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Confusing info online (oils)

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Hi guys,

I wanted to purchase some oil online for my Legacy, after speaking to Len at Subaru 4 You he recommended a semi synthetic 10w/40 but online there are many different suggestions.

Could I go far wrong with the 10w/40?

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simple answer...no, 10-40 is fine.... long as it's pukka stuff.

semi or full synthetic., depending on budget.

and a proper subaru filter, , regular changes the most important thing.

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Blueprint filters are fine, we used them for 2 decades for basic service scenarios without issue on subarus, nissans etc . if turbo i'd go ester full synthetic, cheaper option is castrol magnatec which decent (use it in most NA engines we do) and ideal cost for regular changing .

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You want to use the highest grade fully synthetic you can afford preferably Ester based like a millers or a titan race etc there is a tread on here by opie give you a run down of the best brands etc 

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Thanks for the input guys. In the end I went for for a semi synthetic 5w30 as recommended by the book at the guys at Comma oils. 

I used a decent filter to, although the process for the change was kind of crazy because the oil shot out at such a rate from the sump, my oil container couldn't drink it fast enough and it started to overflow! I did have my oil mat down which helped but it still manage to get on the drive 😐 I'd never had this happen before using the same setup.

Anyway it's done now and she purrs very nicely. 

 

 

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Yes it does come out quickly, but next time you change your oil if you screw a Fumoto Quick Drain Valve in place of the sump plug, your days of ever spilling a drop of oil are over, you could do the job in your best suit on the living room carpet.

I had one on a Hilux previously (not recommended for my current Landcruiser sadly, presumably due to sump design) which similarly would chuck 7.5 litres of oil out at a  tremendous rate, a Fumoto valve made life much easier.

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