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What is the recommended oil to use for my 1999 Subaru Legacy 30th Anniversary 2.5L (automatic)?

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  • willkasey Nov 12, 2009

    Currently using 10w-30. The car has 59,994 miles currently. I ask because I took my car to a shop and they are trying to put in 20w-50. This didn't sound correct, so I wanted to confirm.

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    bulldogchief May 11, 2010

    What oil are you using now? How many miles are on the car? If it were me, I would use Mobil 1 Synthetic 5W30.



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20W-50 is not the right oil for a four-cylinder 2.5L. That is too heavy a weight and will give you a lot of trouble if used over time. If you are using 10W-30, stick with it. Insist the shop use 10W-30. If they give you any guff, take your car somewhere else.

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