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2017 Subaru 2.5 0w20 oil. #4520519
09/19/17 04:49 PM
09/19/17 04:49 PM
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Lexington, KY
Russell Offline OP
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I have been using Subaru's 0w20 synthetic oil in my 2017 Outback. The oil has been changed 3 times in about 9,000 miles at my request. I now plan to do my own oil changes in a couple of months.

I plan to use Subarus filter. As this is my first Subaru and not sure what oil to use. I am sure there are plenty of good oils, just not sure what owners like.

I also would like some Idea who makes Subaru's brand of oil. Appreciate any help you can offer.

Last edited by Russell; 09/19/17 04:50 PM.

Russell Casey
1995 BMW 525i M50TU 2.5L-6, abt 239K miles. Rebuilt trany.
2017 Subaru Outback Limited 2.5l with Eyesight, 11,000 miles
Re: 2017 Subaru 2.5 0w20 oil. [Re: Russell] #4520526
09/19/17 04:51 PM
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Illinois
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Any of the top quality 0-20 synthetic oils. I prefer M1 0-20 and have used it for several years in three different Ford 4 cyl engines.


2007 Ford Fusion 235,000 miles
M1 0-20 EP
2017 Ford Fusion 61K
M1 0-20 EP
10,000 mile OCIs on both engines
M1 ATF and Valvoline LV
M1 10-30 in all OPE
MC filters

Re: 2017 Subaru 2.5 0w20 oil. [Re: tig1] #4520535
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+1
M1 AFE 0W-20 will be going in our '17 Subaru Forester along with a Fram Ultra when I drain the FF sometime in November.
I think that the newer Accord will get this oil and filter as well.


18 Accord Hybrid FF
17 Forester 18K VME 0W-20
12 Accord LX 96K SSO 0W-20
09 Forester 95K M1HM 10W-30
01 Focus ZX3 118K PP 5W-20
96 Accord LX 104K T5 10W-30
95 318i
Re: 2017 Subaru 2.5 0w20 oil. [Re: Russell] #4520539
09/19/17 05:06 PM
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High Country of Western NC
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Lot's of Subaru experience here; currently driving our 8th for the family. I've run Mobil 1, Pennzoil Platinum, Quaker State Ultimate Durability, and Valvoline Synpower/NAPA Syn in multiple Subaru 2.5's calling for 0W-20. Of the three, I've preferred the Valvoline products in the Subie. M1 seemed to me to be the loudest based on the official "seat of the pants" monitoring. In truth you are not going to go wrong with any quality syn in 0w-20 flavor. I haven't had the chance to try Castrol Magnatec as it is hard to find in my area in the correct weight. BTW Subaru oil is an Idemitsu product and would be a fine choice as well.

I have only used Wix 57055 filters on the Subaru's I've owned. It's Wix quality spec'd correctly for the higher Subaru bypass pressures. I'm sticking with Wix for filters until there's some reason not to.

Good luck with your decisions.

Last edited by sopususer; 09/19/17 05:08 PM.

2017 Subaru Impreza 2.0
QSUD 0W-20/Wix 57055
2017 GMC Sierra Denali 5.3
QSUD 0W-20/NAPA Gold 100255
2017 Subaru Forester 2.5
QSUD 0W-20/NAPA Gold 7055
Re: 2017 Subaru 2.5 0w20 oil. [Re: Russell] #4520556
09/19/17 05:20 PM
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Central Coast California
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The 6k factory OCI is really conservative for these motors. I'd move mine to 10k if it didn't have a 100k warranty. I posted a UOA a while back if you want to search my posts. Will be posting another in 30-60 days with M1 0-30 AFE, $2 AZ sale.


1994 Ford Crown Vic 207k-Frankenbrew 0w20,30,40!
2005 Chevy 1500 Crewcab 4X4 180k-BC 0w30 $2/qt
2016 Outback 2.5 Limited 60k-shop brand?
Re: 2017 Subaru 2.5 0w20 oil. [Re: Russell] #4520596
09/19/17 05:58 PM
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Upstate NY
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Upstate NY
I buy NAPA 0W20 synthetic oil (on sale) and 6 packs of Subaru filters on Amazon for both Subaru vehicles I have.


2015 Subaru Forester 2.5 engine/CVT
2015 Ford F250 w/Powerstroke
2016 Subaru Crosstrek CVT (wife's)
Re: 2017 Subaru 2.5 0w20 oil. [Re: Russell] #4520610
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Georgia
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Georgia
Watch the oil level, all my Subarus have used some.


'16 Hyundai Elantra GT
'08 Subaru 2.5i OBWL
Re: 2017 Subaru 2.5 0w20 oil. [Re: Russell] #4520639
09/19/17 06:32 PM
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Cheapest name brand which meets the desired spec...

Usually, for me, that means QS and Valvoline.


'12 Buick Enclave 150,xxx
Valvoline ML SynBlend 5w30
ACDelco PF63E

'17 Ford Fusion (Company Lease) 54,xxx
Oil � Don't know
Filter � Don't care
Re: 2017 Subaru 2.5 0w20 oil. [Re: Russell] #4520651
09/19/17 06:44 PM
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I changed oil on out 17 OB 2.5 a couple of weeks ago. See post. I do not plan on using Subaru filters.
[url=https://bobistheoilguy.com/forums/ubbthreads.php/topics/4515779/Re:_Post_your_latest_oil_chang#Post4515779]


2018 Nissan Titan CC Pro4X
2017 Subaru Outback 2.5
Subaru RGV12100
2013 Suzuki SX4 Sportback
2000 BMW 328Ci
1998 BMW Z3 2.8
1987 Subaru Brat
Re: 2017 Subaru 2.5 0w20 oil. [Re: Russell] #4520652
09/19/17 06:45 PM
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Lexington, KY
Russell Offline OP
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Thanks, everyone, I may use Valvoline. Very easy to get here in Lexington, KY, Valvoline's World Headquarters.

