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#4505353 - 09/02/17 11:23 AM 02 stage 2+ wrx oil recommendations
02s4audi Offline


Registered: 03/27/15
Posts: 339
Loc: New York
Trying to get some recommendations from you guys for oil and filter combo. I've researched and it seems people recommend many different oils for these cars. Of course rt6 is common, also German castrol, euro m1 0w40, amsoil etc. What would you guys recommend? Being that this car is modified compared to stock I won't be extending the intervals very long. I believe subaru specs 5w30 for 3750 miles? What would you guys recommend for oil, filter, and oci?

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#4505367 - 09/02/17 11:30 AM Re: 02 stage 2+ wrx oil recommendations [Re: 02s4audi]
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Registered: 10/01/10
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How do you plan to use the car?
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#4505386 - 09/02/17 11:40 AM Re: 02 stage 2+ wrx oil recommendations [Re: 02s4audi]
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Registered: 07/03/17
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Loc: Douglas County, Colorado
Of course, there's always the Redline 10W-60 cool

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#4505453 - 09/02/17 01:07 PM Re: 02 stage 2+ wrx oil recommendations [Re: A_Harman]
02s4audi Offline


Registered: 03/27/15
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Loc: New York
Originally Posted By: A_Harman
How do you plan to use the car?

Commuting and spirited driving. I won't be beating the heck out of it, but it will be driven like the car it is every now and again

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#4505480 - 09/02/17 01:34 PM Re: 02 stage 2+ wrx oil recommendations [Re: 02s4audi]
A_Harman Offline


Registered: 10/01/10
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Originally Posted By: 02s4audi
Originally Posted By: A_Harman
How do you plan to use the car?

Commuting and spirited driving. I won't be beating the heck out of it, but it will be driven like the car it is every now and again


Occasionally going through the gears on the street won't stress the oil greatly. You can't run at high power long enough to get the oil hot enough to matter. Use a high quality synthetic oil and change it according to the severe duty schedule. If it makes you feel better, go up one viscosity grade. An oil with the Honda HTO-06 and/or Porsche A40 approvals would be good insurance. M1 0w40 has Porsche A40, and M1 5w30 has Honda HTO-06.
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#4505548 - 09/02/17 03:21 PM Re: 02 stage 2+ wrx oil recommendations [Re: 02s4audi]
TinyVoices Offline


Registered: 09/12/16
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Loc: Vienna, VA
Rotella t6 like every other wrx/sti owner runs.
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#4505743 - 09/02/17 07:29 PM Re: 02 stage 2+ wrx oil recommendations [Re: bigj_16]
Charlie2015 Offline


Registered: 04/24/15
Posts: 215
Loc: Georgia
Originally Posted By: bigj_16
Of course, there's always the Redline 10W-60 cool


Good idea
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#4505797 - 09/02/17 08:36 PM Re: 02 stage 2+ wrx oil recommendations [Re: 02s4audi]
K23Turbo Offline


Registered: 02/05/09
Posts: 222
Loc: Pennsylvania
I'd vote Mobil, Amsoil or Red Line in 10W30.


Edited by K23Turbo (09/02/17 08:37 PM)
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#4505803 - 09/02/17 08:40 PM Re: 02 stage 2+ wrx oil recommendations [Re: 02s4audi]
K23Turbo Offline


Registered: 02/05/09
Posts: 222
Loc: Pennsylvania
And a Subaru oem filter.

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#4506163 - 09/03/17 11:02 AM Re: 02 stage 2+ wrx oil recommendations [Re: 02s4audi]
02s4audi Offline


Registered: 03/27/15
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Loc: New York
Forgot to mention I'm in NY if that matters

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#4506522 - 09/03/17 06:36 PM Re: 02 stage 2+ wrx oil recommendations [Re: 02s4audi]
subzerospeed Offline


Registered: 03/22/17
Posts: 27
Loc: Canada
Lots of scoobaru guys like rt6. I like it as well. Although i prefer an engine oil with a higher film strength than rt6's tested 60,XXX psi ish. I throw in an ester based Motul or Redline, and when i am feeling cheap i use PUP Euro Spec 5-40. Its going into a stage "2" ej20 300 ish hp.
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#4506579 - 09/03/17 07:18 PM Re: 02 stage 2+ wrx oil recommendations [Re: 02s4audi]
stevo585 Offline


Registered: 08/26/17
Posts: 37
Loc: Orlando, FL
I just started running M1 HM 10w-30 in my turbo BRZ because its ACEA A3/B3 rated. I plan to switch to Redline eventually.
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#4506580 - 09/03/17 07:19 PM Re: 02 stage 2+ wrx oil recommendations [Re: stevo585]
SilverFusion2010 Offline


Registered: 06/29/11
Posts: 1544
Loc: Crawfordville FL
Originally Posted By: stevo585
I just started running M1 HM 10w-30 in my turbo BRZ because its ACEA A3/B3 rated. I plan to switch to Redline eventually.

That's a good thick 30
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#4506994 - 09/04/17 07:51 AM Re: 02 stage 2+ wrx oil recommendations [Re: 02s4audi]
bluesubie Offline


Registered: 08/04/03
Posts: 2253
Loc: NJ
Any 0W40 from Wal Mart; Mobil 1, Castrol, or Pennzoil and you can run any of them for 5-6k miles.


Edited by bluesubie (09/04/17 07:51 AM)
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#4507829 - 09/05/17 07:28 AM Re: 02 stage 2+ wrx oil recommendations [Re: bluesubie]
02s4audi Offline


Registered: 03/27/15
Posts: 339
Loc: New York
Originally Posted By: bluesubie
Any 0W40 from Wal Mart; Mobil 1, Castrol, or Pennzoil and you can run any of them for 5-6k miles.

I see you use m1, would you recommend m1 or castrol more? Also I've seen your name pop up a few times here and naosic refering to oils. Is there a reason you didn't suggest rt6?

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