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Old 10-25-2012, 03:53 PM   #1
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hey guys just bought a 2002 wrx for a pretty good price, previous owner hasnt changed the oil since december 2011, i dont know what the fu*k he was thinking! so for about 7000 or 8000 km he put on it this year he has only been adding oil. is there something i should put in my oil on my next oil change or something?
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Old 10-25-2012, 04:02 PM   #2
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That's really only about 5000 miles. Should be just fine. Just do a standard oil change with a filter.

I prefer the Rotella 5w-40 much of the rest of the forum uses. You can use just about anything that meets the requirements in the manual though. OEM or Purolator filters are good.. but again, really anything will do within proper spec. Except Fram... stay away from Fram.
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Old 10-25-2012, 04:03 PM   #3
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hey guys just bought a 2002 wrx for a pretty good price, previous owner hasnt changed the oil since december 2011, i dont know what the fu*k he was thinking! so for about 7000 or 8000 km he put on it this year he has only been adding oil. is there something i should put in my oil on my next oil change or something?
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4500 miles Oh, the humanity and all the screaming.
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Old 10-25-2012, 04:14 PM   #4
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hey guys just bought a 2002 wrx for a pretty good price, previous owner hasnt changed the oil since december 2011, i dont know what the fu*k he was thinking! so for about 7000 or 8000 km he put on it this year he has only been adding oil. is there something i should put in my oil on my next oil change or something?
thanks
He was thinking of saving money? With synthetic you don't need to change the oil for 5000 - 7000 miles. Just change oil like normal, don't worry about it, and you should be fine.
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Old 10-25-2012, 04:15 PM   #5
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ok thanks guys really appreciate it, just wanted to make sure not so familiar with subaru yet!
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Old 10-25-2012, 04:45 PM   #6
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ok thanks guys really appreciate it, just wanted to make sure not so familiar with subaru yet!
Het yourself some rotella t6...
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Old 10-25-2012, 05:26 PM   #7
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I second the T6. It really works wonders in my bugeye.
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Old 10-25-2012, 05:36 PM   #8
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i use motul in mine
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Old 10-25-2012, 05:46 PM   #9
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i use motul in mine
I used to only use motul and wld burn oil within the first 1k miles. Just switched to rotella and haven't burnt a drop, same mileage
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Old 10-25-2012, 05:52 PM   #10
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I used to only use motul and wld burn oil within the first 1k miles. Just switched to rotella and haven't burnt a drop, same mileage
interesting. i dont burn much or even any. ive been thru mobil 1 synthetic, conventenial oil, shell oil and now motul. i never had a single problem with any of those oils, but for conventenial i only ran for 3k before switching over, but never had a problem in my experience :P
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Old 10-26-2012, 12:43 AM   #11
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Yea these things like to drink the mobil 1. I use pennzoil ultra 5w-30 synthetic is the only option.
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Old 10-26-2012, 04:46 AM   #12
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Run some seafoam through it if you wish.
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Old 10-26-2012, 07:36 AM   #13
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Yea these things like to drink the mobil 1. I use pennzoil ultra 5w-30 synthetic is the only option.


another idiot new guy

hope you dont find out the hard way that you dont know **** about oil
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Old 10-26-2012, 08:00 AM   #14
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I also use Rotella T6 and Subaru filters.
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Old 11-15-2012, 04:22 PM   #15
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Just don't use Mobil 1. Used Mobil 1 5w30 and 10w30 and it burns like crazy for my 2002. My Subaru mechanic told me to stick with Dino or synthetic blend only. He said my car shouldnt use fill synthetic either. He said to go with 10w30 or 20w50 if my car still burn a ton of oil.
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Old 11-15-2012, 04:28 PM   #16
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I just started using Rotella as of 30 mins ago lol
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Old 11-15-2012, 04:30 PM   #17
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I just started using Rotella as of 30 mins ago lol
For me, the Rotella has been working great. It initially burned a bit when I first switched, but after that, the oil level never went down. Maybe very very slightly. I've checked it literally every week after finding it low after the first fillup.

So far, it's great stuff.
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Old 11-15-2012, 05:05 PM   #18
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Just don't use Mobil 1. Used Mobil 1 5w30 and 10w30 and it burns like crazy for my 2002. My Subaru mechanic told me to stick with Dino or synthetic blend only. He said my car shouldnt use fill synthetic either. He said to go with 10w30 or 20w50 if my car still burn a ton of oil.
Mobil1 makes several good, robust oils. 0W-40, Turbo Diesel Truck 5W-40 (thicker than RT6 at all temps), and High Mileage 10W-30 and 10W-40. Subaru of America recommends synthetic in all turbos.

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Old 11-15-2012, 05:23 PM   #19
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Just don't use Mobil 1. Used Mobil 1 5w30 and 10w30 and it burns like crazy for my 2002. My Subaru mechanic told me to stick with Dino or synthetic blend only. He said my car shouldnt use fill synthetic either. He said to go with 10w30 or 20w50 if my car still burn a ton of oil.
Poor oil pump pushing 20-50 on a cool night;(
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Old 11-15-2012, 06:26 PM   #20
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Just don't use Mobil 1. Used Mobil 1 5w30 and 10w30 and it burns like crazy for my 2002. My Subaru mechanic told me to stick with Dino or synthetic blend only. He said my car shouldnt use fill synthetic either. He said to go with 10w30 or 20w50 if my car still burn a ton of oil.

your 'subaru mechanic' is a total idiot and you should not listen to him or use him for your car

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Old 11-15-2012, 11:10 PM   #21
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I know my experience is limited as I only got my WRX in July but in 4500 miles it burned absolutely no Mobil 1 5w30 and my buddy that owned it before me had no oil burning issues either.

however, I just did an oil change and went with Rotella T6 5w40. It seems fine too.
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Old 11-16-2012, 04:08 AM   #22
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I'm using valvoline synpower 5w40 with a wix 57712 filter(one of the few aftermarket filters that actually have the 23psi rating)with no issues at all. Runs like a dream lol.
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Old 11-16-2012, 10:15 AM   #23
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Mobil1 makes several good, robust oils. 0W-40, Turbo Diesel Truck 5W-40 (thicker than RT6 at all temps), and High Mileage 10W-30 and 10W-40. Subaru of America recommends synthetic in all turbos.

-Dennis
Mobil does make good oil but when I used Mobil 1 high mileage 10w-30 my car burned through like 4 quarts of oil within 3500 miles.
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Old 11-16-2012, 10:17 AM   #24
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your 'subaru mechanic' is a total idiot and you should not listen to him or use him for your car

jesus
He's highly respected in this area. He's also highly recommended on nasioc too.
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Old 11-16-2012, 10:35 AM   #25
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I've been using AMSOIL 5w-30 with my bugeye for normal and aggressive street driving with little or no burning over a 3k period. It still looks and feels good after a regular oil change interval. 10w-40 for track use I saw only a small amount of oil consumption.
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