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This is a discussion on Oil within the General Maintenance, Troubleshooting & Accidents. forums, part of the Tech & Modifying & General Repairs category; do our cars come with sinthetic or regular oil? and........ where is our tank located at? thank u...

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    do our cars come with sinthetic or regular oil?

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    where is our tank located at?

    thank u

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    Dyno-Oil

    Our cars come from the factory with good ol' mineral-based oil, not synthetic. Not sure what brand they use, or the wieght for that matter. Believe it's 5W30.

    I changed to Mobil 1, 5W30 at the 7000 mile oil change.

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    pretty sure this one belongs here
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    Ain't no tank. Just a pan. "Wet sump".
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    so i should change it at 3,000 miles rite?

    or can it go longer?

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    Originally posted by AzNuGn
    so i should change it at 3,000 miles rite?

    or can it go longer?
    if you're using synthetic, going 5K should be more than fine. they reccomend 7K

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    how many miles after you got your car did u change the oil?

    because im about to hit 4,000 miles and i wanna know if i should REALLY do it RIGHT now or can i wait a little while
    because im gonna be busy for the next month or so

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    wait...have you had your first oil change yet?

    i think getting your oil changed (synthetic or not) is more of a priority, since you're supposed to change the oil every 3k miles, and if this is the first 4k you've driven, the car is still being broken in and the oil's probably all black and crappy lookin'.
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    !st oil change

    You need to check the manual to see what the recommended drain time is. The oil the manufactures put in new cars have additives in them and you shouldnt change oil early. As far as swithing to synthetic I wouldnt do it before 7k....I have waited until 10k with my cars.

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    Originally posted by AzNuGn
    so i should change it at 3,000 miles rite?

    or can it go longer?
    I don't have the manual in front of me, but as I recall, it was 3,000 miles for the first oil change. Sounds like you're overdue. You could switch over to synthetic now, but most recommend using dino oil until the 7,000 mile mark.
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    ya know, i think the debate over the time to switch from dino to synth. oil has been beaten to death - i've heard so many convincing justifications to switch at 1st oil change, 7000mi, 10000mi, 15000mi, that it doesn't really matter when you make the change. in fact, the only thing they've consistently said is this: switch to synthetic!!!
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    Originally posted by Penguinking
    ya know, i think the debate over the time to switch from dino to synth. oil has been beaten to death - i've heard so many convincing justifications to switch at 1st oil change, 7000mi, 10000mi, 15000mi, that it doesn't really matter when you make the change. in fact, the only thing they've consistently said is this: switch to synthetic!!!
    which is why we have a SEARCH button, where we can find these topics where it has been beaten to death (I know the moderators all agree)

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    I DO agree tan about searching. I wish more people would utilize it, not because it makes it easier on the mods, but becasue people could save a TON of time if they decided to run a few well thought out searches before being lazy, and just asking hoping someone else can do the work.

    BUT

    you're tone sucks. try and be a little more friendly, becasue you come across as a dik sometimes.

    all you had to do was run the search and post the link. maybe if you said something like this

    "see how useful searching can be? everything you could ever want to know about changing the oil on a WRX is there. part #'s, product opinions, timing, types of oil, drawbacks and benefits etc. see below
    "

    you could NEVER get as concise and thorough a response in one thread. once someone is led to the search tool, they'll start using it. i use it every day.


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    hey tan: thanks alot, kiddo, i knew about the search button

    what i was trying to say, however, was that its almost pointless to go through the myriad threads that go back and forth on this topic - while its always good to learn more about the car, i think that (sometimes...hehe, make sure you hilight that, cause i don't want ppl to go randomly doing crap to their car) sometimes the best thing to do is to try it out for yourself. in this case, experimenting w/ when to change to synth shouldn't be detrimental to your car, considering how EVERYONE that made the switch at 3, 5, 10k, whatever milage, is still satisfied w/ how the car runs regardless of when they did it. so AzNuGn, change the oil in you're car now (since ur 1k overdue). go regular dino, or go synthetic. it doesnt matter. however, the one thing there seems to be more of a concensus on is that you should try to stray from switching back and forth between dino and synth oil. while its ok to experiment with differnt types within each catagory, it isnt neccessarily ok to try dino one time and then use synth oil the next change.

    personally i don't like to press the "use the search" feature very much b/c then i come off sounding like a moderator nazi.

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    thanks Penguinking

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