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Old 12-30-2019, 06:33 PM   #31401
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Thanks, I'll have to look into those tires then.

I'm using Hankook Kinergy PT tires because they had the highest treadwear rating and were among the cheapest decent performing all seasons available when I was looking at tire rack. FWIW they do pretty nicely on dry roads, not terrible on wet roads but not great, and I haven't gotten to drive them in snow yet. It doesn't tend to snow in this area (Vancouver WA) until mid January at least in my experience, if it does snow. Which it doesn't every year. No ice on the roads yet either.

Although there are plenty of people out destroying the roads with their studded tires already of course.
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Old 12-30-2019, 06:42 PM   #31402
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The only way I could see you getting stuck in 5Ē is in all seasons.

On blizzaks Iíve gone through 12-16Ē pretty easily.
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Old 12-30-2019, 06:51 PM   #31403
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I used WS70s or 80s in the past, I can't remember which. Plus like I said the front bumper cover is barely attached anymore, any small amount of snow pressing on that is going to rip it straight off.
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Old 12-30-2019, 08:51 PM   #31404
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Yea I guess if your bumper is falling off you wonít be able to go through deep stuff, mine is a snow plow. I always have to dig out the intercooler so it doesnít overheat after.
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Old 12-31-2019, 02:25 AM   #31405
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Intercooler? You have a turbo kit?
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Old 12-31-2019, 07:34 AM   #31406
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Sorry meant ac condenser XD
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Old 12-31-2019, 05:58 PM   #31407
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Ah yeah, I was thinking maybe you meant the radiator but obviously that would melt the snow before it overheated. Condenser makes sense.
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Old 12-31-2019, 06:49 PM   #31408
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Ah yeah, I was thinking maybe you meant the radiator but obviously that would melt the snow before it overheated. Condenser makes sense.
1200 miles since short block replacement, no low oil so far. If I make it over 2000 itll be a record.
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Old 12-31-2019, 09:13 PM   #31409
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I started out with virtually no oil consumption and now at about 90k it goes through a quart or two easily in a ~6000 mile interval. Kind of annoying but I guess it keeps the oil fresher too, being partially replaced with new fluid by the time the OCI is through.
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Old 01-01-2020, 07:10 AM   #31410
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I went through 1 quart every 3k miles or so, since I switch to 0w40 I only lose like a half quart in 7500 miles.

Hasnít really hurt my economy either.
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Old 01-01-2020, 03:40 PM   #31411
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Sounds like it would be kind of rough on the engine in a place as cold as Michigan? I wonder how the tolerances of FB20 compare to say a random Ford engine that calls for 5w-30 or a German car that calls for 5w-40.
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Old 01-01-2020, 09:07 PM   #31412
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It has the same cold temp flow as stock oil itís just a bit thicker so when itís fully up to temp it doesnít want to burn off or seep out as much.

When they did the spring recall hey put 0-20 back in and I had to fill up after 3k miles again.

Hasnít given me any issues so far
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Old 01-01-2020, 10:09 PM   #31413
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I thought the viscosity were still different despite having the same "winter number"? When you do oil analyses, won't it show a much thicker cold flow temperature for say 0w-40 than 0w-20?
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Old 01-02-2020, 07:12 AM   #31414
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Well the first number is the cold viscosity so itís the same flow at cold temps.

I may end up switching back to 0-20 my commute used to be long and my car would be full temp for extended periods and I would burn through oil relatively quickly. My new commute with a different job I only really drive in town so Iím barely gettinf it fully warmed up and I am redlining it a lot less.
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Old 01-02-2020, 06:47 PM   #31415
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I go through 12-16Ē of unplowed snow a few times each winter no issues so far.

It can do it no problem.

Would I choose to do it if I had a different option? Over driving our Jeep Grand Cherokee? Yes I choose the Impreza every time.
I drive through deep heavy snow and plow it also. The pirelli p7 cinturado Auto all season plus on my wheels. And similarly, I choose my car over my wife's Honda CRV every time. If we've got more than 18 or so inches and I'm going to be turning onto side roads that may not have a plowed entrance, maybe I'll take her car since the plow often leaves big boulders of ice that her car can get over better than mine. But you can't beat the traction and control and the Subaru
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Old 01-02-2020, 06:49 PM   #31416
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Anyone else having issues with the driver seat? I had to replace my original one at 80,000 because the left side was so worn down there was a metal part of the frame ripping my jacket. The replacement I got was off a scrapped car with 1300 mi. And like clockwork, I'm at 156,000 and it's starting to show signs of needing replacement soon as well. it's not the most comfortable seat, never was with no lumbar support, but really don't want to get into a high-end replacement on a seven-year-old car with 156,000. Anyone else replace theirs yet?
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Old 01-02-2020, 08:09 PM   #31417
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90k miles and my seat is like new. Most comfortable car seat I've been in, too, it takes a couple of hours of driving for my lower back to start to get sore, in most cars including expensive luxury cars, that seems to happen within 20 minutes.
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Old 01-02-2020, 09:20 PM   #31418
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My back gets sore after about an hour regardless of what car Iím in.

My seat looks like new as well, I have cloth not leather.
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Old 01-03-2020, 05:49 PM   #31419
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Anyone else having issues with the driver seat? I had to replace my original one at 80,000 because the left side was so worn down there was a metal part of the frame ripping my jacket. The replacement I got was off a scrapped car with 1300 mi. And like clockwork, I'm at 156,000 and it's starting to show signs of needing replacement soon as well. it's not the most comfortable seat, never was with no lumbar support, but really don't want to get into a high-end replacement on a seven-year-old car with 156,000. Anyone else replace theirs yet?


FWIW I swapped in STi seats into my 2012 Impreza for the very same reason. The side bolster in the original seat wore down and you could see a noticeable indent. All in all I got the STi seats for $600 locally, they were 2017 and everything matched up, heated seats, airbag etc. The STi seats were built much better
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Old 01-04-2020, 02:14 PM   #31420
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FWIW I swapped in STi seats into my 2012 Impreza for the very same reason. The side bolster in the original seat wore down and you could see a noticeable indent. All in all I got the STi seats for $600 locally, they were 2017 and everything matched up, heated seats, airbag etc. The STi seats were built much better
My seats arent worn but I didnt need to hear this. Ill now be on Craigslist looking for STI seats...
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Old 01-04-2020, 07:44 PM   #31421
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Does anyone know what size hex the rear diff plugs are?

They look to be 10mm, but want to confirm... Also, what I find strange is that these are factory plugs (never changed rear diff fluid), but they're hex, when I've typically seen them as the square 3/4" drive...
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Old 01-05-2020, 05:44 PM   #31422
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Speaking of differentials, is the front differential on the CVT about the same replacement procedure and capacity as the rear?
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Old 01-07-2020, 12:21 AM   #31423
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Three sockets needed for all the plugs: H8/H10 Hex and T70 Torx. Only the rear diff fill/drain use the H10.

Front diff capacity is 1.5 quarts, rear is .8 quart. Procedure is the same, fill 'till it runs out.
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Old 01-08-2020, 08:15 PM   #31424
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What do you all get for MPG? I can't ever get anywhere near the rated MPG in city or highway driving no matter how I drive.
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Old 01-08-2020, 09:33 PM   #31425
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I was getting around 35-36 average when I had a long commute at 65mph almost no stops.

I do almost all city driving now and itís under 30 for sure not really sure I just donít drive near as far with my new job so Iím saving money either way haha.

Iíll have to see when I change my oil next Iíll reset my trip meter.
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