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    Need info on first oil change, want to use synthetic, I think

    Hi
    I just got 1000 miles on my WRX and am getting ready to change the oil to maybe synthetic.

    Questions:
    1. Is Amsoil a good brand, if not what brand
    2. What weight synthetic do I use.
    3. What brand oil filter do I use.
    4. Is it recommended to use Synthetic or should I stick with petro oil.
    5. How often should synthetic be changed

    Thanks to all

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    Well, there is plenty of info if you do a search - maybe too much to wade through.

    1. Amsoil is one of the best, some would say THE best. I use Mobil 1 just because it is a little cheaper and a LOT easier to obtain. Other great brands are Redline, Silkolene and Bel Ray. Castrol Syntec is pretty good as well and again cheap and easy to find.

    2. Controversy - do a search. I use 5w-30 but am thinking of switching to 0w-40. The owner's manual is totally ambiguous.

    3. Purolator. Avoid Fram.

    4. Yes, it is recommended (by me anyway!!) to switch to synthetic. Again, a search will reveal reams of discussion.

    5. Controversy again. Some say 7000, some 10k. I change mine every 2k - 3k but I'm anal about engine lubrication (and have motors with 200k on them that look new inside!).

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    I use 10W-30 Mobil-1 Syn. No problems at all.
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    I agree with GV27. Personally, I'm using M1 0W-40 with an AMSOil Oil filter. I'm running to 5,000 mile change intervals.
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