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    BITOG Explained

    Well done TY Thats a big #2 for me; just change the 93 Camry to the 05 Matrix, 06 Baja and 08 Outback
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    Shop used Synthetic instead on Dino

    We have a Subaru Outback that has always run on conventional and is at 83,000 miles. Today my wife took the car in for an oil change and the shop put in Mobil 1. The Mrs. asked for M-1 by mistake; our Toyota Matrix gets M-1 so she got em mixed up. Way back when the Matrix was approaching...
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    Toyota Matrix 1.8L 2ZZ-GE with M-1

    CT8- The dino was bulk oil from the mechanic who performed them- likely advance auto's brand Al- Been using synthetic for the last 90,000 mi at 5000 mile intervals. In correction to my OP, the last change (or 2) have been a bulk advance auto synthetic, not-mobil 1.
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    Toyota Matrix 1.8L 2ZZ-GE with M-1

    This is the first test for our 2005 Toyota Matrix 1.8L 2ZZ-GE, 160,000 miles. Used dino at 3000 mi intervals up to about 70,000 and switched to M-1 at 5,000 mi interval thereafter. Any thoughts on the higher than normal Iron? Also was not sure why the antifreeze had a question mark. Also can you...
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    Subaru Baja 2.5 L EJ253, 2750mi, Valvoline 5W/30

    <div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: KCJeep</div><div class="ubbcode-body">I agree that is not Valvoline. Sodium is way low (should be several hundred ppm) plus they do not use Moly or Ti in Valvoline at all. Most resembles Kendall to me... </div></div>...
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    Subaru Baja 2.5 L EJ253, 2750mi, Valvoline 5W/30

    Some more background gentlemen: I purchased the Baja in June 2014 w/ 63,300 mi. This was my second oil change and the first with Valvoline. I had a belated 60,000 mile service performed 66,346 at an independent Subaru shop and his default oil is the Valvoline. He also offers a Valvoline...
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    Subaru Baja 2.5 L EJ253, 2750mi, Valvoline 5W/30

    This was my first test; decided to test primarily to keep tabs on the head gasket issue that some Subarus suffer. While pleased with those result in particular, I have higher than normal aluminum and iron. Your thoughts are welcome OIL Valvoline 5W/30 MILES IN USE 2,750 MILES 69,000 SAMPLE...
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