Oil & coolant fluid change

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flyboyaviator
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Oil & coolant fluid change

Post by flyboyaviator » Tue Jul 30, 2019 2:30 pm

What oil brand and viscosity is recommended for the Sport Baja 2016
What coolant brand to use that is not the Subaru brand.
I look for the answers on the forum but there were to many. Please.

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Re: Oil & coolant fluid change

Post by mike-tracy » Tue Jul 30, 2019 6:43 pm

I use 5w30 Mobil one for oil on my non turbos, Shell Rotella 5w40 for my turbo, and Zerex for coolant.

https://www.amazon.com/Zerex-Asian-Anti ... B0033QO022
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2000 Impreza RS Coupe, RSTI swap in progress
2003 Baja, 4eat & NA. Bone stock and loving it!

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Re: Oil & coolant fluid change

Post by kamesama980 » Tue Aug 06, 2019 12:43 pm

The answer is exactly that: you have many options. Anything meeting specs is good enough. things exceeding specs are usually better. If you want to know the hows and whys head to https://www.bobistheoilguy.com/ and have a look through their forum but be prepared for enough info and opinion to explode even the biggest heads.

I have been using Mobil1 5w30 but am switching to Rotella T6 5w40 for oil.
In my turbo, I filled it with Pentosin A2 I think, whatever the Pentosin version was for Subies.

You can use cheap stuff too, just gotta change it more often.
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05 turbo 5mt vf39 and other STI bits, 3" turbo-back

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