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Old 12-28-2013, 11:13 PM   #226
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what kind of fluids should 4EAT users use?

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Old 01-09-2014, 03:31 PM   #227
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How often are you guys servicing you differentials?? I dont trust the "stealer" ugh I mean dealer. They just want my money..I trust Nasioc for subie questions
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Old 01-09-2014, 04:04 PM   #228
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How often are you guys servicing you differentials?? I dont trust the "stealer" ugh I mean dealer. They just want my money..I trust Nasioc for subie questions
I serviced my wrx at 32k with oem fluids using a coupon at the dealership. Has been running fine. I'm at 38k miles now.
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Old 01-09-2014, 07:32 PM   #229
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How often are you guys servicing you differentials?? I dont trust the "stealer" ugh I mean dealer. They just want my money..I trust Nasioc for subie questions
Its a 30k service for trans and diff fluid. Its really easy to do, just like an oil change really but you need a torx bit ... t27 I think but might be wrong. I have seen subaru extra s oil for sale on amazon for 15 $ a quart.
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Old 02-17-2014, 05:35 PM   #230
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Which rotella do I want for my 12 wrx. I see just plain ole rotella (cheapest) than I see t5 and t6
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Old 02-17-2014, 06:03 PM   #231
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T6 Rotella
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Old 02-17-2014, 08:26 PM   #232
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Which rotella do I want for my 12 wrx. I see just plain ole rotella (cheapest) than I see t5 and t6
T6, the blue container
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Old 02-17-2014, 10:42 PM   #233
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I'd still run a k/n filter. Its a few bucks more but works better and is reusable for life.
Just to share information. If you want the "cleanest" air you should rethink the K&N. If you want the least restrictive then the K&N will work. I remember doing research way back when so I had to search for this article.

http://www.nicoclub.com/archives/kn-vs-oem-filter.html
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Old 03-03-2014, 06:42 PM   #234
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I need to top off my coolant s little in my 2012 wrx. Its maybe a inch below the low line so not much needed only a couple of ounces. Can I use just distilled water? Being its not a significant amount
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Old 03-18-2014, 03:38 PM   #235
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For that much just use tap water, unless you have well water that really sucks.
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Old 03-18-2014, 04:06 PM   #236
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Its a 30k service for trans and diff fluid. Its really easy to do, just like an oil change really but you need a torx bit ... t27 I think but might be wrong. I have seen subaru extra s oil for sale on amazon for 15 $ a quart.
hmmm I wonder the stealer charges for this.
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Old 04-06-2014, 02:33 PM   #237
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08 2.5i 55k miles

I just changed plugs for the first time. Passenger side front hole had a lot of oil in it. Passenger side rear hole had a little. Drivers side were bone dry.

Where did the oil come from? What would cause this? Anything to worry about?
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Old 04-19-2014, 12:03 AM   #238
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I need tutorials for the following:
1) How to replace the valve cover gaskets on my 2003 Forester 2.5 XS
2) How to replace the A/C belt
3) How to replace the power steering belt

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Old 04-19-2014, 12:05 AM   #239
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I need tutorials for the following:
1) How to replace the valve cover gaskets on my 2003 Forester 2.5 XS
2) How to replace the A/C belt
3) How to replace the power steering belt

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Old 04-21-2014, 11:53 AM   #240
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I need tutorials for the following:
1) How to replace the valve cover gaskets on my 2003 Forester 2.5 XS
2) How to replace the A/C belt
3) How to replace the power steering belt

Thank you.
to replace the valve cover gaskets really requires an engine removal so the last 2 would be included. I have heard of people doing them in the car, but was told they would pull the motor if they had to do it again. You may want to invest in a Service Manual, they can be found on CD on Ebay cheap.
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Old 07-22-2014, 04:22 PM   #241
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I recently changeD my transmission oil. But for some reason, I get a jerking motion between 2nd to 3rd gear during hard acceleration. Did anyone experienced the same thing? What do I do? Its my 1st turbo charged car.

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Old 08-08-2014, 04:25 PM   #242
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Does anyone live in the daytona beach area i would like someone that knows these wrx motors to take a quick look at my car i need a second opinion i swear my turbo is ticking at idle
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Old 11-18-2014, 02:59 AM   #243
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I changed out my front brake pads and rotors. Now I get a squeak at the metal clip(?) that holds the brake pads on the passenger side. I've greased that metal clip and the sound goes away for about two weeks then comes back again? I've greased it twice and it came back each time. What gives..? Is the grease rubbing off somehow?
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Old 12-25-2014, 06:33 PM   #244
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I recently took my 2012 impreza to the dealership to complain about it losing oil and to get an oil change. They told me to come back in 1200 miles. After I got home, I checked the oil and they overfilled it by about 30%, see photo. Is this bad for the car? What should I do? The red arrow is the full mark.

