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    A few questions on changing trans oil.

    So Im going to change my trans oil in the next few days in my subi and I got some questions.

    1. Is there a dip-stick in a 2011 WRX STi to check for fluid levels?


    2. what's the best fluid to use?

    3. do I need anything else besides the fluid to complete the oil change?

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    1. yes
    2. there are several synthetic fluids that are comparable
    3. no

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    So where would I locate that dip stick? and also, what oil do you suggest?

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    I just changed mine last week @ 30K. The dipstick should be on the passengers side under the intercooler.

    DIY: Transmission Fluid Change You will need to adjust a little since you have an STI

    I got my stuff from 42AutoSports I also changed the rear diff fluid as well (deff gett a fluid transfer pump)

    I ended up getting some clear hose from home depot and attached it to a funnel so that I would not have to worry about taking off the intercooler.

    You should need some Jackstands, T-70 Bit, Funnel or two, 1/2" socket wrench, breaker bar, Oil catch pan
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    Look under the hood, there are two dipsticks, one is engine oil, the other is transmission fluid (toward the firewall, passenger side by the turbo).


    I suggest RedLine, Amsoil, Motul, or Extra-S.. there are other's as well, but those are the ones I have personal experience with.

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    Subaru Extra-S, done deal. Take your empty milk jug to your Suby dealer and ask for a fill from their bulk barrel. And beware, trans/dif fluid is real stanky and tough to clean of your concrete! I got my T-70 bit online for very cheap, arrived in 3 days.

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    I don't think there is a dip stick for the sti. Owners manual section 11-21, under NOTE:
    There is no transmission oil level
    gauge for STI. Consult your SUBARU
    dealer to check the oil level.

    I could be wrong, I own a wrx.
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    Wow.. that's kind of retarded. I guess whatever works.

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    Meanwhile you guys got me staring at my engine bay like I'm lost... hahaha okay so I need one of those special "pump" things to get it up in there rite? lol

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    I would just pour it in a funnel.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MainFrame View Post
    I would just pour it in a funnel.
    it fills via the engine bay?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mike193 View Post
    it fills via the engine bay?


    yes.. same place the dipstick used to be.




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    Hope I am not too late.

    You no longer fill it from that hole. You now fill it from the side. There is both a fill and drain plug. Just fill it up with whatever means possible (I would recommend a funnel and tubing) until it over flows the fill hole.

    The left the bolt on there where the dip stick used to be. Who knows why.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Heide264 View Post
    You no longer fill it from that hole. You now fill it from the side. There is both a fill and drain plug. Just fill it up with whatever means possible (I would recommend a funnel and tubing) until it over flows the fill hole.


    Ahh.. that makes more sense. People were saying fill it till it overflows, but for that top filler it would be over filled.

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