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Old 06-16-2009, 07:17 PM   #1
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Default So.....Who wants to help me with an oil change? :)

So, like it says, who's up to help? I'm kinds overdo for one but I honestly don't feel like taking my car to a local shop (no offense to any that read) and I don't wanna take my car to a dealership (Carter). The reason isn't due to service or the lack thereof, it's just that I think it's high time I did this myself at least once if not from now on. I'm really a hands-on sorta guy as it is anyway and my subie is my first car I haven't done the oil changes on myself.

As it stands now, I plan on picking up 4-5 quarts of ENOS 5W-30 full synthetic and a genuine Subaru oil filter. Does anyone recommend anything else?

Also, any takers as to who can help me, when and where?
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Old 06-16-2009, 07:19 PM   #2
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Just check the odo, I'm 765 past 3k since my last change. I know I know, I'm bad.
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Old 06-16-2009, 07:20 PM   #3
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don't worry about being 750 over, you'll be fine.

while you're picking up the filter, pick up a crush washer for the drain plug too

http://forums.nasioc.com/forums/show....php?t=1693597 post #16
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Old 06-16-2009, 07:21 PM   #4
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Did you get a crush washer with that filter? And answer your damn phone. I know my minute was long but no need to hate.
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Old 06-16-2009, 07:27 PM   #5
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Ill help you mate. Come over to my place. I will do your oil for free and show you how to do it step by step for future reference ^_^

Here is what I use on my 2005 stage 2+ wrx

Mobile 1 10W30 oil (get 5 quarts. It calls for about 4.5 quarts)
Fram oil filter (Comes with gasket for the filter) (I have used this for 30+k miles and have no issues)

I wouldnt worry too much about the crush gasket for the drain plug. I have never replaced mine and I have had my car for about 40K miles and no leaky

Anyways man I live up in Everett. I am actually off work tomorrow. If you would like you can come over and I can do the oil change for ya. If you are interested, PM me I would be more than happy to help a Subie bud out

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Old 06-16-2009, 07:32 PM   #6
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buy this...

https://www.subarugenuineparts.com/p...oducts_id=1520

I run mobile 1 5w-40 synthetic (branded as Turbo Diesel Truck oil) you can buy at schucks or in gallons at Wally world. You need to get 5 qts.
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Old 06-16-2009, 10:17 PM   #7
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What is the main benifit of buying a turbo approved oil filter?
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Old 06-16-2009, 10:43 PM   #8
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What is the main benifit of buying a turbo approved oil filter?
specs may or may not be different, but there are a few things that could be different: flow volume, bypass pressure (if any), particulate filtration size, internal materials (important on diesels anyway, Cummins/Dodge may/may not honor warranty claims caused by running the wrong filter)

edit: I never change the crush washer on my Jeeps - but then again they're not copper tty types, they're either nylon or rubber.

I think I might still have a stack of subaru crush washers in my toolbox.
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Old 06-16-2009, 11:12 PM   #9
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As it stands now, I plan on picking up 4-5 quarts of ENOS 5W-30 full synthetic and a genuine Subaru oil filter. Does anyone recommend anything else?
ENEOS 5w-30 is not fully synthetic

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Old 06-16-2009, 11:45 PM   #10
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Jake-
Just get a couple of Jack stands, a Jack and a (small Metric tool kit Probably $15-$20) will cover your bases. Should take no moret than 20 minutes

I would offer a hand, but I'm down with a stomach virus thing
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Old 06-16-2009, 11:51 PM   #11
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The crush gasket is like $1.67. If you're that cheap then sell your Subaru.
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Old 06-16-2009, 11:56 PM   #12
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And please dont buy a Fram oil filter.
It will make baby Jesus cry

Get either Purolater, Wix or Napa Gold filters.
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Old 06-17-2009, 01:02 AM   #13
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And please dont buy a Fram oil filter.
It will make baby Jesus cry

Get either Purolater, Wix or Napa Gold filters.
I almost said that as well, but didn't want to start the whole oil filter debate again.

As for me, I just buy OEM filters. They tape the crush gasket to the top of the filter. They're a few bucks more, but I figure Subaru knows what they're doing and has high standards.
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Old 06-17-2009, 01:12 AM   #14
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i wish i could do my own oil . cant fit a jack under my car lol.
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Old 06-17-2009, 01:15 AM   #15
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I would recommend 10-30 unless you like a spun bearing. speaking from experience!
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Old 06-17-2009, 01:23 AM   #16
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i wish i could do my own oil . cant fit a jack under my car lol.
Drive it onto phone books. That's what my friend does with his Civic.
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Old 06-17-2009, 01:42 AM   #17
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The crush gasket is like $1.67. If you're that cheap then sell your Subaru.


Inflation is a bitch. I bought a stack for a buck, maybe $.15-20 each, back in the day.



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And please dont buy a Fram oil filter.
It will make baby Jesus cry

Get either Purolater, Wix or Napa Gold filters.
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I almost said that as well, but didn't want to start the whole oil filter debate again.

As for me, I just buy OEM filters. They tape the crush gasket to the top of the filter. They're a few bucks more, but I figure Subaru knows what they're doing and has high standards.


Who do you guys think makes the OEM filters?

Hint: The same company that makes Fram filters.
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Old 06-17-2009, 01:48 AM   #18
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Inflation is a bitch. I bought a stack for a buck, maybe $.15-20 each, back in the day.









Who do you guys think makes the OEM filters?

Hint: The same company that makes Fram filters.


You suck lol. I wanted to post that .
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Old 06-17-2009, 01:49 AM   #19
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i can't do it tomorrow daniel, sorry. i have a lot going on and i don't even have the oil or the filter as of yet (going to get those tomorrow). I was thinking maybe thursday?

as for the weight of the oil to use, i thought 5w-30 was the stock weight, am i wrong? i also figure subaru knows what they are doing when it comes to the oil filters so until i have the time to look up specs for something like that i'm just going to stay with the stock ones.

as for ride height, i think i should be fine for getting a jack under the car. i'm sitting on rce blacks with lowering front camber plates.

anyone else who might be available?
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I have some ramps made out of layered 2x6s Long and bulky, but it gets the job done (thats what she said!). I can drive up onto them no problems with my coilovers, and once at the top level, its high enough to get under there to change the oil and such. No jack required.

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Old 06-17-2009, 02:46 AM   #21
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i wish i could do my own oil . cant fit a jack under my car lol.
I think I suggested this before. Get some 2x8 or 2x10 boards and roll that baby onto them. If you still can't get your jack under the car then you got yourself a lowrider.
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I think I suggested this before. Get some 2x8 or 2x10 boards and roll that baby onto them. If you still can't get your jack under the car then you got yourself a lowrider.
I did 2x4's.. and i still couldnt cause it's a ****ty shucks jack. lol i need a low profile jack.

im about 4 inches off the ground in the front.
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Old 06-17-2009, 02:57 AM   #23
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Jake-
Just get a couple of Jack stands, a Jack and a (small Metric tool kit Probably $15-$20) will cover your bases. Should take no moret than 20 minutes

I would offer a hand, but I'm down with a stomach virus thing
Mud butt?
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Old 06-17-2009, 03:05 AM   #24
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^^ This,








was super funny...
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Old 06-17-2009, 03:28 AM   #25
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if you leave your car stock height you dont even have to jack it up to do oil changes ahaha
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