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    First oil change....got ?'s

    Hey guys I'm about to do an oil change and had some questions first so i don't screw it up. First of I have a stock 05 WRX with the 4EAT and 32k on the motor. I've heard you have to pre-oil the filter. What does that mean exactly? I'm goin full synthetic mobil 1. Also are there any other tips I should know changing the oil in these cars? It may sound stupid but this is the first turbo car I've owned so I don't know how different it is from a N/A car when it comes to the oil. Thanks for the help.

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    Make sure you remove the plastic undertray. It really isn't much different at all from my old Honda Civic. Just remember to remove and replace the crush washer, I have had one leak on me because I didn't change it.

    As for pre-oiling the filter, fill the filter about 1/2 way with oil and oil the gasket on the oil filter. Make sure the old gasket isnt stuck on the mating surface for the filter.

    let us know how it works out, I am lucky that I'm so skinny I can change the oil without jacking up the car!

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    are you changing the trans oil or the motor oil?

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    i think its also recomended that you do this after the car has been driven. I usually go for a short drive, then wait about 30 minutes for the car to cool down enough that I can do the change without burning myself.
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    Finally done. The car came with a 3 guage pod that has oil temp and the drain plug has a wire on a swivel head coming off it. I've never seen a drain plug so big in my life....I had to go out and search a couple of stores for that size wrench. I couldn't get a subaru oil filter so I got something else. Once I got the plug off it was a breeze. Thanks for the help.

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    I take the WRX for a 20+ minute drive and only wait for the time it takes to get the plastic skid plate off and the tools and drain pan ready. With care I never had a problem with burns.

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    Quote Originally Posted by darksft View Post
    Finally done. The car came with a 3 guage pod that has oil temp and the drain plug has a wire on a swivel head coming off it. I've never seen a drain plug so big in my life....I had to go out and search a couple of stores for that size wrench. I couldn't get a subaru oil filter so I got something else. Once I got the plug off it was a breeze. Thanks for the help.
    You had a safety wired drain plug. That car must have seen the track some.

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