We see 80+ degrees a fair bit in the summer, 90+ less frequently, 100 rarely but it happens. Are there brands of oil that offer significantly better quality than others? Screwbaru2 you have the same car. As for synthetic, unless you drive like a maniac or have severe-duty conditions, you can change it longer than a conventional oil. Without proper tuning, there really isn't much you can do to break out more than like 15-20 horsepower the obvious mods are lightweight pulleys, free-flowing exhausts, high flow intake, uppipe, cat-delete, etc. This is generally a hexagonal bolt.
There are so many oil viscoscities out there for sale, I would just buy what the manual says and use that. It should tell you about the motor oil. I believe there are at least two part numbers that fit Subarus that have the correct pressure spec. Bought my '03 H6 with 55k 4 years ago or so , 170k now, 6qts castrol 5W-30 every 5k miles, it's happy so far. Also, do you think certain brands, such as Mobil 1, offer any better protection than others? What's the importance of the bypass valve opening? If the temps stay above 207F for an extended period of time, under normal driving conditions, it may be indicative of a problem. To gain real power you will need to either buy a tuning program like the AccessPort, or learn to tune yourself with www. Given the higher capacity of the engine, is it beneficial to top off a little higher than 5.
And, does it matter at all if you change your 5W30 oil or 0W30 synthetic oil every 5,000 miles? Shut down and wait 30 minutes. Dave Dave - same car, though we do less daily driving. Is the PureOne Oil a higher grade filter they make?. Assuming you have a 90-99 legacy. Do you use any particular type of oil filter, or just any generic that fits? Try to get one if you don't have one in your glovebox already.
The top of the line purolator i think its puregard has a bypass valve opening that is as close to a stock filter as you can get. Often times someone who does not know better will see these dangling wires and connect them resulting in a reset and start the engine light flashing. Is there a downside to 0W30 - is it a lot more expensive? Spoke with a service guy at a local Subaru dealer who seemed to have a clue, and he also confirmed 5. We see 80+ degrees a fair bit in the summer, 90+ less frequently, 100 rarely but it happens. So you would have to go all custom for piping.
How much do these usually run and where's the best place to get them? Dont mess with the 30 unless your engine is well worn. My wife has an 3. I believe there are at least two part numbers that fit Subarus that have the correct pressure spec. Anything above that and you should let the motor… Yes the legacy can fit the motor, they are dimensionally the same on the outside. Synthetics flow much better at all temps. You want the sump full to get the maximum oil change interval.
Warranty could be affected by any towing. In a warm climate you could use a 10w30, moderate 5w30 and cold 5 or 0w30. Edited January 5, 2012 by johnceggleston Thanks. Sincerely appreciate all the excellent advice from everyone. It's a little messy but there's no air in the filter on start up. I use 5w30 and fill the oil filter before installing it. I'm in texas and I run walmart synthetic 5-30 in the winter and Shell Rotella T synth.
And, does it matter at all if you change your 5W30 oil or 0W30 synthetic oil every 5,000 miles? Then it looks like 10W-30 or 10W-40 might be more applicable. If you see temps around 104F or higher, which maybe in your area you might? The cross member will not allow the exhaust piping to work. You can also obtain a pdf copy of your owners manual on the web by creating a MySubaru account and download it. Don't trust the lube shop I went into for the first time - in fact I insisted on being in the work area during the oil change right next to the guy to make sure he didn't dump crap in the car. Have parts delivered straight to your home, or find the nearest Advance Auto Parts store to check out our Oil Cap stock in-person! Waiting with the stick out for a few miuntes often gives a better reading. Edited January 4, 2012 by porcupine73 Personally, I'm not a fan of mixing different viscosities. For consistently hotter climates like parts of Arizona or Texas, he said you might want to consider 10W40 or 10W30 for the summer months.
Your question is extremely vague and this could be any… It is a very quick and well-handling sedan that is also highly rated as a used car by Consumer Reports. I put in 6 qts of 5w30 Mobil 1 in all of the ones that come into my shop. Dont mess with the 30 unless your engine is well worn. The temps can fluctuate between 180 and 207 under normal driving conditions. Note that we get about 3-4 weeks of very hot sunny days every summer 90-102F. I believe soa calls for 5w30 for that engine. And I've heard Subaru engines have a reputation for running hot and being hard on oil.
Drain the oil and change the filter. Check the oil level and add as necessary to reach the full mark on the dipstick. If you want more info go to or the petroleum quality institute the3rsss, that was a very helpful explanation and good refresher. Park the vehicle on a level surface. Do you half-fill the filter or tip the car on its side? Given that most of our trips are short ones, and Subaru recommends more frequent oil changes every 3,750 miles instead of every 7,500 if you do many short drives, your 5K guideline is about what we follow.
Your in a warm climate. However, you can get the cross member from an early 90s turbo legacy and it will bolt right in. The top of the line purolator i think its puregard has a bypass valve opening that is as close to a stock filter as you can get. The technician said that the bit of 5W20 was helpful for cutting the heavier 5W30 and spreading it throughout the engine. We have 2 reviews on our Oil Cap products for the 2003 Subaru Forester from previous customers.