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Old 12-02-2012, 07:15 PM   #4
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Any 5w30 full synthetic oil will suffice. I would opt for a 5w40 though. Most tend to have good experience with Shell Rotellla,which can be had at most any store including walmart. I personally run Motul 5w40 on the street in my car. Unfortunately the fact that your oil light has illuminated is the bigger issue at hand imo. I would not drive it until your absolutely sure your oil level is at the full mark.

Brand of oil is not nearly as important at this point as making sure that your oil level stays full at all times. A lot of members will warn against using Mobil1 oil, but honestly as long as the oil is changed when its supposed to be and kept full, you should have no issues. These motors a very prone to spin bearings when ran low on oil. You should be checking your oil level at every fill up especially if this is a new car to you. This way you get a feel for how much oil the car consumes as well as making sure its always topped off!

If your oil level is at the full mark and you still see the oil light illuminated then most likely your oil pickup has developed a crack and needs to be replaced asap! I don't here about this very often on your model year but I'm sure it is possible! Good luck!
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Last edited by blazzin06wrxdude; 12-02-2012 at 07:26 PM.
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