is subaru legacy 3.6R free from excessive oil consumption?

Asked by Apr 27, 2015 at 03:32 AM about the 2015 Subaru Legacy 3.6R Limited

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

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6,135

hmm.. not sure. You could check the legacy forums and see what people are saying about them. I wish I could help you out more.

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I can tell you that my 2015 2.5L Legacy has NO oil problems. Bought on 2/2/2015. Changed oil at 5,000 miles: I now have 7,300 miles with average speed of 40 MPH. And a couple of highway drives. The oil level on the dipstick hasn't changed since last oil change. I was told by Subaru mechanic that the 2.5 and 3.6 engines were redesigned for 2015.

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6,135

What oil does the '15 legacy call for? Thanks for posting. :)

295

Since I get the oil changed at the dealer...it's their bulk oil. With the coupon they send me periodically, it costs $30. About the same price if I bought only the oil;.. plus they put in a new filter. It doesn't make sense "to do it myself". The manual says synthetic oil only 0-20w. I'll ask the dealer when I go back, since for a long time I could only get mobile one synthetic for my Honda; but today there are a few common brands making that oil.

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p.s.: the owners manual says: "0W-20 synthetic oil is the required oil for optimum engine performance and protection. Conventional oil may be used if synthetic oil is not available." then it says: " * : if 0W-20 is not available,5W-30 or 5W-40 may be used if replenishment is needed but should be changed to 0W-20 synthetic oil at the next oil change. " I do recall asking "what oil" the dealer used and the mechanic only said "synthetic". So I assumed it was the 0W-20. Now I am curious about what brand?

6,135

haha, oil topics can become lengthy, I was just curious if it was the same 0w as the new foresters that have the issues. I'm happy for your lack of issue. yeah, doing it yourself verses them, it's all kind of case by case. I like doing my own because the T6 is pretty cheap at walmart or having it shipped from Amazon. I usually buy a bunch of filters from RockAuto and have them for a few years verses paying McParts places for high prices. It also makes me look under the engine and I keep a log of maintenance and thoughts. Full_of_Regrets had some issues, so he might like seeing your post. Any chance you know if these are the same engines between the newer Forester and OB?

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