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Old 03-02-2012, 05:17 PM   #1226
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On a completely unrelated note, anyone know if theres a way to customize the display on an AP? I don't wanna do anything fancy, just adjust the primary color because I'm tired of having the big blue glow that doesn't match anything else in my car at night.
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Old 03-02-2012, 05:18 PM   #1227
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Old 03-02-2012, 05:18 PM   #1228
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how old is the oil?
Meh, a little over 3k I think, so theorheticly I could go another 3k with little worries. Not that I planed to.
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Old 03-02-2012, 05:20 PM   #1229
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I think you misunderstood, I'm not asking what would perform better.
As in should I just dirty up the used oil more since I'm about to change it anyway, or would it be particularly better for the engine were I to put fresh oil in before redlining it a bit.
Why wouldn't you want FRESH oil? Wouldn't your engine be happier? I mean, if someone REALLY wanted to, they could do an oil change every 1k miles just for the peace of mind.

Sounds like that's what you're looking for: Peace of mind.

Go fresh!
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Old 03-02-2012, 05:34 PM   #1230
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Well yeah I guess, now I feel silly for asking. I guess what I was getting at was if I changed it before hand, and that dirtied it up a bit, would it be worse for the engine in the long run afterwards, assuming I didn't change it again until the regular interval. But you're right I should probably change it first, thanks.
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Old 03-02-2012, 05:58 PM   #1231
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6k oil changes are not something you want to do with a turbo car
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Old 03-02-2012, 06:06 PM   #1232
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Well subaru says 7500 but I guess I'm excluded with "extreme conditions".
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My thoughts on oil: Some of which is IMHO, some is regurgitation from what I've read and some ... probably way off base.. HAHAaha.

IMHO, Synthetic oil is the way to go unless you are breaking in an engine or have an old and tired engine that might not be sealed as properly. Synthetic tends to help protect more against sludging.

For me, I have used Mobil 1 almost exclusively up until I tried Amsoil. Cost difference for me wasnt that bad. My buddy's discount was ~$9/QT vs the M1 German blend for ~$8/QT. My oil change intervals are hovering around the 10k mile mark. Due to time constraints my last change went till 12k and was quite ... concerned/anxious. However I sent my oil off to Blackstone for a UOA and it came back very good with a recommendation I could go even longer. To note, I am also using the Amsoil oil filter if it makes a hill o beans. I have run the car again to 12k miles (with a couple ice races) and will again send it off for UOA.

According to what has been stated on various forums like QW, Rotella T6 seems to be the new preferred oil for higher end cars & turbo cars. Amsoil isn't too far behind right along side M1 (kind of a preference/available thing), and RP is far in the back. Most also tend to begin relying on UOA reports, almost to an anal level to discern their oil use and change intervals. MOST believe though, that changing a synthetic oil any sooner than 5-6k miles is considered wasting money.

Cliff Notes: I used to use M1, now use Amsoil 0w40. Changing at 10-12k miles with a Blackstone report. You should be fine with a synthetic.
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Old 03-02-2012, 06:10 PM   #1233
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if you read more carefully I believe it says being turbo automatically equals extreme condtions
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Old 03-02-2012, 06:57 PM   #1234
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Louie caused me to realize that the Legacy comes with shocks for the trunk lid that aren't the stupid bars that Impreza's use.

I'm going to look into having something fabbed for my WRX based on what I can figure for the Legacy's set up.

Louie, do you think this can be done?
Yes can be fabbed, probably won't seal as well.
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Old 03-02-2012, 07:13 PM   #1235
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Well subaru says 7500 but I guess I'm excluded with "extreme conditions".
I change at 7500 because Subaru tells me to. I'm extreme like that. I'll let you know if anything happens to my engine. So far, so good.

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Yes can be fabbed, probably won't seal as well.
I checked out the Legacy and 2012 Impreza sedan today. Legacy is big enough to hide the components on either side of the trunk opening, 2012 Impreza has the bars moved closer to the outside edge of the trunk and they're hidden when you close the trunk. Much nicer compensation of space.

I guess I'm screwed. I'm such a baby.
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Old 03-02-2012, 10:44 PM   #1236
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I change my oil every 6k miles give or take. I use rotella t6. My friend gets his oil tested (same oil in an sti) every other oil change and they say it's good for about 8k. Not that they say to go that far but it would be ok of you did
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Old 03-03-2012, 10:11 AM   #1237
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if you read more carefully I believe it says being turbo automatically equals extreme condtions
Didn't you get your addendum package from Subaru? I received a couple new booklets for the owners manual pouch, and a letter instructing me to throw out the other ones and replace with the new ones. The letter also stated that the service intervals for all 2011+ Subaru's, with turbo engines, was now extended to 7500 miles. No more clause for extreme conditions. That was in place before the requirement to use synthetic oil, only!
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Old 03-03-2012, 12:55 PM   #1238
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I guess it does say that...it also says

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Old 03-05-2012, 12:03 PM   #1239
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okay noob question: On a brand new 2012 sti would a turbo timer be beneficial at all? Possibly to protect the turbo? I plan on running cobb stage 1 maps right out of the box. Thanks in advance.
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Old 03-05-2012, 12:15 PM   #1240
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From what I gather they're cooled enough it's not necessary. If you're really thrashing it just give it a minute before you turn it off.
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Old 03-05-2012, 12:17 PM   #1241
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Somewhere in subaru's literature it says you should let the car idle for 30 seconds after hard acceleration or a long highway trip. I have also heard people say that its not necessary because of the way the turbo is designed. I try to let my car idle for a little while after I've been mean to it. If you are really concerned about it I don't really see the harm but it seems like a waste of money plus extra wires and a box cluttering up a new car. I haven't seen one person say that they had a turbo timer on a 3g wrx since I bought my car.
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Old 03-05-2012, 12:18 PM   #1242
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Yeah or just don't drive hard for a bit/a few minutes after running it hard and let it cool down so it's cooled when you park.
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Old 03-05-2012, 12:24 PM   #1243
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okay noob question: On a brand new 2012 sti would a turbo timer be beneficial at all? Possibly to protect the turbo? I plan on running cobb stage 1 maps right out of the box. Thanks in advance.
Subaru turbos are water cooled and do not require any idling for a DD, and thus no TT. If you take the car out and flog it at a track or autox event, then I'd let it sit for a minute but you're money is better spent elsewhere like bushing upgrades.
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Old 03-05-2012, 06:03 PM   #1244
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I put an hks type 1 TT on my 2011 wrx just for piece of mind. It was only $50 brand new off of here. I don't trust myself with remembering to wait to shut it off if i drive hard. It also reminds me to pull the e brake because i park in neutral. Serves as a volt gauge as well
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Old 03-05-2012, 08:43 PM   #1245
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Not the best use of money unless you're driving your car hard at the track.
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Old 03-05-2012, 09:42 PM   #1246
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It gives me piece of mind. Whether it was physically needed is debatable, I will give that.
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Old 03-05-2012, 09:45 PM   #1247
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Im gonna walk around with a condom on so I don't accidentally fall on teh aids
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Old 03-05-2012, 10:57 PM   #1248
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Old 03-06-2012, 12:43 AM   #1249
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Lol. Nasioc is the worst for douchebaggery. “we hate your turbo timing a**, why don't you go time your turbo somewhere else"
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Old 03-06-2012, 12:53 AM   #1250
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why because we said it isn't really necessary and made a lighthearted joke?
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