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Old 04-04-2012, 01:38 PM   #90
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Join Date: May 2011
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2011 STi
Plasma Blue Pearl


Originally Posted by moonrider_99 View Post
You are obligated to run Subaru oil in your 2012, T6 doesn't meet the new specs Subaru requires.
Originally Posted by Snow Drift View Post
You are required to run 5w30 Synthetic. You are not required to run Subaru branded oil.
You are not obligated or required to run Subaru oil or 5w-30 in the slightest. Subaru recommends their own oil...obivously. However, the owners manual states that you can use different oils as long as they are synthetic and meet all the AG/SM, etc... criteria. The manual even states that the use of 5W-40 (what T6 is) is ok, especially for high temp areas, agressive driving, etc... In addition, I have asked three dealerships and all agreed that you don't have to run Subaru oil or 5W-30 for that matter. Just make sure whatever you are using is within the manuals guidelines. Personally, I use T6 with a Subaru OEM filter - I have 23K on my stock 2011 STi and she runs like a champ! No hesistion issues, no burnt just waiting for warranty to run out *knock on wood*

More people need to actually read the manual instead of making assumptions.
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Last edited by STiNemesis; 04-04-2012 at 01:53 PM.
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