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Old 05-13-2004, 01:25 AM   #22
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Join Date: Apr 2004
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Location: Driving down the Psychopath
2005 Impreza WRX STi


I got my 2005 Alpine White today and I had a chance to meet the Subaru Rep for the Phoenix Arizona area today. I quickly started a conversation about oil changes and oil type.

This is not to say what is right or wrong but this is what he said is right and I guess it will make him happy and presumably me as well:

Change the oil every 3000 miles no matter who says what.

Use Dino-based 10w-40 oil at the first oil change until 10000+ miles. He stated that Synthetic Oil is not as good as Dino-based oil in helping the seals "set".

He says that Synthetic could be used after 10000+ miles. He recommended 10w-40 or better

He also stated use only Subaru Filters. If it keeps him happy, I'll do it
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