Jump to content


Welcome to Ultimate Subaru Message Board, my lurker friend!

Welcome to Ultimate Subaru Message Board, an unparalleled Subaru community full of the greatest Subaru gurus and modders on the planet! We offer technical information and discussion about all things Subaru, the best and most popular all wheel drive vehicles ever created.

We offer all this information for free to everyone, even lurkers like you! All we ask in return is that you sign up and give back some of what you get out - without our awesome registered users none of this would be possible! Plus, you get way more great stuff as a member! Lurk to lose, participate to WIN*!
  • Say hello and join the conversation
  • Subscribe to topics and forums to get automatic updates
  • Get your own profile and make new friends
  • Classifieds with all sorts of Subaru goodies
  • Photo hosting in our gallery
  • Meet other cool people with cool cars
Seriously, what are you waiting for? Make your life more fulfilling and join today! You and your Subaru won't regret it, we guarantee** it.

* The joy of participation and being generally awesome constitutes winning
** Not an actual guarantee, but seriously, you probably won't regret it!

Serving the Subaru Community since May 18th, 1998!

Guest Message by DevFuse
 

Photo
- - - - -

Cold Weather Oil


  • Please log in to reply
3 replies to this topic

#1 nails24

nails24

    New User

  • Members
  • PipPip
  • 16 posts
  • Oshkosh, WI

Posted 29 October 2004 - 09:33 PM

Extreme Winter oil help needed. I only drive my Soob in
the winter and I just got it out because my Ferrari broke a
drive shaft.
I realize there is bobistheoilguy.com so don't refer me there.
There is not really any talk of oil for older Soobs on that site.

I run Mobil1 0W40 and it worked very well last winter even
though my Interstate MP24 at 900 CCA needed a 300 CCA
boost many nights. I need to be at work at 2am, get my drift ?
I had some lift noise recently and I realize that M1 0w40 can
shear to a lighter 40 weight. I was thinking of going with
the Mobil 1 Truck & SUV 5W40 for the additive package and
if I get some lifter noise I will dum,p in some M1 15W50.

Any opinions ?

Thx,
Chad
87 Gl10 Turbo

#2 torxxx

torxxx

    I void warranties

  • Members
  • 2,914 posts
  • Fairbanks

Posted 30 October 2004 - 02:01 AM

I live in one of the colder parts of alaska, and I use Chevron 15W40 Delo 400 year round in my car. Works just fine. You need to winterize your car. Block heater, Battery Blanket, Oil pan Heater and you shouldnt need the 300 CCA boost.
The lifter noise - its a 15-20 year old soob.. it happens.

And for the Mobil1 oil, its a soob. They leak oil. synthetic just leaks out faster....

#3 moosens

moosens

    Psychotic Subathusiast

  • Members
  • 1,286 posts
  • Bridgeport CT

Posted 30 October 2004 - 06:03 PM

5w30,from an American souce.

#4 northguy

northguy

    O.C.A.L. Life Member

  • Members
  • 4,352 posts
  • Chugiak, AK

Posted 30 October 2004 - 06:47 PM

5w30 in winter, unless you have a head bolt heater of oil pan heater. Then run the same as the rest of the year, just plugit in.




0 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users