Type of Oil? - Subaru Outback - Subaru Outback Forums

SubaruOutback.org is the premier Subaru Outback Forum on the internet. Registered Users do not see the above ads.
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Rate Thread
Old 09-05-2004, 10:37 AM   #1 (permalink)
Recruit
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Location: Spokane, WA
Posts: 10
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Default Type of Oil?

I was just wondeirng what type of oil everybody uses?
OBS John is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old 09-05-2004, 05:08 PM   #2 (permalink)
Superb Moderator

 
bheinz57's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2004
Location: Neenah, WI
Car: MY12 WRX, MY07 FXT
Posts: 6,188
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Default

I use Mobil 1 5w30 year round here in Nebraska. Brian
__________________
If you can't see into the future, you aren't driving fast enough
bheinz57 is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 09-05-2004, 06:30 PM   #3 (permalink)
Flying Cavalry

 
Join Date: Feb 2004
Location: Cantonment,Fl. Regatta Red Pearl Baja Turbo
Car: 2004 Baja Turbo
Posts: 106
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Default

On my next oil change,i'll be using Mobil 1 10W30 for summer & 5w30 for winter.
__________________
Got Boost?
Baja Turbo is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 09-05-2004, 08:54 PM   #4 (permalink)
roo
Flying Cavalry

 
roo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Location: Tennessee Valley area
Car: '04 Subaru Impreza Outback Sport H-4 4EAT Platinum Silver Metallic
Posts: 195
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Default

I've used Mobil1 5W-30 several years in a GMC truck and already bought a 5 QT jug for my new 2004 Outback Sport. Will make the change sometime this week after a Fumoto oil drain valve is delivered. Should be 1500+ miles on it by then. Starting 2nd month after tomorrow!

Hadn't mattered before but the Mobil1 5W-30 says "New Car Formula" on it, which is a little reassuring as I do this. Checked and found it "meets or exceeds" GF3 specification Subaru says to put in the OBS.
__________________

2004 Impreza OBS Silver/Grey
roo is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 09-06-2004, 12:26 AM   #5 (permalink)
SubaruOutback.org Founder
 
Ignatius's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2004
Location: Springfield, IL
Car: 2010 Outback Unfixable Shaker Edition
Posts: 3,358
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Default

John I don't mean to burst your bubble but there are numerious threads about oil all over this site. Do a seach for oil and you'll find all you need, check this one out:



http://subaruoutback.org/forums/show...?s=&threadid=4
Ignatius is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 09-07-2004, 03:06 PM   #6 (permalink)
Recruit
 
Join Date: Jun 2004
Location: Portland, OR
Car: 03 Outback, H4, 5 spd
Posts: 6
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Default

Mobil 1 5w-30 all year
scottbr is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 12-21-2010, 06:54 PM   #7 (permalink)
Registered User
 
boothby171's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: NY
Car: 2002 Subaru Legacy Outback Wagon (H4, 2.5L)
Posts: 74
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Default

My mechanic (I hope he's a good one, he just did my HG!!!) is suggesting a 10W-30 (10W-50?) for my 2.5 L running in the WINTER (in the Northeast).

This runs counter to how I was raised--I thought I should be using a 5W-30 for the winter months up here.

He wants to check my engine and change my oil out at about 1,500 miles after the HG repair (seems sensible), and I was wondering if his viscosity suggestion holds any weight. I've got 10W-xx in there now, from the repair.

Thanks.
boothby171 is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 12-21-2010, 07:32 PM   #8 (permalink)
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: Nova Scotia, Canada
Car: 1998 Outback 2.5l - Auto - Cold Weather Package
Posts: 93
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Default

No, you want 5w-30 or 0w-30 for winter. 10w-30 or higher is going to be very thick in cold weather

Keep in mind, all 3 of those oils will be xx-30 when up to temp, but you want something thin during a cold start which is where the 0w/5w-xx comes in.
Redilyn is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 12-21-2010, 10:50 PM   #9 (permalink)
Registered User
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: jasper, ga
Car: present cars: 2010 Tribeca Limited and 2001 MB SLK 320
Posts: 53
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Default German Castrol

Run German Castrol Syn 0w30; states European Formula, year round...good for cold starts in winter and runs thicker for protection during the summer......if you watch, you can get this on sale at Auto Zone for the same price as the regular Castrol 5w30 syn.....a lot of subie owners run this GC in their turbo application, I like it in my non-turbo 3.6 for added protection, expecially since I keep cars at least 10 years.......
__________________
cowboy
leon is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 12-22-2010, 10:29 AM   #10 (permalink)
Registered User
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Car: 2011 Outback Limited/2.5L/CVT
Posts: 379
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Default

A 10w-30, PAO based synthetic (Amsoil, Mobil 1, etc), will easily pump down to -40F/40C. So you're certainly not restricted to 5w-xx and 0w-xx grades.

TS
TooSlick is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply


Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Subaru Outback - Subaru Outback Forums forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
If you do not want to register, fill this field only and the name will be used as user name for your post.
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:

Log-in

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



Thread Tools
Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:

Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On



All times are GMT -4. The time now is 03:00 PM.



Powered by vBulletin®
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Search Engine Friendly URLs by vBSEO 3.3.2
Copyright 2009-2010 SubaruOutback.org. All Rights Reserved.