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Old 10-07-2006, 10:55 PM   #1
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I use mysubaru.com to keep records of my services, and the dealership has made a service schedule for every 3,000 miles on there. Do I have to follow this or can I use the Subaru recommended 7,500 miles. I don't want to piss off the dealership since they have to work on the car, but I don't want to go twice as often as I have too, that adds up to some serious $$.
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Old 10-08-2006, 01:22 AM   #2
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Use subaru.com's maintenance schedule. my.subaru.com though nice for tacking, is another ploy to wring more money out of you from the dealer.

Subaru.com>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>my.subaru.com in regards to maintenance and what/when you should do it.
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Old 10-08-2006, 09:56 PM   #3
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I don't know where you live, but here in Florida, it is recommended to use the extreme driving schedule. Do you have to? No, but it is recommended.
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Old 10-08-2006, 10:03 PM   #4
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I tend to go by time rather than mileage since I dont put that many miles on my car (like 5000 a year).

Definatly have your oil changed at least twice a year. I wouldnt wait 7500 miles with an oil change either unless its synthetic (IE expensive!) and you put that many miles on the car in 6 months.
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Old 10-09-2006, 02:58 AM   #5
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I use synthetic in my car and the wife's LGT and they both get their oil changed every 3000 miles. Those "scheduled" plans have gaps. I don't go by them and even though I work in service at a subaru dealership I don't recommend people use them. I tell them the same thing, every 3000 miles or three months for an oil change. Do your 15,000 and 30,000 mile services when you reach that approx mileage. You can't do the car any harm with to much service work. But you sure can the other way around.
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Old 10-09-2006, 09:59 AM   #6
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I use synthetic in my car and the wife's LGT and they both get their oil changed every 3000 miles. Those "scheduled" plans have gaps. I don't go by them and even though I work in service at a subaru dealership I don't recommend people use them. I tell them the same thing, every 3000 miles or three months for an oil change. Do your 15,000 and 30,000 mile services when you reach that approx mileage. You can't do the car any harm with to much service work. But you sure can the other way around.
I belive you can do harm by changing the oil to often.
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Old 10-09-2006, 10:55 AM   #7
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I belive you can do harm by changing the oil to often.
oh really? like what kind of harm?
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Old 10-09-2006, 11:04 AM   #8
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I belive you can do harm by changing the oil to often.
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Old 10-09-2006, 11:27 AM   #9
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oh really? like what kind of harm?
More oil needed from antartic/ middle east.

More chances for someone to screw up and leave the drain plug loose.

More waste oil polluting the local ground water....




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Old 10-09-2006, 12:17 PM   #10
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I belive you can do harm by changing the oil to often.
Well its a good thing that Belief's dont constitute facts
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Old 10-09-2006, 02:54 PM   #11
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maybe he ment do more harm on your wallet by doing a synthetic oil change more often.....
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Old 10-09-2006, 04:19 PM   #12
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You should just stop changing your oil completely.

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Old 10-09-2006, 04:38 PM   #13
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Read your owners manual as to "normal or severe service" There are several issues that MAY force you into the severe recomendation which by the way is 3,750 mile oil change and NOT 3,000. Dealers often have a hidden agenda i.e. more service & parts = more dollars from you.
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Old 10-09-2006, 05:51 PM   #14
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Thanks for the replies. I think I'll use the dealerships schedule, one because I'm starting to drive the car harder and two I figure it's a good way to build relationship at the dealership, which might pay off later.
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