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    2015 Subaru Forester 2.5i Dealer 0w20 M1

    Thanks guys! I wondered about that personal info. I'll ask on of the moderators to help me out. I'm happy with it. Viscosity looked good, as did the wear metals. I went with a relatively standard Mobil 1 for the current change in the 0w20AFE. I'm thinking its similar to what was in this...
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    2015 Subaru Forester 2.5i Dealer 0w20 M1

    Hi folks! This is my first UOA on our 2015 Forester. The vehicle has 72,000 kilometres (44738 miles), and the oil was drained at roughly 8 months and 7400 kms. (4598) A mix of highway and stop and go/ short trip driving. The fuel was expected, probably contributing to the lower flash...
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    2011 Mini Cooper vs. 2011 Fiat 500

    <div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted by Trav</div><div class="ubbcode-body"><div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted by Audios</div><div class="ubbcode-body">No mini, doing timing chains on an S with 68k that has had 5k oil...
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    2011 Mini Cooper vs. 2011 Fiat 500

    <div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted by MCompact</div><div class="ubbcode-body">Crown Vic or Camry- the only logical choices.</div></div> : ) I see!!
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    2011 Mini Cooper vs. 2011 Fiat 500

    <div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted by OVERKILL</div><div class="ubbcode-body">Ryan, are you going to take this car out to Kawartha Downs for the motorsport events or is this just for back road driving fun? </div></div> Hey Overkill! Theres a local guy...
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    2011 Mini Cooper vs. 2011 Fiat 500

    Thanks a ton guys. Interesting reviews on the mini. I wonder if preventative tensioners would have helped with the tensioner issues? Im actually in Peterborough, Ontario Canada. I agree with the service costs generally although we have a good independant that only services mini and bmw. Im...
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    2011 Mini Cooper vs. 2011 Fiat 500

    Hi guys! Looking at a fun second car. Niether will be....or have to be an uber reliable car that will be our primary. I feel like the Fiat is going to be more reliable and is a far simpler car. Both are base model and manual transmission. Any thoughts on reliability? I know the Minis have...
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    oil change interval effect on emissions

    Thanks for the replies guys. Much appreciated. I'm actually digging deeper into this, and am about to speak with my local emissions testing facility. If they still have their old testing equipment which actually measure Nox, HC and CO, I may voluntarily have our healthy 2011 Subaru impreza...
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    oil change interval effect on emissions

    Hi gang, Wondering if anyone had any hard numbers on the effects of oil change intervals and emissions? I know when they used to give you a readout up here, that fresh oil was always best, and that N0x and HC always dropped. I'm thinking about running a green initiative here because we area...
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    1995 VW Van possible synchro issue thoughts?

    He just changed the oil, from probably original fluid. Are there any gl4 fluids that you guys would recommend? Would royal purple synchromax be the correct weight?
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    1995 VW Van possible synchro issue thoughts?

    Hi guys, A good friend of mine has a mid nintees VW Van with the Audi 5 cyl and a manual transmission. The van runs great, and the transmission shifts fine usually, although third gear has been giving him the odd issue. Under a normal upshift into third it shifts fine....with a very slight...
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    1990s 4.3 cobra I/O wont crank. Help!

    Thanks guys! I will try those things. Much appreciated!
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    1990s 4.3 cobra I/O wont crank. Help!

    Hi guys, The families boat has a 4.3l cobra I/O and all of a sudden will not turn over. The battery is new and fully charged, accessories work....the ignition switch and tether cutoff both work fine. I've jumped them both with the same result. Theres power getting to the engine, because I...
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    Mobil 1 or Mobil 1 EP?

    I'm doing the same, using kendal synthetic blend which is a cousin of motorcraft.
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    Subaru 2.5i annual oil change?

    Thanks very much guys! I really appreciate it. My only concern is the short trips. Although....at only 6-7k miles....something like mobil1 EP or Castrol shouldn't have an issue I'm feeling.
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    Subaru 2.5i annual oil change?

    Thanks SubieRubyRoo! Is the time in service an issue? Thats awesome mileage out of the EJ25's! They're solid engines for sure. I'm doing the plugs on the Impreza when it warms up!
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    Have you installed quick struts on your car?

    Yeah, I'm in the same group. I've done two on my Dads '06 Mazda and both didn't seem to last. In the future I'd rent the compressor and install some nice KYB or similar
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    Subaru 2.5i annual oil change?

    Thanks Donald. I see you have the newer 2.0 and 2.5i. I'm not sure what they changed, but they are a different oil spec.
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    Subaru 2.5i annual oil change?

    Hi guys, My wife and I now have two subarus in the driveway. They both have the same 2.5 NA motor, one being an '08, and the other an '11. We use the wagon on longer trips, which has 50k miles on it, and the impreza has roughly 70k. Both get used primarily around town, BUT get the odd...
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    2001 civic cam plug tooth broke...change filter?

    Thanks a ton guys. That's what I figured. I put the new gaskets on and shes nice and dry. Glad I dont have to stress.
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