Oh. Here it is. https://allwheeldriveauto.com/subaru...ers-explained/
“Subaru changed the exhaust lay out of the header pipe in all of their four cylinder models to resemble the Turbo models and now all of the 4 cylinder models have the exhaust system running very close to the oil filter rather than on the turbo models. So all current production models get the small oil filter as such there is no need for Subaru to keep making available the bigger oil filter even if it would be more beneficial to your 2004 Outback or your 1992 Legacy.”
1)our oil filters are nowhere near the exhaust anymore.
2) we don’t have turbos to worry about oiling.
3) if your really concerned, just change your oil sooner.
These aren’t big problems. The people that started the mass hysteria were turbo subie owners, who’s turbo took an oil starved ****, and then seized, and then fed turbo fins to the cylinders and ate and engine. The hysteria led to the subie community “freaking out”, and the sheeple responded with “well golly, I better get me one of them black filters...”
IMIO- the black is for bonus points when you pop your hood at the track.