So, I have had a 2011 WRX for about 3 1/2 months now, and about a week and a half ago I got my first issue of Drive Magazine. As I am flipping through it I came across a page informing us about the oil requirements of Subaru's new vehicles (0w-20 for non-turbo models, and 5w-30 for turbo models). It hits me that on the work summary of my first oil change from the dealership I had seen that they had billed me for the 0w-20 oil. I talk to the dealership, and they contact the tech, who leaves me a voice-mail telling me that he was confident that since the oil fill cap stated 5w-30 right on it that I was simply billed for the wrong oil. As I was only a few hundred miles from my next oil change I decided just to hang onto the original summary and hope all was right.
Today, I was in for my second oil service and soon as I get the summary I checked it and they had billed me for the 0w-20 again! I bring it up immediately and the guy said that they had gotten a bulletin from Subaru stating to use the 0w-20 oil in all new Imprezas. I don't believe it as I have seen such recent literature from Subaru about it. He calls the tech on the spot who is on vacation and didn't know offhand the oil specs for the car.
Unfortunately it was late and I have a sick wife and 2 year old at home, so I didn't make him change it on the spot. He will be calling me tomorrow after speaking with someone who can give him a definite answer.
So, am I right to think that the WRX still gets the 5w-30? Or, has Subaru changed it and I haven't heard yet?