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Old 06-07-2012, 12:45 PM   #12501
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You're right, i hear Subaru corporate places pebbles on road ways every 25 miles just to make sure people know they have a subaru paint job.


So how is it Subarus fault you got a rock chip?
Because the paint chips easily on many Subarus, and this isn't a new problem. All paint is not created equal and Subaru uses paint on the fragile end of the scale.
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Old 06-07-2012, 01:19 PM   #12502
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Because the paint chips easily on many Subarus, and this isn't a new problem. All paint is not created equal and Subaru uses paint on the fragile end of the scale.
Is there really any standard auto paint that isn't prone to rock chip damage? When a sharp-edged piece of gravel comes flying from a truck and hits your car at a relative speed of 25 mph or more I don't think any paint is going to hold up
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Old 06-07-2012, 01:31 PM   #12503
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The paint on Subarus does look a bit thin. I've seen some cars where it looks like it has a thick clear coat, and it looks nice too.
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Old 06-07-2012, 01:36 PM   #12504
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I'm not that concerned with the paint, I've seen many older rusted subaru's, but no worse than other older cars on the road -- they are still being driven around and that means a lot for any 20 year old + cars in the Northeast.

Of course if you live in the south you are used to seeing some really classic cars still on the road--VW beetles etc, not as many up north where they have rusted to nothing.
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Old 06-07-2012, 01:42 PM   #12505
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Is there really any standard auto paint that isn't prone to rock chip damage? When a sharp-edged piece of gravel comes flying from a truck and hits your car at a relative speed of 25 mph or more I don't think any paint is going to hold up
VW/Audi paint holds up really well in my experience. No paint is perfect, but I managed to put over 40K highway miles on a VW and the front paint was nearly flawless. A few of my friends with VW have paint that is in great condition as well.

My Impreza has 10K on the clock and is already showing some notable chips. It isn't terrible though, so I am not worried about it. In a few years I will bring the car to a reconditioning shop and have them fix the front paint.
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Old 06-07-2012, 02:01 PM   #12506
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Mobil1 Advanced Fuel Economy 0w20, no additives or treatments

I was surprised to find that no auto parts stores or Walmarts around here carry 0w20 of any kind in jugs.
Aside from the Subaru OEM Oil Filter what are the best oil filters out there compatible for the 2012 Subaru Impreza? "Top name brands" I guess you can say.
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Old 06-07-2012, 02:08 PM   #12507
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Purolator's Pure One line is pretty widely-accepted as a great one to use. L14460 is the model for just about every Subaru 4-cylinder, and L14459 fits the H-6.
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Old 06-07-2012, 02:30 PM   #12508
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Purolator's Pure One line is pretty widely-accepted as a great one to use. L14460 is the model for just about every Subaru 4-cylinder, and L14459 fits the H-6.
Is that widely accepter for the older EJ 2.5 engines? Or widely accepted for the new FB2x engines? the FB2x engines use different spring rates compared to the older EJ25.
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Old 06-07-2012, 02:34 PM   #12509
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Mobil1 Advanced Fuel Economy 0w20, no additives or treatments

I was surprised to find that no auto parts stores or Walmarts around here carry 0w20 of any kind in jugs.
late following up: where do you live? did you see empty spots on the shelves for them? the first Walmart i went to, they were out of the 5gal jugs, but had the 1 qt ones...i went to another and found the 5 gal jugs and bought two.

did you check online to see if they are available at your local Walmart?
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Old 06-07-2012, 02:41 PM   #12510
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Purolator's Pure One line is pretty widely-accepted as a great one to use. L14460 is the model for just about every Subaru 4-cylinder, and L14459 fits the H-6.
Sorry for all the questions. I don't really have much knowledge about Motor Oils.

So I just called the local shop where I got a coupon for 3 free oil changes and they provided me what they use for Subaru's.

Oil: Kendall Full Synthetic but switching to Valvoline soon.

Filter: Mobile 1 full guard.

Does this sound good or should I provide my own stuff during my oil change?
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Old 06-07-2012, 02:52 PM   #12511
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Aside from the Subaru OEM Oil Filter what are the best oil filters out there compatible for the 2012 Subaru Impreza? "Top name brands" I guess you can say.
Napa Gold are really reliable filters.
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Old 06-07-2012, 03:00 PM   #12512
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Is that widely accepter for the older EJ 2.5 engines? Or widely accepted for the new FB2x engines? the FB2x engines use different spring rates compared to the older EJ25.
Well that's a good point, guess I'm speaking for the EJs. However, it's still a very high-quality filter, better than some OEMs I think. Subaru themselves have switched back-and-forth from filters that many say are good, to some which are decidedly less so. No idea what they're rebadging these days, I've been changing my own oil for years and have used Purolator.


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Sorry for all the questions. I don't really have much knowledge about Motor Oils.

So I just called the local shop where I got a coupon for 3 free oil changes and they provided me what they use for Subaru's.

Oil: Kendall Full Synthetic but switching to Valvoline soon.

Filter: Mobile 1 full guard.

