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    What oil does everyone recommend for 2010 wrx?

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    make sure you use a full synthetic...........get Royal Purple.....I think its one of or the best out on the market

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    ^ I recall reading Royal Purple actually NOT fitting the specs... But yes, there's tons of info here, and there's loads of good brands with fair prices out there.
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    Specs I remember: 5-30, synth. Then there's something like SG rating minimum required... But that's where I get lost. I looked it up, got the right oil, serviced my car and forgot about it. Now I've got Shell Rotella T6 sitting there for the next oil change. Of course it's 5-30 ( I think) and synth.
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    Quote Originally Posted by doobysooby View Post
    get Royal Purple.....I think its one of or the best out on the market

    Royal Purple is one of the worst performing synthetics out there.. if you go by UOAs..

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    Hard to argue with used oil analysis... BTW, what does that cost and how would I have to go about it?
    I got this done many years ago in Germany on the oil of a gas turbine. It was the best way of showing internal wear of things like bearings and gears.
    OK, I just checked the Blackstone lab's web-site. I'm not clear: is the order for 6 kits at $19 ea for the analysis or for the kit, and then additional $25 for the actual analysis? My guess would be that $25 applies for the "free" test kit's evaluation?
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    Blackstone is the place to go but I've always done the test kits individually so I can't help with the batch pricing, sorry.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MainFrame View Post
    Royal Purple is one of the worst performing synthetics out there.. if you go by UOAs..
    That and its actually listed somewhere as a non-approved oil by SOA.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ingo View Post
    Specs I remember: 5-30, synth. Then there's something like SG rating minimum required... But that's where I get lost. I looked it up, got the right oil, serviced my car and forgot about it. Now I've got Shell Rotella T6 sitting there for the next oil change. Of course it's 5-30 ( I think) and synth.
    T6 is 5w-40 and good stuff.

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    Royal Purple is one of the worst performing synthetics out there.. if you go by UOAs..

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    That and its actually listed somewhere as a non-approved oil by SOA.

    Funny I had a fantastic conversation with a Royal Purple rep at SEMA. Great guy, honest. We were talking about the Subi's and he basically said there is no point running RP in your Subaru. Because based on how dirty the EJ engine is, SOA's recommended 3000 mi service interval is more about removing the fuel contamination from the oil than oil degradation by heat and shear. He said with the Subaru even RP would recommend a 3000 mile interval. Based on that alone he didn't recommend running RP in the Subaru, there was no benefit realized. He even said if it were his car and he had to pay for oil, he'd put T6 in it.
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    Nice Jeremy. That's actually really good information to know.

    I gotta freakin find some damn T6 around here. I swear every where I look I can't find it...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mikie13 View Post
    Nice Jeremy. That's actually really good information to know.

    I gotta freakin find some damn T6 around here. I swear every where I look I can't find it...
    Amazon.

    Edit: Uhhhhhh...

    http://www.amazon.com/Rotella-550019...rds=rotella+t6
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    Never thought of ordering oil online...who would have thought.
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    i found some at my local Walmart over here.
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