Recommended Engine Oil For Subaru Forester



In this article you will find out — what engine lubricant suits Subaru Forester? One can argue that the variety of motor oil brands can be even richer than that of car brands. Engine oils differ in quality and viscosity grades. Fuel consumption and launch of engine depend upon viscosity. The use of unsuitable oil can result in engine breakdown! Thus, we highly recommend you to read car manufacturers’ instructions on oil selection. Below, our team is willing to propose a broad range of engine oils suitable for Subaru Forester .
We hope this data will help you to choose oil most suitable for you, recommended for the US, under normal conditions. In case your region has abnormal weather conditions (too low or too high temperatures), as well as for severe operating conditions, we kindly ask you to refer to your car instruction, or contact official representative Subaru in your region.


Forester, SG, 2002-2008 (USA/CAN)

Subaru Forester, SG


Forester 2.5, 2002 — 2006, Engine EJ253

Liqui Moly Recommendation:
Liqui Moly Top Tec 4200 5W-30
Liqui Moly Special Tec AA 5W-30
Liqui Moly Special Tec DX1 5W-30
Liqui Moly Special Tec LL 5W-30
Liqui Moly Molygen New Generation 5W-30
Liqui Moly Molygen New Generation 10W-30
Liqui Moly Synthoil Race Tech GT1 10W-60


Forester 2.5 (CAN), 2006 — 2008, Engine EJ253

Liqui Moly Recommendation:
Liqui Moly Top Tec 4200 5W-30
Liqui Moly Special Tec AA 5W-30
Liqui Moly Special Tec DX1 5W-30
Liqui Moly Special Tec LL 5W-30
Liqui Moly Molygen New Generation 5W-30
Liqui Moly Molygen New Generation 10W-30
Liqui Moly Synthoil Race Tech GT1 10W-60
Liqui Moly Top Tec 4200 5W-30
Liqui Moly Special Tec AA 5W-30
Liqui Moly Special Tec DX1 5W-30
Liqui Moly Special Tec LL 5W-30
Liqui Moly Molygen New Generation 5W-30
Liqui Moly Molygen New Generation 10W-30

Castrol Recommendation:
Capacity 4.23 US quarts, Service Intervals -Normal:Change 7500 miles/ 8 months

Castrol EDGE High Mileage 5W-30
Castrol EDGE High Mileage 10W-30

Quaker State Recommendation:
Quaker State Full Synthetic SAE 5W-30
Quaker State Synthetic Blend SAE 5W-30
Quaker State SAE 5W-30


Forester 2.5 (USA), 2006 — 2008, Engine EJ253

Liqui Moly Recommendation:
Liqui Moly Top Tec 4200 5W-30
Liqui Moly Special Tec AA 5W-30
Liqui Moly Special Tec DX1 5W-30
Liqui Moly Special Tec LL 5W-30
Liqui Moly Molygen New Generation 5W-30
Liqui Moly Molygen New Generation 10W-30
Liqui Moly Synthoil Race Tech GT1 10W-60

Castrol Recommendation:
Capacity 4.23 US quarts, Service Intervals -Normal:Change 7500 miles/ 8 months

Castrol EDGE High Mileage 5W-30
Castrol EDGE High Mileage 10W-30

Quaker State Recommendation:
Quaker State Full Synthetic SAE 5W-30
Quaker State Synthetic Blend SAE 5W-30
Quaker State SAE 5W-30


Forester 2.5 Turbo, 2004 — 2006, Engine EJ255

Liqui Moly Recommendation:
Liqui Moly Top Tec 4200 5W-30
Liqui Moly Special Tec AA 5W-30
Liqui Moly Special Tec DX1 5W-30
Liqui Moly Special Tec LL 5W-30
Liqui Moly Molygen New Generation 5W-30
Liqui Moly Molygen New Generation 10W-30
Liqui Moly Synthoil Race Tech GT1 10W-60

Castrol Recommendation:
Capacity 4.23 US quarts, Service Intervals -Normal:Change 7500 miles/ 12 months

Castrol GTX High Mileage 5W-30
Castrol GTX High Mileage 10W-30

Quaker State Recommendation:
Quaker State Full Synthetic SAE 5W-30
Quaker State Synthetic Blend SAE 5W-30
Quaker State SAE 5W-30


