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Old 02-01-2008, 02:27 PM   #51
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my 02 has 179000 on it,picked it up for $6000.
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Old 02-02-2008, 01:10 AM   #52
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Started modding at 100k and the car pulls hard and strong. Currently at stage 2 and ready for more.
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Old 02-02-2008, 02:58 AM   #53
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157,000 miles aps sr-30 turbo no tranny issues no engine issues and pulls like nobodys business

That is awesome!!!
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Old 02-02-2008, 11:07 AM   #54
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wow these engines/cars seem amazing, almost too good to be true
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Old 02-02-2008, 11:41 AM   #55
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65,000 miles on mine. 20k miles with a vf30/pinks, 45k miles with an fp18g/750cc DW injectors. tons of autocrosses. redline at least once a day. recent compression check 150 across all cylinders. blackstone oil analysis recently shows nothing out of the ordinary and quotes "engine is performing well."
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Old 02-02-2008, 01:53 PM   #56
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one of the most important longevity factors of our cars is a proper tune. i would even place it ahead of maintenance. if you skimp a 1000 miles here or there on the oil or trans oil, chances are you're fine. skimp on the tune and you go boom/cause major damage.

find a car that has been modded correctly, and has been tuned properly from day one and she will last. i also suggest have a compression test done on any wrx you plan on purchasing.

i'm at stage 4, vf34 turbo, all supporting mods, custom tune, 96K on car, 75K on stage 4 and the car runs like it's brand new.
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Old 02-03-2008, 02:39 AM   #57
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Old 02-03-2008, 04:24 PM   #58
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Old 02-03-2008, 07:00 PM   #59
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'03 WRX 102k miles, went to stage 2 at 25k. Installed VF39 with supporting mods and a protune 250whp at 85k miles. Still running very strong, doesnt burn a drop of oil. (knock of wood).
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Old 02-03-2008, 08:03 PM   #60
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My '02 has ~128k miles.

- VF34
- pink injectors
- STi TMIC
- etc etc etc..

...and the motor is solid.


Just don't run needlessly thin oil in it... e.g. Mobil1 5W30. Something like German Castrol 0W30 or Redline 5W30 are both much better choices, as they both offer better protection at high operating temperatures.

Also, be sure to prime the oil pump after an oil change.
So you are saying Mobil 1 is bad for our cars? I run Mobil1 10w30 in everything I own.
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Old 02-03-2008, 08:42 PM   #61
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108k with no problems
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Old 02-04-2008, 02:35 AM   #62
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2003 bugeye WRX
COBB stg 2.,, GT Spec header + uppipe, started modding at 54000 now at 67000,,, 2nd owner and running sttrrooong...
although still trying to beat upon modded lancers. and modded sti's
quicker than either stock tho
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Old 02-04-2008, 04:16 AM   #63
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02 wrx 151k
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200k before engine time
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Old 02-04-2008, 12:42 PM   #64
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So you are saying Mobil 1 is bad for our cars? I run Mobil1 10w30 in everything I own.
Most people don't realize that Mobil 1 5W30 is thin for a 5W30 rated oil. something like Redline 5W30 is actually thicker at operating temperature than M1 5W30.

Another odd thing is that M1 10W30 is actually *thinner* than M1 5W30 when at operating temperature (10.0 versus 11.3 cSt @ 100degC).

http://www.mobiloil.com/USA-English/...bil1_5W-30.asp
http://www.mobil.com/USA-English/Lub...l_1_10W-30.asp
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Old 02-04-2008, 01:26 PM   #65
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Actually, Redline isn't very thick at operating temp either.
http://www.redlineoil.com/pdf/4.pdf

The big difference (besides ester base stocks, better additives, etc. ) is Redline's High Temp High Shear. At 3.8, it has a better HTHS than any Energy Conserving xW30.

