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    I would like to start changing my own oil in my 2006 wrx tr. I dont want to take it the dealer anymore. I have never changed my own oil I dont think it will be that hard lol... I know I would need oil of choice and filter, oil drain pan, ramps. Am I missing anything? I dont want to screw anything up.. so any helpful pointers would be great

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    on my 03, it's pretty much straight foward. don't know if you need ramps though. I just jack up the passenger side a few inches and I can reach the oil filter and bolt easily. The tire doesn't even leave the ground. Easiest oil change I've ever done.

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    keep in mind this:.....a long tyme ago i screwed up big, i was doing an oil change on my mothers car and i was a little pre-occupied and didn't realize the rubber gasket for the oil filter never removed when i took off the old filter, thus upon putting the new filter on there was (2), ,,,,,cut to the chase, i wound up putting another eingine in her Celica


    thus:
    always make sure that gasket comes off w/ old filter or engine oil WILL leak!

    expensive lesson

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    Well, the real lesson here is that you should always let the car idle for a bit and check for oil leaking on the ground.
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    Depending on who did the last change you might need a filter wrench...

    Need a socket wrench and a screwdriver to take off the splash guard...Need a different socket to take out the drain bolt...That's it I think.

    I've done oil changes on my '04 without lifting it at all...it's tight quarters but it's do-able. Preferable with ramps or a lift or something.
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    sorry to dig up this thread but I searched and didn't find much on oil filters themselves. What does everyone use as far as brand for their oil filter??? OEM, Fram, NAPA??? WHat do you recommend since I am coming up on mine and I am gonna change it myself.

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    i use mobil 1 oil and filter.. 10w30 . i live in texas wheres its allways hot...
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    I used Mobile 1 oil with an OEM filter.
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    Mobile 1 5w30 synthetic with Wix filter.
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