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#4612132 - 12/23/17 11:23 AM Synthetic oil in your vehicle and more
deven Offline


Registered: 06/28/05
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Loc: Massachusetts
Synthetic oil in your vehicle?

Simple article but hits many points discussed ad nauseum here on BITOG.
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#4612144 - 12/23/17 11:34 AM Re: Synthetic oil in your vehicle and more [Re: deven]
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Comment section is PRICELESS!
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#4612163 - 12/23/17 11:58 AM Re: Synthetic oil in your vehicle and more [Re: Rolla07]
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Registered: 12/31/16
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Originally Posted By: Rolla07
Comment section is PRICELESS!


Depends on perspective... misinformation like that is actually slightly distressing.

It's one of the reasons I refuse to hang out with "Car guys" anymore.
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#4612171 - 12/23/17 12:08 PM Re: Synthetic oil in your vehicle and more [Re: deven]
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Both Subarus require synthetic oil. Decision made.
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#4612193 - 12/23/17 12:30 PM Re: Synthetic oil in your vehicle and more [Re: deven]
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Not sure how old this article is but the bottle pictures are way outdated
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#4612215 - 12/23/17 01:04 PM Re: Synthetic oil in your vehicle and more [Re: Donald]
dave1251 Offline


Registered: 07/15/05
Posts: 8675
Loc: Maricopa, AZ
Originally Posted By: Donald
Both Subarus require synthetic oil. Decision made.


No they do not. From Subaru's owners manual "You should use synthetic engine oil that
meets the same requirements given for
conventional engine oil. When using
synthetic oil, you must use oil of the same
classification, viscosity and grade shown
in this Owner’s Manual. Refer to “Engine
oil” F12-4. Also, you must follow the oil
and filter changing intervals shown in the
Warranty and Maintenance booklet.".
No where does it state requirement.
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#4612232 - 12/23/17 01:27 PM Re: Synthetic oil in your vehicle and more [Re: dave1251]
Tech819 Offline


Registered: 02/08/15
Posts: 254
Loc: Toronto, Canada
Originally Posted By: dave1251
Originally Posted By: Donald
Both Subarus require synthetic oil. Decision made.


No they do not. From Subaru's owners manual "You should use synthetic engine oil that
meets the same requirements given for
conventional engine oil. When using
synthetic oil, you must use oil of the same
classification, viscosity and grade shown
in this Owner’s Manual. Refer to “Engine
oil” F12-4. Also, you must follow the oil
and filter changing intervals shown in the
Warranty and Maintenance booklet.".
No where does it state requirement.



My Maintenance book says Required


Edited by Tech819 (12/23/17 01:29 PM)
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#4612240 - 12/23/17 01:34 PM Re: Synthetic oil in your vehicle and more [Re: Tech819]
dave1251 Offline


Registered: 07/15/05
Posts: 8675
Loc: Maricopa, AZ
Originally Posted By: Tech819
Originally Posted By: dave1251
Originally Posted By: Donald
Both Subarus require synthetic oil. Decision made.


No they do not. From Subaru's owners manual "You should use synthetic engine oil that
meets the same requirements given for
conventional engine oil. When using
synthetic oil, you must use oil of the same
classification, viscosity and grade shown
in this Owner’s Manual. Refer to “Engine
oil” F12-4. Also, you must follow the oil
and filter changing intervals shown in the
Warranty and Maintenance booklet.".
No where does it state requirement.



My Maintenance book says Required


You must have issue's because your owner's manual states the same as my previous post. Because it was provided by Subaru.
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#4612445 - 12/23/17 06:42 PM Re: Synthetic oil in your vehicle and more [Re: dave1251]
Lolvoguy Offline


Registered: 02/06/14
Posts: 2335
Loc: Canada
Originally Posted By: dave1251
Originally Posted By: Tech819
Originally Posted By: dave1251
Originally Posted By: Donald
Both Subarus require synthetic oil. Decision made.


No they do not. From Subaru's owners manual "You should use synthetic engine oil that
meets the same requirements given for
conventional engine oil. When using
synthetic oil, you must use oil of the same
classification, viscosity and grade shown
in this Owner’s Manual. Refer to “Engine
oil” F12-4. Also, you must follow the oil
and filter changing intervals shown in the
Warranty and Maintenance booklet.".
No where does it state requirement.



My Maintenance book says Required


You must have issue's because your owner's manual states the same as my previous post. Because it was provided by Subaru.


LOL
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#4612449 - 12/23/17 06:46 PM Re: Synthetic oil in your vehicle and more [Re: deven]
Ducked Offline


Registered: 10/25/12
Posts: 4353
Loc: Taiwan
Originally Posted By: deven
Synthetic oil in your vehicle?

Simple article but hits many points discussed ad nauseum here on BITOG.


Then why would I want to nauseate myself further?

Anyway, they lost me at "BETTER FUEL ECONOMY FROM SYNETHETIC OIL?" If they can't spell it......

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#4612509 - 12/23/17 08:14 PM Re: Synthetic oil in your vehicle and more [Re: dave1251]
fdcg27 Online   content


Registered: 09/25/09
Posts: 15696
Loc: OH
You're wrong 2X.
Newer Subaru OMs state that synthetic oil is required as is the case with our '17.
You must be relying upon an older OM, like that for our '09.
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#4612536 - 12/23/17 08:50 PM Re: Synthetic oil in your vehicle and more [Re: fdcg27]
blupupher Offline


Registered: 08/27/04
Posts: 4421
Loc: Katy, Republic of Texas
Originally Posted By: fdcg27
You're wrong 2X.
Newer Subaru OMs state that synthetic oil is required as is the case with our '17.
You must be relying upon an older OM, like that for our '09.

Required for optimum performance, not for warranty. You can use conventional.

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#4612549 - 12/23/17 09:13 PM Re: Synthetic oil in your vehicle and more [Re: deven]
Bonz Offline


Registered: 06/05/13
Posts: 62
Loc: Colorado, USA
How can that Subaru speak be interpreted as “required” with no other option? Come on people, read the words using common sense.


Edited by Bonz (12/23/17 09:14 PM)

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#4612550 - 12/23/17 09:17 PM Re: Synthetic oil in your vehicle and more [Re: fdcg27]
Tech819 Offline


Registered: 02/08/15
Posts: 254
Loc: Toronto, Canada
Originally Posted By: fdcg27
You're wrong 2X.
Newer Subaru OMs state that synthetic oil is required as is the case with our '17.
You must be relying upon an older OM, like that for our '09.



This is correct All 2017 Subaru Require synthetic

If you would like I can take picture of it and post it. It says in the maintenance booklet that all 2017 models require Synthetic oil.





Edited by Tech819 (12/23/17 09:20 PM)
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#4612559 - 12/23/17 09:42 PM Re: Synthetic oil in your vehicle and more [Re: deven]
andrewp1998 Offline


Registered: 10/18/08
Posts: 853
Loc: MA USA
How many honest mechanics recommend syn oil? Many that I know of.
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