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Old 12-06-2012, 04:30 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default You have $40-60, what do you buy?

So I'm getting the ECM reprogrammed next weekend, and figure I might as well take advantage of fact I have to drag the car over there and get the oil changed (11250, so I wouldn't do anything else) instead of doing it myself. I've got my certs, and thought I could just use that.

$100 minus either $40 for the regular or $60 for the synthetic, what do I buy?

Also, any opinions on whether I should being my own PureOne filter instead of using the Subaru Blue are more than welcome.
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since your even comparing, once you switch to synthetic you cant change back. i would stick with conventional. however, i use synthetic but it's up to you. its hard to go wrong with a filter, except wrong size of course, but id stick with whats cheapest. the subaru filters should be no more than $5 from your dealer. get a bunch of them. i got a box of unused ones on ebay. i think your talking about the same ECM thing i need to get done, im wondering if its worth the gas to go to the dealer and get it.
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Probably some stock in an ETF. Though I might wait another week or two and let the fiscal cliff marinate a bit more and scare off a bunch of day traders then jump in at lower rates.

Then maybe in a few years get a custom 4x4 camper built for a midsized pick up for some all weather adventures.
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You can switch between conventional and synthetic engine oil!!!

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since your even comparing, once you switch to synthetic you cant change back. i would stick with conventional. however, i use synthetic but it's up to you. its hard to go wrong with a filter, except wrong size of course, but id stick with whats cheapest. the subaru filters should be no more than $5 from your dealer. get a bunch of them. i got a box of unused ones on ebay. i think your talking about the same ECM thing i need to get done, im wondering if its worth the gas to go to the dealer and get it.
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since your even comparing, once you switch to synthetic you cant change back. i would stick with conventional. however, i use synthetic but it's up to you. its hard to go wrong with a filter, except wrong size of course, but id stick with whats cheapest. the subaru filters should be no more than $5 from your dealer. get a bunch of them. i got a box of unused ones on ebay. i think your talking about the same ECM thing i need to get done, im wondering if its worth the gas to go to the dealer and get it.
Bradze I like your posts but this one is one of the oldest wives tales for oil there is. I switch back and forth and between brands all the time have been for a very long time based on what has the best discount sale going at the time.

The only issue with oil today is simply not changing it be it synthetic or regular oil you need to change it occasionally or you wreck your cars sensitive bits.
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There's all kinds of swag type stuff in the parts dept.

STI oil cap or battery hold down.
STI radiator cap
Subaru blue stainlees water bottles.
oil filters
Subaru blue LED flashlight
All weather floor mat replica coasters.
Subaru first aid kit
Subaru emergency kit
and my personal favorite: STI/WRX valve stem caps.

You can blow through $60 bucks in no time. I did.
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About 30-35 bucks will get you blue logo center caps that come standard on the limited. If you have a premium.
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since your even comparing, once you switch to synthetic you cant change back. i would stick with conventional. however, i use synthetic but it's up to you. its hard to go wrong with a filter, except wrong size of course, but id stick with whats cheapest. the subaru filters should be no more than $5 from your dealer. get a bunch of them. i got a box of unused ones on ebay. i think your talking about the same ECM thing i need to get done, im wondering if its worth the gas to go to the dealer and get it.

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