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Old 04-18-2012, 02:03 PM   #1
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Some back story before I get yelled at for not reading. Ive read the Unibomber Manifesto a few times, and I couldn't find the answer. So here it is.

I got my first oil change from my friends shop, he said that a proper first oil change should be with conventional oil. When I went to the dealer today to fix a lighting problem, the service guy flipped out on me calling my friend an idiot and must use synthetic oil even for the first oil change. Now, I didn't use conventional the first time because I was being cheap. I wanted to put in synthetic but he insisted a proper first oil change should be done with conventional. Can someone give me a clear cut answer on this? Thanks in advance.
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Old 04-18-2012, 02:06 PM   #2
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And I was going to switch to full synthetic at the second oil change, FYI
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Old 04-18-2012, 02:10 PM   #3
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and what does the owners manual say use....what did it come filled with from the factory......full synth..or dino???
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Old 04-18-2012, 02:13 PM   #4
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It will almost certainly not hurt anything, but your car is factory filled with synthetic, and your owners' manual specifies to use synthetic oil only.
Don't be cheap. Punch your friend in the head, then yourself for listening to him against your better judgement.
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Old 04-18-2012, 02:23 PM   #5
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You didn't use conventional because you were being cheap? What's cheaper than conventional?
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Old 04-18-2012, 02:38 PM   #6
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You bought a brand new WRX, and you can't afford to spend $5 more to put the proper oil in your car?
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Old 04-18-2012, 02:44 PM   #7
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Now, I didn't use conventional the first time because I was being cheap, I wanted to put in synthetic, but he insisted a proper first oil change should be done with conventional.
What he meant to write. I hope .
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Old 04-18-2012, 02:53 PM   #8
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Moral of the story is, owners manual first then the Unibomber posts second. You would have avoided all the douche bag replies and would have the correct oil in your car right now. But in reality, it's not going to blow your motor so just change it a bit sooner with the correct oil next and it'll be fine. Just pray there isn't some catastrophic failure cause by a factory defect because they will most likely use the wrong oil to blame and deny your claim even if it had nothing to do with it.
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Moral of the story is, owners manual first then the Unibomber posts second. You would have avoided all the douche bag replies and would have the correct oil in your car right now. But in reality, it's not going to blow your motor so just change it a bit sooner with the correct oil next and it'll be fine. Just pray there isn't some catastrophic failure cause by a factory defect because they will most likely use the wrong oil to blame and deny your claim even if it had nothing to do with it.
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Old 04-18-2012, 03:00 PM   #10
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Your friend is a dufus, but it won't hurt anything. Just get it changed to synthetic and call it a day. The whole synthetic required thing is mostly for emissions anyway.
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Old 04-18-2012, 03:05 PM   #11
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Traditionally, many folks have done a few oil changes with dino prior to switching to synthetic under the assumption that it helped the engine break in. I did this with my '02 WRX, but at that time the factory did not recommend synthetic.

You aren't going to hurt anything, but I'd switch out the dino after a couple thousand miles for a quality synthetic.
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Old 04-18-2012, 03:10 PM   #12
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There's nothing wrong or "cheap" about using conventional motor oil, and your friend is not an idiot for not knowing some chicken **** detail about some random car he probably has never worked on.
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Owner's manual>>>>>>>>>friend's advice.
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