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    At how many KM's? I'm not sure if I should go to 5000 or do a change now that I've broken the car in...

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    Quote Originally Posted by FlyingMoose View Post
    At how many KM's? I'm not sure if I should go to 5000 or do a change now that I've broken the car in...
    follow your maintenance manual. And I second keeping all receipts even if you have the dealer do the services.
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    Isn't it recommended to change oil at the first 1k miles, then again every 3k miles after that?

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    Yes, change you're oil after the first 1k miles and then when ever it looks bad. Don't go by miles, but at least use the 3k as a threshold.

    On my Hayabusa I changed the oil after 500 miles, then 1000 miles and then when ever it looks bad which is about 2,500.

    I just change the oil in my WRX at 1,200 miles with full 100% synthetic by Amsoil with a K&N oil filter. What a pain in the arse to pull the plastic undercarriage protector/air deflector.

    Not sure if it's just me, but running 100% synthetic by Amsoil seems to have improved my gas mileage. Seeing 24mpg versus 22mpg I saw with the OEM oil driving the same path.
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    Quote Originally Posted by gastoys View Post
    I just change the oil in my WRX at 1,200 miles with full 100% synthetic by Amsoil with a K&N oil filter.
    You pour 5 new quarts of Amsoil in the motor every 1,200 miles? You are wasting money.

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    It all depends on you. There are a lot of schools of thought on oil, but my opinion is with a new motor, change the oil as soon as possible. I changed mine at 500 miles, 1000 miles, then every 3,500 after that.
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    Okay, I'm thinking I'll take it in for the first change sometime this week. Should I use synthetic? I've heard that the first change should be non-synthetic then after that I should switch over. Any thoughts on this?

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    Quote Originally Posted by FlyingMoose View Post
    Okay, I'm thinking I'll take it in for the first change sometime this week. Should I use synthetic? I've heard that the first change should be non-synthetic then after that I should switch over. Any thoughts on this?
    Again, up to you. A lot of people subscribe to the idea that synthetic isn't even needed, but if you do use synthetic, you should wait until the motor is broken in, which I would say is about 10,000 miles. That's not exactly fully broken in, but that's when I personally would make the switch, and it's when I made the switch.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Anub1s View Post
    Again, up to you. A lot of people subscribe to the idea that synthetic isn't even needed, but if you do use synthetic, you should wait until the motor is broken in, which I would say is about 10,000 miles. That's not exactly fully broken in, but that's when I personally would make the switch, and it's when I made the switch.
    Okay awesome. I'm thinking just regular this time then I'll switch to synthetic next 3500k. Thanks for the help!

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    Quote Originally Posted by FlyingMoose View Post
    Okay, I'm thinking I'll take it in for the first change sometime this week. Should I use synthetic? I've heard that the first change should be non-synthetic then after that I should switch over. Any thoughts on this?
    I went the first 10k mi on synth blend (factory spec for the wrx and at change intervals specified in the maint manual) then changed over to mobil 1 once over 10K mi.. been that way since.

    doesn't use or burn a drop, engine broken in properly and runs like a top. Just had the oil changed today actually (it was due) mileage to date is 21535. Like buttah!
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    I usually go 8-10K miles on a new engine before switching to synthetic. And when I did switch in my Civic SI, my gas mileage went up about 5 MPG. I have 5480 miles on my 2010 WRX now, 1st oil change at 2750 and I am doing my second one this weekend. Around 3K change interval is good for a high performance engine.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DUB View Post
    You pour 5 new quarts of Amsoil in the motor every 1,200 miles? You are wasting money.
    +1 Looks have nothing to do with it. Send in a sample to Blackstone and save yourself a ton of $$ in the long run. At 1,200 I bet it is like new.
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