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    First Oil change for 04 STI

    Okay I got this car and I know i has synth oil in it stock from the line, my car has 1300 miles on it about a month old have been granny driving it for the breakin period and I was told that due to the metal wear of a brandnew engine breaking in and the fact that I dont have a magnetic drain plug that the oil needs to be changed at or around 1500-2000 miles for the first time to rid the engine of any metal particles. Is this true or should I wait for a specific amount of time?

    thanks for your time ;-)

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    Oh yeah and what is the best oil weight to use for san diego county this time of the year giving the colder temparatures and all?

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    First an LOL on cold weather in San Diego. It was 1 deg. the other morning here! I'm not sure it ever gets cold enough in SD to make a difference!

    No reason at all to wait to change your oil. There are plenty of myths about "break-in oil" and not putting synthetic in early. But of course the fact your car came from the factory with synthetic oil pretty well blows those myths out of the water!

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    I talked to a guy at the dealer and he suggested an oil change twice before the 1k mark to clear the system of shavings. I know, coming from a dealer, that this could be a "make more money" type deal, but this guy wasnt your typical 45yo dealer trying to screw some "young punk". He was around 25yo and a wrx owner and enthusiast. He even sugested a place other than dealer for the oil chnges. Im not sure if this would be helpfull or not, seeing as Ive NEVER seen any manufacturer suggest this.
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    hrmmm well i guess that i dont qualify for the 2x in the first 1k so i am going to change it monday after work then!

    thankyou

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    Dont have an STI but i have the regualr 04 wrx, I bought my car from a dealer, the owner of the subaru dealership is a friend of the family , he told me first oil change is 2500-3000 miles, i have 1750 on the car right now, should i get the change asap and what motor oil, the first 800 mile break in was granny driving except for a couple instances, let me know what i should do

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    I did my first oil change at 1000 miles and then 3750 after that.
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