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Old 05-12-2006, 02:40 PM   #1
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Hi Everyone,

I am new, and only have my 06 STI for 2 weeks. I'll probably wait till 10,000 before I start using any sym. oil.

I have been using the Amsoil Series 2000 0-30W oil + SDF filter with my year 2000 Jeep Grand Cherokee 4.7L V8 w/o a problem over the years. However, I don't hear too many people using Amsoil here @ the Subaru forum.

Anyone wanna share you experience with Amsoil + SDF Filter with your Subaru?

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Old 05-12-2006, 02:54 PM   #2
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motul baby!----(im using royal purple tho)
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Old 05-12-2006, 04:33 PM   #3
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Old 05-12-2006, 04:45 PM   #4
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I use Amsoil oil and like it just fine. I like using the stock filters though. You can get them for cheap from www.subarugenuineparts.com. If you are still under warranty this makes even more sense.

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Old 05-13-2006, 01:16 AM   #5
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It's no better or worse than any other oil except for the expense. I could name like 90 other oils that are better though. If you like it, use it though.
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Old 05-14-2006, 02:44 AM   #6
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Old 09-10-2006, 11:17 PM   #7
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ive been using amsoil filter and oil for couple of years now it seems to be working fine. so far
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Old 09-11-2006, 08:08 PM   #8
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I use amsoil and amsoil oil filters.
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Old 09-11-2006, 09:14 PM   #9
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I have been using the Amsoil Series 2000 0-30W oil + SDF filter with my year 2000 Jeep Grand Cherokee 4.7L V8 w/o a problem over the years.


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you can use just about any half way decent brand name oil and never ever have problems. . . what matters is changing at the proper intervals and having the right weight. Depending on your climate, you may want to try something a little thicker than 0-30 in the subie

and in regards to what the "proper" interval is, the only real way to know is to have your oil analyzed. I use blackstone labs, and my sweet spot is right around 8K with a filter change half way through the interval. The oil my subie sees is royal purple 10-40.
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Old 09-25-2007, 05:04 PM   #10
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Default use of amsoil voided my subaru warranty!!!

i have to make 3 posts before i can actally post a question. so i'm responding to amsoil posts.

my turbo just went on my 2005 legacy gt with 44000 miles. my cam sensors also went out. this all cost me about $3000 to repair .

i was encouraged to go on amsoil synthetic 5w30. it is a longer oil change interval. now subaru has denied my warranty for exceeding their recommended oil change interval. amsoil is "testing" the oil sample.

has anyone else experienced this sort of situation?

any suggestions?
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Old 09-25-2007, 05:30 PM   #11
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What was your interval? As long as it was less than 7,500 miles or less, you are within Subaru specs. You just have to convince them that your driving conditions are "normal".

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Old 09-25-2007, 05:42 PM   #12
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i have to make 3 posts before i can actally post a question. so i'm responding to amsoil posts.

my turbo just went on my 2005 legacy gt with 44000 miles. my cam sensors also went out. this all cost me about $3000 to repair .

i was encouraged to go on amsoil synthetic 5w30. it is a longer oil change interval. now subaru has denied my warranty for exceeding their recommended oil change interval. amsoil is "testing" the oil sample.

has anyone else experienced this sort of situation?

any suggestions?
I rather doubt any of those problems were caused by AmsOil or the "extended" oil change intervals. I have been using AmsOil synthetic in my car and using the "extended" oil change intervals every 7,000 Miles for the oil and 3,500 Miles for the filters for ALL the miles that are on the car, and nothing with the turbo, engine or transmission has gone wrong and I have over 253,500 KMs/158,500 Miles...
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Old 09-25-2007, 05:50 PM   #13
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w8n4sno went 25,000 miles without an oil change, lol. He convieniently omitted that part.
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Old 09-25-2007, 05:56 PM   #14
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amsoil and stock filters here 10w30 ( swiched from Mobil crud )
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Old 09-25-2007, 05:56 PM   #15
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I don't care what kind of oil you use, 25K between oil changes? Who encouraged you to use Amsoil. Are they the same person who gave you the bright idea to go so long between changes? Are they the same person buying your engine? Honestly, RTFM dude.
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Old 09-25-2007, 10:32 PM   #16
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w8n4sno went 25,000 miles without an oil change, lol. He convieniently omitted that part.
My wife went 36k once in her Corolla (way in the beginning, she's at 125k now). The car's still kicking pretty well, but it burns a little more than I think it would've with regular changing intervals.

What doesn't kill us makes us stronger. I think that's why the car will last well past 1/4 million miles.
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Old 09-25-2007, 10:49 PM   #17
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i have to make 3 posts before i can actally post a question. so i'm responding to amsoil posts.

my turbo just went on my 2005 legacy gt with 44000 miles. my cam sensors also went out. this all cost me about $3000 to repair .

i was encouraged to go on amsoil synthetic 5w30. it is a longer oil change interval. now subaru has denied my warranty for exceeding their recommended oil change interval. amsoil is "testing" the oil sample.

has anyone else experienced this sort of situation?

any suggestions?
The turbo story is the same. 05 legacy gt 5mt. First one turbo (replaced under warranty), then that one went (replaced under warranty), then the short block went at 55,000 miles (replaced via talking to SOA after warranty ended)

The difference is the oil was changed at the dealer at 7500 mile intervals. They didn't have much wiggle room. In this case it didn't matter what the dealer put in (actually 5w-30 Mobil 1). From what I hear Amsoil is a couple of hundred percent better than M1, so I don't know? They probably have wiggle room. Maybe you should talk nicely to somebody at SOA? However, you should prove that you changed the oil at 7500 mile intervals. The newly recommended interval for turbo cars is 3,750 miles, but it is just a recommendation for the older turbo cars.

It is my understanding that this doesn't (or shouldn't) happen with Amsoil. Their web site says its good for 25,000 miles. Report back what the Amsoil people tell you.
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Old 09-25-2007, 11:03 PM   #18
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Old 09-26-2007, 12:55 AM   #19
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Old 09-26-2007, 11:33 AM   #20
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Hi Everyone,

I am new, and only have my 06 STI for 2 weeks. I'll probably wait till 10,000 before I start using any sym. oil.

I have been using the Amsoil Series 2000 0-30W oil + SDF filter with my year 2000 Jeep Grand Cherokee 4.7L V8 w/o a problem over the years. However, I don't hear too many people using Amsoil here @ the Subaru forum.

Anyone wanna share you experience with Amsoil + SDF Filter with your Subaru?

Thanks
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I have used the TSO 0w30 and their EA oil filters for over 54k+ in my rex. I haven't had any problems... It is important to follow the recommended OCI. The TSO oil will say you can go 3x the OEM's recommended OCI or 17.5K for the severe service OCI. Make sure you read all the details before using it your vehicle. You may want to consider the 5w40 European oil from Amsoil if you still want to use Amsoil. I may try the 5w40 as well..
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Old 09-26-2007, 12:31 PM   #21
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AMSOIL w/ stock filter in the wagon, change the filter often and the oil every 12k no problem and the oil is cleaner than my redline in the STI after 3k.
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Old 09-26-2007, 01:28 PM   #22
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I use Amsoil EaO filters (BTW, the SDF filters are no longer available. They sell you a straight Wix for applications they don't have EaO for) but not their oil. I have used it in the past, but for my applications I prefer other options for oil. If the Amsoil EaO filter is not available for an application, I try to get a K&N (not their air filters, though).
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