CAMS, great post there, welcome to the forum.
That's basically what I did, just topped it off 2/3 times a week till I saved up and did the new EJ257.
225,000miles 5/2012 ej257 short block, 8/2011 installed VF52 turbo, @20.8psi, 280whp, 300ftlbs. CHECK your oil, these cars use it.
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