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Old 07-27-17, 09:53 AM   #11
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So many things wrong with that article....the scientific method is dead.
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Old 07-27-17, 10:03 AM   #12
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Hum... no Motul in the table ? I thought it is a popular motor oil
It's what I use, and it's good enough for Subaru...
Motul - News/ The Drum - Motul renews partnership with Subaru STI!

I saw the article this morning also, I chose not to read it, way too many variables.
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Old 07-27-17, 10:10 AM   #13
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can buy motul on Amazon, and prime. $40 for 5 quarts of the X-Cess 5w40
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Old 10-28-17, 07:57 AM   #14
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$40 is crazy, that's what sucks...Rotella 5w40 is about $20 for a jug at wally world, and one of the best oils. to me, it all depends on your build and motor. I know i used 20w-50 vr1 on my last motor. stock motors love the rotella t6...if you have a built, ask your builder, they know what works. just "picking" one isn't always the best option.
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I briefly skimmed this article before i closed it out to be honest. There are just so many variables when it comes to oil analysis. I like how they start with comparing the EJ 2.5L and then end it up with "it supports my choice to use cheap Walmart brand oil in my old Jeeps"
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the only thing this article proves is that black stone labs is making a killing off of the Subaru community.
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Old 10-28-17, 10:12 AM   #17
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$40 is crazy, that's what sucks...Rotella 5w40 is about $20 for a jug at wally world, and one of the best oils. to me, it all depends on your build and motor. I know i used 20w-50 vr1 on my last motor. stock motors love the rotella t6...if you have a built, ask your builder, they know what works. just "picking" one isn't always the best option.
Rotella is 3.75q for $21 so you still need another jug
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Jalopnik kinda says it all really , stop following them a while back because they're full of nonsense


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Can anyone show me where an engine failed for no other reason than an API-spec oil simply wasn't good enough?
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i just regular oil on my FA. no need to be fancy. every 3k i do a oil change. the oil is GOLDEN color.
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