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Old 03-24-2014, 02:14 PM   #1
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Default Rotella T6 CEL on MY11 WRX

It's been a while...

So my 2011 WRX was due for it's 36,000 km service; the car had exclusively used Motul 5w30 prior to my relocation for work where it is not available. Having read the good reviews on Shell Rotella T6, I decided to try it for this service. When I got the car back, it immediately came back with a CEL which could not be cleared by disconnecting the battery. I do not have a way to read the code at the moment and I'm typing this right out of the shop, putting very little mileage on the car; unable to notice anything out of place.

What do you all recommend?
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Old 03-24-2014, 02:26 PM   #2
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I recommend getting the code read.
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Old 03-24-2014, 04:16 PM   #3
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Quick update, so on the drive home with the engine at temperature, I tried a few 3rd gear pulls starting from about 60 km/h @ approximately 2,000 rpm. I found that between approximately 2,900 and 3,200 rpm, the acceleration was really rough and jittery, would up shift to 4th at 5,000 rpm and remaining acceleration characteristics felt pretty normal. Nearest Subaru dealership is 300 kms away, should I change the oil before driving there?
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Old 03-24-2014, 04:29 PM   #4
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I recommend getting the code read.
So much this. And stay out of boost until you know what the code is. Doubtful it was due to the oil.
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Old 03-24-2014, 08:08 PM   #5
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OH DEAR GOD WE DO NOT NEED ANY MORE ****ING OIL THREADS


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Old 03-24-2014, 08:09 PM   #6
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and somebody did something stupid with the car when the oil was changed and it may be blown up now
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Old 03-24-2014, 10:21 PM   #7
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and somebody did something stupid with the car when the oil was changed and it may be blown up now
Oh noes, someone asked a question and the interwebs is about to implode. Quick, call the internet police.

Without the ability to read codes anytime soon, I'll have to keep limping and stay off the boost. After further research, it may turn out to be a MAF or O2 sensor. Thanks to those who at least didn't troll.
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Old 03-24-2014, 10:49 PM   #8
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Hopefully it's something quick and easy. Keep us updated.
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Old 03-24-2014, 11:40 PM   #9
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Oh noes, someone asked a question and the interwebs is about to implode. Quick, call the internet police.

Without the ability to read codes anytime soon, I'll have to keep limping and stay off the boost. After further research, it may turn out to be a MAF or O2 sensor. Thanks to those who at least didn't troll.


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if somebody took car in for oil change.....NO CEL ON.....and comes back and car HAS CEL on

maybe the idiots at the oil change place took the car out and BLEW IT UP...hence the reason it isnt running right

happens all the time
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Old 03-25-2014, 12:25 AM   #10
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Why wouldnt you have said anything right when u turned the car on trying to leave the shop at the very least the could of read the code? Don't do pulls when you have no idea what's going on. Something was probably disconnected and not plugged back in could be as simple as popping a vacuum line back on
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Old 03-25-2014, 12:30 AM   #11
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Almost any auto parts place (Napa, Autozone, O'Reilly, etc. etc. etc.) will read a code for free.
You could have it read any where.

Did you complain to the shop that did the oil change and tell them that they may be responsible? We're you there the whole time, or did you drop it off?

Get the code read!!!!
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Old 03-25-2014, 10:07 AM   #12
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Did you record the odometer reading when you left it and compare it to the reading when you picked it up?
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Old 03-25-2014, 05:55 PM   #13
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Loose MAF, the Blue Devil is free to reign terror on lifted trucks in the Prairies again!
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