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Old 10-25-2013, 02:16 PM   #3
Patrick Olsen
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1997 Legacy 2.5GT
1996 Impreza coupe


Originally Posted by tcmo View Post
We purchased a new 2013 legacy (manufactured 12-12) with 300 miles on the odometer. Most of those miles were added when the car was driven from a dealer 200 miles away. Since the oil is 10 months in service, should I change it now or wait until the 3750 mile change? That will be another 6 months with our usage. Thank you.
As Notch 8 said, I would follow the Owner's Manual guidance.

Originally Posted by badbasser98 View Post
Not sure of exactly how long oil is good for once in the car, but I have always followed 3000 miles or 6 months, whichever came first. Really don't care what the manual says I can do, I am not leaving oil in my engine for 7500 miles.
As long as your wallet doesn't mind the arbitrarily abbreviated oil change intervals, you can change the oil as often as you like. Seems like a waste, though.
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