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Old 12-25-2014, 07:49 PM   #245
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Drain it down a bit.

Next time, perform your own oil service and while doing so, install a Fumoto oil drain valve.
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Old 12-27-2014, 12:05 PM   #246
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So...I'm having a similar problem with my 2014 impreza. The vehicle just broke 9000 miles, the oil has been changed like clock work as per the manufacturer specifications and recently the oil light came on. On the way into work about 100 yards away from the parking lot the oil light came on, when I checked it the oil level it was at the bottom of the dipstick it was still there but really low. I automatically assumed the oil change place did a jenky job with the oil filter etc. But when I took a closer look there was absolutely no oil anywhere. I called the place where I had my oil changed and they had me bring the car to them to do a leak check but they couldn't find anything. I then called Subaru to see if they could help and of course I was told just to keep an eye on it and call them back if it gets low again. What would cause the oil level to drop like that.? I don't run the car too hard at all in my opinion and for a new car it shouldn't burn a drip of oil. I know Subarus have been know to need a quart of oil every two thousand miles or so but common sense tells me that something is screwed up. I thought Maybe a defective piston ring so I had a buddy follow behind me to check for the dark oily smoke from the exhaust and he said there was nothing. So where is this oil going.?? I'd appreciate if Anyone has any ideas on what to do.


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Old 12-27-2014, 12:32 PM   #247
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Recently did the 2004 sti 6speed swap and picked up alot more than I found out I needed, so I have alot from my wrx and some random things from the sti that are 100% identical.

Location Spotsylvania 23024 VA

Most prices are OBO
if im shipping you pay shipping,

The 04 sti components have 90k
The 04 wrx components have 108k
Unless listed otherwise


Aftermarket parts
250$Helix High-flow catted downpipe
50$Kartboy front endlinks
75$ Cobb Tuning SF Air Intake Box Subaru WRX / STI 2002-2007 / Forester XT 2004-2008


40$ 5speed excedy OE replacement clutch with 30k miles on it -
SOLD5speed flywheel OE from subaru with 30k on it -
^both are in excellent shape, broke in accordingly (900miles) way more than necessary

SOLD grimmspeed top mount silicone charge piping. Literally bought them, installed them (had to cut to fit) and then decided to go front mount


450$2004 wrx transmission (3rd gear had some sync row issues may have just been crappy fluid, but everything else is pretty solid) may end up keeping and rebuilding not sure yet

SOLDA stock td05 04 wrx turbo w/90k- No shaft play at all.


35$ for both2004 wrx front half shafts - one CV boot will need to be replaced, will replace but price will increase
50$ for both2004 wrx rear half shafts -
60$ both 2004 wrx rear hubs -
50$2004 wrx driveshaft -
250$2004 wrx r-160 rear diff (still in good shape, used high quality magnets and diff fluid) -may still keep

30$2004 sti front hubs (the bearings looked like they had begun to rust so I used my wrx front hubs (identical)

200$2004 sti/wrx rear subframe that holds the diff in (has all centric bolts and everything else)
50$ for both2004 sti/wrx rear trailing arms


make offer2004wrx rear calipers and front calipers-


100$ for all 42004 wrx OE roters- all the way around along with hawk hp+ pads in the front. And 0em in the rear All in good shape. U may want to resurface the roters if u plan on picking them up as I made the mistake of using a hammer to get them off.
All brake pads and roters have about 30k on them

100$ 2004 STi front autozone roters less than 5k and autozone pads less than 5k




30$bosch OE narrowband post-turbo 02 sensor- with about 20k miles on it

SOLD2004 wrx tumbler generator valves- non deleted, will delete and polish for you but will charge for the delete before I do it.

40$ ball ping hammer mod2004 wrx stock BPV
40$2004 wrx stock fuel pump
150$2004 wrx stock 550cc injectors

150$2004 wrx TMIC

Just went FMIC

SOLD 2004 sti TMIC


and im pretty sure thats everything. If you have got a price in mind im willing to take offers.

Thanks for your intetest
Thomas M.
Best advice I can give you boss, is do your own oil changes or pay someone you personally know and trust.... and do a compression test for results if you have a defectove piston ring this is your best bet.

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Old 01-28-2015, 07:15 PM   #248
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Thank you for letting us know. Lots of good info.
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Old 03-10-2015, 04:48 PM   #249
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Hey guys. Got an 02wrx. What is the name of the rail that connects the coolant expansion tank to the resivoir? It is mounted to the fan bolts and the coolant hoses from the resivoir and expansion tank are clamped to it. Thank you
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Old 03-16-2015, 03:30 PM   #250
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2012 WRX - Trying to figure out how to replace the rear turn signal bulbs. Anyone replace the bulbs yet and know the easiest way?
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