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Subaru Syn 5w-30 - 5270 mi - 2011 Subaru WRX #2958174
03/31/13 08:52 PM
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rationull Offline OP
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Got another UOA on my 2011 WRX, at about 26k miles. Boring UOA, pretty much the same as last time. The TBN was a little lower but nothing to worry about, once again shows that in my driving situation at least, this oil is safe for 5000 +/- mile UOAs. I still don't think I'd want to do the manufacturer required 7500 miles, though.

Probably won't bother getting another one again for a while at this rate, unless I forget that it's unnecessary.

Just like last time, these results seem to show that there's nothing wrong with a decent sun 5w-30 in these engines for street use to keep the warranty intact, and that the Subaru branded 5w-30 is a decent syn. Agree/disagree?


Re: Subaru Syn 5w-30 - 5270 mi - 2011 Subaru WRX [Re: rationull] #2958179
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You could easily go to 7.5k oci with results like those.


2011 F-150 Ecoboost
2012 Focus S
2001 Taurus
Re: Subaru Syn 5w-30 - 5270 mi - 2011 Subaru WRX [Re: rationull] #2958193
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Originally Posted By: rationull


Just like last time, these results seem to show that there's nothing wrong with a decent sun 5w-30 in these engines for street use to keep the warranty intact, and that the Subaru branded 5w-30 is a decent syn. Agree/disagree?


IMO, it's not something that cannot be determined from a few, or even several, uoa's. I had good uoa's and blew a turbo. There have been good uoa 's on blown engines. Yes, your application produced good uoa results with Subaru synthetic and no contamination was found.

C'mon. Go for 7,500 miles! smile2

-Dennis


'04 Subaru Forester 2.5XT
Castrol Edge High Mileage
Re: Subaru Syn 5w-30 - 5270 mi - 2011 Subaru WRX [Re: bluesubie] #2958205
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Originally Posted By: bluesubie

IMO, it's not something that cannot be determined from a few, or even several, uoa's. I had good uoa's and blew a turbo. There have been good uoa 's on blown engines. Yes, your application produced good uoa results with Subaru synthetic and no contamination was found.

C'mon. Go for 7,500 miles! smile2

-Dennis


Fair point, of course, although there are lots of causes for blown turbos and engines besides bad oil. My point is that there aren't any signs this oil is "beat up" -- viscosity is still fine, flash point is in line, etc. I see no indication that this is any worse than other oils that are available.


Not gonna try for 7500!

Re: Subaru Syn 5w-30 - 5270 mi - 2011 Subaru WRX [Re: rationull] #2958216
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Nice looking report! It looks like your engine is trending quite a bit better than mine. I say with a report like that you should be clear for 7,500 mile OCI's.

I've been doing 7,500 mile OCI on mine since 7,500 miles on the odometer and my engine is still running like a champ. I'm pretty sure yours will too. thumbsup

Standby I should be posting a new 7,500 mile UOA in about three weeks.

Last edited by KHP; 03/31/13 09:44 PM.

2011 Impreza WRX Limited (46k Mi): OCI = 7.5K Mi - Pennzoil Ultra 5w/10w30 - OEM blue oil filter/P1 PL14612
Re: Subaru Syn 5w-30 - 5270 mi - 2011 Subaru WRX [Re: rationull] #2958287
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Whats the deal with all these REALLY BORING uoa's.

mad

WHERE DID THE DEBATE, CONFUSION, AND CONTROVERSY GO!

Maybe its just me.


'06 Toyota Camry SE V6 3MZ-FE 100k
'01 Mercury Villager Estate VG33E 52k
'06 Ford Taurus SE Vulcan 60k
'13 Chrysler 300 3.6 Pentastar 230k
Re: Subaru Syn 5w-30 - 5270 mi - 2011 Subaru WRX [Re: michaelluscher] #2958666
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Originally Posted By: michaelluscher
Whats the deal with all these REALLY BORING uoa's.

mad

WHERE DID THE DEBATE, CONFUSION, AND CONTROVERSY GO!

Maybe its just me.


Maybe I should try 7500 miles on some 20w-50 SJ conventional. That would fix this issue, most likely.

Re: Subaru Syn 5w-30 - 5270 mi - 2011 Subaru WRX [Re: rationull] #2959491
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LOL Just kidding.
It just seems that there are no bad UOA's anymore, just like unless you don't read pqia, theres no bad oils either.
This is all starting to look easy.
Not necessarily a "problem", just different.


'06 Toyota Camry SE V6 3MZ-FE 100k
'01 Mercury Villager Estate VG33E 52k
'06 Ford Taurus SE Vulcan 60k
'13 Chrysler 300 3.6 Pentastar 230k
Re: Subaru Syn 5w-30 - 5270 mi - 2011 Subaru WRX [Re: rationull] #4454273
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