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well, i'm in iraq right now and i was looking into getting an STi sometime around Jan. any suggestions on what the best way to do it is? and what's this i hear about Subaru running the engine 1k miles before it's shipped? any confirmation on that? thanks for your help

(i searched the whole forum for a thread on breaking in the car, but it's such a broad search, it would have taken forever. thanks for your understanding)
 

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I got mine with 4 miles on it and I followed the break in procedure in the manual, first oil change at 300/600 and fully synth oil at 1000 miles.
 

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Insane06STi said:
I got mine with 4 miles on it and I followed the break in procedure in the manual, first oil change at 300/600 and fully synth oil at 1000 miles.
sorry for being such a newb, but when you say first oil change at 300/600 does that mean change your oil at 300 miles and 600 miles? and just out of curiosity, how does the manual say to break in your vehicle?
 

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Peter5ol said:
sorry for being such a newb, but when you say first oil change at 300/600 does that mean change your oil at 300 miles and 600 miles? and just out of curiosity, how does the manual say to break in your vehicle?

Do your first oil change at 1,000 miles, the 300 and 600 isnt a must. Until you reach 1,000 miles, keep the RPMs under 4k.
 

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Would it be a good idea to go with 10w40 instead of the 5w30 dino oil for the very first oil change at say...300 miles ? I read somewhere that this works better than using 5w30.
 
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