Coming from an Audi, the OP probably knows a thing or two about non-girly man oils due to Audi's ACEA A3 requirement. Mobil1 High Mileage 10W30 is the only M1 xW30 (in N. America) that's shear resistant enough to get the ACEA A3 spec.

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Old 02-04-2008, 02:21 PM   #66
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I've run mobile1 0-40 since my first oil change. How does it compare to other 40wts?
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Old 02-04-2008, 03:01 PM   #67
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i bought my 04' wagon with 50k on the clock for 11k cash with a 7yr 100k warrenty. just look around for some deals
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Old 02-04-2008, 03:46 PM   #68
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02 WRX, 91k just bought for $7800 US.
Had been modded in the past (intake), stock now except for an ugly blue anodized BOV (anyone have any idea what this thing is? no discernible label i'll post a pic when i get a chance).

Had to drive it 6 hours home from the dealership, fell in love with it on 1st test drive. Coming from a modded 96 integra gsr... no comparison, the wrx is amazing.
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Old 02-04-2008, 04:44 PM   #69
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The big difference (besides ester base stocks, better additives, etc. ) is Redline's High Temp High Shear. At 3.8, it has a better HTHS than any Energy Conserving xW30.
Ahh, yes. That is the real reason I like the Redline 5W30 so much... I called out the wrong numbers.

Does M1 have more of a tendency to shear down to a lighter weight than Redline, or is that sort of thing more dependent on the condition of the engine?
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Old 02-04-2008, 05:02 PM   #70
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bluescoobywagon - M1 0W40 is a very good oil and meets ACEA A3 specs. Although, some people jokingly call it "M1's best 30 weight" because it shears in a lot of conditions. IMO, that's better than a 30 grade shearing to a 20 grade.

x99 - Most energy conserving oils tend to shear especially in a turbo. A lot of people on bobistheoilguy.com say they're designed that way to help meet energy conserving requirements.
Redline 5W20 has a higher HTHS than M1 5W30 and most energy conserving oils.

Some people say that you're fine running oil that sheared out of grade as long as the engine wear is normal. IMO, it's better to play it safe with more shear stable oils. Especially on a used bugeye with high mileage.

-Dennis
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Old 02-05-2008, 08:53 AM   #71
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I'd consider switching to Redline, but I'm worried the engine might get mad at me after all this time on Mobile1.
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Old 04-02-2008, 05:30 PM   #72
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02 WRX with 92k on it. Bought it at 45k and have been at Stg II ever since. Only time its seen the shop aside from regular maintenance was a power steering line nut coming loose and dumping my PS fluid on the highway. Needless to say, losing power steering is very noticable, so it was towed into a dealer and $100 later to tighten a screw (bastards), she was good as new.

I've had more issues with Honda and Toyotas then I've ever had with my Rex.
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Old 04-02-2008, 09:14 PM   #73
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I've had my 05 since 92 miles. Went stage 2 at 15k (three different tunes through the years cobb map, then tuned by Andy @ Verocious, then Ray@Turbotek tuning.), just put a 20g on at 76k. The car itself has never left me stranded anywhere. Its been nothing but reliable to me and I've been reliable with the maintenance schedule. I couldnt have possibly asked for a more trouble free car.
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Old 04-03-2008, 12:58 PM   #74
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bought my bugeye for 10K with 123,000 on it, now at 132,000 without a problem. And i'm fairly sure its been VF-39'd for more than half its lifetime.

and I really took a gamble as mine came with VF-39 UP and TBE, STi Injectors upgraded fuel pump... but no TMIC upgrade?

but i figured the guy spent the money to put a suede headliner in it... so he must have cared for it... right?

also i'm pretty sure that the transmission is a replacement, it just looks too clean.
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Old 04-03-2008, 02:38 PM   #75
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'04 wrx, 88k miles, cobb stage 1 @ 30k, cobb stage 2 @ 70k, had a rear diff replaced under warranty around 25k, other than that, no problems!
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