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That would be Subaru's Official Maintenance Schedule for the USA only
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That would be Subaru's Official Maintenance Schedule for the USA only
How much different in the UK or Canada for example? Although I think a 3,000 oil change is :?way to soon....especially those who use long drain interval synthetics. I think the minimum should be 5 - 6k miles IMO.

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Oil is 6 months or 7.5k/10k ( would be 10k for an XT )
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Oil is 6 months or 7.5k/10k ( would be 10k for an XT )
That's more like it! 8) Now is that dino oil or synthetic?

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Oil is 6 months or 7.5k/10k ( would be 10k for an XT )
But that is dependant on climate and environment. In desert regions, the interval is 3,500 miles for Dino. Higher heat and dust require more frequent changes.
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It's down to dealers choice - most use a fully synth 5-30 or 10-40 after the initial 1000 mile run-in.

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I wonder if this covers JDM specs as well?

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I wonder if this covers JDM specs as well?
6months / 7.5k for JDM . Major services at 2yrs (30k) ~ fluids and 3yrs ( cambelt + )
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Stevem, in the Subaru link provided by Peaty, line item #3 is engine oil and specifies 7500 mile intervals. In the REMARKS colum it indicates note #1.

Note #1 is as follows....

"Notes

When the vehicle is used under severe driving conditions**, the engine oil and filter should be changed every 6,000 km (3,750 miles) or 3.75 months.

And ** specifies...
A) Repeated short distance driving when the engine does not reach normal operating temperature. (Items 3, 13 and 14 only)
C) Driving in dusty conditions.
D) Driving in extremely cold weather. (Items 3 and 17 only)
G) Towing a trailer. (Items 3, 4, 10, 11, 13 and 14 only)



I was off by 250 miles...

These are Subaru directives, not dealer recomendations, correct?
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At 30K miles, the timing belt on my 04 FXT is supposed to be inspected.

Can anyone explain how can this be done without the 3 hours labor required to remove the engine accessories and belt covers to get at it? (My dealer has the same question.)

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Maybe it's just my computer, but the link for the maintenance schedule keeps getting 'page cannot be displayed'. :(

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To Retserof: Looking at the engine you will see (with dificulty) that there is a timing belt partial cover you can remove to inspect the belt. If you open the inspection cover, just check the belt at several places by turning the engine a few revolutions. I don't think anyone does this including the dealer unless the dealer is VERY interested and or want to make money and more money.

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Oil is 6 months or 7.5k/10k ( would be 10k for an XT )
For an oil change the official Subaru service requirements list it as:

Every 12 Months / 10K Miles, whichever occurs soonest.

That being for a UK Spec car.

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3 to 5k miles is the norm here in southern california is there any reason why it should be done less frequently?
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