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Old 12-29-2013, 10:20 PM   #1
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i have a 2011 wrx which was recently tuned. u have an invidia n1 dual catback exhaust, invidia catless divorced downpipe, k&n short ram, and a grimspeed ebcs. a friend of mine reccomended castrol syntec edge full synthetic motor oil, 5w-30. im curious if anyone has any better sugestions? or problems with it. also a k&n oil filter. this would be my first oil change since i got the tune about 3 weeks ago. thanks
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Old 12-29-2013, 10:37 PM   #2
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The consensus seems to be Rotella T6 (5w-40) with blue subaru filter
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Old 12-29-2013, 11:32 PM   #3
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Old 12-30-2013, 01:28 AM   #4
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Old 12-30-2013, 02:28 AM   #5
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Old 12-30-2013, 03:29 AM   #6
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Due to it being winter and such and where you live OP, I am going to suggest the M1 0w40 over the rotella T-6 5w40 because of the cold. Both oils will do great in a subaru turbo motor, but the M1 0w40 has a few advantages to help in flow on start up. Both oils can be had at Walmart, the 0w40 in a 5 quart jug and the T-6 5w40 in a 4 quart jug.

So, M1 0w40 for the rest of winter then the T-6 5w40 for the summer if you want to switch. Use the blue OEM oil filter. In case you notice the T-6 5w40 is a universal diesel and gasoline spec'd oil. Has both the CJ-4 and SM ratings on the back of the bottle which can be used in both types of engines.

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Old 12-30-2013, 06:18 AM   #7
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The Winter temps at his location aren't like the Winter temps at your location.

T6 is perfect for all-season use. No need to use 0W40 for the cold months.
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Old 12-30-2013, 09:13 AM   #8
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I've been running T6 for many years, and my winter conditions get down to -30f or lower... At that temp, finding an outlet is more important than the difference between a 5w and 0w oil!
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