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This is a discussion on Time for an oil change, do I do it myself? within the General Maintenance, Troubleshooting & Accidents. forums, part of the Tech & Modifying & General Repairs category; I don't mind 4k oil changes, I wasn't saying Subarus should have 10k mile oil change intervals with my other ...

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    I don't mind 4k oil changes, I wasn't saying Subarus should have 10k mile oil change intervals with my other post. Actually, I was more commenting from the angle that "holy ****, I feel like my engine is running dry" sort of feeling. I was really nervous past 8k miles, and called Honda several times about it, but they insisted not to worry about it until the "service due" message popped up. Its all under an extended warranty though, so if the engine eats itself because it forgot to yell for help, and the service dept won't look at it until it does yell, its not my problem, but that doesn't mean I have to like it.
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    I change the oil in my Honda CRV every 10k with synthetic oil.80k so far so good.

    My brother used to change the oil in his Merc according to schedule at 15k.

    I believe the OCI for the Porsche is 20k.

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    There are certain specs that are very good and lead to generally good oils. I think one or more of VW505.x, Merc 290.x, and BMW LL0x took ACEA A3 as a bare starting point and added further demands, so oils that generally meet those specs would not make bad choices at all for elongated OCIs.

    We should be looking at longer OCIs, the ideal being "lifelong oil" and we should be hoping we hit that ideal before the internal combustion motor is no longer practical or feasible. Shortening the OCI is just revolting.
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    Sorry, I had misunderstood your gripe. I thought you were saying low OCI was a disgrace, but now I see that you mean the mechanical fault that caused the lowered OCI, and the lack of a recall is a disgrace.....and on that I couldn't agree more.

    Life-long oil would be ideal....but that is never going to happen till we modify the internal combustion design to separate the combustion chamber from the oil. The carbon from the combustive process contaminates the oil too much to make real 'life long' oil a reality.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DemonWRX View Post
    Sorry, I had misunderstood your gripe. I thought you were saying low OCI was a disgrace, but now I see that you mean the mechanical fault that caused the lowered OCI, and the lack of a recall is a disgrace.....and on that I couldn't agree more.

    Life-long oil would be ideal....but that is never going to happen till we modify the internal combustion design to separate the combustion chamber from the oil. The carbon from the combustive process contaminates the oil too much to make real 'life long' oil a reality.
    On the contrary, life-long oil is entirely possible! It's just depends on how long of a life you expect. Want a new engine in 10k miles? No problemo!

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    And have to go through breakin all over again, hell no
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    Quote Originally Posted by DemonWRX View Post
    Unless I am daft, or missing some major revision which I have not seen in print, the 06-08 EJ255 is the exact same motor with the exact same turbo, but 2 different OCI specs. And the 09-12 EJ255 is the exact same motor with the exact same turbo, but 2 different OCI specs.

    Something is rotten in Denmark. Screw SOA....I am going with what I have always done....3000 miles.
    I can answer your question there... How pissed are you going to be when you hear this. What happened in 09? An amass of bearing failures. So many that we have a huge thread on our forum, as well as nasioc's forum describing your vehicle when the bearings went out. So... to help cover their asses, Subaru sent out that addendum we were discussing for 08-10 engines to change it to 3750 OCI to help prevent pre-warranty engine failures. Just in case any of those bearings were placed in 08, or 10 engines they added 08 and 10 into the list. It's not fact, but that is the only reasonable explanation that I or anyone else can come up with.
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    Subaru confirmed the 7500 mile intervals for the 2011-12 model years. I guess I'm sticking with that and continue sending oil samples to the lab. Lab results look good to me so far.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sinister View Post
    I can answer your question there... How pissed are you going to be when you hear this. What happened in 09? An amass of bearing failures. So many that we have a huge thread on our forum, as well as nasioc's forum describing your vehicle when the bearings went out. So... to help cover their asses, Subaru sent out that addendum we were discussing for 08-10 engines to change it to 3750 OCI to help prevent pre-warranty engine failures. Just in case any of those bearings were placed in 08, or 10 engines they added 08 and 10 into the list. It's not fact, but that is the only reasonable explanation that I or anyone else can come up with.
    OK....that makes a lot of sense. I had not read the '09 issues as I don't have that year (and at that time in my life, didn't think I would ever get to own a WRX).

    Nice to know that I should be able to go to 7500-ish without any real harm....though I will likely be keeping to my 3000 OCI just cause I'm stubborn, and it can't hurt
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