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Old 09-16-2017, 02:34 PM   #91
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What paint did you use?
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Old 09-16-2017, 02:41 PM   #92
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Old 09-16-2017, 03:25 PM   #93
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It's Rustolem Metallic flat chestnut


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Old 09-17-2017, 10:54 AM   #94
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good looking color.
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Old 11-18-2017, 01:48 PM   #95
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No real update. Just been clicking off miles. Car is still running awesome! Just wanted to document first oil change post-swap.

Been using Motul Ecolite in our Crosstrek since new. The Excess gets really good reviews. Figured Iíd give it a shot in the wagon.


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Old 11-19-2017, 06:59 PM   #96
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I also swapped over to the Motul 8100 5w-40 after the Rotella T6 formula change. It runs well when warm, but when still cold the motor seems to shake more than with Rotella. It's weird.

But after about 10+ autox events, it's doing well. I'll keep using it and get an oil analysis done on this first test sample.
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Old 11-20-2017, 09:47 AM   #97
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I also swapped over to the Motul 8100 5w-40 after the Rotella T6 formula change. It runs well when warm, but when still cold the motor seems to shake more than with Rotella. It's weird.

But after about 10+ autox events, it's doing well. I'll keep using it and get an oil analysis done on this first test sample.
I'm interested what your test results might show. All the UOA's I've seen for Excess looked really good.

Before, I was on Castrol synth 10-40. It's starting to get pretty cold here, especially for morning start-ups and I had noticed a little more "mechanical clatter" in the cold. Probably the 10-40 was too heavy for these temps. Either way, the engines a bit quieter now on cold start. Hopefully it holds up!
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Old 11-20-2017, 12:43 PM   #98
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hmmm. i'm noticing that same 'mechanical clatter' on cold morning starts with the rotella.
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Had my winter tires swapped over to the WRX wheels and installed them over the weekend. I really like the look. Car still needs a drop...


Also picked up a be-winged hatch over the weekend for cheap. Iíll use the mid wing for sure and scavenge the brackets for the top wing. Hopefully Iíll get a JDM sti top wing at some point, but for now Iíll probably use the baby top wing, just cuz.



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Old 11-27-2017, 10:18 AM   #100
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brackets for the jdm STi top are already applied to that new hatch. they are the same, you just need to take that middle one off.
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