Any oil not to use?


Russell Casey
1995 BMW 525i M50TU 2.5L-6, abt 239K miles. Rebuilt trany.
2017 Subaru Outback Limited 2.5l with Eyesight, 11,000 miles
Re: 2017 Subaru 2.5 0w20 oil. [Re: Russell] #4520665
09/19/17 07:08 PM
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NorCal
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Can't think of any name brand oil to specifically avoid. They will all perform well. But as mentioned, do keep an eye on the oil level, some like to drink it.

My wife's '14 2.5L Forester had oil change interval set to 7k miles from factory, so it's had that it's whole life, now at 75k miles. Always factory filters because warranty and because bypass pressure.

Ran the 0w20 idemitsu for the first few changes, it would drink about a quart in 7k, then started using the BMW 0w20 and it used only a half quart. Last oci I mixed in one quart BMW 5w30 (LL01) and it has yet to burn a drop in 5k miles.

Re: 2017 Subaru 2.5 0w20 oil. [Re: Seventh] #4520682
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Originally Posted By: Seventh
Can't think of any name brand oil to specifically avoid. They will all perform well. But as mentioned, do keep an eye on the oil level, some like to drink it.

My wife's '14 2.5L Forester had oil change interval set to 7k miles from factory, so it's had that it's whole life, now at 75k miles. Always factory filters because warranty and because bypass pressure.

Ran the 0w20 idemitsu for the first few changes, it would drink about a quart in 7k, then started using the BMW 0w20 and it used only a half quart. Last oci I mixed in one quart BMW 5w30 (LL01) and it has yet to burn a drop in 5k miles.


I cant imagine any 0W-20 having problems with only a 6k interval.

Never heard of a 7k Subaru interval. The interval prior to 6k was 7.5k.

I used to get hung up the higher bypass of the Subaru filters. Besides, Subaru cant deny a claim for using a filter other than theirs.


'14 Forester XT FA20DIT (Cobb Stage 1)
Edge 0W-40 + FU filter (64,774 miles)
'15 Legacy FB25 (OEM Stage, uh, neg. 7?)
Edge 0W-20 + FU filter (40,803 miles)
Re: 2017 Subaru 2.5 0w20 oil. [Re: gathermewool] #4520722
09/19/17 08:11 PM
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Originally Posted By: gathermewool
Originally Posted By: Seventh
Can't think of any name brand oil to specifically avoid. They will all perform well. But as mentioned, do keep an eye on the oil level, some like to drink it.

My wife's '14 2.5L Forester had oil change interval set to 7k miles from factory, so it's had that it's whole life, now at 75k miles. Always factory filters because warranty and because bypass pressure.

Ran the 0w20 idemitsu for the first few changes, it would drink about a quart in 7k, then started using the BMW 0w20 and it used only a half quart. Last oci I mixed in one quart BMW 5w30 (LL01) and it has yet to burn a drop in 5k miles.


I cant imagine any 0W-20 having problems with only a 6k interval.

Never heard of a 7k Subaru interval. The interval prior to 6k was 7.5k.

I used to get hung up the higher bypass of the Subaru filters. Besides, Subaru cant deny a claim for using a filter other than theirs.


Yeah it seems like all the newer cars are 6k. Ours was set to 7k when we bought it new, and reset to 7k after the two free changes we got from the dealer, so I've just stayed with that.

You can set the service interval to any mileage number you choose, or even by date, which is really great. However you can only change the mileage by the thousands, not hundreds. So you can't set 7.5k mileage interval, only 6k, 7k, 8, etc. So perhaps that's why?

And I do have a weird thing about using factory oil filters. Every vehicle I service and have ever owned. I'm trying to get over it haha. I did recently get a fleetguard stratapore for my 24 year old ford diesel... we'll see if I chicken out last minute and grab the FL1995 LOL

Re: 2017 Subaru 2.5 0w20 oil. [Re: Russell] #4520758
09/19/17 08:52 PM
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We have a '13 Outback with the 2.5 engine. We used M1 0w-20 and a Subaru oil filter with a 7.5K OCI during the 60K warranty period. Now that the warranty is over, we use M1EP 0w-20 with a 12K OCI with a Fram ultra filter. The engine burns about 1Q of oil every 4-5K miles, and we top it off with M1 0w-20.

Bypass pressure can be complicated since it has to do with flow through the filter media. The Fram ultra has better flow characteristics than the Subaru filter so the bypass valve is unlikely to open even at high RPMs.

Subaru has ridiculously conservative maintenance recommendations, such as changing the iridium plugs every 60K when every other manufacturer recommends 100-110K.

Re: 2017 Subaru 2.5 0w20 oil. [Re: Russell] #4520765
09/19/17 09:08 PM
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Lexington, KY
Russell Offline OP
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Thanks, I am learning a lot about Subaru Oil and filters. BTW, I have a 7/70 zero deductible Subaru Gold Added Security Plan. We wanted to make sure all the electronics such as Navigation and Eyesight safety systems are covered.

Does anyone use any oil additves?

Last edited by Russell; 09/19/17 09:09 PM.

Russell Casey
1995 BMW 525i M50TU 2.5L-6, abt 239K miles. Rebuilt trany.
2017 Subaru Outback Limited 2.5l with Eyesight, 11,000 miles
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