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Old 15 Feb 2011, 10:16 AM   #1 (permalink)
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oil and filter change 2003 wrx

morning all , just want to ask everyones advice , im doing a normal oil change on my new scooby tht i've just brought , im using an after market oil filter for a auto factors near me and they've recomended using 5w-30 castrol magnatec oil. what does every1 think?? should i buy a different oil filter ?? and what about the oil? any help please

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Old 15 Feb 2011, 10:19 AM   #2 (permalink)
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I use Castrol Edge Sport 10w-60 in my 2003 WRX
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Old 15 Feb 2011, 10:20 AM   #3 (permalink)
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and what filter mate ??
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Old 15 Feb 2011, 10:23 AM   #4 (permalink)
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I use OEM oil filter mate, not an expensive part
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Old 15 Feb 2011, 11:36 AM   #5 (permalink)
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Re: oil and filter change 2003 wrx

ive just got mine , done used a k&n oil filter, dunno if its better or not than oem, and some fullysynthetic 5w 40 oil
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Old 19 Feb 2011, 01:29 PM   #6 (permalink)
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is 5w 30 recommed for classic imports too?
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Old 19 Feb 2011, 01:49 PM   #7 (permalink)
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Re: oil and filter change 2003 wrx

5w 40 and 10w 40 both are good for 03 wrx.as long as oil filter is not a cheap rubbish then its fine.
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Old 19 Feb 2011, 02:12 PM   #8 (permalink)
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Mine is 1994, does this still apply?
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Old 19 Feb 2011, 03:48 PM   #9 (permalink)
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Re: oil and filter change 2003 wrx

Check out threads from oilman for all years. Sound advice from an expert. I use 10w40 semi in mine
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Old 04 Jun 2011, 09:01 AM   #10 (permalink)
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I use Castrol Edge Sport 10w-60 in my 2003 WRX
what, thinner than water.......be carefull with that grade
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Old 06 Jun 2011, 08:02 AM   #11 (permalink)
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what, thinner than water.......be carefull with that grade
Thinner than water? You are kidding, are you?

I'm using 5W40 synthetic that i can get cheap (currently Motul 8100 Xcess).
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Old 06 Jun 2011, 09:05 AM   #12 (permalink)
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Re: oil and filter change 2003 wrx

10/40 in a wrx up to 2004, then 5/40 same as STi`s,
If you track your wrx then a 10/50 up to 2004,
semi if u service on time and its a daily driver, fully synth the rest IMHO.
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Old 06 Jun 2011, 03:12 PM   #13 (permalink)
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what, thinner than water.......be carefull with that grade

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Old 06 Jun 2011, 03:13 PM   #14 (permalink)
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10/40 in a wrx up to 2004, then 5/40 same as STi`s,
If you track your wrx then a 10/50 up to 2004,
semi if u service on time and its a daily driver, fully synth the rest IMHO.
Spot on advice there although id always go fully synthetic
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