can someone out there confirm that the 2004 STi ships from the factory with Full synthetic? my dealer told me that it does and I am not sure if it really does? I checked the oil and it looks like synthetic; It doesnt have the foul petroleum smell, but new petro oil doesnt really smell either and it was translucent brown.

Anyways I have 1430 Miles on the engine (new) and I am going to change it out on monday and I was thinking of running 30 weight oil but I am not sure if that is good for southern cali? and what is the best damn hands down brand of filter and oil to put in my car, because I dont care what the cost is when it comes to giving love to my engine?

thankyou