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Old 08-20-2013, 11:35 PM   #201
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I was wondering what brand of oil for the engine you fellas recommend.
I have a 2013 WRX and the first oil change was complimentary.
But at almost $100 for the next one, I think I rather do my own.

So as for the oil and oil filter, what do you recommend? Brandwise
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Old 08-21-2013, 04:13 PM   #202
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I was wondering what brand of oil for the engine you fellas recommend.
I have a 2013 WRX and the first oil change was complimentary.
But at almost $100 for the next one, I think I rather do my own.

So as for the oil and oil filter, what do you recommend? Brandwise
Please look at Post #2 of this thread, there is an Oil FAQ listed there. Oil is a touchy subject, as is most of the "what part/fluid should I use questions". There is a list of filters that have the proper valve pressure listed there.
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Old 09-16-2013, 09:35 PM   #203
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Ill be going to the dealership on Friday to get my home link mirror vibration issue fixed. While there I was planning on buying OEM tranny & diff fluid.

Is this still recommended as the A option? Or any others come up the ladder?

Car is 2012 wrx 25k miles.

Edit: I purchase the extended warranty so I will be looking for something that does not void it.

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Old 09-16-2013, 10:02 PM   #204
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Motul and redline are also good. Not sure if the dealer sells quarts of the trans fluid..
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Old 09-20-2013, 06:12 PM   #205
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Motul and redline are also good. Not sure if the dealer sells quarts of the trans fluid..
Just took the car in to get the home link mirror fixed.. They do not sell the fluid for either trans or diff by the quart.

I will check out motul and redline! Thanks!
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Old 09-20-2013, 06:49 PM   #206
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Just took the car in to get the home link mirror fixed.. They do not sell the fluid for either trans or diff by the quart.

I will check out motul and redline! Thanks!
Yeah thats what I thought. Sometimes you can find it but it seems like a rare occurrence. You should be able to search up what to buy. Or grimmspeed has a cocktail mix that is descent. Probably not needed for a new car though. Just dont buy the lightweight redline if you go for their stuff, way too viscous.
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Old 10-01-2013, 04:25 PM   #207
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http://www.subaru.com/content/downlo...04SchedFed.pdf


So what is the recommended maintenance for when you are 140,xxx plus miles?

I have done all normal maint as required.
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Old 10-10-2013, 11:49 AM   #208
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http://www.subaru.com/content/downlo...04SchedFed.pdf


So what is the recommended maintenance for when you are 140,xxx plus miles?

I have done all normal maint as required.
Repeat the 90K to 120K sequence.
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Old 10-11-2013, 01:35 PM   #209
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Question guys, I'm about to perform the 60K service on my 2008 wrx by myself. I picked up an intake filter for the stock airbox at advance auto for around $15. The brand of the filter is driveworks or somethingg similar. According to their computer it is a fit for my car. My question is will this filter perform well or is it worth spending the extra money for the OEM paper filter. Thanks for any input
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Old 10-11-2013, 03:10 PM   #210
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I have a 2010 WRX that hit it's 30k mark the other day; I have a maintenance schedule brochure that says to replace the brake, differential and tranny fluid.

What do you guys/girls recommend?
I was thinking....

ATE Type 200 (Amber color) Blue Brake Fluid

Redline Lightweight Shockproof for tranny fluid

Mobil 1 75W-90 synthetic gear oil for the differential fluid

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Old 10-11-2013, 10:56 PM   #211
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I'm a fan of motul flyids.
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Old 10-12-2013, 08:15 AM   #212
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I don't know much about motul--
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Old 10-12-2013, 08:16 AM   #213
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how does it compare to the others
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Old 10-12-2013, 06:25 PM   #214
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I have a 2010 WRX that hit it's 30k mark the other day; I have a maintenance schedule brochure that says to replace the brake, differential and tranny fluid.

What do you guys/girls recommend?
I was thinking....

