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This is a discussion on 43,000 synthetic switch within the General Maintenance, Troubleshooting & Accidents. forums, part of the Tech & Modifying & General Repairs category; I just bought a 02 wrx with 43000 miles and was wondering if that is to many miles on the ...

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    43,000 synthetic switch

    I just bought a 02 wrx with 43000 miles and was wondering if that is to many miles on the engine to switch it to synthetic. I've heard with higher miles syn can cause leaks but do you think i would be alright to switch. Thanks

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    Search for "detergent" and "oil" or see the following thread, toward the middle, my post:

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    i switched with like 60k with no problems and i'm at almost 90k now.
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    Thanks thats what i was hoping to hear. i am also going to be going with redline tranny oil, does the diff take the same weight of oil or does it need thicker oil

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    i noticed some consumption (about 1qt after the first change, and about 1/2 qt after the second change) when i switched to synth. After two changes it never lost a drop.
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    i switched my 03 at 38k a lil consumption now its right where it needs to be and runs grrrrrreat!

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    so i might expect a little oil usage, but after a while does it like get used to the synthetic if i understood you right or what?

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    turbo cars to my knowledge seem to burn oil when its new ive heard its good for the engine if u change to synthetic oil after using regular but only up to a certain amount of miles ive heard some say 30k and some say till 50k who knows but once u do it dont go back to conventional motor oil stay with synthetic your turbo will love you

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