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#10: 12-17-2012, 11:24 AM
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Originally Posted by PoManzAWD View Post
If anything, you'd think there would be less consumption with the 0w20 liquid gold and the latest and greatest 2.5.

My 2012 EJ253, CVT (although a slightly different version of the 2.5) hasn't consumed a noticeable amount between oil changes and I have run it out to ~7000 miles on conventional 5w30. I did my first oil change at 5000mi and I'm at ~21K now. My plan since ~12K has been nothing but Subaru filters and inexpensive synthetic 5w30.

I may be a bit old-school in my thinking, but a heavier oil would burn slower. However, I can not run anything but what the manufacturer recommends as I have a 100K mile warranty and don't want to blow it.