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Old 08-30-2003, 08:35 PM   #1
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Default Other maintenance procedures besides oil change

I just did my 3750 mile oil and filter change and I also just rotated my tires this morning. What other maintenance procedures do I need to perform (ie. what else do they do at the dealers service dept)? What "fluids" do I need to top off? Sorry for the newbie question but this is the first car I've done my own maintenance on (should have been doing it the whole time!!!). Thanks.
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Old 08-30-2003, 10:08 PM   #2
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Ok - so assuming you have a manual WRX - keep tabs on (i.e., take a look every now and then)

brake fluid (should be to the full mark, and clear (will be light brownish) - when it turns dark, it has taken on water and should be flushed out and replaced)

clutch fluid - same comment as brake fluid

gear oil (in transmission) - check level (should be full - but sometimes they come a little low from the factory) - top off with a 75W90 GL-5 rated oil if needed

Inspect brake system (check lines/calipers for leaks, check pads)

check rear differential fluid (same deal as transmission)

make sure all marker/brake lights are still working

just go around the car and inspect the normal stuff - suspension, CV joint boots, etc.

(everything should be just fine - keeping an eye on the car is just a good idea if you are a do-it-yourself sort of person)
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Old 08-31-2003, 08:05 AM   #3
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Default Thanks for the informative reply

Sorry, yes I do have a manual WRX. I hope all those things you mentioned are easy to find and are in the owners manual. I guess I'll find out very soon. Also, if I do find that one or another of the fluids need topping, is there only one kind of that fluid (for the brake, clutch, and diff) or is it like engine oil where they have many different gradients? If there are gradients, what does Subaru use from the factory? Thanks again.
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