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Old 11-16-2012, 02:03 PM   #26
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Just change the oil when you do the timing belt or when it gets milky white. Should be no big deal. I use 0w-20 with Wesson SuperCurlyFry technology.



Just kidding.

Oil can be complicated or simple. If you want to keep it simple, just do a T6 oil change now.
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Old 11-16-2012, 06:05 PM   #27
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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.
How many intervals did you run it? I'm not sure that was a problem with the oil. It's European ACEA A3 and the viscosity is close to a 40 weight. Just like GC. It also uses a lot of magnesium like Rotella does. I've burned through a quart in about 4k miles which is normal for me.

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Old 11-16-2012, 06:10 PM   #28
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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.
Looks and feels good?

If you want a good Amsoil 5W-30 use the Series 3000 HDD. Similar additive package to the 10W-40 which is as high as the old Rotella API SL/Ci4+ oil. The TBN is also very high so you could probably do 7,500 miles easy.

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Old 11-16-2012, 07:44 PM   #29
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He's highly respected in this area. He's also highly recommended on nasioc too.

then he needs to wake the **** up and realize that maybe he dont know as much as he thinks about oil
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Old 11-16-2012, 07:46 PM   #30
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and i cant MAKE my car burn any of my rotella t6/racing 4t mix

even driving 1000 miles on the highway at 90mph with a full load and the ac on at 95*F
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Old 11-16-2012, 08:28 PM   #31
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ive been using royal purple 5w-30 for years. i know theres mixed reviews on the RP, but it has been fine for me.
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Old 11-16-2012, 10:24 PM   #32
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Over the years I've seen a lot of cars that have been driven without regular oil changes. Over the long term it will shorten the life of the engine. But doing it once shouldn't be a problem.

I've been using Mobil 1 5w-30 in my 2002 bugeye wagon ever since I bought it new. I followed the interval in the owner's manual until the warranty expired. The dealer was willing to do the labor and provide the filter for free just for the chance to hunt for extra work on the car.

Since then I've continued with Mobil 1 but switched to the Pure One oil filter. Two years ago I went to extended intervals. I change it once a year whether it needs it or not. I figure if BMW can warranty their cars for one year 15,000 miles between changes when using an approved synthetic, then I should be able to go one year and 5,000 miles.

After the first year I sent a sample off to Blackstone. They suggested I extend farther. My Subie is low mileage. I just went past 50,000 miles last week. The only time I have to put oil in is when I change it.

On a side note. I just went Stage One with a COBB access port. I have plans to make some conservative mods.

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Old 11-16-2012, 10:49 PM   #33
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Over the years I've seen a lot of cars that have been driven without regular oil changes. Over the long term it will shorten the life of the engine. But doing it once shouldn't be a problem.

I've been using Mobil 1 5w-30 in my 2002 bugeye wagon ever since I bought it new. I followed the interval in the owner's manual until the warranty expired. The dealer was willing to do the labor and provide the filter for free just for the chance to hunt for extra work on the car.

Since then I've continued with Mobil 1 but switched to the Pure One oil filter. Two years ago I went to extended intervals. I change it once a year whether it needs it or not. I figure if BMW can warranty their cars for one year 15,000 miles between changes when using an approved synthetic, then I should be able to go one year and 5,000 miles.

After the first year I sent a sample off to Blackstone. They suggested I extend farther. My Subie is low mileage. I just went past 50,000 miles last week. The only time I have to put oil in is when I change it.

On a side note. I just went Stage One with a COBB access port. I have plans to make some conservative mods.

you are VERY a-typical and your results are really invalid for any comparison, here
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Old 11-16-2012, 10:50 PM   #34
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ive been using royal purple 5w-30 for years. i know theres mixed reviews on the RP, but it has been fine for me.
and your results are quite a-typical as well

you must drive like my dead grandma...like not much at all
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Old 11-17-2012, 10:27 AM   #35
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I can't put any 5w30 in my 2010 WRX. The engine just eats it up like candy and I have to top it off every couple of fuel fill ups. Doesn't matter the brand, just eats it right up. So I made the switch to T6 a while back and now I barely have to top it off every 1500-2000 miles. Of course I drive my modded WRX hard unlike some of the sissy's I hear.

PS Mobil 1 5w30 was the worst oil ever for my WRX....however my Z06 loved it. Its not a bad oil.....its just not very good for turbo Subaru's.
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Old 11-17-2012, 04:39 PM   #36
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How many intervals did you run it? I'm not sure that was a problem with the oil. It's European ACEA A3 and the viscosity is close to a 40 weight. Just like GC. It also uses a lot of magnesium like Rotella does. I've burned through a quart in about 4k miles which is normal for me.

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Ran with it for 4 intervals. Went from 5w-30 full synthetic Mobil 1, 10w-30, and then 10w-30 extended high mileage. They all burned a ton.
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Old 11-17-2012, 04:42 PM   #37
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Running the simple castrol gtx 10w-30 regular right now. It's been good so far for about 500 miles.
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Old 11-17-2012, 06:04 PM   #38
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Way to search out the 100s of thread on this topic!
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Old 11-18-2012, 02:46 AM   #39
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Ran with it for 4 intervals. Went from 5w-30 full synthetic Mobil 1, 10w-30, and then 10w-30 extended high mileage. They all burned a ton.
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Running the simple castrol gtx 10w-30 regular right now. It's been good so far for about 500 miles.
did ya change the pcv valve???
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Old 11-18-2012, 10:37 AM   #40
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Way to search out the 100s of thread on this topic!
Nothing has changed here in 13 years.

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Old 11-18-2012, 11:31 AM   #41
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Ran with it for 4 intervals. Went from 5w-30 full synthetic Mobil 1, 10w-30, and then 10w-30 extended high mileage. They all burned a ton.
Ok. Did you try 10W-40 High Mileage, Turbo Diesel Truck 5W-40, or Mobil1 0W-40?

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Old 11-18-2012, 07:20 PM   #42
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Ok. Did you try 10W-40 High Mileage, Turbo Diesel Truck 5W-40, or Mobil1 0W-40?

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nah...hes gonna listen to some d00000000d who he thinks knows what he's talking about....but dont know ****
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Old 11-19-2012, 03:38 AM   #43
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nah...hes gonna listen to some d00000000d who he thinks knows what he's talking about....but dont know ****
Yeah^^^, some of these or most mechanics are still living in the dinosaur era... Times have changed One thing that I am seeing a lot more of is subaru ej25 NA engines spinning bearings and Scotty take a guess on what they are running for oil...?? I suspect poor maintenance and wrong oil but as you know using the "right" oil has a lot to do with it.

Whether it is a subaru turbo or NA engine, oil is definitely one of the top priorities but most people don't know jack about jack.... so they are SOL

To the one guy in here who thinks his mechanic is top notch needs to rethink that....If people don't know the "real" info then anything that is said sounds good enough or "great", they go on not knowing the right info and in the process keep getting screwed over right Scotty??
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Old 11-21-2012, 09:20 PM   #44
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mobil 1 full synthetic is the best in my opinion
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mobil 1 full synthetic is the best in my opinion

your opinion is as meaningless as it is worthless
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