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Old 01-17-2019, 09:17 PM   #1076
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Specs matter more than brand. Whether you use a GF5 5W30 by Subaru, Castrol, Mobil 1, Valvoline, Pennzoil, or SuperTech, it most likely has the operational viscosity of a 20 grade. This is fine for some applications but not ideal in other applications.
Dennis, I have read very many of your discussions on oil and I know you are very knowledgeable. Iíve seen your UOAs of Mobil 0w40 and was impressed. I couldnít however justify being overly picky and spendy with my oil if I donít take my car to redline all the time. I donít mean to step on anyoneís toes, but if youíre careful and timely I think 5w30 is OK
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Old 10-06-2019, 08:35 PM   #1077
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Default Try the Hubb oil filter!

Can't seem to find anyone using the Hubb oil filters on our Subarus! Highly recommend you try and pick one up in your area! Look into it, never change your filter again just clean and peace of mind, plus more filter media for cleaning! I'm using part 3207 and the motor loves it. New poster, long time viewer, just wanted to spread my recommendation!
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Old 02-19-2022, 09:43 PM   #1078
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Thanks. Good info. Post 3 of 3 before new user can start a thread/ ask a question - per NASIOC rules.
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Old 02-22-2022, 08:59 PM   #1079
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Thorough list, thanks! Iím new to Subaru and already dealing with some issues.
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Old 08-29-2022, 08:29 PM   #1080
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hi, i want to know what oil type to use for my scooby, regarding viscosity and so. Im planning on buying Motul synthetic, since they use tha one on the wrc impreza. And also where can i buy oil and oil filters for less money.
I just recently bought an 18í STi and performed an oil change myself. I went with Motul 5w-40 as that is what a fellow subie enthusiast recommended as well as also going with a Mazda Roki filter. I picked these items up from import image racing due to them having a packaged deal.
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Old 06-09-2024, 06:59 PM   #1081
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All synthetic oils are decent, just some are a bit better than others. I have had the weird luck of having 2 vehicles already that just burn up oil and there is no leak. Either I drive them too rough or just my luck. I did cut down on oil consumption a bit compared to the dealer's oil by switching to my own brand. I actually tried two different ones and they cut down the consumption significantly. Not sure why the dealer's oil is not so great. Here is a good article about this topic.

https://www.searchforparts.com/how-t...wrong-with-it/
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