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Old 05-05-2008, 04:17 AM   #1
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Default Synthetic required for 08's?

I been trying to find this out and can't find nothing on it..

I had an 04 wrx 2.0 before and used standard oil w/ no problems.. had 130k on my car. I just picked up an 08 wrx 2.5L, but the guy at the dealer was saying I NEED to use synthetic now, that it's changed since the 04.

So is this right? Do I really need to be spending $60 for oil changes now?

And what do you recommend I do for the first year or so with my new 08? Take to dealer? Can I keep goin to the firestone and getting non-synthetic oil changes?

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Old 05-05-2008, 07:15 AM   #2
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Tell the dealer to show you that in your owner's manual. When he backpedals, give him a
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Old 05-05-2008, 10:43 AM   #3
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The dealer where I live said it's fine to use non-synthetic. For the first 20-25k miles they use non then automatically start using partial/full synthetic.
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Old 05-05-2008, 12:42 PM   #4
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Old 05-05-2008, 12:54 PM   #5
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Old 05-05-2008, 05:42 PM   #6
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ahah no not required. What ever you do use just stick to the factory maint interval (3750/4mths for turbo cars) keep records of your maint history and you will be fine.
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Old 05-05-2008, 05:45 PM   #7
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I was thinking that but wasn't too sure myself at the time. Damn that would've been sweet since he was acting so cocky and arrogant to get me to purchase some maintenance plan.

But I know you need specific coolant right? Like the vw's use the pink **** not the green, so that's why I was thinking maybe it's the same with oil.
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Dont think color with coolant as color plays ZERO role in what coolant is. Yes, you need a specific coolant though and to be safe, just buy Subaru coolant ahead of time along with the Subaru Cooling System Conditioner.
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Old 05-05-2008, 09:05 PM   #9
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Dont think color with coolant as color plays ZERO role in what coolant is. Yes, you need a specific coolant though and to be safe, just buy Subaru coolant ahead of time along with the Subaru Cooling System Conditioner.
2008 and newer STi's and all other 2009 and newer Subaru models now use a new Blue colored coolant called Subaru Super Coolant, the cooling conditioner is no longer needed:

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FROM: Subaru of America, Inc.
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DATE: 02/13/2008

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The 2008 Impreza WRX STI and all 2009 MY vehicles are factory-filled with the new Subaru Super Coolant. This new coolant is blue in color and has an extended life of 10 years before servicing is required.

The current Subaru Long Life Coolant (green in color) CAN NOT BE MIXED with the new Subaru Super Coolant (blue in color). Mixing the 2 different types of coolants together will alter the protection requirements of the product and for the vehicle.

The new Subaru Super Coolant is required for all dealer warranty repairs to 2008 Impreza WRX STI and all 2009 MY vehicles that involve the draining and/or refilling of the engine cooling system. It should also be used when topping off of the cooling system, when installing an engine block heater, or refilling the cooling system after a collision that damaged the cooling system.

Subaru of America, Inc. will automatically ship one case (6 gallons) of the Subaru Super Coolant 50/50 mix to each dealership within the next week.

The part number for ordering purposes is SOA868V9270, which represents one gallon. This product is a 50/50 mix and does not require any mixing with water. This product must be ordered in cases of 6 gallons.

For dealers in extremely cold areas that require extra protection (below -34 degrees F), Subaru Super Coolant Concentrate is available in one quart bottles and can be ordered using part number SOA868V9260.

Dealers can order additional Subaru Super Coolant 50/50 mix and/or the Subaru Super Coolant Concentrate by going to Subarunet, Fixed Operations, Subaru Chemicals.

The part number for Warranty claim purposes is SOA635041, which represents one quart of the Subaru Super Coolant 50/50 pre-mixed product.

If you have any questions, please contact your District Fixed Operations Manager.
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Thanks buddy...I'll update my FAQ with that later.
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