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05 Legacy and Mobil1?

05 Legacy and Mobil1?

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ack0

Original Poster:

116 posts

102 months

Friday 27th April 2012
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The manual for my 2.5 legacy wagon says 5W-30 oil.

Will Mobil 1 0W-40 be OK/better/worse??

Dont really understand the numbers tbh but have 8 litres of Mobil 1 kicking around and seems a shame to waste it

Thx

AndySpecD

412 posts

84 months

Saturday 28th April 2012
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Not the right stuff to use I'm afraid, the 0w bit means it is too thin when cold, the 40 bit would probably be ok, 5w30/5w40 or as some Impreza owners tend to use, a 10w40/10w50 would probably be fine.

Here's what the numbers mean http://www.upmpg.com/tech_articles/motoroil_viscos...

Here's a link to recommend an oil for you car http://www.opieoils.co.uk/t-recommendations-car-or...

Hope that helps

ack0

Original Poster:

116 posts

102 months

Saturday 28th April 2012
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Brilliant-thx for that.