protective properties (oil breakdown also occurs over time while a vehicle is left stationary). This is why it is crucial to follow the oil change intervals (at least every 6,000 Miles or 6 Months) inside your Warranty & Maintenance Booklet. Use it to find the correct mileage and/or time that your oil should be changed, and your oil filter replaced.**

You already know that your engine requires oil to lubricate and protect its internal parts from heat and friction. But did you know that only Genuine Subaru Oil provides this required protection? That’s because it was designed, tested, and proven over the competition to best meet the unique lubrication needs of your SUBARU BOXER® engine. Just as engines vary from one manufacturer to another, oil brands and types differ as well. Pairing the right oil with your engine can help make a significant difference in performance, fuel economy, and reliability throughout its lifetime. So, when your Subaru is due for an oil change, we recommend using the only oil formulated specifically for your engine – Genuine Subaru Oil.

Genuine Subaru Oil Filters
Oil filters are responsible for removing dirt, debris and impurities that may be in the oil circulating through your engine. Our Factory Trained Teams will replace your filter with a new Genuine Subaru Oil Filter during each oil change. With unique internal components, they are specifically designed to help keep your engine oil clean between changes.

  • Spring-loaded relief valve helps ensure oil flow during cold engine starts
  • Pleated filter media is designed to last between oil change intervals
  • Bottom assembly is designed specifically to help prevent leakage for Subaru vehicles
Genuine Subaru Oil
Why choose Genuine Subaru Oil?
  • Reduces wear and cleans internal components to maximize engine life and maintain optimal fuel economy
  • Formulated with a unique blend of additives, detergents, and modifiers specific for the lubrication needs of the SUBARU BOXER® engine
  • Each batch of Genuine Subaru Oil is lab-tested over 10 different ways to help ensure quality
  • Protects internal engine parts between oil changes better than most leading aftermarket brands of oil ***
Genuine Subaru Oil: The three types
Depending on which SUBARU BOXER® engine your vehicle is equipped with, it will need one of the three types of Genuine Subaru Certified Motor Oils.****

Genuine Subaru Certified 0W-20 Synthetic Motor Oil*
Uniquely formulated to handle the low-friction design of the SUBARU BOXER® non-turbocharged engine, 0W-20 is engineered for exceptional performance in a wide range of operating conditions, and its advanced formula withstands rigorous and prolonged engine operation without viscosity breakdown.
  • Increased power and optimized fuel economy
  • Proven to help protect against oil oxidation and breakdown
  • Cleaner-running, longer engine life
  • Increased protection against varnish and deposits
Genuine Subaru Certified 5W-30 Synthetic Motor Oil*
Recommended especially for SUBARU BOXER® turbocharged engines to provide exceptional protection against oil breakdown for a cleaner-running, longer engine life. This type of synthetic oil is required for 2011 and newer turbocharged Subaru vehicles.
  • Optimized fuel economy
  • Increased protection against varnish and deposits
  • Enhanced lubrication for reduced engine wear across the operating temperature range
  • Reduces oil loss due to evaporation and burn-off
Genuine Subaru Certified 5W-30 Conventional Motor Oil*
Formulated from high-quality base stocks with highperformance additives including an advanced detergent system, this oil meets/exceeds the quality requirements of the American Petroleum Institute (API) for gasoline-engine Subaru vehicles.
  • Resists viscosity and thermal breakdown at high temperatures
  • Excellent protection against sludge, corrosion and deposit formation
  • Excellent anti-wear protection

* 55-gallon drums are available for wholesale retailers.
** Maintenance intervals may vary based on your vehicle model and year. Oil may need to be changed more frequently depending on personal driving habits. Refer to your Warranty & Maintenance Booklet for severe-driving maintenance intervals.
*** Based on a 2017 independent study conducted by Idemitsu Lubricants America comparing engine protection results between 0W-20 Genuine Subaru Oil and leading aftermarket 0W-20 synthetic oil brands.
**** Refer to your Owner’s Manual for your vehicle’s recommended oil type.

Fits Baja, Forester, Impreza, Legacy, Outback, STI, WRX

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