Does this sound good or should I provide my own stuff during my oil change?
I've used Valvoline forever, never a problem. I use non-synthetic, but if the car ships with synthetic as new, then you should probably stick with that. Or so I would suspect. As for the filter, Mobil 1 is usually very good stuff, so I wouldn't think it to be a poor-quality filter. You may want to wait for a couple more opinions, just to be sure.
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Old 06-07-2012, 03:20 PM   #12513
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1) until someone does enough research to prove that other filters have the same bypass as the OEM filters that are used on the new Impreza engine I will use OEM oil filters. They are not much more expensive than the ones you are going to buy at Autozone or Walmart (2-3 dollars more ?). Compared to the price of synthetic oil vs regular it is a not much money to know you have the correct filter.

2) like many retailers who may not carry it at all or only have it in quarts, quick change oil shops may not even have 0w-20 in stock, so make sure you verify if you are going to a quick lube that they are using the right weight oil.

The new engine specifies 0w-20 (only available as synthetic).

I would never assume that someone else who changes your oil gives two "craps" about your car or cares if the warranty specifies a certain grade. I would assume that they are going to choose whatever oil fill wand is closest to them unless otherwise directed (so you are just as likely to get the more commonly available non-synthetic 5w-40 as the correct oil, no matter what the receipt they give you shows).

I would expect the dealer to use the correct oil, as many new Subaru engines require it so they definately know what the engine requires. But they also don't mind charging you more for a synthetic oil service, so there's that.

Kinda makes you want to do it yourself (unless you have a good dealer or a service contract with your dealer).

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Old 06-07-2012, 03:29 PM   #12514
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For those of you who have a fumoto installed, do you need to jack up your car to do an oil change? (Trying to do it with the least amount of work possible) lol
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Old 06-07-2012, 03:35 PM   #12515
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For those of you who have a fumoto installed, do you need to jack up your car to do an oil change? (Trying to do it with the least amount of work possible) lol
I haven't done it yet since installing the fumoto, but I have a sport like you and I don't think it will need to be jacked up to fit a pan under it or open the valve (I got the valve with the nipple, so hook up the hose and open the valve=simple). at most I will lift one side briefly.
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Old 06-07-2012, 03:51 PM   #12516
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These people pull the filters apart and examine the contents making comments. Really good way to see what you are buying.

http://www.fleetfilter.com/comparison-fram-filter.html
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Old 06-07-2012, 04:21 PM   #12517
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^^ I think I remember seeing that, or something like it. There's a good thread on here as well, with cross-sectional photos of a few dissected filters.

The Purolator Pure One filters do have similar features to the OEMs, which is why I like them. But I've bought OEMs too, yes price is about the same. I'm not sure if the standard Purolator is worse, really - it's just missing the grippy surface.
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Old 06-07-2012, 05:13 PM   #12518
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For those of you who have a fumoto installed, do you need to jack up your car to do an oil change? (Trying to do it with the least amount of work possible) lol
no fumoto here, but i intend to change the oil without jacking the car up. there seems sufficient clearance for me to fit a pan underneath and also get my hand and a socket wrench under there to loosen and tighten the drain plug. haven't done it yet, but reach under and checked to be sure already.

back to your question: if there is enough clearance for a wrench, there should be plenty for the fumoto...

(this car is low, but it has better clearance than my wife's prius which requires me to drop the drain plug into the drain pan because with both in place, i can barely get my hand in between the plug and the pan to loosen the former)
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Old 06-07-2012, 06:01 PM   #12519
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Not necessarily saying you got ripped because I live in so cal and things could be way different out here. But I paid $100 for full level 3 tint and the guys got it done in an hour. It looks great and they used good quality film.

Just throwing my experience out there.

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Thats a good price for a tint.
And that place is about 4 blocks from my house.
Jay's did our Accord a number of years ago and it held up very well.
What all did you get tinted for $250? All but windshield?
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Old 06-07-2012, 06:21 PM   #12520
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Here's a strange one that i may need to photograph and post a picture of at some point:

does anyone (who hasn't tinted their windows) notice a vertical streaking pattern on their rear hatchback glass? it doesn't affect the clarity of the glass looking through it while driving but from the outside, it has this strange vertical banding...maybe each band is about 1" wide.
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Old 06-07-2012, 06:27 PM   #12521
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are you looking at it with polarized sunglasses on? Nice hatch pattern when you do that.
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Old 06-07-2012, 06:30 PM   #12522
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are you looking at it with polarized sunglasses on? Nice hatch pattern when you do that.
you know. i didn't think about that. doh! i'll have to check and get back to you guys. that might be it as i do wear polarized sunglasses!
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Old 06-07-2012, 07:17 PM   #12523
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Good call! I'd say 99% chance it's the sunglasses.

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you know. i didn't think about that. doh! i'll have to check and get back to you guys. that might be it as i do wear polarized sunglasses!
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you know. i didn't think about that. doh! i'll have to check and get back to you guys. that might be it as i do wear polarized sunglasses!
if you only see it when wearing glasses rotate the glasses and look through them with the frames vertical (or just tilt your head sideways), instead of horizontal, as this will change the polarization.
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Old 06-07-2012, 08:02 PM   #12525
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For those of you who have a fumoto installed, do you need to jack up your car to do an oil change? (Trying to do it with the least amount of work possible) lol
An inexpensive way to lift your car a couple inches while keeping it level is buy a 2x10 board at Home Depot or somewhere and have them cut it to 3 or 4ft lengths. Then put one under each wheel and drive over them. Even 2 inches makes it easier to reach and see the oil plug.

I was thinking about fastening 2 or 3 together, stepping them on one end, to gain more height.
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