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Old 05-13-2014, 11:47 AM   #251
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Awesome info, thanks a lot
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Old 05-13-2014, 04:32 PM   #252
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Did my first oil change on the 15 WRX. Some info (use at your own risk):

Oil Filter
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PART#15208AA170 (bought online for $5.75 each). This is the black JDM filter that is mentioned in owner's manual. The service manual also mentions a blue filter - may be what dealerships in U.S. are selling - not sure of the part number for the blue one.

TIGHTEN: 3/4th of a turn after making contact (BLACK FILTER), 7/8ths of a turn (BLUE FILTER) according to service manual.

OIL FILTER WRENCH: 80mm for black filter. Not sure for blue filter.

Oil Drain Plug
------------
GASKET PART #803916010 (bought online $0.73 each). Factory one is painted on - make sure you remove first (use razor blade) before putting on new one.

REMOVAL/INSTALL: Past the aluminum skidplate, a couple of inches to driver's side from center of car. Use 14mm socket. Torque specs: 30.8 ft-lb according to service manual

Oil
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CAPACITY: 5.4 US quarts (when changing oil and oil filter)

OIL: 5W-30 SYNTHETIC.
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Old 05-13-2014, 05:38 PM   #253
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Did my first oil change on the 15 WRX. Some info (use at your own risk): Oil Filter -------- PART#15208AA170 (bought online for $5.75 each). This is the black JDM filter that is mentioned in owner's manual. The service manual also mentions a blue filter - may be what dealerships in U.S. are selling - not sure of the part number for the blue one. TIGHTEN: 3/4th of a turn after making contact (BLACK FILTER), 7/8ths of a turn (BLUE FILTER) according to service manual. OIL FILTER WRENCH: 80mm for black filter. Not sure for blue filter. Oil Drain Plug ------------ GASKET PART #803916010 (bought online $0.73 each). Factory one is painted on - make sure you remove first (use razor blade) before putting on new one. REMOVAL/INSTALL: Past the aluminum skidplate, a couple of inches to driver's side from center of car. Use 14mm socket. Torque specs: 30.8 ft-lb according to service manual Oil --- CAPACITY: 5.4 US quarts (when changing oil and oil filter) OIL: 5W-30 SYNTHETIC.
What site did you order from and how much was shipping. I went to local dealer today and they didn't have any filters in stock...

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Old 05-13-2014, 05:40 PM   #254
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probably because no one has 3000 miles on a 15 yet, let alone 6000
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Old 05-13-2014, 05:44 PM   #255
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Annapolis Subaru has the proper OEM filters in stock...bought 2 from them last week & changed my oil out last Friday. Was stupid-easy.

Still haven't edited the video on how to change the oil yet, wayyy too busy with other IRL stuff
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Old 05-13-2014, 05:52 PM   #256
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Annapolis Subaru has the proper OEM filters in stock...bought 2 from them last week & changed my oil out last Friday. Was stupid-easy. Still haven't edited the video on how to change the oil yet, wayyy too busy with other IRL stuff
Just ordered it online. Now to find out what oil I am going to use. Was going to go with subaru oem but the dealer only has it in 5 gal buckets. I'm thinking maybe Mobil 1 or pennzoil platinum.
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Old 05-13-2014, 06:12 PM   #257
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Did my first oil change on the 15 WRX. Some info (use at your own risk):

Oil Filter
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PART#15208AA170 (bought online for $5.75 each). This is the black JDM filter that is mentioned in owner's manual. The service manual also mentions a blue filter - may be what dealerships in U.S. are selling - not sure of the part number for the blue one.

TIGHTEN: 3/4th of a turn after making contact (BLACK FILTER), 7/8ths of a turn (BLUE FILTER) according to service manual.

OIL FILTER WRENCH: 80mm for black filter. Not sure for blue filter.

