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Correct amount/type of oil for Outback 3.0 L H6 2003?
Posted 05 January 2012 - 07:00 PM
Posted 05 January 2012 - 07:07 PM
Posted 05 January 2012 - 07:10 PM
Dave - same car, though we do less daily driving. Given that most of our trips are short ones, and Subaru recommends more frequent oil changes every 3,750 miles instead of every 7,500 if you do many short drives, your 5K guideline is about what we follow.
Do you use any particular type of oil filter, or just any generic that fits?
Factory only- the Subaru black filter that says "H6" on the box.
I hear they are out of production, but as long as the dealer has 'em I'm using 'em.
They are not that much- 9 bucks?
Posted 05 January 2012 - 07:42 PM
Posted 07 January 2012 - 12:52 AM
Posted 07 January 2012 - 12:55 AM
I'll be running Mobile 1 0W30 synthetic and changing oil every 5,000K.
Posted 09 January 2012 - 11:32 PM
Posted 09 January 2012 - 11:40 PM
synthetic is very good at keeping 'varnish' in solution. That's why it always look darker/dirtier. So, your first fill with synthetic 'may' be cleaning out xtra varnish left by the previous oil. Could that increase the likelihood of the filter's media being clogged more than normal? If so, then the filter with the lower bypass valve opening pressure 'might' be preferred and I suppose that would be the OEM filter.
but I doubt there's a practical difference - and you could probably return the PureOne for store credit if you never plan to use it.
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