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

Re: 02 stage 2+ wrx oil recommendations [Re: 02s4audi] #4505367
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How do you plan to use the car?


1985 Z51 Corvette track car
2002 Camaro Z28 LS1/6-speed
2001 Dodge Ram 2500 diesel
1972 GMC 1500 shortbed project truck
Re: 02 stage 2+ wrx oil recommendations [Re: 02s4audi] #4505386
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Of course, there's always the Redline 10W-60 cool

Re: 02 stage 2+ wrx oil recommendations [Re: A_Harman] #4505453
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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

Re: 02 stage 2+ wrx oil recommendations [Re: 02s4audi] #4505480
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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.


1985 Z51 Corvette track car
2002 Camaro Z28 LS1/6-speed
2001 Dodge Ram 2500 diesel
1972 GMC 1500 shortbed project truck
Re: 02 stage 2+ wrx oil recommendations [Re: 02s4audi] #4505548
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Rotella t6 like every other wrx/sti owner runs.


1993 Toyota MR2 Hardtop N/A - 160k miles - Valvoline Max Life 5w30
2006 Toyota Matrix XR AWD (Fiancee) - 130k miles - Valvoline Max Life 5w30
Re: 02 stage 2+ wrx oil recommendations [Re: bigj_16] #4505743
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Originally Posted By: bigj_16
Of course, there's always the Redline 10W-60 cool


Good idea


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2009 Scion TC Manual
Re: 02 stage 2+ wrx oil recommendations [Re: 02s4audi] #4505797
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I'd vote Mobil, Amsoil or Red Line in 10W30.

Last edited by K23Turbo; 09/02/17 08:37 PM. Reason: Misprint
Re: 02 stage 2+ wrx oil recommendations [Re: 02s4audi] #4505803
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And a Subaru oem filter.

Re: 02 stage 2+ wrx oil recommendations [Re: 02s4audi] #4506163
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Forgot to mention I'm in NY if that matters

Re: 02 stage 2+ wrx oil recommendations [Re: 02s4audi] #4506522
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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.


15' fiST
Pennzoil Platinum 5w30
Michelin Pilot Sport All Season 3+
Escort IX

Only braking for Ka
Re: 02 stage 2+ wrx oil recommendations [Re: 02s4audi] #4506579
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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.


2014 Subaru BRZ, Turbo'ed @ 10psi, ~320hp
M1 HM 10w-30, Subaru filter

2014 Toyota Camry - M1 EP 5w-20
Re: 02 stage 2+ wrx oil recommendations [Re: stevo585] #4506580
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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


2010 Ford Fusion SE 3.0L V6, 178k miles M1 HM 10w-30
Re: 02 stage 2+ wrx oil recommendations [Re: 02s4audi] #4506994
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Any 0W40 from Wal Mart; Mobil 1, Castrol, or Pennzoil and you can run any of them for 5-6k miles.

Last edited by bluesubie; 09/04/17 07:51 AM.

'04 Subaru Forester 2.5XT
Castrol Edge High Mileage
Re: 02 stage 2+ wrx oil recommendations [Re: bluesubie] #4507829
09/05/17 07:28 AM
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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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