2014 Forester XT - service manual says to use 0W-20 synthetic oil. The filler cap says 5W-30. Which is correct, and why the discrepancy?

Asked by Jun 20, 2015 at 10:32 AM about the 2014 Subaru Forester 2.0XT Touring

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

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Go by what the owner's manual says or call your local dealership's service department and ask them. It may have the wrong oil filler cap on it.

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Those two weights are not far off from each other- the heavier weight for summer-

57,175

I am pretty sure the turbos call for 5-30w. Double check your manual, the 0-20w is for the naturally aspirated cars which use a lot of oil, at least mine does.

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