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wish 01-29-2013 08:44 PM

what oil do you use and how often do you change it?
been running high mileage 5w30 and changing it every 3k. my motor doesn't have high miles, but it was leaking or burning some and the high mileage oil fixed that. but after some more research I'm gonna switch to rotella t6 5w40 and change it every 5k.

subikid90 01-29-2013 10:04 PM

Rotella T6 with WIX filter every 4k. Best thing out there for our motors

spooln30 01-29-2013 10:33 PM

I just run Mobile 5000 for now untill I STI swap my LGT then it's Amsoil. I do run Rotella T 15/40 diesel oil in my Arctic Cat atv and I love it. Great stuff.

lgt_nube 01-29-2013 11:29 PM

Dino (Valvoline) 10w-30 oil. Moderate climate here. Change oil and filter each 3,750 miles (twice per 7,500 miles). Never had to add oil. Now approaching 150,000 miles.

stevenva 01-29-2013 11:59 PM

Royal Purple. 6 Months, 6000 miles

NickTej22 01-30-2013 02:57 AM

Rotella t5, with a puralator filter. Noticeable difference. I change it when it looks dirty.

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Sludgeroo 01-30-2013 03:16 AM

Brad Penn Full Synthetic 5w-30, Replace a quart of oil with Lucas synthetic oil stabilizer and a Wix Filter.
Will NEVER be caught dead driving a car without a Wix. Also highly recommend the lucas stuff.

wish 01-30-2013 05:19 AM

haven't heard of wix. gonna look those up

subikid90 01-30-2013 05:43 AM

^WIX is the NAPA and Carquest brand. I buy them by the case on rockauto

LosAngelesLGT 01-30-2013 06:00 AM


Originally Posted by subikid90 (Post 4269456)
I buy they by the car on rockauto

:lol: Friends don't let friends drink and post.

Sludgeroo 01-30-2013 06:43 AM


Originally Posted by subikid90 (Post 4269456)
^WIX is the NAPA and Carquest brand. I buy they by the car on rockauto

Subikid is right.

Wix = NAPA Gold = Carquest Red

Sludgeroo 01-30-2013 06:44 AM

He prolly meant by them by the case hahaha

mnstrmech 01-30-2013 07:07 AM

i use rotella 5w-40, havearound 6ooo miles,still is clean....heading for 10000miles....
using rotella and changing it less than 5k is wasting money... i have 278800 miles on my legacy, and after 5k its still as clean as the day i put it in.

johnegg 01-30-2013 07:36 AM

i use what ever is on sale at a discount when i need it. i need it every 5k miles for each of the 4 or 5 cars i have on the road at the time, it varies.

i have done this since 1982 when i bought an isuzu / chevy luv diesel pickup. i have never had a lubricant related failure.

i believe changing it is more important than what you use.

82 isuzu diesel pickup - drove it from 0 miles till the manual trans failed in 1990, miles unknown i just can't remember.
90 nissan pick up - drove it from 0 to 170k miles, still have it - farm use.
93 legacy - drove from 98k to 175k and wrecked it.
95 legacy - drove it from 75k to 165k, replaced the auto trans, my son drove it to 208k at college, sold it this year.
97 outback ltd - drove it from 95k to 145k w/ piston slap and sold it 2 years ago. she wrecked it at college.
97 GT w/ ej22 swap, bought it with 125k (bad ej25) and still driving it at 157k.
97 toyota avalon - my wife has driven it from 62k to 202k and is now talking about replacing it.

i do not recommend recycled motor oil for you car, but using fresh recycled / re-manufactured oil is better than not changing the old oil you have 3k - 5k on now and running it another 3k - 5k.

just my opinion.

Sludgeroo 01-30-2013 08:51 AM

I just recommend the stabilizer because it makes the oil homogenized better.. if that makes any sense.

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