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Old 10-02-2012, 09:56 AM   #1426
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...see what happens after you do a correct oil change before assuming the worst case scenario.
And follow RexyGirl's advice and use a brand other than Mobil1. I know this **shouldn't** be necessary and that Mobil1 should be fine, but why take chances.

I think I pay approximately $1 more/quart for Amsoil OE 0w20 when I pick it up directly from my friendly neighborhood distributor. Just grabbed some yesterday evening, in fact. I'll be close to due after this weekend's road trip.
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Old 10-02-2012, 10:13 AM   #1427
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Amsoil 5w20 IF I do it.
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Old 10-02-2012, 10:35 AM   #1428
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Fall and Winter occur; even in "good old dixie". Ambient temperature has a direct correlation to the length of time that the blue light "cold" stays on. You might also notice a slight (or more) decrease in the MPG that the car will attain in the fall and winter months - some from the temperature drops and some from the fuel formulation changes. Now if you rev-it-up to 135 mph early, that blue light will extinguish "pronto".
First- its staying on way longer than it ever has. Even last winter. Since this oil change where 0w30 *may* have been used.
Also- my mpg guage on the readout went from 28.8 to 32+ in the 450 miles since the oil change. No changes in driving.

And it doesn't "rev" to "135" it slowly accelerates from 110-130 given plenty of space. I've never once hit the rev limiter in this car.
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Old 10-02-2012, 10:43 AM   #1429
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Its around 90 degrees out, so I'm not sure what temperature drop you're refferring to.
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Old 10-02-2012, 10:43 AM   #1430
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And follow RexyGirl's advice and use a brand other than Mobil1. I know this **shouldn't** be necessary and that Mobil1 should be fine, but why take chances.

I think I pay approximately $1 more/quart for Amsoil OE 0w20 when I pick it up directly from my friendly neighborhood distributor. Just grabbed some yesterday evening, in fact. I'll be close to due after this weekend's road trip.

If you think about it the way that would be logically phrased is. "My car ran low on oil so obviously it Mobile 1 fault."

maybe it burns quicker because its thinner but i dont know if would pin that on the brand with out any real evidence. Real evidence isnt seeing a car 2 times in a 6 month period and one of those times it having a seized engine because it ran low on oil.
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Old 10-02-2012, 10:57 AM   #1431
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if it is overfilled it will take longer to reach operating temperature.

I think I recommended you do your own oil change about 8 months ago, to add the correct amount of oil (measured yourself) so you know if the burned oil was just from being overfilled the first time.

Just do it. You obviously have the technical ability to change your own oil, see what happens after you do a correct oil change before assuming the worst case scenario.
I plan to.
But just a page or two ago you stated something to the effect of "if my car burned oil I'd be letting the dealer change it so that its their liability".
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Old 10-02-2012, 11:00 AM   #1432
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If you think about it the way that would be logically phrased is. "My car ran low on oil so obviously it Mobile 1 fault."

maybe it burns quicker because its thinner but i dont know if would pin that on the brand with out any real evidence. Real evidence isnt seeing a car 2 times in a 6 month period and one of those times it having a seized engine because it ran low on oil.
Agreed. But the service writer at Mastro feels that she's noticed a pattern. So I think it would be wise for 79 to avoid a product that people at Mastro advise against, if for no other reason than to impress upon Mastro that he's following their recommendations.
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Old 10-02-2012, 11:34 AM   #1433
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Just left for my lunch hour. Took 2 mins+ for the blue light to go off. Its only 85 degrees (its raining).
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Old 10-02-2012, 11:47 AM   #1434
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I plan to.
But just a page or two ago you stated something to the effect of "if my car burned oil I'd be letting the dealer change it so that its their liability".
Absolutely, because, as I already wrote, my dealer offers a limited lifetime powertrain warranty if you let them service the car -- along with free car washes, popcorn, coffee, and even hot dogs (really!)

However they want you to come in every 5,000 miles for oil changes, and all service needs to be done by them.

Their synthetic oil service includes other razzamataz, and costs about $80. Their occasional major service includes things like flushing the brake lines, and changing the coolant, and costs a fortune.

That's what pays for their 'free' warranty that they generously offered me.

If my car burned oil, I would take them up on the free warranty, and let them change the oil.

