This is a discussion on Can I get an idiots guide to changing oil in a 2011 wrx sedan? Help me save $!! within the General Maintenance, Troubleshooting & Accidents. forums, part of the Tech & Modifying & General Repairs category; Originally Posted by rage-wrx Thank you Bill & Synolimit for chiming in . 1.Oil is up to you.Subaru recommends synthetic ...
Never been but I have heard of it. When is it?
12/27/11 - Ordered
01/16/12 - Received
2012 WRX Hatch World Rally Blue
I have 2 suggestions to make this even EASIER!
1) I personally use the K&N Filter. It is identical to the Mobil 1 filter, with the exception of a nut on top of the filter. It's amazing to be able to use a socket to pull your oil filter off. Gets rid of lots of cursing. Plus, it's consistently one of the best rated filters in tests.
2) Use a Fumoto Valve. QuickOilDrainValve.com - the best way to change oil It makes draining oil a lot quicker, and cleaner. I've been meaning to purchase one for YEARS! But... I bring my own oil, and filter, and my dealership does my oil change for such a cheap price, that it's nice to have that "100 point inspection" done every 5000 miles, plus they rotate tires, and adjust pressure. So I've stopped doing my own oil.
(also... I do understand that the k&n is $4 more than the oem, but now that the oem's have changed, I turned elsewhere since I'm running double the amount of power than the factory anticipates)
^ I've always heard the stock filters were best, at what horsepower levels does it become unreliable?
I have an old leather belt I use to get the oil filter loose - something I had to come up with to get to the old 180sx filter that was way up behind the motor. Just make a loop and it will tighten itself then you can pull on the end.
I have never removed the undertray for an oil change. You can do it cleanly if you are careful (at least on a bugeye), or wipe it up with a paper towel and burn it.
"From a little spark may burst a mighty flame." - Dante
"The stitch is lost unless the thread is knotted." - Italian proverb
Just something to consider before getting a Fumoto valve - From the reviews I've read, they drain very slowly. If your priority is time, don't get it.
ProTuned Stage 3ish '11 WRX Ltd HB (SWP) ~ 354 awhp 404 ft-lb tq on E85
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Just checked the OEM filters I have stocked up.Thankfully they are all made in Canada.
The Big 2011/2012 Mod Thread
Ooh,hang on. That is the throb of a turbocharged flat four engine. A sound which,all over the world,heralds the imminent arrival of a moron - JC.
I usually let my car drain for 20-30 minutes. Open up the valve, and then go work on something else...Originally Posted by lokey
I'm never in a rush, so it's not a big deal. The valve has made oil changes much cleaner than with the OE plug, so it's worth it to me.