Recent Topics
Kia filter cut open 5400 miles.
by tratman2000
03/01/15 01:14 PM
Direct injection, good technology or EPA forced?
by zach1900
03/01/15 12:46 PM
Rallycrossed the Jeep yesterday
by rslifkin
03/01/15 12:26 PM
Negative effect w/TWC3 in Direct Injected engines?
by GSCJR
03/01/15 12:08 PM
Double Stacked Wheel-Weights?
by Delta
03/01/15 11:47 AM
salty floor
by eljefino
03/01/15 11:02 AM
Motorcraft 5W30 5 Qt Jugs
by doolah02
03/01/15 10:49 AM
Fram Ultra $2 rebate
by SHOZ
03/01/15 10:39 AM
White condensation Foam in oil cap
by ZZman
03/01/15 10:33 AM
Pennzoil Synthetic Rebate Fail
by Rhymingmechanic
03/01/15 10:30 AM
Napa March sale 3/1-3/31
by tommygunn
03/01/15 10:24 AM
trop artic syn.blend $1.99 @ orscheln's
by zach1900
03/01/15 10:10 AM
Newest Members
tzalu, Sideways, daveishi, glgeek, canivour
52993 Registered Users
Who's Online
114 registered (007, AandPDan, 1kickbuttranger, -SyN-, 901Memphis, 97tbird, 12 invisible), 1828 Guests and 182 Spiders online.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
Forum Stats
52993 Members
66 Forums
227376 Topics
3626643 Posts

Max Online: 2862 @ 07/07/14 03:10 PM
Donate to BITOG
Page 1 of 2 1 2 >
Topic Options
#3229698 - 12/28/13 04:30 AM "break in" oil for turbo subaru
91camarosRS Offline


Registered: 10/16/13
Posts: 63
Loc: oklahoma
I'll be getting a used motor soon for my Subaru. It will most likely have around 50k miles. But has been sitting for who knows how long. My plan was to run xxxxx oil for xxxx miles then switch to rotella t6 for 5 k and get oil analysis.

Question, what steps should I take for new motor? Old trick of spraying marvel into cylinders before starting? Do I use a cheap supertec oil first? How long should I run it? Thank you
_________________________
2012 Hyundai veloster 6speed 115k and climbing
2002 Subaru wrx wagon auto 220k
1988 Camaro waiting for powertrain...

Top
#3229699 - 12/28/13 04:39 AM Re: "break in" oil for turbo subaru [Re: 91camarosRS]
91camarosRS Offline


Registered: 10/16/13
Posts: 63
Loc: oklahoma
Side question... I'm also getting an oil temp/pressure gauge. I got temp so I make sure car is truly warm before any halfway spirited driving. What temp should be the low? 100? What should my pressure be?and my normal temp?
_________________________
2012 Hyundai veloster 6speed 115k and climbing
2002 Subaru wrx wagon auto 220k
1988 Camaro waiting for powertrain...

Top
#3229714 - 12/28/13 05:58 AM Re: "break in" oil for turbo subaru [Re: 91camarosRS]
SteveSRT8 Offline


Registered: 10/10/08
Posts: 15804
Loc: Sunny Florida
Since it's used there is no break in required. While it's out of the car you should at least consider a look around to be sure it is a good candidate, otherwise it's a bit of a gamble.

As to break in, I believe in no lower gears but LOTS of full throttle in the higher gears for best ring seal. Oil temps once over 120 degrees or so are fine unless you run heavy oils for some strange reason.

Once you get some pressure versus temps data we can tell you more. There's a lot of Scooby folks here...
_________________________
"In a democracy, dissent is an act of faith."
J. William Fulbright
Best ET-12.79 @ 111 mph
4340 pounds, Street tires
Just like we go to Publix

Top
#3229732 - 12/28/13 06:26 AM Re: "break in" oil for turbo subaru [Re: 91camarosRS]
91camarosRS Offline


Registered: 10/16/13
Posts: 63
Loc: oklahoma
I'm looking and have been looking for awhile.
A little nervous on spending all this money!

So no cleaner oil? Something to get anything out to freshen it up?

I'll be running t6 like I.said its 5w-40

Highly recommended for subies.

I have an auto...... Can't do the only high gear thing..
_________________________
2012 Hyundai veloster 6speed 115k and climbing
2002 Subaru wrx wagon auto 220k
1988 Camaro waiting for powertrain...

Top
#3229737 - 12/28/13 06:32 AM Re: "break in" oil for turbo subaru [Re: 91camarosRS]
Kuato Offline


Registered: 10/23/05
Posts: 3455
Loc: Houston TX for the moment
Originally Posted By: 91camarosRS
I'm looking and have been looking for awhile.
A little nervous on spending all this money!

So no cleaner oil? Something to get anything out to freshen it up?

I'll be running t6 like I.said its 5w-40

Highly recommended for subies.

I have an auto...... Can't do the only high gear thing..


I would simply change to the T6 right after you buy it, and maybe have a shorter interval the first time. Good oil is good oil.

As far as hard acceleration in a higher gear...well...that's speed related so get up to highway speed, and accelerate hard, expecting a single downshift.
_________________________
Amsoil

Going to start using metric...

04 Jeep Wrangler 2.4 MT 186k
Shopping, F150 gone

Lots of idiots in the world. Sometimes I'm one of them.

Top
#3229770 - 12/28/13 07:28 AM Re: "break in" oil for turbo subaru [Re: 91camarosRS]
Cujet Offline


Registered: 02/15/03
Posts: 4546
Loc: Jupiter, Florida
T6 is a perfect choice. If you are really worried, change it out a bit early and continue using T6. No need to worry about break in. And T6 will maintain a clean engine.

