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Old 09-23-2008, 11:07 PM   #1
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Subaru Stars VIDEO: How to Change Oil in a Subaru Impreza

ok someone was asking me to do this so i did it

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sN5tyGU26qw



video is my mothers 2006 impreza 2.5i wagon

just tired of the crap i find on youtube sometimes (expertvillage 500 part videos is a good example)
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Old 09-23-2008, 11:48 PM   #2
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I just changed my oil today, and it's the second time that I didn't change the crusher ring... Hopefully bad things will not happen.
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Old 09-23-2008, 11:50 PM   #3
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Good job... always good to have how-to videos for this stuff.

My differences:
  • I don't fill my oil filter with oil, but I do take my finger and put oil on the gasket. You don't need to fill it with oil, and many cars don't have filters vertical like Subarus, so you wouldn't be able to fill it like you did. The oil helps during tightening and helps prevent the gasket from come lose from the filter.
  • I don't replace the washer... never knew it was a crush type Many cars just use a plastic washer as well. I guess you can replace them if you notice leaking, otherwise, not really necessary.
  • Also, before installing the oil filter, I clean off the seal area so it is free of any old oil/dirt, just to make sure I get a good seal. I do the same around the drain plug to make sure there's no dirt or anything that might prevent the washer from sealing well.
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Old 09-23-2008, 11:53 PM   #4
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Yeah, I just replaced my crush washer because it was leaking. Probably from dumbass me over tightening it at one point and then not tightening it enough subsequently. I'm enjoying the lack of leaking now though (and i shall torque it down from this point forward)

I also clean the drain plug and filter seal area.

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Old 09-24-2008, 01:26 AM   #5
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always always always get a new crush washer with every oil change
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Old 09-24-2008, 01:38 AM   #6
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Ha ha ha ha lol, good job on the video, I know that crap took time to make. You missed one little thing though, you should only change oil on an engine that is fully warmed up. Some dumb a$$ is going to be watching the video and thinking, " I didn't know that the oil in the engine is always hot."
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Old 09-24-2008, 02:26 AM   #7
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Nice video love the music lol. And the emphisis on the oil cap cant be beat. lol
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Old 09-24-2008, 03:17 AM   #8
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just tired of the crap i find on youtube sometimes (expertvillage 500 part videos is a good example)
haha, every expertvillage video I've seen has been complete garbage
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Old 09-24-2008, 04:05 AM   #9
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Damn, was your moms oil change overdue or what?
Looked really dark from the vid.
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Old 09-24-2008, 07:08 AM   #10
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only way to go. no more wrenches or crush washers needed. had one on my XT. new one in transit for my new 08 WRX.

http://www.fumotousa.com/
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Old 09-24-2008, 07:46 AM   #11
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I never replace the washer.. heck, I don't even have a washer anymore.
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Old 09-24-2008, 07:50 AM   #12
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always always always get a new crush washer with every oil change
120k on the bugeye...original crush washer. No leaks. That's 40 oil changes.
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Old 09-24-2008, 08:02 AM   #13
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120k on the bugeye...original crush washer. No leaks. That's 40 oil changes.
I re-used my crush washer once and it leaked (minor drip), I've replaced it everytime after that.
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Old 09-24-2008, 09:58 AM   #14
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only way to go. no more wrenches or crush washers needed. had one on my XT. new one in transit for my new 08 WRX.

http://www.fumotousa.com/
did this to my 04 wrx...was soooo smart
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Old 09-24-2008, 10:23 AM   #15
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fumoto valve

only way to go. no more wrenches or crush washers needed. had one on my XT. new one in transit for my new 08 WRX.

http://www.fumotousa.com/


ya i want to try one of those but always worried it'll some how fail and open leaking oil everywhere
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Old 09-24-2008, 11:18 AM   #16
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isnt there a tray you have to remove to gain access to the drain plug?
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Old 09-24-2008, 11:42 AM   #17
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1. go to the dealer
2. get an oil change
3. pay the dealer
4. go home
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Old 09-24-2008, 11:57 AM   #18
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Yea i was going to do this as a write up on how to change your oil lol
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Old 09-24-2008, 01:25 PM   #19
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i prefer to do this with the rx-8
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Old 09-24-2008, 01:30 PM   #20
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only way to go. no more wrenches or crush washers needed. had one on my XT. new one in transit for my new 08 WRX.

http://www.fumotousa.com/
I have one of these installed on my car and it works great!
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Old 09-24-2008, 01:53 PM   #21
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I have one of these installed on my car and it works great!
I had one and it was great. Then I installed the OEM gauge package. The drain plug is replaced with a drain plug w/ integrated oil temp sensor. No more fumoto valve.
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Old 09-24-2008, 01:56 PM   #22
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1. go to the dealer
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*sigh*

This is whats wrong with this country today.

"I can't be bothered, I'll pay someone else to do it!" *racks up massive debt*
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Old 09-24-2008, 02:11 PM   #23
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isnt there a tray you have to remove to gain access to the drain plug?
yes for all WRX's except bugeyes. none of the 2.5i's have undertrays
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Old 09-24-2008, 02:17 PM   #24
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*sigh*

This is whats wrong with this country today.

"I can't be bothered, I'll pay someone else to do it!" *racks up massive debt*
I get paid by people who don't have time/don't know how to/or want to.

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Old 09-24-2008, 02:22 PM   #25
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*sigh*

This is whats wrong with this country today.

"I can't be bothered, I'll pay someone else to do it!" *racks up massive debt*
Not everyone is mechanically inclined to work on their own cars, silly
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