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Old 07-03-2014, 09:43 PM   #1
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Thumbs up Im new to Subaru, getting worried.

I just purchased a 2013 wrx basic model with 27,000miles on it, love the damn thing! couldnt be more happy, but im getting worried. As i was searching about replacing my own oil with pennzoil platinum 5w-30 bosch oil filter for the first time, i was running across this ringland problem which i never heard of till now. should i take my car to the nearest dearler to have them check it before i change the oil and they have an excuse to not warranty me for ay problems??
should i get it retuned? but it voids warranty so where is the solution?



btw its my 1st new car and im new to warranties and this extreme piston problem..

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Old 07-03-2014, 10:30 PM   #2
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oh jesus...there are at LEAST 1000 threads on EXACTLY THIS here already

find them
read them

LOVE them

STOP making new threads....ALL of your possible questions have already been answered here already at least 100 times

these nunbers are in no way exaggerated

and there is no way in a cold frozen over hell id EVER use ANY 5w30 oil unless it was a TRUE emergency
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Old 07-03-2014, 10:32 PM   #3
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Sell it and buy a 1993 civic. Nothing to worry about.
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Old 07-03-2014, 10:33 PM   #4
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what do you suppose i use, most threads ive seen said 5w30 redline?
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Old 07-03-2014, 10:43 PM   #5
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[quote="jlandi34;42201303"]what do you suppose i use, most threads ive seen said 5w30 use 5w40 t6. Unless you like being broke from oil changes.
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Old 07-03-2014, 10:43 PM   #6
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Sell it and buy a 1993 civic. Nothing to worry about.
or a 1995 Lexus Sc 300 like I did. Best 5k I have ever spent!
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Old 07-03-2014, 11:53 PM   #7
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Since i am also a new owner here is what i have learned. The wrx is not like other cars, you need to keep tabs on its maintenance. I personally check my oil level every 2 to 3 days. Also like the user above said, use 5w40. As long as you maintain your vehicle well you really shouldnt have anything to worry about. Granted some times **** just breaks but as long as you don't void your warranty i really wouldnt worry. Be smart with your car.
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Old 07-04-2014, 09:30 AM   #8
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I would chill the hell out and drive the damn car.
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Old 07-04-2014, 12:47 PM   #9
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The big one is don't use energy conserving 5w-30 oil. Mobil 1 5w-30 is energy conserving.
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Old 07-21-2014, 03:13 PM   #10
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Hi jlandi34,

This sounds like something that should be checked-out by the dealer (or a qualified shop), as this car should still be under warranty. As far as the appropriate oil recommendation for this vehicle, if this is a turbo model, the appropriate oil recommendation would be an API SN 5W-30 oil (with synthetic preferred). The Pennzoil Platinum with PurePlus Technology 5W0-30 would be a good choice!

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Old 07-21-2014, 04:48 PM   #11
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Since i am also a new owner here is what i have learned. The wrx is not like other cars,
You have a very stupid teacher.



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Old 07-21-2014, 05:31 PM   #12
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You have a very stupid teacher.
You took the effort to post this? Why not share your superior intellect and inform the poor stupid people how they are so misinformed? I guess that would take too much effort.
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Old 07-21-2014, 06:13 PM   #13
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Hi jlandi34,

This sounds like something that should be checked-out by the dealer (or a qualified shop), as this car should still be under warranty. As far as the appropriate oil recommendation for this vehicle, if this is a turbo model, the appropriate oil recommendation would be an API SN 5W-30 oil (with synthetic preferred). The Pennzoil Platinum with PurePlus Technology 5W0-30 would be a good choice!

-The Pennzoil team
Why do I get the impression that'd be your answer for everything? The dealership is probably the worst place to take your vehicle after you've taken possession of it.

5w-30 is the specified oil for turbo Subarus. Pick any one you like, just not Mobil1, as it will kill your turbocharger. Not enough zinc, IIRC.

While you can use any oil filter you like, as long as you change it each oil change, you should stick to buying the Subaru filters. They can be had for ~$7/ea from any online source, or even your local dealership parts counter. Cheap insurance to have a filter with the correct bypass setting, which, most parts-counter filters don't have. Search, if you need more info on what the bypass setting is and why it's important to your filter.

Beyond that, newer turbo Subarus (since the inception of the USDM STi) are NOT the die-hard Subarus of old; the engines are not tanks and will not run forever with next to no maintenance.

It would behoove you to learn as much as you can about your car, and be prepared to put in some wrench time. Furthermore, if you're a worrywart, you shouldn't be driving one of the most finicky turbo cars ever made. Take the '93 Civic suggestion seriously.
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Mobil1 isn't known for "killing your turbocharger" it's known for spinning bearings.

Rotella T6 5w40 is actually preferred, however Subaru does suggest 5w30.

And there is nothing wrong with going to a dealer, you'll just pay a bit more then your mom and pop shop.
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Old 07-21-2014, 06:54 PM   #15
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Get oil changed by dealer, drive car, don't even think twice about it breaking.

This is the reason warranties exist.

Also remember for every person that posts about their ringlands going, there are a zillion other people happily piling miles up on their perfectly good cars.
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You took the effort to post this? Why not share your superior intellect and inform the poor stupid people how they are so misinformed? I guess that would take too much effort.
A wrx is not a magical car with magical needs. If you can't figure this out without my input then you can't figure it out with it and you desperately want to believe you drive a magical car anyway. So what's the point?


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Old 07-21-2014, 07:31 PM   #17
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A wrx is not a magical car with magical needs. If you can't figure this out without my input then you can't figure it out with it and you desperately want to believe you drive a magical car anyway. So what's the point?
My point is that if you are going to take the time to insult someone, why not take the same amount of time to add something constructive? Even calling someone stupid can be constructive if you tell them why, and what they should be doing. "Yer an idiot" all by itself helps nobody.
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I would chill the hell out and drive the damn car.
That!
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Old 07-21-2014, 07:47 PM   #19
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My point is that if you are going to take the time to insult someone, why not take the same amount of time to add something constructive? Even calling someone stupid can be constructive if you tell them why, and what they should be doing. "Yer an idiot" all by itself helps nobody.
Everyone on here especially the veterans are just sick and tires of spoon feeding people information. You do your research you read stories of other people you wight your options and you make your choice then you live with it. End of story.
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Everyone on here especially the veterans are just sick and tires of spoon feeding people information. You do your research you read stories of other people you wight your options and you make your choice then you live with it. End of story.
god damn RIGHT
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Everyone on here especially the veterans are just sick and tires of spoon feeding people information. You do your research you read stories of other people you wight your options and you make your choice then you live with it. End of story.
So then say nothing.
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I'll just post pictures of baby oil in every thread about oil from now on who's with me?!
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Take care of your baby the right way!
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god damn RIGHT
Uncle scotty has to have nerves of steel and balls of titanium to deal with these kids that can't sue Google.
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Take care of your baby the right way!
Hey you! Cut it out! He's going to tell his mom on you! Do you really want to deal with that phone call?
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