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Old 10-30-2004, 01:59 AM   #1
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Lightbulb Should i even ask?!

Well I was dumb, decided that with 2K on my suby filter and oil id change it cause i was going on a few long-ish trips and i wasnt sure id be able to change it before 3K came around, and expected to change it in 1K or less.. went with a fram oil filter and GTX oil...
well its been about 3K miles since then and i finally got my filter, but what oil should i use? Ive read all the info, but i was thinking maybe a Good oil (mobile 1, Redline) to try and help out that poor motor thats been probably under filtered, and over driven
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(and found out today that my suby dealer offers oil changes for 15$ i know where ill be going from now on!)
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Old 10-30-2004, 02:04 AM   #2
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eh, i use valvoline for high milage moters. supposedly has stuff to help out seals and such. i think its the oil filter you should be more concerned with than the oil since it seems like you're good about changing your oil.
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Old 10-30-2004, 03:36 PM   #3
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I use a bosch filter and mobil1 synthetic. I have ran that set up for
over a year and it runs great.
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Old 10-30-2004, 11:12 PM   #4
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ditto ^^^
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Old 10-31-2004, 02:09 AM   #5
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got the Suby filter + mobile drive clean for newer vehicles.. looks good
Now if i can manage to not get it all over the parking lot :/
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Old 10-31-2004, 12:24 PM   #6
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Purolater Pureone filter and Mobil 1 5w30 Tri synthetic.
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Old 10-31-2004, 01:14 PM   #7
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I read a case study on oil filters once that said that Fram oil filters are the poop. The damned things are made out of cardboard and have very little in the way of surface area. I'm going to take mine apart when I next change my oil (Yes, I put it on before I read the article ) and see if the claims of crappiness are true. I hear that Deutsch filters are good and that Mobil 1's are the best, though the Mobil 1's are like $7 each. That's a bit much for me, thank you.
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Old 10-31-2004, 01:31 PM   #8
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I read a case study on oil filters once that said that Fram oil filters are the poop. The damned things are made out of cardboard and have very little in the way of surface area. I'm going to take mine apart when I next change my oil (Yes, I put it on before I read the article ) and see if the claims of crappiness are true. I hear that Deutsch filters are good and that Mobil 1's are the best, though the Mobil 1's are like $7 each. That's a bit much for me, thank you.
i just put a fram on 2 days ago
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Old 10-31-2004, 01:44 PM   #9
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ditto ^^^
That might not be a good idea on your car, Nick. Higher mile engines don't like the cleaning agents in synthetic oil... it often breaks down dirt that is holding motor seals together. I'd use dino on a motor over 50k that hasn't been broken in w/ synth.
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Old 10-31-2004, 04:28 PM   #10
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I only use mobil 1 on all my RS's with the OEM filter..

Current turbo RS i use mobil 1 with the turbo tokoyo roki JDM tyte OEM filter. w00t

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Old 10-31-2004, 07:56 PM   #11
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That might not be a good idea on your car, Nick. Higher mile engines don't like the cleaning agents in synthetic oil... it often breaks down dirt that is holding motor seals together. I'd use dino on a motor over 50k that hasn't been broken in w/ synth.

i got the car with little over 42K this january, i bought it off my ex girlfriend....when she had it, i changed it for her with mobil 1...IIRC she had the car beginning with 31k....and from january to now, i have chenged it seemingly twice a month cause i now have 82K miles on my car, and from when it was hers to now it's been using mobil 1....... what's dino ?
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Old 10-31-2004, 08:05 PM   #12
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dino oil, regular oil, made from dead dinosours....lol

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Old 11-01-2004, 11:07 AM   #13
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The last oil change I did, I used the cheapo Car & Driver oil from Target. It was like 99 cents a bottle. Before that I think I used Valvoline high mileage. No weird check engine lights or anything so far.

However, I used cheapo oil in my wife's Accent and now she's getting a 'check exhaust system' light. It's definitely not the check engine or oil light. Maybe I'll stick to the good oil for her car...
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Old 02-07-2005, 05:13 PM   #14
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That might not be a good idea on your car, Nick. Higher mile engines don't like the cleaning agents in synthetic oil... it often breaks down dirt that is holding motor seals together. I'd use dino on a motor over 50k that hasn't been broken in w/ synth.
You have any proof to back that up?
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Old 02-07-2005, 06:46 PM   #15
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You have any proof to back that up?
There are COUNTLESS threads on this throughout almost every forum on here. I don't believe there is a definitive answer either way, but lots of info from both sides.

Do a search in the service/maintence section and have fun reading Forever.

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Old 02-07-2005, 07:18 PM   #16
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Subaru filter with Motul.
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Old 02-07-2005, 08:16 PM   #17
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Old 02-08-2005, 01:33 AM   #18
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Purolater Pureone filter and Mobil 1 5w30 Tri synthetic.

Ditto---^

The OEM filter is made by Purolater IIRC....

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Old 02-08-2005, 01:35 AM   #19
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Can anyone honestly say that one is significantly better than the other, I doubt it? Especially if you are changing your oil every 3k and sometimes less
i go Fram and GTX high mileage
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Old 02-08-2005, 02:31 AM   #20
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also used the C and D oil once...car went to crap

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The last oil change I did, I used the cheapo Car & Driver oil from Target. It was like 99 cents a bottle. Before that I think I used Valvoline high mileage. No weird check engine lights or anything so far.

However, I used cheapo oil in my wife's Accent and now she's getting a 'check exhaust system' light. It's definitely not the check engine or oil light. Maybe I'll stick to the good oil for her car...
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Old 02-08-2005, 09:17 AM   #21
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i only use mobile 1 5w-30.
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Old 02-08-2005, 10:13 AM   #22
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OEM Filter with Mobil 1 is the way to go in my book.
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Old 02-09-2005, 08:52 PM   #23
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It really doesnt matter which filter you use since it pretty much quits working a bit after the first start up. They get clogged from the old oil in the engine that isnt drained out all the way when you change them, Im not saying dont change it but you really shouldnt worry much about the filter, and I use castrol syntech and noticed better gas mileage and power since. I started using that at around 30000 miles. Subaru uses castrol synthetic blend.
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Old 02-09-2005, 09:07 PM   #24
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synth blend + OE filter

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Old 02-09-2005, 09:18 PM   #25
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You have any proof to back that up?
Did you just search my posts to find this?

To answer your question, no, I don't have any proof, just my own personal experience, and that of several people I know. That's why I said might, because I wasn't sure.
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