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This is a discussion on What oil filter and what oil? FINAL within the General Maintenance, Troubleshooting & Accidents. forums, part of the Tech & Modifying & General Repairs category; Originally Posted by teflon_jones Thanks very much for that info. I'll be checking if that TSB was done on my ...

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    Quote Originally Posted by teflon_jones View Post
    Thanks very much for that info. I'll be checking if that TSB was done on my car tonight!
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    Quote Originally Posted by teflon_jones View Post
    Sorry, but I have to disagree. You should follow recommendations because that is what the car is designed for. The oil channels, oil pump, etc are designed with a certain weight of oil in mind. Using a different weight oil could result in inadequate delivery of oil to the necessary parts of the engine. Here's another example: 93 octane gas is recommended in my car. Sure, I could use 87, but the ECU will have to retard ignition to prevent damage to the engine. So you can do whatever you like, but I'm going to do what the manufacturer recommends.
    The factory manual seems to be recommending ALOT of different oils well with in using a 0w-40.I'm assuming you have not seen this?:

    http://ken-gilbert.com/wrx/STi_Manual/index.htm

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    So any 1 weight in Mobile 1 synthetic that can run year round (new jersey)?
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    Remember, under warranty do exactly as the book says.

    Out of warranty, in your area, I'd use any Mobil 1 variant that does not have a 10, 15, or 20 on either end of the W, but that's just me.
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    Quote Originally Posted by rotorocker View Post
    So any 1 weight in Mobile 1 synthetic that can run year round (new jersey)?
    Sure, there are several weights that fit the bill. I'd just get the 5w-30 that is the main oil recommended, and is also the easiest to find.
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    Quote Originally Posted by teflon_jones View Post
    Sure, there are several weights that fit the bill. I'd just get the 5w-30 that is the main oil recommended, and is also the easiest to find.
    Out of curiosity I asked a mechanic at a local oil change place what weight he would recomnend for my car for summer.

    He said that anything besides 20weight would void my warranty.
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    I haven't seen a mechanic at an oil change place in years. In any case, what he or she or anyone says, including me, is meaningless. All that matters is what's written in your owner's manual and what's released by SOA in terms of TSBs -- that's what dictates what you have to do to maintain the warranty agreement, and what SOA will do in return if something goes boom. The rest is useless.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SD_GR View Post
    I haven't seen a mechanic at an oil change place in years. In any case, what he or she or anyone says, including me, is meaningless. All that matters is what's written in your owner's manual and what's released by SOA in terms of TSBs -- that's what dictates what you have to do to maintain the warranty agreement, and what SOA will do in return if something goes boom. The rest is useless.
    Ok, so you just said to use oil that is 30weight and not any other...but the recent TSB said that 20weight is the one to use. (castrol syntec)

    the guy also said that any of the new cars run 20weight.
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    Well since I'm out of warranty, Mobile 1 5w-30 it is! thanks!
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    Quote Originally Posted by snowflowmfg View Post
    Out of curiosity I asked a mechanic at a local oil change place what weight he would recomnend for my car for summer.

    He said that anything besides 20weight would void my warranty.
    Quote Originally Posted by snowflowmfg View Post
    Ok, so you just said to use oil that is 30weight and not any other...but the recent TSB said that 20weight is the one to use. (castrol syntec)

    the guy also said that any of the new cars run 20weight.
    Your first mistake is trusting a guy at an oil change place. Your second is calling him a "mechanic". It doesn't require any knowledge of cars to work at one of those places. A trained monkey can change oil, and probably better than a lot of the people that work at those types of places!

    What TSB are you referring to? Link?
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