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    Hey guys,

    I just got a 2013 Subaru Wrx and I was wondering when I do my oil changes so there aren't any metal scraps in the engine.

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    Consult the owners manual, my newbish friend. If you question what your oil change intervals should be, you can send in samples to have them analyzed. These analyses will give you a better idea of how your chosen oil is doing, and how long it should be staying in your engine. To be done at oil changes.
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    There shouldn't be any metal scraps in your engine regardless of when you change your oil...unless you have no oil...
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    You change the oil because the protective film strength (sheer) breaks down, not because there's scraps of metal...
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    Just don't change your oil.
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    There will be elevated wear metals for tens of thousands of miles.

    There is no break-in oil, meaning the oil you have now is not a special formulation. Therefore you can change it daily if you wish.
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    Funny thing about oil changes: you can do them or not... it's up to you. It will show eventually, in the long run. By then you done wore out the engine and it's too late. You're just trying to make it last as long as possible. The kind of oil seems to be just as important as the change itself. . . I read that Mobil-1 breaks done/gets consumed by the Subaru turbo engines relatively fast. Other oils do better. But it generally requires synth. In theory you could run the cheapest mineral oil and make changes at 1000Mls and be just as well as a good and expensive synth that gets changed every 7500Mls. But who wants to do oil change every week-end?! Of course: a filter change is part of oil change, never ever skip there.
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    Manual says 3750 miles for harsh conditions. 7500 miles otherwise. I do mine every 5k regardless. Just remember your car require full synthetic
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