What oil for '19 Subaru WRX?

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Want to do my first oil change at 1k. Wondering what you guys recommend? Nobody can make up their minds on the Subaru forums. grin
 
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All I would say that it should meet the dexos1 Gen 2 and/or SN Plus standards and be 5W30 or "heavier". I guess I have used more M1 5W30 than anything else in my FA20DIT. M1 5W30 ESP was a big favorite on subaruforester.org for a while and I used it for a couple of changes, but now there are two versions of that and I don't know which is which. If you go on NASIOC, you will surely get a bunch of Rotella 5W40 recommendations... BTW, I'm assuming this is not an STI?
 
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Originally Posted by LeakySeals
It will be the same here. use your favorite.
This. Might as well flip a coin if you can't decide. Just as good as asking for opinions. Your car your choice.
 
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If you use a garden variety 5W30, use Pennzoil Platinum. It is an ACEA A5/B5 oil. Very few 5W30's meet that spec and better wear control is one of it's criteria.
 
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I loved PUP but switched to Mobil 1 EP due to availability. Ran EP for a while then made the switch to amsoil, really like amsoil and it's served me well. I recommend using the oil that catches your eye the most
 
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Originally Posted by skyactiv
If you use a garden variety 5W30, use Pennzoil Platinum. It is an ACEA A5/B5 oil. Very few 5W30's meet that spec and better wear control is one of it's criteria.
Edge and M1 also meet it now. It's about time.
 
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Originally Posted by wemay
Originally Posted by skyactiv
If you use a garden variety 5W30, use Pennzoil Platinum. It is an ACEA A5/B5 oil. Very few 5W30's meet that spec and better wear control is one of it's criteria.
Edge and M1 also meet it now. It's about time.
Good to know!
 
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Recommended oil for your car is a conventional 5W-30. dexos1 or synthetic is not required. 5W-40 is not recommended by Subaru. I would use a synthetic 5W-30 though, as these days synthetic is very cheap and you get all the extra benefits. Mobil 1 would probably be my first choice but they are all good.
 
Originally Posted by BigShug681
I loved PUP but switched to Mobil 1 EP due to availability.
PUP, other than a couple days here or there, has been available on Amazon for at least 6-8 months @ 24.97 most of the time. PP 5W30 would be my choice, with Euro L as a second. $22.68 erry day at WM.
 
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I own and track a 2015 WRX. I use Castrol 0W-40 A3/B4 mostly, but have also used Shell Rotella T6 5W40 and Mobil 1 FS 0W40. Direct injection and track use cause the oil to shear down to the higher end of of a 30 weight. It burns no oil and gets 32 mpg at 75 mph. It is a great car and at 28k miles, has not been back to the dealer once.
 
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Originally Posted by SubieRubyRoo
Originally Posted by BigShug681
I loved PUP but switched to Mobil 1 EP due to availability.
PUP, other than a couple days here or there, has been available on Amazon for at least 6-8 months @ 24.97 most of the time. PP 5W30 would be my choice, with Euro L as a second. $22.68 erry day at WM.
This was probably 3-4 years ago, if I ever leave amsoil it will be back to pennzoil
 
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Originally Posted by SubieRubyRoo
Originally Posted by BigShug681
I loved PUP but switched to Mobil 1 EP due to availability.
PUP, other than a couple days here or there, has been available on Amazon for at least 6-8 months @ 24.97 most of the time. PP 5W30 would be my choice, with Euro L as a second. $22.68 erry day at WM.
I thought new WRX is using DI engine that may not be the best for using PUP. Any good 5w30 with lot of PAO / Ester and less calcium may be the best imo, like PP, M1 AP, Motul X-Clean+
 
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