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#4712141 - 03/31/18 08:25 AM 1996 JDM Subaru GC8 EJ20G - Thoughts on Oil
Yonnie Offline


Registered: 03/30/18
Posts: 7
Loc: Ontario, Canada
Hey guys I was just wondering whats every one running in their older GC8 EJ20G's for oil and filter choice? I currently run Rotella T6 and a Mobil 1 filter but i'm looking to get away from them and try something new. I was thinking Motul XCESS 8100 5w40 and the OEM Subaru Blue filter.... Thoughts?

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#4712142 - 03/31/18 08:27 AM 1996 JDM Subaru GC8 EJ20G - Thoughts on Oil
Yonnie Offline


Registered: 03/30/18
Posts: 7
Loc: Ontario, Canada
Hey guys I was just wondering whats every one running in their older GC8 EJ20G's for oil and filter choice? I currently run Rotella T6 and a Mobil 1 filter but i'm looking to get away from them and try something new. I was thinking Motul XCESS 8100 5w40 and the OEM Subaru Blue filter.... Thoughts?

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#4712145 - 03/31/18 08:31 AM Re: 1996 JDM Subaru GC8 EJ20G - Thoughts on Oil [Re: Yonnie]
Yonnie Offline


Registered: 03/30/18
Posts: 7
Loc: Ontario, Canada
posted in wrong section. tried to delete this post but i am unable to. please reply in
https://www.bobistheoilguy.com/forums/ubbthreads.php/topics/4712142#Post4712142

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#4712146 - 03/31/18 08:33 AM Re: 1996 JDM Subaru GC8 EJ20G - Thoughts on Oil [Re: Yonnie]
Trav Offline


Registered: 11/20/06
Posts: 18257
Loc: MA, Mittelfranken.de
The oil you are using now is great for these engines, what do you hope to gain using an over priced boutique oil? The difference in the filter is nothing to be concerned over, use the one that is cheaper.
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#4712156 - 03/31/18 08:42 AM Re: 1996 JDM Subaru GC8 EJ20G - Thoughts on Oil [Re: Trav]
krismoriah72 Offline


Registered: 02/16/09
Posts: 1461
Loc: wv
That is a very stout engine. I would run rotella or mobil 5w40 and a Fram Ultra Filter and call it a day.


Its over 20 years old so i would save money for a reseal other than expensive oils and filters.

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#4712164 - 03/31/18 08:54 AM Re: 1996 JDM Subaru GC8 EJ20G - Thoughts on Oil [Re: Yonnie]
skyactiv Offline


Registered: 03/02/13
Posts: 4176
Loc: The Midwest
The Rotella is more than adequate. I wouldn't pay more for Motul. With boosted Subaru's, it's the weight that matters first and foremost. You should be running a filter with the bypass setting Subaru specifies. Some after market oil filters do NOT have the correct bypass setting.
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#4712211 - 03/31/18 10:10 AM Re: 1996 JDM Subaru GC8 EJ20G - Thoughts on Oil [Re: Yonnie]
Yonnie Offline


Registered: 03/30/18
Posts: 7
Loc: Ontario, Canada
i just heard that Rotella isnt the same anymore and im etter off to switch.. is that true? or people just blowing smoke up my but

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#4712390 - 03/31/18 01:04 PM Re: 1996 JDM Subaru GC8 EJ20G - Thoughts on Oil [Re: Yonnie]
bluesubie Offline


Registered: 08/04/03
Posts: 2253
Loc: NJ
Originally Posted By: Yonnie
i just heard that Rotella isnt the same anymore and im etter off to switch.. is that true? or people just blowing smoke up my but

The formula was recently changed but there’s very little difference between the old and new metallic additive packs. You can compare the old and new looking for voa’s in the voa forum.

RT6/Castrol/Mobil 1/Pennzoil xW-40 are all good choices. Subaru Japan allows up to xW-50 in that engine but that’s probably overkill unless you’re tracking it.

https://www.subaru.jp/accessory/engine_oil/


Edited by bluesubie (03/31/18 01:06 PM)
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#4712419 - 03/31/18 01:58 PM Re: 1996 JDM Subaru GC8 EJ20G - Thoughts on Oil [Re: Yonnie]
kschachn Offline


Registered: 12/26/05
Posts: 9118
Loc: Upper Midwest
Originally Posted By: Yonnie
i just heard that Rotella isnt the same anymore and im etter off to switch.. is that true? or people just blowing smoke up my but

How old are you?
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#4712422 - 03/31/18 02:08 PM Re: 1996 JDM Subaru GC8 EJ20G - Thoughts on Oil [Re: kschachn]
Yonnie Offline


Registered: 03/30/18
Posts: 7
Loc: Ontario, Canada
30. What's it matter. If ur here to be an [censored] then bugger off.

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#4712447 - 03/31/18 02:47 PM Re: 1996 JDM Subaru GC8 EJ20G - Thoughts on Oil [Re: Yonnie]
Trav Offline


Registered: 11/20/06
Posts: 18257
Loc: MA, Mittelfranken.de
Originally Posted By: Yonnie
i just heard that Rotella isnt the same anymore and im etter off to switch.. is that true? or people just blowing smoke up my but


The lowered zinc content seems to be the biggest change but in your engine its not an issue, in an old cam in block flat tappet with very strong springs it may be something to think about.
The Rotella T is a good oil and a bargain at the price. IMO if they jacked the price to double and made it scarce some people would be falling all over themselves looking for it.
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#4712451 - 03/31/18 02:56 PM Re: 1996 JDM Subaru GC8 EJ20G - Thoughts on Oil [Re: Yonnie]
Yonnie Offline


Registered: 03/30/18
Posts: 7
Loc: Ontario, Canada
ok guys thanks allot, il just stick with rotella and start using oem blue subaru filters

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#4712541 - 03/31/18 05:11 PM Re: 1996 JDM Subaru GC8 EJ20G - Thoughts on Oil [Re: Yonnie]
kschachn Offline


Registered: 12/26/05
Posts: 9118
Loc: Upper Midwest
Originally Posted By: Yonnie
30. What's it matter. If ur here to be an [censored] then bugger off.

Lol nice.

Yet another troll for the board.
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#4712758 - 03/31/18 09:52 PM Re: 1996 JDM Subaru GC8 EJ20G - Thoughts on Oil [Re: kschachn]
Yonnie Offline


Registered: 03/30/18
Posts: 7
Loc: Ontario, Canada
Originally Posted By: kschachn
Originally Posted By: Yonnie
30. What's it matter. If ur here to be an [censored] then bugger off.

Lol nice.

Yet another troll for the board.


Seems as though your the troll. i came here for information and got it. thanks everyone that actually helped

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#4716546 - 04/04/18 07:54 PM Re: 1996 JDM Subaru GC8 EJ20G - Thoughts on Oil [Re: Yonnie]
subzerospeed Offline


Registered: 03/22/17
Posts: 27
Loc: Canada
Id get away from rotella and use a true synthetic like redline or motul. Amsoil and pennzoil also offer top-teir oils. I used to run rotella but wasnt satisfied with it in my ej's (20K, 206)
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