ATE Type 200 (Amber color) Blue Brake Fluid

Redline Lightweight Shockproof for tranny fluid

Mobil 1 75W-90 synthetic gear oil for the differential fluid

thanks!
I wouldn't use the lightweight fluid in the trans.
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Old 10-13-2013, 08:42 AM   #215
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great thanks for the help!
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Old 10-14-2013, 09:39 AM   #216
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Question guys, I'm about to perform the 60K service on my 2008 wrx by myself. I picked up an intake filter for the stock airbox at advance auto for around $15. The brand of the filter is driveworks or somethingg similar. According to their computer it is a fit for my car. My question is will this filter perform well or is it worth spending the extra money for the OEM paper filter. Thanks for any input
Bump. Hoping someone can answer this for me. OEM paper filter worth it or cheap aftermarket?
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Old 10-14-2013, 12:34 PM   #217
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Bump. Hoping someone can answer this for me. OEM paper filter worth it or cheap aftermarket?
A crap filter is a crap filter. Id return it and buy a k/n filter personally. I use those cheapies on my girlfriends 2000 celica but not on my rex. I like my cobb after market intake as it sounds awesome...
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Old 10-14-2013, 12:35 PM   #218
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However a cheap fresh filter isn't going to be bad for your car in anyway if you still have the factory one in.
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Old 10-14-2013, 02:28 PM   #219
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However a cheap fresh filter isn't going to be bad for your car in anyway if you still have the factory one in.
So I think you're saying since I have the stock intake still that it shouldn't really matter if I use a cheapo filter. Aftermarket intakes do sound cool but I can't justify spending the extra cash for cool sounds.
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Old 10-14-2013, 07:56 PM   #220
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I'd still run a k/n filter. Its a few bucks more but works better and is reusable for life.
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Old 10-29-2013, 02:09 PM   #221
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I have a 2008 impreza 2.5i wagon with 96,000mi on it about 4 weeks ago my head gaskets blew and I had them replaced with oem gaskets and the heads machined it did not require any cylinder work but they noted that the heads were warped the timing belt and water pump were also replaced as well as spark plugs and gaskets.The car is running fine now except when the car is idling it has a very strong shudder to the whole car and. Is idling at around 500rpm and sounds like its about to die the shop says that this is from. Coolant that got into the exhaust and plugged it up. Could this be the cause and if so how much work would it be to fix it myself im not a savant with vehicl maintenance but im also not an idiot about things. And is it bs that they did not take care of it when the had it as they knew it was a Problem? Also the cel comes on about every 3 days with the same exhaust fault and the shop clears it and sends me on my way.
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Old 10-30-2013, 04:47 PM   #222
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Are you still able to get these manuals?
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Old 10-31-2013, 04:23 PM   #223
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I have a 2008 impreza 2.5i wagon with 96,000mi on it about 4 weeks ago my head gaskets blew and I had them replaced with oem gaskets and the heads machined it did not require any cylinder work but they noted that the heads were warped the timing belt and water pump were also replaced as well as spark plugs and gaskets.The car is running fine now except when the car is idling it has a very strong shudder to the whole car and. Is idling at around 500rpm and sounds like its about to die the shop says that this is from. Coolant that got into the exhaust and plugged it up. Could this be the cause and if so how much work would it be to fix it myself im not a savant with vehicl maintenance but im also not an idiot about things. And is it bs that they did not take care of it when the had it as they knew it was a Problem? Also the cel comes on about every 3 days with the same exhaust fault and the shop clears it and sends me on my way.
Call BS on the coolant in the exhaust, even at an Idle the temps would boil most liquids, and a full throttle run to highway speeds would blow everything out. If everything is OK, your ECU should be able to adjust the idle to the proper range. Sounds like an O2 sensor problem to me.
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Old 10-31-2013, 04:24 PM   #224
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Are you still able to get these manuals?
Which ones you looking for? You can still find manuals on cd on Ebay for about anything, fairly reasonable too.
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Old 12-01-2013, 02:15 PM   #225
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if you are going with a k&n air filter, make sure you have an extra generic air filter for those days when you are going to over-oil the k&n and need a replacement until the k&n dries and is ready for use.

K&N needs maintenance. If you don't want the hassle of cleaning and oiling use the oem one. buy a 6 pack online and replace every 20K miles.
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