You will get another 200,000 miles as long as the head gasket and other issues don't cause problems.


Edited by Cujet (12/28/13 07:29 AM)
_________________________
Turbo's rule.

Top
#3229792 - 12/28/13 07:46 AM Re: "break in" oil for turbo subaru [Re: 91camarosRS]
91camarosRS Offline


Registered: 10/16/13
Posts: 63
Loc: oklahoma
That's why I'm replacing..... Head gasket. And I can't keep things stock......
_________________________
2012 Hyundai veloster 6speed 115k and climbing
2002 Subaru wrx wagon auto 220k
1988 Camaro waiting for powertrain...

Top
#3229818 - 12/28/13 08:14 AM Re: "break in" oil for turbo subaru [Re: 91camarosRS]
toneydoc Offline


Registered: 12/16/11
Posts: 1173
Loc: War Eagle
Do you really have 110k miles on the 2012 Hyundai already?
_________________________
1994 Jeep 138k Nextgen 5w30HM
2014 Camry 2k Toyo 0w20
2010 Sebring 33k Penn Plat 5w20
2014 HD Ultra 3k HD20w50
2012 Toyota Rav4 15k Mobil 1 0w20AFE

Top
#3229833 - 12/28/13 08:25 AM Re: "break in" oil for turbo subaru [Re: 91camarosRS]
91camarosRS Offline


Registered: 10/16/13
Posts: 63
Loc: oklahoma
Yes.....
Wife is a phlebotomist and drives 200+miles a day to collect samples from nursing homes

Oil changes have been neglected(wifes car) getting one in the next hour. I will ne on top of that! Plan on getting oil analysis done on it with the new change. We are in for long haul(my car too... She put the miles on my subie) I want/need a oil that that car needs. Ran Quaker for the first 40k or so then dealer switched to Mobil. We get free changes
_________________________
2012 Hyundai veloster 6speed 115k and climbing
2002 Subaru wrx wagon auto 220k
1988 Camaro waiting for powertrain...

Top
#3229902 - 12/28/13 10:02 AM Re: "break in" oil for turbo subaru [Re: 91camarosRS]
whip Offline


Registered: 03/03/05
Posts: 1774
Loc: ohio
If the engine has 50,000 miles, it's already "broke in". Run the oil you want to normally run.
_________________________
On the internet, people can be anything they want. Why do so many choose to be stupid?

Top
#3229912 - 12/28/13 10:22 AM Re: "break in" oil for turbo subaru [Re: 91camarosRS]
91camarosRS Offline


Registered: 10/16/13
Posts: 63
Loc: oklahoma
I was concerned about time it sat.

Not typical "break in" just bringing back to life
_________________________
2012 Hyundai veloster 6speed 115k and climbing
2002 Subaru wrx wagon auto 220k
1988 Camaro waiting for powertrain...

Top
#3230454 - 12/28/13 10:53 PM Re: "break in" oil for turbo subaru [Re: 91camarosRS]
Kuato Offline


Registered: 10/23/05
Posts: 3455
Loc: Houston TX for the moment
Originally Posted By: 91camarosRS
Yes.....
Wife is a phlebotomist and drives 200+miles a day to collect samples from nursing homes

Oil changes have been neglected(wifes car) getting one in the next hour. I will ne on top of that! Plan on getting oil analysis done on it with the new change. We are in for long haul(my car too... She put the miles on my subie) I want/need a oil that that car needs. Ran Quaker for the first 40k or so then dealer switched to Mobil. We get free changes


If those are highway miles, it's a good candidate for extended drain...
_________________________
Amsoil

Going to start using metric...

04 Jeep Wrangler 2.4 MT 186k
Shopping, F150 gone

Lots of idiots in the world. Sometimes I'm one of them.

Top
#3230480 - 12/28/13 11:16 PM Re: "break in" oil for turbo subaru [Re: 91camarosRS]
Clevy Offline


Registered: 11/11/10
Posts: 8389
Loc: Saskatoon canada
A single used oil analysis is pointless. They are used to establish trends which can then be analyzed for any anomalies so save your money unless you plan on doing them consistently.

As far as the first start some mmo into the cylinders via the plug holes wouldn't hurt. Once it's started I'd do an mmo intake cleaning via a vacuum hose just to insure the top end isn't dried out or dirty.
None of this is required it's merely a suggestion.
_________________________
2006 Charger RT
Miles x 2 per oil filter

Top
#3230541 - 12/29/13 02:44 AM Re: "break in" oil for turbo subaru [Re: 91camarosRS]
91camarosRS Offline


Registered: 10/16/13
Posts: 63
Loc: oklahoma
I was thinking,for both cars, to get a baseline. See if anything looks abnormal.

Put oil that "should" normalize. Then check again.

Or in my Hyundai, see how long I can go between changes. Or should I get a better oil etc
_________________________
2012 Hyundai veloster 6speed 115k and climbing
2002 Subaru wrx wagon auto 220k
1988 Camaro waiting for powertrain...

Top
#3230606 - 12/29/13 07:42 AM Re: "break in" oil for turbo subaru [Re: 91camarosRS]
toneydoc Offline


Registered: 12/16/11
Posts: 1173
Loc: War Eagle
I would use Mobil 1 extended performance in the wifes car and use it for 12000 miles or so which in her case will be 4 months or so. And rest assured that that car is ok.
_________________________
1994 Jeep 138k Nextgen 5w30HM
2014 Camry 2k Toyo 0w20
2010 Sebring 33k Penn Plat 5w20
2014 HD Ultra 3k HD20w50
2012 Toyota Rav4 15k Mobil 1 0w20AFE

Top
Page 1 of 2 1 2 >