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Old 04-28-2006, 05:56 AM   #1
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Default Engine oil for turbo engine differs from regular engine oil?

It's time to change engine oil for my ride.

I am used to visit subaru dealer for doing it 'cause they told me they used a special engine oil for turbo engine.

Is it true or not?

Subaru dealer charges around $35 for oil change, yet I can save at least $10 if I go local service.
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Old 04-28-2006, 05:59 AM   #2
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They lie.
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Old 04-28-2006, 06:26 AM   #3
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They lie.
So can I change engine oil at other place?
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Old 04-28-2006, 06:35 AM   #4
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The only special oil they are using is on your wallet.
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Old 04-28-2006, 07:15 AM   #5
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maybe they are putting in a synthetic (which is a good idea for a turbo)
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Old 04-28-2006, 01:44 PM   #6
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If you've had your oil changed by this dealer before, it should say what oil they were using on your invoice/receipt.

That way we can tell you if $35 is a good price. I highly doubt the local service will do a synthetic oil change for $25. Then again, I doubt a dealer will do a synthetic change for $35.

I'd change your oil for $25 and give you a nice OEM filter. Too bad it costs me that much to drive there and back

Generally,

Quality:
Do It Yourself > Dealer > Local Place

Price:
Do It Yourself (cheapest!) < Local Place < Dealer

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Old 04-28-2006, 02:33 PM   #7
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Your owners manual is your friend. The manual gives all the required specs for all the fluids.
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Old 04-28-2006, 02:37 PM   #8
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Your owners manual is your friend. The manual gives all the required specs for all the fluids.

correct. i have found out that majority of people dont even read this book that they provide with the car. if they read it, they will know just about everything to maintain the car in a good condition
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Old 04-28-2006, 08:38 PM   #9
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there is not special oil for motors (that i have ever seen, i been a tech for years). oil is oil. the difference is motor oil and snythetic oil. snythetic is better for performace engines. it cleans a little better. and cost more.
as long as u keep up on the oil changes you should be good.
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Old 04-29-2006, 03:34 PM   #10
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Your owners manual is your friend. The manual gives all the required specs for all the fluids.
Did you see what it says in the owner's manual? 10W30.

Nothing special. You decide if you want to use synthetic or not.
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