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Old 11-02-2013, 09:04 AM   #75
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2013 XV


Originally Posted by BajaGuy68 View Post
Subaru "brand" motor oil is made by Mobile1. I have been useing NAPA 0W20 synthetic oil($3.29 a quart on sale ) which is made by Valvoline and I have had no oil consumption issues. In the past, I have used Mobile1 in Subaru's(turbo models) and had bearing issues.-- Just my personal 2 cents.
Sorry to argue, but "subaru 'brand' oil" is Idemitsu. Your dealer may stock Mobil1, but thats not the norm and is frowned upon because of the M1 stigma.
Bob is the oil guy says the stock Idemitsu is great stuff. I get free oil changes for life so my oil will lilely be the factory stuff unless I'm too far away to get to the dealer. So far my 3/13 build date XV hasnt burned any noticeable amount of oil since new. I did a thorough break in and also drained the factory fill at 200-300 miles. Its great not having to watch the dipstivk like a hawk.
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