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    i only get paid 12 bux an hour after 5 years with the company, believe me, im not upselling the product for the company. haha..

    i just have my personal experience and that lab test that i will try to get linked to me


    but all in all, the warranty is FREE as long as you sign up before 75k on your vehicle, parts are professionally installed, and you get your oil changed every 4k. the store logs it for you, but if you decide to change your own oil, you can go online, type in the oils upc code, and it verifys that you bought the oil, and loggs a change for you, and you have three strikes, say you miss a change, or go somewhere else for once. guarantee still valid!


    300,000 miles, any oil related failure gets you a BRAND NEW( not used) motor, rental car, and installation costs oin valvoline
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    Quote Originally Posted by WRXwagonMAFIA View Post
    i only get paid 12 bux an hour after 5 years with the company, believe me, im not upselling the product for the company. haha..

    i just have my personal experience and that lab test that i will try to get linked to me


    but all in all, the warranty is FREE as long as you sign up before 75k on your vehicle, parts are professionally installed, and you get your oil changed every 4k. the store logs it for you, but if you decide to change your own oil, you can go online, type in the oils upc code, and it verifys that you bought the oil, and loggs a change for you, and you have three strikes, say you miss a change, or go somewhere else for once. guarantee still valid!


    300,000 miles, any oil related failure gets you a BRAND NEW( not used) motor, rental car, and installation costs oin valvoline
    camt bash that

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    Still waiting for the valvoline charts/spreadsheets......
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    millers oil best u can buy now

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    Quote Originally Posted by soobalu View Post
    millers oil best u can buy now
    The XFS are not beyond MB229.1 even though we're almost into 2011. The XF are MB229.5 and ACEA A3 -- great. However, they are generally unavailable where most people on the forum actually shop.
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    ive always used Quaker state and ive never had any issues..
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    Quote Originally Posted by WRXwagonMAFIA View Post
    300,000 miles, any oil related failure gets you a BRAND NEW( not used) motor, rental car, and installation costs oin valvoline
    What exactly is an oil-related failure?

    How is an oil-related failure diagnosed, and by whom?

    How many oil-related failures have Valvoline covered under this warranty?
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    I've got 52k on 4qts of Mobil1 0w30 and 1qt of Lucas's Synthetic Oil Stabilizer with a K&N Gold Oil Filter. I should get an oil analysis. I don't have any consumption between my 5k Oil change intervals (3k during race season)
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    I USED to use Lucas in my oil at one point like that Kev.... But if you change it every 3K.... no need. I did an oil analysis a while back (one with/one without) about 10K miles inbetween and there was no difference. Snake oil in my eyes since then.


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    I was using castrol GTX for a while in my 2004 STi and Blackstone told me I could extend my O.C.I. beyond 3500 miles...this leads me to believe that your choice of oil should be dictated by what kind of abuse you put on the car, as I was doing mostly highway/commuting driving. If I were doing racing or modifying the car heavily, I'm sure their recommendation would have been different.

    I don't have time to do my own maintenance anymore, so I trust a reputable dealership and change my oil regularly, but I think for most cars that 3k number on synthetic oil is about 150% more conservative than it needs to be. I would probably start at 4500 miles and see what Blackstone said if I were using a premium synthetic such as Redline.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SD_GR View Post
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    63K miles on my 2006 Impreza TR. From 3rd oil change up now always using Mobile 1. Engine performing and sounds good.

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    After doing some research I have decided on using Motul 8100 5w-30 oil for my car but I see they offer a few different choices and not sure I understand what is what. I see an Eco-nergy, XClean, Xmax, etc..

    Here is some info I found on each, appreciate any help.

    - 8100 X-cess 5W40: 100% synthetic engine oil, specifically designed for powerful and recent cars fitted with high displacement engines, gasoline, Direct injection turbo Diesel and catalytic converters. Numerous car maker approvals make this product multipurpose especially recommended when the car is under warranty. Suitable for leaded or unleaded gasoline, Diesel fuels and LPG. ACEA A3 / B3 / B4. API SL / CF. Approval by VW 502 00 / 505 00, BMW ‘Long Life’, PORSCHE, Mercedes Benz 229.3.

    - 8100 Eco-nergy 5W30: 100% synthetic engine oil, provides outstanding lubricating properties such as wear and high temperature resistance and controlled oil consumption. Fuel Economy Engine Oil especially designed for recent engines, powered by turbo Diesel direct injection or gasoline engines, designed to use low friction and low HTHS (High Temperature High Shear) viscosity oil. API SL/CF, ACEA A1/B1 or A5/B5. Maker's Approval. Anti-oxydation, Anti-wear, Anti-corrosion, Anti-foam properties.

    - 8100 X-Max 5W30: High power Gasoline and Diesel engines. 100% Synthetic, Ester based. Lubricant especially designed for flexible drain intervals for BMW gasoline and diesel engines when a BMW Long Life-01 approved oil is required or Mercedes-Benz gasoline and diesel engines type 646, 647, 648 et 271… when MB calls for MB 229.5 engines oils. API: SL/CF ACEA: A3/B4. BMW LL-01, MB 229.3, 229.5, VW 502.00-505.00

    - 8100 X-Clean 5W40 C3: 100% Synthetic Gasoline & Diesel lubricant for EURO IV eingines. Lubricant specially designed for last generation cars, powered by turbo Diesel direct injection or gasoline engines, EURO IV emission regulation compliant, requiring an ACEA C3 engine oil, high HTHS(>3.5mPas.s) viscosity and “Mid SAPS” with reduced content of suphated ash (=0.8%), phosphorus (0.07=x=0.09%) and sulphur (=0.3%).
    Suitable for any type of Diesel or gasoline engines calling for ACEA A3/B3 or A3/B4 lubricants.
    ACEA C3 lubricants achieve extended drain intervals managed by vehicles computer on board. ACEA: A3/B4/C3
    API: SM/CF
    Approvals: BMW LL04, MB 229.31, Porsche, VW502.00-505.00
    Recommendations: Renault/Nissan-Fiat-Kia-Suzuki-Ssangyong.

    - 8100 X-LITE 0W30: 100% synthetic, ester-based. Good fuel efficiency. Specially designed for powerful and recent cars, diesel direct injection or gasoline engines and catalytic converters.
    Recommendated for Audi TT and S3 and all W engines from Volkswagen group. ACEA:A3/B4, API: SL/CF. VW 502.00/505.00/503.01 – MB 229.3
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    Quote Originally Posted by Eric05mx View Post
    After doing some research I have decided on using Motul 8100 5w-30 oil for my car but I see they offer a few different choices and not sure I understand what is what. I see an Eco-nergy, XClean, Xmax, etc..
    You have a 2011. Follow the manufacturer's specifications to the letter. What oil does Subaru say to use? An API SL? CF? What viscosity?

    Follow those recommendations.

    If it were my car I'd look at the two ACEA A3 choices above, and probably use either or prefer the one that meets LL-04. You are still under warranty though, so you should follow the Subaru spec. specifically. Keep all receipts.
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