Forester 2.5 Turbo (CAN), 2006 — 2008, Engine EJ255

Liqui Moly Recommendation:
Liqui Moly Top Tec 4200 5W-30
Liqui Moly Special Tec AA 5W-30
Liqui Moly Special Tec DX1 5W-30
Liqui Moly Special Tec LL 5W-30
Liqui Moly Molygen New Generation 5W-30
Liqui Moly Molygen New Generation 10W-30
Liqui Moly Synthoil Race Tech GT1 10W-60
Liqui Moly Top Tec 4200 5W-30
Liqui Moly Special Tec AA 5W-30
Liqui Moly Special Tec DX1 5W-30
Liqui Moly Special Tec LL 5W-30
Liqui Moly Molygen New Generation 5W-30
Liqui Moly Molygen New Generation 10W-30

Castrol Recommendation:
Capacity 4.23 US quarts, Service Intervals -Normal:Change 7500 miles/ 8 months

Castrol EDGE High Mileage 5W-30
Castrol EDGE High Mileage 10W-30

Quaker State Recommendation:
Quaker State Full Synthetic SAE 5W-30
Quaker State Synthetic Blend SAE 5W-30
Quaker State SAE 5W-30


Forester 2.5 Turbo (USA), 2006 — 2008, Engine EJ255

Liqui Moly Recommendation:
Liqui Moly Top Tec 4200 5W-30
Liqui Moly Special Tec AA 5W-30
Liqui Moly Special Tec DX1 5W-30
Liqui Moly Special Tec LL 5W-30
Liqui Moly Molygen New Generation 5W-30
Liqui Moly Molygen New Generation 10W-30
Liqui Moly Synthoil Race Tech GT1 10W-60

Castrol Recommendation:
Capacity 4.23 US quarts, Service Intervals -Normal:Change 7500 miles/ 8 months

Castrol EDGE High Mileage 5W-30
Castrol EDGE High Mileage 10W-30

Quaker State Recommendation:
Quaker State Full Synthetic SAE 5W-30
Quaker State Synthetic Blend SAE 5W-30
Quaker State SAE 5W-30


Forester, SH, 2008-2013 (USA/CAN)

Subaru Forester, SH


Forester 2.5 X (CAN), 2008 — 2010, Engine EJ253

Liqui Moly Recommendation:
Liqui Moly Top Tec 4200 5W-30
Liqui Moly Special Tec AA 5W-30
Liqui Moly Special Tec DX1 5W-30
Liqui Moly Special Tec LL 5W-30
Liqui Moly Molygen New Generation 5W-30
Liqui Moly Molygen New Generation 10W-30
Liqui Moly Synthoil Race Tech GT1 10W-60
Liqui Moly Top Tec 4200 5W-30
Liqui Moly Special Tec AA 5W-30
Liqui Moly Special Tec DX1 5W-30
Liqui Moly Special Tec LL 5W-30
Liqui Moly Molygen New Generation 5W-30
Liqui Moly Molygen New Generation 10W-30

Castrol Recommendation:
Capacity 4.44 US quarts (Service fill), Capacity 5.28 US quarts (Dry fill), Filter capacity 0.211 US quarts, Service Intervals -Normal:Change 7500 miles/ 8 months

Castrol EDGE High Mileage 5W-30
Castrol EDGE High Mileage 10W-30

Quaker State Recommendation:
Quaker State Full Synthetic SAE 5W-30


Forester 2.5 X (CAN), 2010 — 2013, Engine FB25B

Liqui Moly Recommendation:
Liqui Moly Special Tec AA 0W-20

Castrol Recommendation:
Capacity 5.49 US quarts, Service Intervals -Normal:Change 7500 miles/ 8 monthsInitial service (preferred):Change 3000 miles/ 3 months

Castrol EDGE High Mileage 0W-20
Castrol EDGE 0W-20 U.S.

