Brand new 2020 Forester/ Oil Question

Discussion in 'Subaru Forester' started by Rauhbatz, Jul 17, 2020.

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    Rauhbatz

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    After our MB ML350 engine died after 289k miles, we just took delivery of a 2020 Forester Touring. Hope to get 289k out of it as well!

    When accepting the vehicle, the dealer rep told me the oil needs to be changed every 6000 miles. Two questions for Forester experts:

    1. Is this true? Our Benz cars go for 13,000 miles

    2. What's the best oil for when I start changing the oil myself? Btw I have a Mitivac oil changing pump.

    Nice vehicle...looks easy to maintain
     
    Rauhbatz, Jul 17, 2020
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    Brian R

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    The dealer recommends an oil change every 10,000 km (or 6,000 miles) and you are supposed to use synthetic oil. Of course this is what the dealer recommends but perhaps with synthetic oil you can go longer between changes? That part I don't know but I'm sure you can find more info about that online.
     
    Brian R, Aug 7, 2020 at 6:42 PM
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