Jondalar said:Hi Loopy, I was told by the dealership that the oil was changed pre-delivery and it did not need to be changed again until 6000 km. How does that compare to what you were told? I certainly think it beats having to take the car back after only 1250km or so.
I used Castrol Magnatec (think semi-syn) and will upgrade to full synthetic Mobil1 when 7500km comes up. Don't really know anything about the Subaru oil that was put in at 5K. Where can I find Neo Oil?subah6 said:In my 3.0R, I changed at 1600kms, then 3000kms, then the service at 5000kms. Changed again at 8000kms and then went to Neo Oil 100% diester based synthetic at 12,500 service.
All the oil changes to 12500kms were Castrol 5/30 semi synthetic.
The Neo Oil is **** nice stuff. Car runs beautifully on it. Smoooooth and very peppy. Have since done the diffs with 75/90 Neo Oil full synthetic. Seems a little quicker again, but it's early days.
Rear diff bolts drain and fill were 10mm allen key types, which was easy, but the front diff drain is a 6 clover leaf design which is a real pain. Had to use a torx type key in the biggest size they make which is size 60. Anyway, its done now.
That price is about what I had paid for 5L of Mobil 1 Tri-Syn for my old car. $10~$15 more expensive I think.Boxer3.0R said:A 5lt drum is about $115 from memory for the "Platinum" (top spec) grade Neo. He does have a "Gold" series which is a bit cheaper but I don't know the cost.
The original diff oils seem to have alot of molybenum in it and is quite thick in comparison to the synthetic even thought they are both 75/90 weight. It might be my imagination but it seems quieter and smoother too now.
I bought the 5lt drum and a 1 lt. I used about 5.7lt or there abouts. I have since bought another 1lt as I changed the oil filter and tha used about 600ml.BTW how many L of oil did you use for your oil change (including filter change)? Mine was around 7 which was way above what the manual states?