Quaker State Recommendation:
Quaker State Full Synthetic SAE 0W-20
Quaker State Synthetic Blend SAE 0W-20


Forester 2.5 X (USA), 2008 — 2010, Engine EJ253

Liqui Moly Recommendation:
Liqui Moly Top Tec 4200 5W-30
Liqui Moly Special Tec AA 5W-30
Liqui Moly Special Tec DX1 5W-30
Liqui Moly Special Tec LL 5W-30
Liqui Moly Molygen New Generation 5W-30
Liqui Moly Molygen New Generation 10W-30
Liqui Moly Synthoil Race Tech GT1 10W-60

Castrol Recommendation:
Capacity 4.44 US quarts (Service fill), Capacity 5.28 US quarts (Dry fill), Filter capacity 0.211 US quarts, Service Intervals -Normal:Change 7500 miles/ 8 months

Castrol EDGE High Mileage 5W-30
Castrol EDGE High Mileage 10W-30

Quaker State Recommendation:
Quaker State Full Synthetic SAE 5W-30


Forester 2.5 X (USA), 2010 — 2013, Engine FB25B

Liqui Moly Recommendation:
Liqui Moly Special Tec AA 0W-20

Castrol Recommendation:
Capacity 5.49 US quarts, Service Intervals -Normal:Change 7500 miles/ 8 monthsInitial service (preferred):Change 3000 miles/ 3 months

Castrol EDGE High Mileage 0W-20
Castrol EDGE 0W-20 U.S.

Quaker State Recommendation:
Quaker State Full Synthetic SAE 0W-20
Quaker State Synthetic Blend SAE 0W-20


Forester 2.5 XT (CAN), 2008 — 2010, Engine EJ255

Liqui Moly Recommendation:
Liqui Moly Synthoil Race Tech GT1 10W-60
Liqui Moly Top Tec 4200 5W-30
Liqui Moly Special Tec AA 5W-30
Liqui Moly Special Tec DX1 5W-30
Liqui Moly Special Tec LL 5W-30
Liqui Moly Molygen New Generation 5W-30
Liqui Moly Molygen New Generation 10W-30



Castrol Recommendation:
Capacity 4.44 US quarts (Service fill), Capacity 5.28 US quarts (Dry fill), Filter capacity 0.211 US quarts, Service Intervals -Normal:Change 3750 miles/ 4 months

Castrol EDGE High Mileage 5W-30
Castrol EDGE High Mileage 10W-30

Quaker State Recommendation:
Quaker State Full Synthetic SAE 5W-30
Quaker State Synthetic Blend SAE 5W-30
Quaker State SAE 5W-30


Forester 2.5 XT (CAN), 2010 — 2013, Engine EJ255

Liqui Moly Recommendation:
Liqui Moly Top Tec 4200 5W-30
Liqui Moly Special Tec AA 5W-30
Liqui Moly Special Tec DX1 5W-30
Liqui Moly Special Tec LL 5W-30
Liqui Moly Molygen New Generation 5W-30

Castrol Recommendation:
Capacity 4.44 US quarts, Service Intervals -Normal:Change 7500 miles/ 8 monthsInitial service (preferred):Change 3000 miles/ 3 months

Castrol EDGE High Mileage 5W-30
Castrol GTX High Mileage 5W-30

Quaker State Recommendation:
Quaker State Full Synthetic SAE 5W-30
Quaker State Synthetic Blend SAE 5W-30
Quaker State SAE 5W-30


Forester 2.5 XT (USA), 2010 — 2013, Engine EJ255

Liqui Moly Recommendation:
Liqui Moly Top Tec 4200 5W-30
Liqui Moly Special Tec AA 5W-30
Liqui Moly Special Tec DX1 5W-30
Liqui Moly Special Tec LL 5W-30
Liqui Moly Molygen New Generation 5W-30

Castrol Recommendation:
Capacity 4.44 US quarts, Service Intervals -Normal:Change 7500 miles/ 8 monthsInitial service (preferred):Change 3000 miles/ 3 months

Castrol EDGE High Mileage 5W-30
Castrol GTX High Mileage 5W-30

Quaker State Recommendation:
Quaker State Full Synthetic SAE 5W-30
Quaker State Synthetic Blend SAE 5W-30
Quaker State SAE 5W-30


Forester 2.5 XT (USA), 2008 — 2010, Engine EJ255

Liqui Moly Recommendation:
Moly Molygen New Generation 5W-30
Liqui Moly Molygen New Generation 10W-30
Liqui Moly Synthoil Race Tech GT1 10W-60

