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Old 02-04-2013, 02:03 AM   #2726
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I ran stage 1 relatively unmodded (stock, then catback) for over 10k with no problems, but again I would at least have the reserve cash to replace those parts
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Old 02-04-2013, 03:42 AM   #2727
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So in your guys opinion would a dp and ots stage 2 be relatively safe? Stage 2 is as far as i want to go, but also want to be safe.
That's something's that should be brought up with your tuner. It's what I told mine(COBB), and I'm happy with it!
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Old 02-04-2013, 07:49 PM   #2728
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Ok I'm getting my oil change this week and my local tuner I trust uses royal purple but lately I've been reading negative reviews on it. I don't know if its just here say forum users. Anyone with actual knowledge or that actually uses it have any feed back or should I just go with the proven t6?

I'm probably just over thinking.
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Old 02-04-2013, 07:54 PM   #2729
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Ok I'm getting my oil change this week and my local tuner I trust uses royal purple but lately I've been reading negative reviews on it. I don't know if its just here say forum users. Anyone with actual knowledge or that actually uses it have any feed back or should I just go with the proven t6?

I'm probably just over thinking.
1. You obviously don't trust him haha
2. T6 is proven, and cheaper. But! Not being able to see your location at the moment, ill tell you it is a bit thick for winter. It could just be me but my car had a hard time starting up when it was about 10*F. All in all, it still started and it was fine and dandy when the oil came to temperature.
3. You are over thinking
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Old 02-04-2013, 08:01 PM   #2730
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Ok I'm getting my oil change this week and my local tuner I trust uses royal purple but lately I've been reading negative reviews on it. I don't know if its just here say forum users. Anyone with actual knowledge or that actually uses it have any feed back or should I just go with the proven t6?

I'm probably just over thinking.
I've been using rp for a while. I haven't had issues but I've heard some bad things. It apparently sheers down to 20 weight after 1000 miles or so but then thickens up later on I think...according to an analysis thread I was reading. Some nissan tuners I know really don't like the stuff. They said they have seen a lot of thrown rod bearings. I'm switching to something else on my next change...its probably fine but I've heard too many bad things.
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Old 02-05-2013, 03:04 PM   #2731
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1. You obviously don't trust him haha
2. T6 is proven, and cheaper. But! Not being able to see your location at the moment, ill tell you it is a bit thick for winter. It could just be me but my car had a hard time starting up when it was about 10*F. All in all, it still started and it was fine and dandy when the oil came to temperature.
3. You are over thinking
Are you referring to the T6? I can assure you it works just fine at forty below. And yeah it's significantly cheaper.
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Old 02-05-2013, 03:07 PM   #2732
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i can't imagine starting my car at 40 below..it doesn't seem to like starting when its in the single digits

does t6 hurt mpg at all?

being that its 5w40 it should be good for the same temps as 5w30 as underscoredavin said
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Old 02-05-2013, 03:12 PM   #2733
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i switched to T6 from 10W40 and 20W50 amsoil for winter purposes. i wouldnt mind using it throughout the summer either.
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Old 02-05-2013, 03:28 PM   #2734
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will subaru really void your warranty for using 5w40?
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Old 02-05-2013, 03:36 PM   #2735
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will subaru really void your warranty for using 5w40?
Theoretically if they actually tested the oil and could prove what it was, assuming you didn't tell them.
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Old 02-05-2013, 03:38 PM   #2736
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well they might make you show some proof that you have been changing the oil in a timely fashion, like receipts
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Old 02-05-2013, 04:04 PM   #2737
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well they might make you show some proof that you have been changing the oil in a timely fashion, like receipts
...which is why I buy my own oil and have the dealer change it, so there's always a record of it.
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Old 02-05-2013, 04:09 PM   #2738
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Then theyll definitely know you didnt use 5w30 lol
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Old 02-05-2013, 04:24 PM   #2739
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Why would they void your warranty for using 5w40? It says in the owners manual that you can use 5w40.
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Old 02-05-2013, 04:31 PM   #2740
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Why would they void your warranty for using 5w40? It says in the owners manual that you can use 5w40.
It specifically states 5w30, and has to meet some eco friendly standard.
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Old 02-05-2013, 05:56 PM   #2741
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...which is why I buy my own oil and have the dealer change it, so there's always a record of it.
lol what a pain in the ass/waste of time/money

I think I'm gonna switch to castrol or something
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Old 02-05-2013, 06:28 PM   #2742
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Page 11-13 in the manual states oil specs

It says 5W-30 or 5W-40 for temps below -30 to temps above 30

It also says 10W-30 or10-40 for temps -20 to 40 & above.

The manual also states that you can use any brand of oil as long as they are the same API classification & SAE viscosity as those recommended by Subaru. It also has to be energy conserving.

Rotella T6 meets all these requirements(5w-40,API-SM) except one,energy conserving.
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Old 02-08-2013, 08:03 AM   #2743
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My car has started the transformation to Designo Magno Alanite Grey from AMG.

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Old 02-13-2013, 08:09 PM   #2744
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Are you referring to the T6? I can assure you it works just fine at forty below. And yeah it's significantly cheaper.
Yep. What mods/map are you running? I am OTS Cobb stage2+ ACN91 with Cobb sf, invidia catted dp, 08 spt catback. Running Rotella T6. When it sat outside at 10F or below, the next morning it was slow to crank over but it still started. Only took a few extra seconds than normal...nothing crazy. Just felt like it didn't want to or it was pissed at me for trying to start it so cold. Once it started it was fine.

I can't imagine what -40F even feels like haha
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Old 02-13-2013, 09:25 PM   #2745
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That's a matter of your starter and battery, not the oil, but a second or two is expected.

My setup is almost identical to yours.
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my car is sluggish to start when its cold, but it does start.
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Old 02-14-2013, 01:27 AM   #2747
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That's a matter of your starter and battery, not the oil, but a second or two is expected.

My setup is almost identical to yours.
Touché
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Old 02-14-2013, 03:45 AM   #2748
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Why have I never heard of any new WRXs using STi rear struts?
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Old 02-18-2013, 06:54 PM   #2749
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So I'm running my STi stg 2 w/ ebe, cai, and turbo inlet on a stock fuel pump. Going to Agile auto in Maryland to get a pro tune w/ one step colder NGKs and a perrin ebcs. Should I throw the new DW65c in the tank before I get tuned? Do I need it? Peaking the car out around 19-20psi for my tune. Thanks
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Old 02-18-2013, 07:02 PM   #2750
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I would say you might as well, even though our cars already pretty much max out the injectors with stg2, I don't know that it would hurt anything. Then you would just have to put in bigger injectors when you are ready.
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