I wanted to pass along some very important information that Subaru has recently broadcast to it’s dealer network regarding recommended oil and required oil types on Subaru turbocharged models.
Subaru states the following about it’s Genuine Subaru 5w-30 Synthetic Oil:
- Recommended for (2010 and prior) Turbo-charged Subarus
- Required on all 2011 turbocharged Subarus (Exception-2011 Forester requires Genuine Subaru 0w-20 synthetic oil)
Smart Service has been recommending synthetic oil on Subaru turbos since they were first produced as a way to combat the added heat and more extreme forces developed by a turbocharged engine and now Subaru appears to be adopting the same philosophy. As more information becomes available I’ll pass it along. It is a more expensive route in the short term but offers greater engine/turbo longevity which saves $$ in the long run.
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