I picked up a 2008 blue 4dr WRX last week as my old car died (would have cost more to repair than the car was worth). I am not sure it makes any difference but it is a California model. The only reason I bring it up is because Subaru makes some differentiation.
I have some questions about the oil changes and start up/cool down times. This is my first turbo engine. I want to make sure it lasts longer than my other car.
I have popped the rpms above 4k a few times, mostly on accident but I am really trying to watch it.
I currently have 700 miles on it. I would like to know when I should get my first oil change, when I should make the switch to a synthetic and how often the oil changes should occur.
A few friends of mine say that the warm up and cool down of a turbo is extremely important. Is this true? How long should I do both.
Any other tips and pointers you have would be much appreciated.