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Old 12-22-2004, 03:04 PM   #23
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2005 STi WRB/Gold
2005 S4 Avant


Originally Posted by Peaty
The manual is not right the 2.5L turbo needs 5 qts w/ filter:
5.1 quarts according to an e-mail response I just rec'd from Subaru:

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.

Happy Holidays,

John J. Mergen
Subaru of America, Inc.


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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