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Old 08-22-2013, 04:44 PM   #80
bicycle_wreck
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Join Date: Oct 2009
Chapter/Region: South East
Location: Knoxville, TN
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2012 WRX Hatch
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Originally Posted by CriticalityEvent View Post
Never in my life have I left such an egregious gap in my research on a topic, to say nothing its importance. The worst part? I was on this forum for MONTHS before even buying the car, yet somehow was still of the belief that 7,500 miles was the recommended interval for a freaking turbocharged car. I guess my first major “upgrade” will be a new engine when I hit 80,000 miles.

You’re right, I've derailed this thread enough. I’ll read on my own and post elsewhere on that topic, but I’ll report back here what the dealership finds next week when I take the car in for the misfire/evap codes.
Don't be too hard on yourself. SOA themselves have been inconsistent on the oil change interval for our cars. Despite the fact that SOA is seemingly OK with it, 7,500 miles is too long on an SM/SN 5w-30, as mentioned by several others.

Now you know and you can do your next change earlier, which gives you an excuse to spend some quality time under the car.
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