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Old 07-20-2004, 12:03 AM   #1
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Default Oil change question - I have no 04 wrx manual

How much oil do i need for an oil change to do it myself. What other important points are included in the owners manual about an oil change?
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Old 07-20-2004, 12:05 AM   #2
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4.8Qt's. Not much more in the manual.

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Old 07-20-2004, 12:08 AM   #3
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Old 07-20-2004, 02:13 AM   #4
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OK....here's what I do....warm up the engine a bit....drain the old oil (pull the dipstick up a bit and loosen oil cap so air can get in) and remove the old filter making sure that the old gasket is still on the filter and not stuck to the filter attach flange....go have a beverage of the moment to let oil drain.....come back and re-install pan plug with new gasket...torque to 33ft-lbs(yes I do ) fill the new filter out of a 5qt jug of (insert fav oil here) and install hand tight +1/4 turn....dump, slowly, the remainder of 5qt jug of oil into filler opening...start car and check for leaks....drive around the block and check quantity(spot on in every case so far )...and clean up and done.
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Old 07-20-2004, 02:27 AM   #5
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Old 07-20-2004, 02:27 AM   #6
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Might as well add this while we're at it:

http://forums.nasioc.com/forums/show...%27s+manifesto
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Old 07-20-2004, 07:07 AM   #7
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If you want a copy of the manual, just sign up for "my subaru" on the subaru website (it's a free site, and you can download the owners manual from there)
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Old 07-20-2004, 07:30 AM   #8
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You forgot the last step.....

Drive yourself insane over the next week trying to get a decent oil level reading off the $@$%# dipstick.

I just did the first oil change on my STi. I warmed it up to operating temp, and let the oil drain overnight with both the dipstick and fill lid open on level ground in my garage.

I refilled with 4.5 quarts, and I'm pretty sure it's over full....at least I think it is...who can tell with the %$!@!$ dipstick!?!

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Old 07-20-2004, 09:18 AM   #9
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You forgot the last step.....

Drive yourself insane over the next week trying to get a decent oil level reading off the $@$%# dipstick.
Here's a trick. Pull the dipstick and wait a few minutes before reinserting. When you pull the dipstick you can drag a little bit of oil up the tube. By waiting a few minutes, you let this oil flow back down the tube, enabling you to get a clean reading.

If this still doesn't work, wait longer.
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Old 07-20-2004, 09:44 AM   #10
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my manual says its 4.2, for STI and WRX. My 02 WRX was 4.8. You may need to check if yours is 4.2 for oil too.
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Old 07-20-2004, 11:28 AM   #11
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Have you asked your sales person for the missing manual? They would probably give you one if you explained the situation. Perhaps it was an honest mistake.

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Old 07-20-2004, 06:27 PM   #12
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my manual says its 4.2, for STI and WRX. My 02 WRX was 4.8. You may need to check if yours is 4.2 for oil too.
I think 4.2 is for the NA 2.5L engine
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Old 07-20-2004, 09:12 PM   #13
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You forgot the last step.....

Drive yourself insane over the next week trying to get a decent oil level reading off the $@$%# dipstick.

I just did the first oil change on my STi. I warmed it up to operating temp, and let the oil drain overnight with both the dipstick and fill lid open on level ground in my garage.

I refilled with 4.5 quarts, and I'm pretty sure it's over full....at least I think it is...who can tell with the %$!@!$ dipstick!?!

-Michael
Yeah I totally know what you mean. HOw the hell you read that craP? There are two lines, one says its over full, the other says its underfull..
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