Castrol Recommendation:
Capacity 4.44 US quarts (Service fill), Capacity 5.28 US quarts (Dry fill), Filter capacity 0.211 US quarts, Service Intervals -Normal:Change 3750 miles/ 4 months

Castrol EDGE High Mileage 5W-30
Castrol EDGE High Mileage 10W-30

Quaker State Recommendation:
Quaker State Full Synthetic SAE 5W-30
Quaker State Synthetic Blend SAE 5W-30
Quaker State SAE 5W-30


Forester, SJ (2013- )

Subaru Forester, SJ


Forester 2.0 XT, 2013 — 2014, Engine FA20F

Liqui Moly Recommendation:
Liqui Moly Top Tec 4200 5W-30
Liqui Moly Special Tec AA 5W-30
Liqui Moly Special Tec DX1 5W-30
Liqui Moly Special Tec LL 5W-30
Liqui Moly Molygen New Generation 5W-30

Castrol Recommendation:
Capacity 5.39 US quarts, Service Intervals -Normal

Castrol EDGE High Mileage 5W-30
Castrol GTX High Mileage 5W-30

Quaker State Recommendation:
Quaker State Full Synthetic SAE 5W-30
Quaker State Synthetic Blend SAE 5W-30
Quaker State SAE 5W-30


Forester 2.0 XT, 2015 — 2015, Engine FA20F

Liqui Moly Recommendation:
Liqui Moly Top Tec 4200 5W-30
Liqui Moly Special Tec AA 5W-30
Liqui Moly Special Tec DX1 5W-30
Liqui Moly Special Tec LL 5W-30
Liqui Moly Molygen New Generation 5W-30

Castrol Recommendation:
Capacity 5.39 US quarts, Service Intervals -Normal

Castrol EDGE High Mileage 5W-30
Castrol GTX High Mileage 5W-30

Quaker State Recommendation:
Quaker State Full Synthetic SAE 5W-30
Quaker State Synthetic Blend SAE 5W-30
Quaker State SAE 5W-30


Forester 2.0 XT, 2016 — .., Engine FA20F

Liqui Moly Recommendation:
Liqui Moly Special Tec AA 5W-30
Liqui Moly Special Tec DX1 5W-30
Liqui Moly Molygen New Generation 5W-30

Castrol Recommendation:
Capacity 5.39 US quarts, Service Intervals -Normal

Castrol EDGE 5W-30 U.S.
Castrol EDGE Extended Performance 5W-30

Quaker State Recommendation:
Quaker State Full Synthetic SAE 5W-30
Quaker State Synthetic Blend SAE 5W-30
Quaker State SAE 5W-30


Forester 2.5i, 2016 — .., Engine FB25

Liqui Moly Recommendation:
Liqui Moly Special Tec AA 0W-20

Castrol Recommendation:
Capacity 5.07 US quarts, Service Intervals -Normal

Castrol EDGE 0W-20 U.S.
Castrol EDGE Extended Performance 0W-20

Quaker State Recommendation:
Quaker State Full Synthetic SAE 0W-20
Quaker State Synthetic Blend SAE 0W-20


Forester 2.5i, 2015 — 2015, Engine FB25

Liqui Moly Recommendation:
Liqui Moly Special Tec AA 0W-20

Castrol Recommendation:
Capacity 5.07 US quarts, Service Intervals -Normal

Castrol EDGE High Mileage 0W-20
Castrol EDGE 0W-20 U.S.

Quaker State Recommendation:
Quaker State Full Synthetic SAE 0W-20
Quaker State Synthetic Blend SAE 0W-20


Forester 2.5i, 2013 — 2014, Engine FB25

Liqui Moly Recommendation:
Liqui Moly Special Tec AA 0W-20

Castrol Recommendation:
Capacity 5.07 US quarts, Service Intervals -Normal

Castrol EDGE High Mileage 0W-20
Castrol EDGE 0W-20 U.S.

Quaker State Recommendation:
Quaker State Full Synthetic SAE 0W-20
Quaker State Synthetic Blend SAE 0W-20





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