2007 Maintenance schedule, 1st oil change really at 7.5K?
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This is a discussion on 2007 Maintenance schedule, 1st oil change really at 7.5K? within the General Maintenance, Troubleshooting & Accidents. forums, part of the Tech & Modifying & General Repairs category; I apologize, as I am being an idiot on this. However, I just have to confirm. I keep looking at ...

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    2007 Maintenance schedule, 1st oil change really at 7.5K?

    I apologize, as I am being an idiot on this. However, I just have to confirm.

    I keep looking at the maintenance schedule for my WRX. The first service interval is 3 months/3000 miles. Next to oil change, it has an "R" in brackets, which they key shows as a recommended service. Also, next to the oil change title, it also has "Only 3.0L" in brackets.

    So what is it saying? Only the 3.0L engine needs an oil change at 3000 miles? Or is it saying they all need an oil change, except the 3.0L engine, but they recommend one for the 3.0L?

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    Yes, only the 3.0 six cylinder needs it's first oil change at 3000 miles, while your wrx's first change is listed as 7500 miles. This is under the normal, not severe driving conditions. My guess is that the 3.0 has an earlier oil change because of it having a timing chain instead of a timing belt like the other subaru engines. Maybe subaru wants the engine rid of higher wear metals that result from it initially. If you do your homework, subaru does have a TSB about things turbo owners sometimes do... that just came out last month recommending a 3750 mile oil change int for those who drive their wrx or sti's hard. Me, Im doing the 7500 mile oci as an experiment because I can afford if sometime goes wrong.

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    Look at the top subaru TSB middle.http://www.scoobymods.com/forums/showthread.php?t=7808

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    The manual states 7500 in idea situations. If you have heat, cold, sand, dust, extended highway trips, short trips, beat on the car, or let it idle for extended period of times it's recommended to change it 3,500 if I recall.
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    manuals tend to suggest a high (to me anyway) mileage cuz it cuts the operating costs per year which they can use to say it's cheaper to drive... i like 3k for oil changes, especially with how black the oil comes out at only 3k...
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