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PostPosted: Mon Nov 27, 2017 8:24 pm 
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I have a 2007 Subaru Forester with 21,000 miles. For the last year, I have driven 450 miles. Do I really need to get my oil and filter changed and my tires rotated?


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PostPosted: Mon Nov 27, 2017 10:21 pm 
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If tires are original then you need new ones they are 10 years old. Oil change is cheap. Just do it.

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PostPosted: Tue Nov 28, 2017 8:31 am 
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Well that's certainly off topic.

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PostPosted: Wed Nov 29, 2017 7:22 pm 
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I just bought some cheap 40,000 mile tires for my Subaru. My wife is not happy me buying the cheapest. Here's my question: In the first 5000-10,000 miles, is it safer to have a 40,000-mile tire or an 80,000-mile tire?

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PostPosted: Wed Nov 29, 2017 7:33 pm 
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Knock it off, already! Go to Dear Abby for any further crap questions!

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PostPosted: Thu Nov 30, 2017 10:25 am 
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I'm with Vic !
There is Off Topic, and then there are questions about a Subaru !
Are you sure?
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 30, 2017 12:29 pm 
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Gerald Wells wrote:
I just bought some cheap 40,000 mile tires for my Subaru. My wife is not happy me buying the cheapest. Here's my question: In the first 5000-10,000 miles, is it safer to have a 40,000-mile tire or an 80,000-mile tire?


Your wife is correct. Only use the 40,000 mile tires for the first 10,000 miles. Then immediately switch to the 80,000 mile tires for the remainder. You will soon find that, using the logic in the above process, you will only ever have to buy 40,000 mile tires. Because you will be buying new tires every 10,000 miles, your wife won't know the difference.

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PostPosted: Fri Dec 01, 2017 1:15 am 
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Gerald Wells wrote:
I have a 2007 Subaru Forester with 21,000 miles. For the last year, I have driven 450 miles. Do I really need to get my oil and filter changed and my tires rotated?

Gerald -
Since this is a 356 Porsche website, recommend you direct your Sabaru related questions to a Sabaru website, from which you can obtain advice from knowledgeable Sabaru owners.

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PostPosted: Fri Dec 01, 2017 4:55 pm 
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Sorry, guys. I know that "off Topic" is supposed to be for non-356 issues, but I guess I'll take my questions somewhere else. Thanks.

Gerald R. (Jerry) Wells
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 02, 2017 3:02 pm 
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OK. Maybe that was a little harsh but this is a 356 site, or at least a Porsche site, isn't it?
Have you tried checking this? http://www.cars101.com/subaru/subaru_maintenance.html

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PostPosted: Sun Dec 03, 2017 5:22 pm 
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Thanks, Wes. I will check out that site.

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PostPosted: Mon Dec 04, 2017 12:43 pm 
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Jerry
Unless the 450 miles per year you did was on a race track, you could get by with the cheapest name brand tire. the rubber will deteriorate before you wear them out.
I would change the oil at least yearly just to get any condensation out of the engine. I probably wouldn't bother with the filter though, maybe every other year.
Sounds like you need to trade that Subaru for the new 2018 Boxster! Or something you'll want to drive more than 450 mi/yr.

Ray (been a registry member since somewhere in the early 80's too) :D


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