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Old 11-15-2012, 12:45 AM   #2
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Location: Coeur D Alene, ID
1996 Impreza outback


One quick thing....

Who told you that the M1 5w30 is a good oil to use for a subaru? Unless it is the high mileage one the only other good ones from M1 is the 10w30 and 10w40 high mileage, then the 0w40 and the 5w40.

Start by getting rid of that lousy m1 5w30 and getting a "real" oil that won't let your engine down. My 96 impreza 2.2 burns less oil than your car does and my car has just over 201k miles on it.... I run the rotella T6 5w40.

Not to get going on oil stuff, but stuck oil control rings do happen because one, the wrong oil is being used, and two, the car is not being driven hard enough at times. So, the question is, how do you drive your car?

I have heard good things about the seafoam, but with how many miles my 2.2 has on it, it probably wouldn't be a good idea to try it.... The spark plug and wire thing is interesting as simple checking maintenance can take care of stuff like that
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