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Got a 2001 impreza on service book it says it had 15w 40 when it got changed but cant find anywhere on the net what it should have in it, i got some mobil super 1000 multigrade 15w40, is that gonna be ok? Doesnt say if its part or fully synthetic on bottle, any one who had a Scooby know what's right grade to use?

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We run ours on 5w-40, generally accepted across the world as the best grade to use on the 2L turbo engines. I use Silkolene Pro S in ours, 'tis good stuff.

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Thanks mate i mate dump whatever is in there out,strange thing is no oil light ( functions properly) checked stick and no oil on it added a litre no oil on stick still? And had full oil change in jan so bit stumped on that one

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Erm, that's not good! Oil light is useless on all cars, by the time it comes on your engine is fubared.

 

Have you not checked the oil level since Jan?

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I bought it 4 weeks ago been off road since then, that's what's bit strange about it,my friend seems to think its quite common and anything under 4 litres and it wont show on dipstick,but runs fine no noises or smoke, normal op temp,

will have to just change it i think,too dark now, do you know what oil capacity is for changing?

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Dont mean to sound stupid but are you putting the oil in the right bit lol. Millers racing oils are good for the scoobys too

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4.5L including filter, did mine two weeks ago so I know that's right :)

 

Definitely change it all and keep a very close eye on it, these engines don't tend to burn a lot of oil unless there's an issue. Much blue smoke on start up?

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Yeah i know where the oil goes in lol no blue smoke from what i can see just general condensation as its cold, thanks ekona for info and chubby for oil recomendation, maybe it was a crap brand of oil went in not thick enough, well there's an extra litre in there for now

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But still not showing on the stick? You either need to add more or your dipstick is wrong,

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Will do,its not going anywhere for now,so can sort it before i take it out,that's why you always check your oil

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Didnt mean to make you sound like a div lol but someone on here put coolent in the oil last week haha. Just a thought that maybe its the wrong dipstick maybe out of an earlier/later engine? Just weird that its not showing anything

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We run ours on 5w-40, generally accepted across the world as the best grade to use on the 2L turbo engines. I use Silkolene Pro S in ours, 'tis good stuff.

 

Tis good advice, 5W-40 Pro S is exactly what I run mine on (2005 sti) and it likes it very much, grab a 5ltr bottle from Opie or similar, my dipstick is next to useless, always gives iffy readings takes 5/6 attempts to get a half clear reading, as that is it's only job in life it's fairly rubbish. Filers are cheap as chips for these things so buy a few in,and change the oil regularly as it gets gopping quick, import car parts are good for filters.

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