That does not contradict what I wrote 8 months ago, because, from what I can tell, your dealer does not offer a similar arrangement (and they kicked you out, right?)

I never planned on having my dealer service the car, despite their 'free warranty'.

If my car had been burning oil, I would be driving it to them for service (because then the warranty would be worth the extra cost to have them service the car).

I would also be pursuing an oil consumption test, etc, ad nauseum, to create a service record for when the inevitable fix occurs.

But my car isn't burning oil, and still has my first change of Amsoil in it (I changed it at about 1,100 miles), and since I prefer not to change it in the winter, I will probably put in the Amsoil extended life oil in November, even though the current Amsoil OE only has about 5,000 miles on it.

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Old 10-02-2012, 11:55 AM   #1435
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My dealer provides all that plus free oil changes!
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Old 10-02-2012, 12:05 PM   #1436
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My dealer provides all that plus free oil changes!
That's probably because they figure you will keel over from a massive coronary from eating the free hot dogs, well before the car needs warranty work...
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Old 10-02-2012, 02:35 PM   #1437
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Is your dip stick pushed in all the way
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Old 10-02-2012, 06:11 PM   #1438
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Is your dip stick pushed in all the way
This is so appropriate its not even funny
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Old 10-02-2012, 11:38 PM   #1439
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That's probably because they figure you will keel over from a massive coronary from eating the free hot dogs, well before the car needs warranty work...
LOL. I do refrain from eating loads of hot dogs! Did I mention that they do free manicures as well? I get my nails done in nice pretty colors!
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Old 10-03-2012, 01:45 AM   #1440
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What is this "cold" light thing? Is that like a bad thermostat or something?
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Old 10-03-2012, 01:48 AM   #1441
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What is this "cold" light thing? Is that like a bad thermostat or something?
seriously? please read the manual. not sure if serious.

























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Old 10-03-2012, 02:19 AM   #1442
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LOL. I do refrain from eating loads of hot dogs! Did I mention that they do free manicures as well? I get my nails done in nice pretty colors!
Pink to match the STI emblem??
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Old 10-03-2012, 01:35 PM   #1443
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Tomorrow afternoon, if its not raining, I still need to pop the plastic underbelly off and check for coolant leaks. I may do the rear diff again, since I'll be under there already, and I still have trans/diff fluid leftover.
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Old 10-03-2012, 01:35 PM   #1444
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Exactly, you can never get enough of cherry blossom red!
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Old 10-03-2012, 07:44 PM   #1445
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What is this "cold" light thing? Is that like a bad thermostat or something?
Think it may be partially for the Stop/start function some markets have standard, mine doesn't start working until after the blue light has gone out.
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Old 10-03-2012, 11:31 PM   #1446
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Speaking of market differences, I wonder how much a 6mt from an Aussie scrapyard would be....
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Speaking of market differences, I wonder how much a 6mt from an Aussie scrapyard would be....
i wonder the ass raping shipping fees would be.
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Old 10-03-2012, 11:58 PM   #1448
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79letour, did you take your splashguard down?
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Old 10-04-2012, 12:28 AM   #1449
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Think it may be partially for the Stop/start function some markets have standard, mine doesn't start working until after the blue light has gone out.
What do you mean it doesn't start working until the blue light has gone out? Do you mean the blue temperature light?
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Old 10-04-2012, 02:40 AM   #1450
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What do you mean it doesn't start working until the blue light has gone out? Do you mean the blue temperature light?
Correct, the Dash Blue Temp light needs to be extinguished before the " Stop / Start " function starts to "Stop" , usually this is after only 2 minutes or so.

I'm guessing it is to ensure all the engines mechanicals are up to full operating Temperaure. After initially being a little cautious about it we used to disable it each time we now find we let it work normally with the displays Infomation Timer indicating a saving on average about 20 minutes idling each full tank fill.

From a Local Online Review:
" Subaru has equipped all three Imprezas variants with auto start-stop, a feature we’re more used to seeing in European cars. In fact, the new Impreza becomes the first car in the small car segment to feature the fuel-saving technology across the range. The system works by switching the engine off automatically when the Impreza has idled for more than half a second, an ideal outcome in heavy traffic situations. The instant the brake pedal is released the engine auto-restarts and away you go. "

http://www.caradvice.com.au/160406/2...iew-road-test/
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