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Old 03-02-2012, 05:53 PM   #26
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The jug that looks the coolest.
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Old 03-02-2012, 06:00 PM   #27
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I'm gonna have to try the Rotella. I've used Mobil 1 exclusively in all my Subaru's. If it's getting favorable reviews over Mobil 1 and it's cheaper, it's a no brainer.
I used M1 in my MR2 and my wife's G6, but everyone on here says it's too thin and burns a lot.
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The jug that looks the coolest.
I don't understand why they don't start marketing it for cars too, instead of just heavy duty trucks.
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Old 03-02-2012, 06:07 PM   #28
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I don't understand why they don't start marketing it for cars too, instead of just heavy duty trucks.
Slap a picture of a STi and I'll bye it!
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Old 03-02-2012, 06:53 PM   #29
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12k holy cow, that takes some balls but awesome it holds up. I've heard good things about RedLine too, but with T6 being at least half the price...
Yeah, it did take some gonads. My buddy claimed that Amsoil oil, WITH their filter could last like 20k + miles, even had a warranty or something. It might be a bit different using a genuine OEM filter though. Not sure.

The key for me though was the oil report showing how good (or bad) my oil was when I changed it. With them claiming it still showed good properties and I could even extend the mileage if I chose, gave me confidence I could keep going 10-12k between changes. I'll send off another sample to confirm that interval wasnt some fluke.
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Old 03-02-2012, 06:59 PM   #30
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Well I finally went and bought everything. I bought the OEM Subaru filter (and New crush washer) 5qts Amsoil 5w-30 (as per Amsoil and Subaru). And 5qts of Amsoil 75-90 Gear Oil (as per Amsoil and Subaru). Subaru said to run Synthetic in everything so I will be swapping it all out here in about an hour. I appreciate everyone's input and assistance in helping me figure this out. I will post up how it all went afterwards.
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Old 03-02-2012, 07:03 PM   #31
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Don't miss the meet! I'm about to change mine too, while I try and patch my bumper...
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Old 03-03-2012, 06:52 AM   #32
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Yep Rotella T6 5/40 here too, Switched to syn at 30,000. Did Mobil 1 first, heard both good and bad about it tho, and mostly only good about rotella so switched. I used to do 3000 mile changes but the oil still seemed pretty good so i was movin up to 4000 next but then sold car. Did Subaru black filters until i ran out, then blues, heard mostly good things about the blues, not as good as blacks but still good. But from what i hear Purolator Pure One is one of the best, but much more spendy than the blues, but depending on how hard you run it might be good for you. I was daily driver duty and babied my car so didn't splurge for Purolators.
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Old 03-05-2012, 03:53 PM   #33
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So I checked at Walmart, and they do carry the Rotella T6 5w40.

Rotella T6 5w40
4 qt jug for +- $22.00
22 / 4 = $5.5qt.

Mobil1 5w30
5qt jug for +- $26.00
26 / 5 = $5.20qt

Not a big monetary difference at all, but you'll need 2 jugs of Rotella for 1 oil change. With a lot of extra oil to spare.

http://www.shell.com/home/content/rotella/products/t6/


The new video is good info too, especially the cold temp demonstration and the graph that shows the wear protection.


Question: Any big difference with the long term use? Are the detergents and additives OK for gasoline engines?
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Old 03-05-2012, 06:08 PM   #34
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Or a jug of T6 and .2qts of whatever you have lying around.
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Old 03-05-2012, 06:12 PM   #35
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Or a jug of T6 and .2qts of whatever you have lying around.
While I may not adhere to the recommended mileage intervals, I do adhere to the "dont mix oil weights/brands" rule.
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Old 03-05-2012, 06:18 PM   #36
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Why?.
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Old 03-05-2012, 06:36 PM   #37
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There used to be a theory that it was bad juju mixing the weights or brands of oil because the varying properties and additives between the manufacturers of the oils could be counter productive and wreak havoc as ... how I understood it then at least, the oils wouldn't exactly mix evenly, so you wind up with an inconsistent oil property. This could be an ole wives tale, or could still be true. I think at least it hold true for the weight at least.

For me though, it basically boils down to Personal preference and me being anal on wanting the same weight and brand of oil in the car. Plus, why would I spend the effort, money and research on deciding to use something like Rotella/Amsoil/M1 in my motor, only to dump in any ole oil to top it off?
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Old 03-05-2012, 06:48 PM   #38
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Hmm, perhaps with conventional. I just can't fathom the physics behind that being the case, I sure as hell hope not.
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Old 03-05-2012, 06:55 PM   #39
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As I said... it might've just been an ole wives tale from the Dino oil days. I still think you lose a bit of the properties of the better oil when introducing the lower grade stuff.

Regardless, personal preference wise I'd not do it.
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Old 03-05-2012, 07:21 PM   #40
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^^ I'm just gonna buy 2 the first time, then the remaining other stuff will be the right stuff.
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Old 03-06-2012, 12:22 AM   #41
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So far the amsoil is holding up great in the engine, tranny, and diff. Ive put about 300 miles on it and it all seems to be just as clean as when i changed it.
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