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This is a discussion on Oil TSB for 2006+ Subarus within the General Maintenance, Troubleshooting & Accidents. forums, part of the Tech & Modifying & General Repairs category; I don't have a wrx yet, but this thread interested me. I agree that the cannister style filters are much ...

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    I don't have a wrx yet, but this thread interested me. I agree that the cannister style filters are much nicer and easier to read without all the cutting. I have a boxer engine in the other car and I change the filter out 2500k miles and the oil at 5k. I was running Amsoil but switched to M1 0w30 because of availability. I haven't done any analysis on the oil but after I started switching the filter out on more frequent intervals it keeps the oil looking cleaner and doesn't smell as burnt. Probably partly due to the slight replenishment of detergents from topping off the canister with fresh oil. Maybe it's not necessary, but changing out the filter is cheap and gives me peace of mind

    *edit* sorry didn't mean to bring back an old thread, i just noticed the dates on the previous posts. I'm new to the forum =P
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    I disagree with the original post. Mobil 1 Super Syn is GF-4 and the original post is not the TSB.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 06wrx4me View Post
    In any event, the normal Mobil 1 works great, is approved, and is cheaper so personally I'd stick with that.
    I thought that Mobil 1 is bad for our engines. I have an 02 wrx and I plan on doin an oil change soon but what oil and viscosity should I use? I heard that Valvoline Synpower is good but don't know if thats true.

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    anybody?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Alexmartynyuk View Post
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    The answers are already in this thread, its links, and the owner's manual. Pick the correct viscosity and specification and follow the stated service interval.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SD_GR View Post
    The answers are already in this thread, its links, and the owner's manual. Pick the correct viscosity and specification and follow the stated service interval.
    I haven't found any info if Mobil 1 is bad in this thread.

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    synthetic oil question

    I just bought a '09 WRX the dealer told me if I wanted to switch to synthetic that I should do it within the first 1,000 miles. Is this something that you all recommend?
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    Pick an oil that meets exactly the specifications required by Subaru for the warranty. Also keep exactly the service interval required. File all your receipts for warranty purposes. I use synthetic on two of my cars, regular on the third, and either on the fourth.

    EDIT: There's been talk of switching to synthetic after the motor has some miles on it, say 10K, in the past. It's what I happened to do personally. Some do this, some switch right away, some never use synthetic.
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    Should I change the oil I use since I put in an sti turbo in my 06 WRX?
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    If you mean "perform an oil change" it would not hurt but if you were careful not to contaminate the line with gunk you should be OK.

    If you mean "change type or viscosity or brand of oil I use" then nobody can answer that without knowing how well what you are using now is working. The way to get that information is to send a sample out for used oil analysis. A safe bet is to simply use the viscosity and grade recommended for the STi model -- whether this differs from what Subaru specify for the WRX non-STi model, I do not know.
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