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Old 09-04-2007, 09:08 PM   #51
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For me, about 4.5qt is about right. I do auto-x once in a while so I topped it up to the full mark, which is about 4.8qt. My brother just throws 5qt in his (slightly overfilled) with no issues for years. Overfilling by a little won't hurt anything.

I have a similar oil related dealer incident. When I had bought my car (used) from the dealership, they had just changed the oil in the car. After a couple thousand miles, I had noticed that the plastic guards under the engine were oily, but not enough to dip on the floor. I was hoping it wasn't a gasket. It turns out they didn't tighten the oil filter enough. When I went to change my oil, the filter had oil all over it and I could easily loosen it with my hands. Some of those techs are just way to lazy. Typically the least skilled people are the ones doing oil changes.
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Old 09-05-2007, 10:47 AM   #52
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From my 2.0L WRX to my 2.5L FXT, I've used 5 full quarts since 2003 and neither car was ever overfilled.

-Dennis
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Old 06-11-2008, 11:45 AM   #53
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I feel i need to share my oil change experience. I have a stock 05 STi. I'm very meticulous when it comes to oil changes on my car and hope to help others with same concerns.

I changed the engine oil and the filter last might. After pouring 4.3 quarts of oil and idling the car for 5 min, the oil level was right in the middle between L and F mark. I left the car overnight and checked it in the morning on cold engine; the oil level was near F mark (slightly below).

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I guess pouring 4.5 quarts would be perfect for my car and the safest if you are concerned about having enough of oil and not overfilling the same time.

4.5 quarts has my vote.
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Old 08-11-2008, 01:14 AM   #54
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I feel i need to share my oil change experience. I have a stock 05 STi. I'm very meticulous when it comes to oil changes on my car and hope to help others with same concerns.

I changed the engine oil and the filter last might. After pouring 4.3 quarts of oil and idling the car for 5 min, the oil level was right in the middle between L and F mark. I left the car overnight and checked it in the morning on cold engine; the oil level was near F mark (slightly below).

Final thoughts:
I guess pouring 4.5 quarts would be perfect for my car and the safest if you are concerned about having enough of oil and not overfilling the same time.

4.5 quarts has my vote.
It's because 05+ STI's take 4.2 quarts of oil, where the 2004's took 4.8 quarts.

Read the last page in your owners manual!

A lot of Miss information because everyone was basing their 4.8 quarts from the 2004 year.

But they changed it in 2005!
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Old 08-11-2008, 06:40 AM   #55
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It's because 05+ STI's take 4.2 quarts of oil, where the 2004's took 4.8 quarts.

Read the last page in your owners manual!

A lot of Miss information because everyone was basing their 4.8 quarts from the 2004 year.

But they changed it in 2005!
There has been alot of debate & talk on this topic... Both the manual and dipsticks are inaccurate as most of us know by now...

The oil capacity may have changed in the manual, but the actual oil capacity on STi's did not change from 04 to 05...

Here is a quote of a letter from SOA which addresses the issue...
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"Dear Mr. Hedin:

Thank you for taking the time to contact us. The engine oil capacity specification in your owner's manual (4.2 quarts) is the capacity of the engine oil and not the capacity of the engine oil when replacing the engine oil filter. The capacity of engine oil when replacing the oil filter in your 2005 WRX STi Sedan is 5.1 quarts.

Thank you for the opportunity to be of assistance. If you need any future assistance, please feel free to contact us again.

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Hi,

I'm a bit confused about the proper amount of engine oil needed for my '05 STi. My Owner's Manual says that an oil & filter change will require 4.2 quarts, but after changing my oil and filter and filling with 4.2 quarts the level appeared a bit low. Adding another 0.5 quarts seems to have brought the level up to the correct level. Is there a typo in the owner's manual? Please advise, thanks!

-Andy Hedin"
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