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#2726013 - 08/26/12 08:16 PM Oil for a 2013 Subaru BRZ
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Registered: 05/28/04
Posts: 178
Loc: Indiana
My '13 Subaru BRZ calls for 0W-20 oil. This has the FA20 engine. I plan on trying Amsoil Signature Series 0W-20 at the first OC. Going to use an OEM filter...Tokyo Roki A130.

Any suggestions that might be a better alternative?

Thanks
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#2726017 - 08/26/12 08:19 PM Re: Oil for a 2013 Subaru BRZ [Re: Big Dave]
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Registered: 03/03/10
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Loc: Mn
Sounds like a steady plan do me, if I were you I would have waited till they released a turbo variant to buy though...

Either way It's a nice car, post up some pics though thumbsup


Edited by Brenden (08/26/12 08:19 PM)
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#2726019 - 08/26/12 08:20 PM Re: Oil for a 2013 Subaru BRZ [Re: Big Dave]
Rand Offline


Registered: 08/20/03
Posts: 10677
Loc: NE,Ohio
I'd keep the first few changes short to get all the new engine debris out.

Might be better to use something cheaper for the first couple.

you have to change at 7500mi/3750 severe for the warranty correct?
and lets not forget the famous subaru 7.5mo/3.75mo time schedule.


Edited by Rand (08/26/12 08:21 PM)
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#2726022 - 08/26/12 08:24 PM Re: Oil for a 2013 Subaru BRZ [Re: Big Dave]
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Registered: 08/23/11
Posts: 1698
Loc: Killeen, TX
Id go with the XL series before I did the SS at first. Flush it with OE for the first 10k miles
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#2726027 - 08/26/12 08:28 PM Re: Oil for a 2013 Subaru BRZ [Re: Big Dave]
Rand Offline


Registered: 08/20/03
Posts: 10677
Loc: NE,Ohio
there is a supercharger kit available but its $$$$ :\
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#2726040 - 08/26/12 08:45 PM Re: Oil for a 2013 Subaru BRZ [Re: Big Dave]
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Registered: 04/07/08
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I am sticking with Subaru's own 0w-20 in my Forester until the warranty period expires. At that point I will explore other options.

I know that your BRZ and my Forester differ but you get the drift.
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#2726048 - 08/26/12 08:59 PM Re: Oil for a 2013 Subaru BRZ [Re: bigdreama]
tenderloin Offline


Registered: 12/16/02
Posts: 6274
Loc: Huntington Beach, CA
Great car. Top reviews by every mag around. I would stick with the Subie oil. A few threads about it here. The real deal.

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#2726059 - 08/26/12 09:15 PM Re: Oil for a 2013 Subaru BRZ [Re: Big Dave]
tenderloin Offline


Registered: 12/16/02
Posts: 6274
Loc: Huntington Beach, CA
SUBARU-BRANDED SYNTHETIC MOTOR OIL

In 2010, Subaru of America, Inc. partnered with Idemitsu Lubricants America Corporation to prepare Subaru-branded synthetic motor oil for applications in the new FB four-cylinder engine and in turbocharged engines. Researching and formulating Subaru engine-specific 0W-20 and 5W-30 synthetic motor oil ensures quality, performance, and, ultimately, customer satisfaction. This oil is available to do-it-yourselfers at Subaru dealers.

Subie Oil

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#2726075 - 08/26/12 09:36 PM Re: Oil for a 2013 Subaru BRZ [Re: tenderloin]
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Registered: 02/23/09
Posts: 15874
Loc: Michigan
Originally Posted By: tenderloin
SUBARU-BRANDED SYNTHETIC MOTOR OIL

In 2010, Subaru of America, Inc. partnered with Idemitsu Lubricants America Corporation to prepare Subaru-branded synthetic motor oil for applications in the new FB four-cylinder engine and in turbocharged engines. Researching and formulating Subaru engine-specific 0W-20 and 5W-30 synthetic motor oil ensures quality, performance, and, ultimately, customer satisfaction. This oil is available to do-it-yourselfers at Subaru dealers.

Subie Oil


+1
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#2726090 - 08/26/12 09:51 PM Re: Oil for a 2013 Subaru BRZ [Re: tenderloin]
Hallmark Offline


Registered: 10/28/10
Posts: 830
Loc: Pacific Northwest
Originally Posted By: tenderloin
SUBARU-BRANDED SYNTHETIC MOTOR OIL

In 2010, Subaru of America, Inc. partnered with Idemitsu Lubricants America Corporation to prepare Subaru-branded synthetic motor oil for applications in the new FB four-cylinder engine and in turbocharged engines. Researching and formulating Subaru engine-specific 0W-20 and 5W-30 synthetic motor oil ensures quality, performance, and, ultimately, customer satisfaction. This oil is available to do-it-yourselfers at Subaru dealers.

Subie Oil


+2

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#2726154 - 08/27/12 12:27 AM Re: Oil for a 2013 Subaru BRZ [Re: Big Dave]
jkhawaii Offline


Registered: 06/03/05
Posts: 463
Loc: Oahu
the Subaru Synthetic appears to be a Group 3 oil similar to the Amsoil OE line (from Subaru's site "A synthetic base oil can be produced by using two different processes. Both processes start with crude oil) Amsoil Signiture is 100% Synthetic PAO oil not based on Crude oil.
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#2726166 - 08/27/12 01:33 AM Re: Oil for a 2013 Subaru BRZ [Re: jkhawaii]
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Registered: 08/30/04
Posts: 18908
Loc: Walnut Creek, CA
Originally Posted By: jkhawaii
the Subaru Synthetic appears to be a Group 3 oil similar to the Amsoil OE line (from Subaru's site "A synthetic base oil can be produced by using two different processes. Both processes start with crude oil) Amsoil Signiture is 100% Synthetic PAO oil not based on Crude oil.


Is the Subaru oil, the venerable high-VI stuff? If so, it may be superior to the PAO oil for most drivers.
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#2726172 - 08/27/12 02:17 AM Re: Oil for a 2013 Subaru BRZ [Re: Big Dave]
jkhawaii Offline


Registered: 06/03/05
Posts: 463
Loc: Oahu
I noticed Purolator lists the PureOne PL14459 or Classic L14459 that crosses to a Amsoil EA15K20.
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#2726185 - 08/27/12 04:24 AM Re: Oil for a 2013 Subaru BRZ [Re: bigdreama]
Big Dave Offline


Registered: 05/28/04
Posts: 178
Loc: Indiana
Originally Posted By: bigdreama
I am sticking with Subaru's own 0w-20 in my Forester until the warranty period expires. At that point I will explore other options.

I know that your BRZ and my Forester differ but you get the drift.


Thanks...I do get the drift!
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#2726471 - 08/27/12 11:00 AM Re: Oil for a 2013 Subaru BRZ [Re: jkhawaii]
Rand Offline


Registered: 08/20/03
Posts: 10677
Loc: NE,Ohio
Originally Posted By: jkhawaii
the Subaru Synthetic appears to be a Group 3 oil similar to the Amsoil OE line (from Subaru's site "A synthetic base oil can be produced by using two different processes. Both processes start with crude oil) Amsoil Signiture is 100% Synthetic PAO oil not based on Crude oil.


dont drink that koolaid

Group IV is still made from a crude oil product.
just in a different way

its not a refined crude oil product but its made with crude oil ingredients.
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