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    I have just had my 1000km service and I am annoyed that my dealer didn't change the oil.

    I am worried about all of the metal filings that would have come off the bores during the run in process being thrown around and damaging the bores on my engine. I didn't wait 3 and a bit months for delivery of my car not to treat it right and give it the respect it deserves.

    I have decided to change the oil myself and need to know which one to use? I have a bottle of Royal Purple 20w50 and was thinking of using this, but am worried it might be a little too thick for such a new engine.

    What does Toyota recommend to run in the 86?

    I am also thinking of putting on a TRD filter, does any one know the part number for these or if you can still buy them from Toyota?

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    Yes 20-50 will be too thick

    people have suggested 0-20 or 0-30 should be fine.

    personally i would just buy plain old 5-30 mineral oil from Toyota and use this till next change.

    As for filters, well no need for the TRD, just a normal Toyota filter will suffice.

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    Isn't the 1000km just an inspection?
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    The 1000km service is only an inspection an oil change is not part of it, its a free service what do you expect? I would go to toyota and ask them for the oil they would use in it, it will probably be about 15w40 oil from caltex otherwise you can go to the parts dep and get some of the genuine oil.

    The oil doesn't need changing at 1000km service, don't you think toyota would have put it as part of the first service if they thought it would NEED doing which is what I tell people if they do ask for it to be done, but hey if you want to waste your money I really don't care.
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    As above I wouldn't bother changing the oil at the 1000km service.
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    also might void warranty (unless you are a qualified mechanic)

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    Quote Originally Posted by rthy View Post
    also might void warranty (unless you are a qualified mechanic)

    Yeah that too, I doubt it would void anything but if they find out and something you've done has caused it say good buy to warranty on that item.
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    An oil change is a pretty simple task...whilst I'd skip the 1k oil change , I'm not a fan of the 15k service intervals allot of new cars have
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    When does the manual specify the 1st oil change?

    your engine comes semi ran in... imagine if it didn't, how many possibilities that could arise

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    If ur really worried contact ur local Subaru technician. He will know what's best for the boxer donk.

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