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Old 06-29-2012, 01:11 PM   #151
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Thought this was interesting. This is a thread with 3G owners posting their Blackstone reports, a majority of which are running some type of 5W-30. None of the provided reports indicate problems with the 5W-30 when running it 3500-6000 miles.

http://www.3gwrx.com/forum/index.php/topic,17361.0.html
Damn it, facts have no place in a discussion in the General section.......
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Old 06-29-2012, 03:31 PM   #152
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Thought this was interesting. This is a thread with 3G owners posting their Blackstone reports, a majority of which are running some type of 5W-30. None of the provided reports indicate problems with the 5W-30 when running it 3500-6000 miles.

http://www.3gwrx.com/forum/index.php/topic,17361.0.html
Out of all of those UOA's that were 5w30, I counted 5 that had not sheared down to a high 20wt. Also, those that were in the acceptable range were barely in the range, and had been changed at around 3k miles.

As I said several posts above long before you posted this link, 5w30 is not going to make your car explode, especially if the car does not see rigorous conditions ... but you should change it at 3k miles. I personally prefer the added protection of 40wt.

Also remember that the owner's manual that you have been so concerned about also recommends you change your 5w30 at 7500 miles. And as you can see from those UOA's in your link, by 3k miles it has already sheared to 20wt or is about to.
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Old 06-29-2012, 03:36 PM   #153
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Also remember that the owner's manual that you have been so concerned about also recommends you change your 5w30 at 7500 miles. And as you can see from those UOA's in your link, by 3k miles it has already sheared to 20wt or is about to.
People really need to read the manual more carefully. It says 7500, but if the motor is a turbo model it should be 3750 which is the extreme driving conditions version of the wording. The thing that gets people in trouble is that portions of the manual were written for both the standard impreza as well as the WRX/STI. If you actually spend the time the read they tell you rather directly to change at 3750.
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Old 06-29-2012, 03:46 PM   #154
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People really need to read the manual more carefully. It says 7500, but if the motor is a turbo model it should be 3750 which is the extreme driving conditions version of the wording. The thing that gets people in trouble is that portions of the manual were written for both the standard impreza as well as the WRX/STI. If you actually spend the time the read they tell you rather directly to change at 3750.
Hmm ... Well, I'm literally looking at my 2012 maintenance booklet right now and it says 7500 miles for all models (with a first 3k change for 3.6L vehicles, then 7500). In the notes it says change it at 3750mi for severe driving conditions, but does not list having a turbo as a severe driving condition.
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Old 06-29-2012, 03:51 PM   #155
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Hmm ... Well, I'm literally looking at my 2012 maintenance booklet right now and it says 7500 miles for all models (with a first 3k change for 3.6L vehicles, then 7500). In the notes it says change it at 3750mi for severe driving conditions, but does not list having a turbo as a severe driving condition.
That is an interesting change for the 2012. I know the 2011 book did state that the Turbo motor was considered an extreme driving condition and should follow the 3750 interval. Sounds like they made two changes. Only use 5w30 and change it every 7500. Wonder how many 2012's will blow up following that advice.
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Old 06-29-2012, 07:34 PM   #156
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Interesting conversation
Local dealership indicated I should change at 6K KM to be safe, but could go further beyond that.

3728.22715 miles is the conversion. Pretty darn close to what many are saying here.

That being said, my 2011 owners manual + maintanence guide provided by the dealer says otherwise.

'Subaru owner's manual maintenance schedule
> Early warranty books: the Subaru maintenance schedule note #1 reads "When the vehicle is used under severe driving conditions, the engine oil and filter should be changed every 3,750 miles or 3 3/4 months. All turbo-charges vehicles are considered to be operated under severe driving conditions"
> Later warranty books: the statement no longer includes All turbo-charges vehicles are considered to be operated under severe driving conditions. '

My booklet does NOT include the TurboCharged Vehicles line.

Long story short - No one is going to agree on this. Change it at your peril. Revisit this topic 5 years from now and see what happens.
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