Oil Drain Plug >>>>>Fumoto valve
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GASKET PART #803916010 (bought online $0.73 each). Factory one is painted on - make sure you remove first (use razor blade) before putting on new one.

REMOVAL/INSTALL: Past the aluminum skidplate, a couple of inches to driver's side from center of car. Use 14mm socket. Torque specs: 30.8 ft-lb according to service manual

Oil
---
CAPACITY: 5.4 US quarts (when changing oil and oil filter)

OIL: 5W-30 SYNTHETIC.
There. Much easier(and cleaner) on the jobs after that.

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Just ordered it online. Now to find out what oil I am going to use. Was going to go with subaru oem but the dealer only has it in 5 gal buckets. I'm thinking maybe Mobil 1 or pennzoil platinum.
No filters? Oil in only 5gal buckets? What dealer is this?
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Old 05-13-2014, 06:40 PM   #258
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There. Much easier(and cleaner) on the jobs after that. No filters? Oil in only 5gal buckets? What dealer is this?
I was considering getting the fumoto valve but then I read about how it leaves a 1/4 quart of oil in e pan and thought to myself, nah.

It was beyer subaru in Alexandria va.
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Old 05-13-2014, 06:42 PM   #259
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Interesting the FB20 takes almost a litre more oil than the EJ25. I wonder if this is to help lengthen oil change intervals.
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Old 05-13-2014, 06:45 PM   #260
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considering they cut the change interval down by 1000 miles, I doubt it.
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Old 05-13-2014, 06:47 PM   #261
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considering they cut the change interval down by 1000 miles, I doubt it.
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Old 05-13-2014, 07:04 PM   #262
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Did my first oil change on the 15 WRX. Some info (use at your own risk):

Oil Filter
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PART#15208AA170 (bought online for $5.75 each). This is the black JDM filter that is mentioned in owner's manual. The service manual also mentions a blue filter - may be what dealerships in U.S. are selling - not sure of the part number for the blue one.

TIGHTEN: 3/4th of a turn after making contact (BLACK FILTER), 7/8ths of a turn (BLUE FILTER) according to service manual.

OIL FILTER WRENCH: 80mm for black filter. Not sure for blue filter.

Oil Drain Plug
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GASKET PART #803916010 (bought online $0.73 each). Factory one is painted on - make sure you remove first (use razor blade) before putting on new one.

REMOVAL/INSTALL: Past the aluminum skidplate, a couple of inches to driver's side from center of car. Use 14mm socket. Torque specs: 30.8 ft-lb according to service manual

Oil
---
CAPACITY: 5.4 US quarts (when changing oil and oil filter)

OIL: 5W-30 SYNTHETIC.
Are you referring to the O-ring/gasket that goes on the drain plug? I've never changed oil on a Subaru yet, not sure what it looks like down there. Is it really necessary to change it every time you change the oil, ie. is there a good chance it will leak if you don't?
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Old 05-13-2014, 07:18 PM   #263
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I was considering getting the fumoto valve but then I read about how it leaves a 1/4 quart of oil in e pan and thought to myself, nah.

It was beyer subaru in Alexandria va.
While I'm sure the valve does leave a small amount of oil in the pan, I highly doubt it leaves 1/4 quart of oil. I had one installed on my '07 WRX for 60k+ miles and now have one on my '11 STI. On both cars, the amount of oil used during oil changes with the valve installed is not noticeably different than it was prior to installing the valve.

The main concern would be whether the drain valve leaves metal shavings stuck in the pan, rather than draining them. According to this dude's pretty detailed experimenting, he confirmed that with the valve installed, all of the metal debris was still drained.

However, no matter what the Fumoto valve is likely not a good idea to use for the first few thousand miles as the engine is breaking in and more debris can be expected in the oil.

