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is this good to run year round or should i switch over to 10w 30 or 10w 40 in the summer?

are OEM subaru filters the best?
 

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Scoobymods Guy
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If you look in the owners manual you'll see that 5W-30 is preferred. The chart shows if your outside temp is ~105°F and below to use that. But if it gets hotter but no colder than 0°F you can go to the 10W-30 or 10-40W.

As far as oil filters you can use whatever you like. The OEM filters are made by Purolater. I usually get a Pure One, I like WIX filters too. I'd just stay away from Fram.
 

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Peaty said:
As far as oil filters you can use whatever you like. The OEM filters are made by Purolater. I usually get a Pure One, I like WIX filters too. I'd just stay away from Fram.
Why stay away from Fram? I really like the grippy stuff on them and I have had no problems w/ them at all...

btw I use 10w30 b/c in TX we can get over 105 and never get below 0...:D
 

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Scoobymods Guy
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I've seen the insides of a Fram filter upclose when a friend who teaches auto mechanics brought a student's project where they cut up all sorts of oil filters to expose the insides. Fram had to be amoung the worst quality wise.
 
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