Frequency of oil change

subaru
outback

#1

I have a 2002 Outback with 98000 miles. I am running conventional oil. How many miles between oil changes?


#2

What does the owners manual say???

Personally I wouldn’t go more then 5k miles…but that’s just me.


#3

My Subaru does well on 5K oil changes, conventional or blend. It has 142K and counting using this choice. If I remember correctly, unless you have a turbo, Subaru recommends 7500 mi if not engaged in severe service applications.


#4

Look in the owner’s manual. The requirements for your specific model and year may be different than others.


#5

The owner’s manual rules! Of course, it will tend to be on the conservative side. You should be able to at least 5000 miles between changes.