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hello i just recently got my 2018 wrx and had it for about 4 days now and put in about 450 miles. I instantly fell in love with this car and i have yet to use it to its full potential.

i know i should break it in atleast 1k miles but ive had people tell me 600 should be enough. ofcourse i should always prefer what the dealers say but i wanna know what your guys thoughts on it, also if you do have the latest wrx and have owned one for quite some time, have there been any problems that occured? i just want to make sure i know what i should watch out for since i am still a newbie to subarus.
 

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Whatever the manual tells you is the only advice that is correct. Any information contrary to that is pure speculation and wrong. Welcome aboard.
 

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Whatever the manual tells you is the only advice that is correct. Any information contrary to that is pure speculation and wrong. Welcome aboard.
xjman is right. do and oil change at 1k miles and 3k regularly after that. if you are going to do any engine mods, do it all at once and get it properly tuned.
but if you are not ready for any warranty issues, just a catback exhaust, suspension upgrade for better stance and fix that awful gear box.
 

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xjman is right. do and oil change at 1k miles and 3k regularly after that. if you are going to do any engine mods, do it all at once and get it properly tuned.
but if you are not ready for any warranty issues, just a catback exhaust, suspension upgrade for better stance and fix that awful gear box.
Do the first oil change at 3750(subaru's heavy duty use cycle). Then do oil changes at 3750 intervals if you beat on the car pretty hard, or 5k if you drive gently. There is no need to do an initial oil change at 1k like back in the olden days. Modern machining has made this obsolete. In fact I have heard you want some metal particulate smoothing surfaces for that long. Either way the owners manual says you can go to 5k on the first change so at 3750 you're doing it early and not wasting money. Use the OEM subaru filters if you are doing it yourself, steer clear of the parts store specials, they dont filter as well typically.

Dont do any mods till at least 10k. Rule out any manufacturing defects before you give them a reason to deny warranty claims.
 

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Your oil filter will take care of anything of concern during break in. There is no reason to change it at 1000 mikes really. I typically do, but you don’t have to.
 

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Welcome and congrats! Are you sure that is your WRX? It looks like you are sneaking on it :tongue:
 

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Welcome and congrats! Are you sure that is your WRX? It looks like you are sneaking on it <img src="http://www.clubwrx.net/forums/images/smilies/tongue.gif" border="0" alt="" title="tongue" class="inlineimg" />
 

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