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Basic oil change question.
Posted 13 December 2003 - 12:23 AM
I have a 2000 Forester S with a little over 30k miles. I always try to change the oil every three months, but in the last few years I've had difficulty doing that for various reasons. It's been more like every 5 or 6 months. On the other hand, I am hardly driving the car right now. If I put 100 miles on the Subie a month that would be a lot.
I know tht oil breaks down even when a car isn't being driven, but am I shortening the life of the engine significantly by extending the oil change intervals. Btw, I live in the Northeast U.S. if that makes a difference in the matter. (cold w/second snowstorm coming this weekend they say) At least the car is garaged.
Posted 13 December 2003 - 06:20 AM
Posted 13 December 2003 - 06:37 AM
Posted 13 December 2003 - 07:24 AM
You might consider adding a gas dryer occasionally and trying to keep the tank over 1/2 full to reduce water condensation possibilities.
Posted 13 December 2003 - 09:03 AM
Posted 13 December 2003 - 01:01 PM
I will be getting the oil/filter changed asap. Btw, I have only used the Subaru dealer for service since owning the Forester, so I assume they use the best oil for the season.
Posted 14 December 2003 - 12:45 PM
Originally posted by photo2001
Btw, I have only used the Subaru dealer for service since owning the Forester, so I assume they use the best oil for the season.
They use the cheapest oil they can buy in quantity and charge you top dollar for it.
At least, every dealership I've ever been to does this. :boohoo:
You can bring your own oil and filters in.
Posted 14 December 2003 - 12:50 PM
Posted 14 December 2003 - 12:51 PM
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