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Old 05-13-2014, 07:27 PM   #264
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Are you referring to the O-ring/gasket that goes on the drain plug? I've never changed oil on a Subaru yet, not sure what it looks like down there. Is it really necessary to change it every time you change the oil, ie. is there a good chance it will leak if you don't?
Many people do. I will say that in 13 years and over 300kish miles on Subarus, I've never once replaced one, and never had a leak.

On my other cars, the filter come with replacement crush washers for the drain plug, so I replace them.
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Old 05-13-2014, 09:57 PM   #265
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Many people do. I will say that in 13 years and over 300kish miles on Subarus, I've never once replaced one, and never had a leak.

On my other cars, the filter come with replacement crush washers for the drain plug, so I replace them.
Sort of. They are separate numbers and priced separate. I save myself the buck now that I have the Fumoto valve, but replaced it every time before the valve. Before learning about the crush ring, though, I never had any leaks either.
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Old 05-14-2014, 03:17 PM   #266
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by far the best info i have seen so far and very Nice thread! LOTS of great info/pics/clips/everything! Subscribed. awesome work Harlem
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Old 05-14-2014, 04:00 PM   #267
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You should add in 2014 WRX and STi acceleration/braking/handling info.
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Old 05-14-2014, 04:12 PM   #268
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doesn't really seem relevant
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Old 05-14-2014, 07:38 PM   #269
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Anybody know if the cup holder with the sliding door on the STI will fit in the WRX?
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you would need the whole center console
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Old 05-14-2014, 08:17 PM   #271
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you would need the whole center console
Snaps...that does make sense...should have looked harder at my center console...
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Old 05-15-2014, 11:17 AM   #272
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I was considering getting the fumoto valve but then I read about how it leaves a 1/4 quart of oil in e pan and thought to myself, nah.

It was beyer subaru in Alexandria va.
We do have large containers of oil for the techs to perform oil changes.

You should still be able to order the oil, filter and rings from parts though.
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Old 05-15-2014, 01:44 PM   #273
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C-LEDs as DRLs? Such easy, no scare.

We've done the re-wiring of DRLs to the position lights on my Legacy a few years ago - its a quick job. It will be a PITA on a Limited but a breeze on Base/Premium halogen assemblies.

Yes, in stock form they are not evenly lit, need some acrylic rods to fill the C fully and possibly even stronger LEDs to shine brightly. They won't be as bright as direct front-firing LEDs but should be plenty bright to be visible during the day as well.
I'm waiting for this. I'm hoping to do some testing soon, but I just can't seem to find the time lately. I disabled the DRL the night I brought it home, but I didn't realize that the C-Lights only came on when the parking brake is on. I planned to manually turn on my Parking Lights and use those (thinking they included the C-Lights) as my DRL.

So right now, I have no DRL unless I put on my full low-beams.

Looking at the wiring diagram, I'm thinking you could just run the wire from the DRL Resistor clip after the DRL relay and attach it to the Park Lights/C-Lights feed somewhere after the handbrake switch.

Another thing I noticed is that the fog lights will only come on when the low beams are on. I'll be looking for a way to re-wire those to come on with the Parking Lights as well.
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Old 05-16-2014, 01:29 PM   #274
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[*]Weather-Tech Floormats from 2014 Impreza are confirmed to fit 2015 WRX & STI. Part numbers 4439-1 for 1st row, 44391-2 for 2nd row http://www.weathertech.com/subaru/20...excluding-wrx/


Has anyone actually bought the Digital Floor Liner for a 2014 Impreza and installed it on their 2015 WRX? I'd like to get this soon but have yet to see any pictures of this in the wild.

Thanks.
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Old 05-16-2014, 01:37 PM   #275
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I get the "wanting to change your own oil" but when i signed all my paper work at the dealer we get 2 years of free service...oil,filters wipers etc....so why spend the money to do it? I know its 6months or 6K miles, i will never hit the 6K in 6 months so im guessing maybe by the 6month mark i will have close to 3k..and then let them change it free of charge. Guess im getting old haha let someone else deal with the service haha
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