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#274: 06-01-2007, 07:01 AM
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Originally Posted by outahere View Post
someone at nasioc sent an email to Subaru to get clarification about this, and this was the reply from subaru:

"Hello Mr. C,

Thank you for your reply. You bring up an excellent question.

Officially, the new maintenance intervals are not retroactive to
previous model years' turbocharged vehicles. We cannot modify what has
already been established in previous model years' Maintenance Schedules,
however, we expect that our dealerships will recommend the severe
schedule to all turbo owners from this point on, as to stay as
consistent as possible.

From a practical standpoint, it will probably be beneficial for ALL
turbocharged vehicle owners to follow the severe driving intervals, as
the previous model years are basically the same in terms of design.
Many turbo AND non-turbo owners are following the 3,750 mile intervals,
based on what our dealers tell us.

Turbocharged vehicle engines are subject to higher combustion, coolant,
oil, and underhood temperatures than non-turbo models. Oil consumption
is also greater for turbo models. As you might expect, they tend to be
driven in a manner more enthusiastic than the average vehicle as to
experience its performance potential.

Please let me know if you have any other questions.

Best Regards,

Subaru of America, Inc.
e-Contact Team "

ok so no suggestion on type...and nothing to say about minimizing oil consumption....But still good to hear what they had to say