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View Poll Results: How often do you cahnge your synth oil?
1-3k 1 0.60%
3k every time 84 50.60%
5k 58 34.94%
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Old 09-08-2003, 03:39 PM   #1
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Default How often do you change your synth oil in your wrx

as the post states. how often. you can reply why but i just really wanted figures
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Old 09-08-2003, 03:46 PM   #2
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Old 09-08-2003, 03:52 PM   #3
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Was going 3k, then I had my oil analyzed. The lab said I'd even be safe at 6.5K, but I now do 5K, anyway.
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Old 09-08-2003, 03:53 PM   #4
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Was going 3k, then I had my oil analyzed. The lab said I'd even be safe at 6.5K, but I now do 5K, anyway.
what brand? mods? what type of driving?
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Old 09-08-2003, 03:58 PM   #5
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good thread, cant wait to see the info.
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Old 09-08-2003, 04:05 PM   #6
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3k for me... although i was 500 miles late last time
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Old 09-08-2003, 04:12 PM   #7
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I change every 3K and by that time the oil is always very black and gross.

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I use Castrol Syntec 5w30. I drive like a maniac, and I have all the regular bolt ons.
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Old 09-08-2003, 04:20 PM   #8
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5k here with Mobile1.

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Old 09-08-2003, 04:21 PM   #9
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I change every 3K and by that time the oil is always very black and gross.

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I use Castrol Syntec 5w30. I drive like a maniac, and I have all the regular bolt ons.
DUDE! If your oil is that bad after 3K. you might want to have your engine looked at.

I run Mobile1 20w50 during the summer and 10w30 in the cold months. I do a track event every other month and have put 36K on the car in little over 14 months. My oil never looked that bad.

BTW, running TXS Stage 4+

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Old 09-08-2003, 04:26 PM   #10
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I change every 3K and by that time the oil is always very black and gross.

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I use Castrol Syntec 5w30. I drive like a maniac, and I have all the regular bolt ons.
same here. except i run 10w30 summer and 5w 30 winter. and i also loose about 1qt every oil change and i have a stage 4
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Old 09-08-2003, 04:33 PM   #11
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same here. except i run 10w30 summer and 5w 30 winter. and i also loose about 1qt every oil change and i have a stage 4
Really? I don't lose a noticable amount of oil between changes. I do get a puff of smoke when I shift though, I've seen it on my drag racing videos.

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DUDE! If your oil is that bad after 3K. you might want to have your engine looked at.
I don't think that's neccesary. What I meant is that the oil is no longer brown at all after 3K, it's completely black.
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Old 09-08-2003, 04:42 PM   #12
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Losing a quart of oil every change? That's what happened to me on my RS-T with a blown turbo.
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Old 09-08-2003, 04:43 PM   #13
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Losing a quart of oil every change? That's what happened to me on my RS-T with a blown turbo.

no blown turbo. dont know what it is.
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Old 09-08-2003, 04:51 PM   #14
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3K-3500 every time and it's black. I also lose about a half of quart.
mobil1 5/30
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Old 09-08-2003, 04:51 PM   #15
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I lose about 1/2 to 1 quart every oil change. I try to do it "at" 3k, most of the time it is more like ~3k.
Redline 10/40 summer and winter
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Old 09-08-2003, 04:55 PM   #16
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I do the Mobil1 5/30 change every 5k, my car runs great !
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Old 09-08-2003, 04:55 PM   #17
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I saw the underpants gnomes stealing your oil the other night.


I think I've gone something like 4k miles this time around. I usually change it around 3k but I'm pretty lax with it.
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Old 09-08-2003, 04:58 PM   #18
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I saw the underpants gnomes stealing your oil the other night.


I think I've gone something like 4k miles this time around. I usually change it around 3k but I'm pretty lax with it.


DAMN THOSE GNOMES!!!!!!
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Old 09-08-2003, 05:01 PM   #19
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[In the gnome's cave]
Gnome 1: This is where all our work is done.
Kyle: So what are you gonna do with all the oil you steal?
Gnome 1: Collecting oil is just phase one. Phase one: collect oil.
Kyle: So what's phase two?
[Silence]
Gnome 1: Hey, what's phase two?!
Gnome 2: Phase one: we collect oil.
Gnome 1: Ya, ya, ya. But what about phase two?
[Silence]
Gnome 2: Well, phase three is profit. Get it?
Stan: I don't get it.
Gnome 2: (Goes over to a chart on the wall) You see, Phase one: collect oil, phase two-
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Gnome 2: Phase three: profit.
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Old 09-08-2003, 05:04 PM   #20
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That episode is great....

So yeah, the fact that you lose a full quart of oil still baffles me. You sure Mike hasn't been siphoning it out at night and knockin back a few oily cocktails?
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That episode is great....

So yeah, the fact that you lose a full quart of oil still baffles me. You sure Mike hasn't been siphoning it out at night and knockin back a few oily cocktails?

dont think so. i just went out and checked my oil. i am at the very tip ot the dipstick. and i am at 2300 miles since my last oil change. piece of crap car. i need to change my oil tonihgt and get a new crush washer. jason you up for a 10 pm oil change?/egt gauge replacement?
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Old 09-08-2003, 05:50 PM   #23
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I change my oil every 5-5500km. I drive like a maniac half the time, and so does my g/f.

Mobil1 5w30.
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Old 09-08-2003, 05:52 PM   #24
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I change with Mobil1 every 3K because I live in the desert where it's hot and dusty and I drive the crap out of my baby. Going to get a sample on the next change, though, to see where everything's at.
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I would recommend this instead of buying crush washers and such.

So much easier and cleaner.

http://www.fumotovalve.com/

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