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This is a discussion on Oil Change within the General Maintenance, Troubleshooting & Accidents. forums, part of the Tech & Modifying & General Repairs category; alright!!!! awesome, appreciate the info guys. .... so it seems like 5w is thicker and the maintenance dude at the ...

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    alright!!!! awesome, appreciate the info guys. .... so it seems like 5w is thicker and the maintenance dude at the dealership had it wrong. well for now i guess i'll stick with 5w.... and then maybe try out the 10w late spring/summer as suggested.

    thanks again.

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    The 5W is thicker specifically in the case of Mobil1, and I mention it because it's not what one might expect. Other brands will differ but in any case you can always look at the spec sheet on the manufacturer's web site.
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    I should probably be able to answer this myself, but I'm still not sure. I live in Mobile, AL. on the gulf coast (east of New orleans) warm to hot humid weather all year round. Would you all recommend 5w30 or 10w30 Mobile 1?

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    There is no reason to use a 10W IMO. If the motor drinks too much M1 5W-30, either keep it topped off and check fequently or find another brand 5W-30 that is used less.
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    Oil Change Intervals

    Here in South Africa the owners manual specifies an oil change at every 12500 km.(7800mi). I can only assume that the dealer puts in dino oil from the first service onwards as I am probably the fifth owner of my 2003 WRX, I wouldn't know. The car has 166 000km(100 000mi)on and doesn't use oil or smoke nor has the turbo been replaced. The question asked in this thread many times is how much is your engine worth. Well I can answer that conclusively. We have many places that sell used Jap engines here. The average price for an EJ20T is R6250($811)including the turbo. In the States you guys can tell me if such an option is available. I just feel too much is made of the type of oil and or the frequency of the change. In my opinion synthetic over dino oil any day for a turbo motor. As for the base stocks being level III or IV doesn't really bother me, as long as the API rating is an SM rating you are getting the best grade oil money can buy. I will be swithing to Liqui Moly(Lubro Moly)5W30 oil which as SM rated. This is a hydrocracked oil but I will use it with confidence for 12500 km.
    Some guys here drive their toyotas without changing oil or filters till they blow and then drop in a new engine or recon the old one because it works out cheaper in the long run than frequent changes. I think this is ridiculous but it does illustrate the fact that oil can last some time, even dino oil.

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