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Old 05-07-2013, 08:29 PM   #1
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Okay, I can't seem to find an exact answer anywhere.
2012 wrx.
When do I check the fluid level?
Hot or cold?!?
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Old 05-07-2013, 08:58 PM   #2
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Okay, I can't seem to find an exact answer anywhere.
2012 wrx.
When do I check the fluid level?
Hot or cold?!?
Pphhhssss!!! look in your owners manual lol
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Old 05-07-2013, 09:00 PM   #3
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Pphhhssss!!! If u know how to read look in your owners manual lol
Ppppphhhssss! If you knew how to read, it doesn't say if the engine should be hot or cold. It just says park on a flat surface and shut engine off. So check your facts before you make a smart ass remark.
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Old 05-07-2013, 09:02 PM   #4
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Ppppphhhssss! If you knew how to read, it doesn't say if the engine should be hot or cold. It just says park on a flat surface and shut engine off. So check your facts before you make a smart ass remark.
It also tells u the the hot and the cold mark on your dipstick/
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Old 05-07-2013, 09:08 PM   #5
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It also tells u the the hot and the cold mark on your dipstick/
Okay idk what car you're talking about because it doesn't on mine.
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Old 05-07-2013, 09:16 PM   #6
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Okay idk what car you're talking about because it doesn't on mine.
Pull your dipstick out look at the top hole, that is your hot mark, and then just above it there is a little notch that is your cold mark. It states it in my manuel for my11 sti. Should be the same for all 2.5L correct me if I'm wrong.
Plus there is no reason to post when u could have done a search, there is tones of info on here about this subject.
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Old 05-07-2013, 09:20 PM   #7
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Pull your dipstick out look at the top hole, that is your hot mark, and then just above it there is a little notch that is your cold mark. It states it in my manuel for my11 sti. Should be the same for all 2.5L correct me if I'm wrong.
Plus there is no reason to post when u could have done a search, there is tones of info on here about this subject.
I'm correcting you, because that is wrong. I'm staring at my dipstick right now.
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Old 05-07-2013, 09:22 PM   #8
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I'm correcting you, because that is wrong. I'm staring at my dipstick right now.
So there is no notch about a 1/4" above the top hole.
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Old 05-07-2013, 09:32 PM   #9
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So there is no notch about a 1/4" above the top hole.
Nope. There is a "L" hole and "F" hole.
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Old 05-07-2013, 09:37 PM   #10
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Nope. There is a "L" hole and "F" hole.
Well hopefully somebody can chime in and shed some light or u might find your answer first by searching.
I would assume when its hot to be at the full mark.
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Old 05-21-2013, 08:46 PM   #11
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Hi.

You might be looking at your front diff dipstick, rather than the transmission dipstick.

On some cars the transmission dipstick can be hard to find, as it can be low down in the engine bay and can be 'hiding' under wires, etc.

The trans dipstick has holes and marks to indicate which markings to use if the fluid is hot (you've been driving) or cold (its been sitting) on my cars the front diff dipsticks only have 'low' and 'full' marked on them, and the trans dipsticks all have 'hot' and 'cold'

So have a look around your engine bay for another dipstick.

Check the trans fluid level with the car running.

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Old 05-22-2013, 12:13 AM   #12
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those with 6mt's and 5mt should NOT mix yer metaphores


or your advice to people with different cars
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Old 05-26-2013, 11:52 AM   #13
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those with 6mt's and 5mt should NOT mix yer metaphores


or your advice to people with different cars
Uncle - with all due respect, if I'm incorrect, how about just correcting me and helping the guy out. Also, the plural form of metaphor is metaphors.

OP: I think it's reasonable to infer from Uncle's reply that dipstick locations vary on different models and years.
I was thinking that you might be looking at the front diff dipstick, which doesn't have 'hot' and 'cold' marks on it.



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Old 05-26-2013, 10:16 PM   #14
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Uncle - with all due respect, if I'm incorrect, how about just correcting me and helping the guy out. Also, the plural form of metaphor is metaphors.

OP: I think it's reasonable to infer from Uncle's reply that dipstick locations vary on different models and years.
I was thinking that you might be looking at the front diff dipstick, which doesn't have 'hot' and 'cold' marks on it.



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don't give a **** about speelin......but I do give a **** about people posting about cars that they don't now about,,,,,and the 5mt cars are different than the 6mt cars and people who don't have one or the other or KNOW the differences shouldn't post

makes for all sorta stupid **** getting posted later on

if ya don't KNOW...DONT POST
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Old 05-27-2013, 12:47 AM   #15
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Cameronlafond,
My apologies for the inaccuracies of my first post, I have been working on my 2005 Baja and a friend's Outback, and just saw your post, and didn't give proper consideration to the year/model. I'll edit that post for accuracy.
I still think that you may be looking at the wrong dipstick.
I presume that you know that the dipstick nearest the front of the car is for the engine oil.
Get under your car.
The next dipstick (moving toward the rear of the car) comes out of the front diff; you can follow it up to see where the tube ends.
The dipstick after that one (again, moving toward the rear of the car) comes out of the transmission. You can also look up to see where it ends.
It is very important to make sure that you know the difference between the front diff dipstick and the trans dipstick. You don't want to accidentally put trans fluid in your front diff.
If you have to add fluid to the trans, use Subaru compatible trans fluid. Some brands will specifically state on the label the brands of cars that they're compatible with.
Remember to check the trans fluid with the engine running.

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Old 05-30-2013, 06:10 PM   #16
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don't give a **** about speelin......but I do give a **** about people posting about cars that they don't now about,,,,,and the 5mt cars are different than the 6mt cars and people who don't have one or the other or KNOW the differences shouldn't post

makes for all sorta stupid **** getting posted later on

if ya don't KNOW...DONT POST
Bahaha!!

C'mon uncle sh$tty figured u would have caught on that I misunderstood the op thinking he was talking about the dipstick for the motor lmao:diaf;/

So ill beat u to it and already gave myself a "FACEPALM".

Doesn't matter whether 5sp or 6sp or flavour of car its the either cold or hot level which ever comes first)
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Old 07-02-2013, 08:35 PM   #17
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Hi.

You might be looking at your front diff dipstick, rather than the transmission dipstick.

On some cars the transmission dipstick can be hard to find, as it can be low down in the engine bay and can be 'hiding' under wires, etc.

The trans dipstick has holes and marks to indicate which markings to use if the fluid is hot (you've been driving) or cold (its been sitting) on my cars the front diff dipsticks only have 'low' and 'full' marked on them, and the trans dipsticks all have 'hot' and 'cold'

So have a look around your engine bay for another dipstick.

Check the trans fluid level with the car running.

Brain g
Hi I know I'm like really late but I know for sure that I am looking at the trams dip stick and STILL have not been told for sure wether to check hot or cold.
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Hi I know I'm like really late but I know for sure that I am looking at the trams dip stick and STILL have not been told for sure wether to check hot or cold.

d00000000000000d....pick one...and keep doing It the same way.
do it and remember that it is always better for the 5mt to be a bit OVER full rather than ANY under full

and if it is up to 1/4" above the 'full'...leave it alone.....more than that is too much
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