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Old 01-02-2013, 07:40 PM   #1
Ryuduo
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Talking Trans/Rear Diff Fluid Change!

It's time to put this new Subaru Extra-S good stuff in my 02 WRX. I am having trouble finding a place to do this, especially since it gets dark quickly outside now. Would anyone like to help out with this quick DIY? Foods and beers available!

I am in the Northern Virginia area.
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Old 01-02-2013, 07:54 PM   #2
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It's super easy. Just grab a flashlight and a couple ramps if you don't want to deal with jacking the car up on stands.
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Old 01-03-2013, 08:55 AM   #3
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It's super easy. Just grab a flashlight and a couple ramps if you don't want to deal with jacking the car up on stands.
Hmm sounds good. My driveway is on an incline, gotta do some measuring to figure out how much wood I need. How good are the plastic ramps I've seen at some stores?
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Old 01-04-2013, 03:54 PM   #4
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Hmm sounds good. My driveway is on an incline, gotta do some measuring to figure out how much wood I need. How good are the plastic ramps I've seen at some stores?
Like $50 for some Rhino ramps.

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spend $12 at home depot for some wood, and create your own ramps!
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Old 01-06-2013, 03:48 PM   #5
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Don't use a torque wrench. My differential rear cover plate cracked when I performed the diff fluid change a few months back. If you look at the 1/2 inch drain plug it doesn't have a head and body like the oil drain plug. It's one continuous screw so if you try to torque it, it will just keep spinning until the plate cracks or until it screws itself into the diff.

I felt like an idiot after realizing this fact.
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Old 01-06-2013, 03:49 PM   #6
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An always loosen the top screw first.
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Old 01-08-2013, 08:02 AM   #7
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Awesome, thanks for the tips guys. Got the job done! Checking the tranny dipstick seems to be a little off, maybe I am not checking it correctly. I don't want to overfill the transmission, but I did put just enough in to account for error. The stick reads half way, but I get a different reading every time ><
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