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#4658098 - 02/06/18 02:45 PM help me choose an oil.
oilburner99 Offline


Registered: 06/10/17
Posts: 11
Loc: northeast
So.
04 subaru, 200miles.
Runs like a subaru, sounds like a subaru. Hahaha.
Just tried pennzoil 0w40,but im not sure i like it.
After 300 miles, engine sounds loud,like its due for a change. The previous 0w40 i used, which was specifically for off road applications,seemed to keep it quieter longer. Any suggestions?
Using a subarublue filter.
Northeast us,so cold temps,but long highway runs at
Speed.

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#4658113 - 02/06/18 03:02 PM Re: help me choose an oil. [Re: oilburner99]
kschachn Online   content


Registered: 12/26/05
Posts: 9369
Loc: Upper Midwest
Originally Posted By: oilburner99
So.
04 subaru, 200miles.
Runs like a subaru, sounds like a subaru. Hahaha.
Just tried pennzoil 0w40,but im not sure i like it.
After 300 miles, engine sounds loud,like its due for a change. The previous 0w40 i used, which was specifically for off road applications,seemed to keep it quieter longer. Any suggestions?
Using a subarublue filter.
Northeast us,so cold temps,but long highway runs at
Speed.

What was wrong with the 15W-40, and where did you buy the 0W-40? What did that cost you?
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#4658120 - 02/06/18 03:10 PM Re: help me choose an oil. [Re: oilburner99]
oilburner99 Offline


Registered: 06/10/17
Posts: 11
Loc: northeast
The 15w40 seemed to be a little thick at 10 degrees and under...cold starts were starting to worry me.
The latest pennzoil 0w40 was 25 something or so at walmart.

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#4658129 - 02/06/18 03:20 PM Re: help me choose an oil. [Re: oilburner99]
tojo1968 Offline


Registered: 01/03/14
Posts: 292
Loc: orlando fl
Originally Posted By: oilburner99
So.
04 subaru, 200miles.
Runs like a subaru, sounds like a subaru. Hahaha.
Just tried pennzoil 0w40,but im not sure i like it.
After 300 miles, engine sounds loud,like its due for a change. The previous 0w40 i used, which was specifically for off road applications,seemed to keep it quieter longer. Any suggestions?
Using a subarublue filter.
Northeast us,so cold temps,but long highway runs at
Speed.

Had an 06 Forester. It went 110k zero problem miles using M1 5w30. Keep using the Subie filter, it was the only one mine liked.


Edited by tojo1968 (02/06/18 03:21 PM)
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#4658142 - 02/06/18 03:32 PM Re: help me choose an oil. [Re: oilburner99]
oilburner99 Offline


Registered: 06/10/17
Posts: 11
Loc: northeast
The price of the subaru blue shipped to me is 7 or so dollars
I definitely think itll be the filter i stick with.

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#4658192 - 02/06/18 04:17 PM Re: help me choose an oil. [Re: oilburner99]
kschachn Online   content


Registered: 12/26/05
Posts: 9369
Loc: Upper Midwest
Originally Posted By: oilburner99
The 15w40 seemed to be a little thick at 10 degrees and under...cold starts were starting to worry me.
The latest pennzoil 0w40 was 25 something or so at walmart.

You found it at Walmart? On the shelf or special order?

And that off-road 0W-40, what brand was that? I've never seen such a thing.
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#4658195 - 02/06/18 04:18 PM Re: help me choose an oil. [Re: oilburner99]
oilburner99 Offline


Registered: 06/10/17
Posts: 11
Loc: northeast
Right on the shelf...
Euro spec, so maybe it's just not compatible with a Japanese engine???

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#4658201 - 02/06/18 04:23 PM Re: help me choose an oil. [Re: oilburner99]
Alex_V Offline


Registered: 04/10/16
Posts: 1155
Loc: Campbellsville, KY
Maxlife 10w40.
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#4658203 - 02/06/18 04:24 PM Re: help me choose an oil. [Re: oilburner99]
oilburner99 Offline


Registered: 06/10/17
Posts: 11
Loc: northeast
And the previous x change was with arctic cat 0w40 full synthetic.

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#4658205 - 02/06/18 04:24 PM Re: help me choose an oil. [Re: oilburner99]
kschachn Online   content


Registered: 12/26/05
Posts: 9369
Loc: Upper Midwest
Originally Posted By: oilburner99
Right on the shelf...
Euro spec, so maybe it's just not compatible with a Japanese engine???

OK guess I was wrong, I never look for it to be honest. Castrol 0W-40 carries more specs so that's what I always get, or the M1 product.
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#4658206 - 02/06/18 04:26 PM Re: help me choose an oil. [Re: oilburner99]
oilburner99 Offline


Registered: 06/10/17
Posts: 11
Loc: northeast
Maxlife was my previous favorite,but noticed better results with a full synthetic. I had been using maxlife blend.

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#4658208 - 02/06/18 04:28 PM Re: help me choose an oil. [Re: oilburner99]
kschachn Online   content


Registered: 12/26/05
Posts: 9369
Loc: Upper Midwest
Originally Posted By: oilburner99
And the previous x change was with arctic cat 0w40 full synthetic.

Interesting, I have never seen that before. Thanks for the info.
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#4658217 - 02/06/18 04:42 PM Re: help me choose an oil. [Re: oilburner99]
oilburner99 Offline


Registered: 06/10/17
Posts: 11
Loc: northeast
I debated on grabbing the castrol when i was there.

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#4658399 - 02/06/18 07:37 PM Re: help me choose an oil. [Re: oilburner99]
Charlie2015 Offline


Registered: 04/24/15
Posts: 236
Loc: Georgia
Maxlife 10w40 or full syn maxlife 10w30
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#4658957 - 02/07/18 11:01 AM Re: help me choose an oil. [Re: oilburner99]
BrocLuno Offline


Registered: 09/06/15
Posts: 5502
Loc: Kalifornia Kollective
Yeah, engine noise and oil are b**ch. They drive me crazy. I always shoot for the quietest oil that I can find for a given engine. Just keep trying them until you find the one it likes ...
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