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Old 02-21-2005, 07:56 PM   #1
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Old 02-21-2005, 08:15 PM   #2
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Please post in the right forum.

There are many experts on different facets of Subaru information. They tend to view and respond in the forums where their knowledge level is highest. By posting in the inappropriate forum, you are not only diluting the wrong forum, but short changing the search results of others and increasing the chances of an expert missing your question.
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Old 02-21-2005, 10:54 PM   #3
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Please post in the right forum.

There are many experts on different facets of Subaru information. They tend to view and respond in the forums where their knowledge level is highest. By posting in the inappropriate forum, you are not only diluting the wrong forum, but short changing the search results of others and increasing the chances of an expert missing your question.
I guess it doesn't help my 3+ year membership to these forums to admit that I'm not even sure I knew this subforum existed. Thanks for moving this to it's appropriate location and giving me even more place to waste time at work reading posts.
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Old 02-22-2005, 09:38 AM   #4
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For the sake of accuracy and comparison, you might want to note that the engine is a 2.5L turbo when you fill out your oil information on the lab card.

Looks like the factory fill isn't happy in TX! Even though it's full of wear metals (and that might have affected viscosity), 10W30 at a minimum would probably be a good switch for you.

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Old 02-22-2005, 10:32 AM   #5
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For the sake of accuracy and comparison, you might want to note that the engine is a 2.5L turbo when you fill out your oil information on the lab card.

Looks like the factory fill isn't happy in TX! Even though it's full of wear metals (and that might have affected viscosity), 10W30 at a minimum would probably be a good switch for you.

-Dennis
I thought the same thing when I got the report back. This was the first time filling out the paperwork and did have some questions on just what needed to go where. As you may have noticed I had to fill in the XT after the fact to help clearify things. I probably should go in and add in a 'turbo' to the engine type for historical sake as you mentioned.

I'm actually giving Castrol GTX 10w-40 (API SM & GF-4) a whirl this time round. It was the only dino I could find locally that meets the specs that Subaru wants for warranty purposes. I just sent off a VOA on it today for baseline and reference points.
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Old 02-22-2005, 11:03 AM   #6
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I just sent off a VOA on it today for baseline and reference points.
Jeez, you sound like an oil analysis addict!

Seriously, it's really a smart way to go. I'm running German Castrol Syntec 0W30 and will probably go with M1 0W40 in my FXT next.

-Dennis
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Old 02-22-2005, 04:48 PM   #7
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