I know, I know. Everyone has a strong opinion about what oil to use. I typically run Brotella T6 (5W-40); however, I have had a hard time finding it in stock due to the COVID stuff. A friend recommended Castrol Edge 0W-40 so I thought I would give it a try. It’s pretty cheap and it is sold in 5-quart jugs, unlike Rotella.
I also decided to try the Mazda RX-8 (N3R1-14-302) oil filter. It’s a slightly taller filter for a bit more capacity and it’s made by Tokyo Roki. I’ve never been a fan of the Subaru blue filters; they are basically blue Frams as far as I am concerned (google pics for cut open filters to compare).
I also decided to add a Fumoto Valve as well to speed up my least favorite activity.
Here you can see the difference between standard filter and the Mazda filter.
And here it is installed.
I installed the lock just to see how it worked and then I took it off. I’ll probably lose it anyway. If something hits my Fumoto Valve hard enough to drain my oil out, I’m pretty sure I won’t have an oil pan left either.