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    Maintenance, Service FAQ & Factory Recommended Maintenance Schedule

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    Fluids

    Engine Oil
    2.0L Turbo
    Maximum Capacity: 4.8 quarts
    Minimum Capacity: 3.7 quarts (lower end of the dipstick)
    Oil Type: 5W-30 (preferred) meeting at minimum API SJ or 10W-30/40 (-4 F or hotter)

    In desert areas (very hot temperatures) or other heavy duty applications:
    SAE 30, SAE 50, 10W-50, 20W-40 or 20W-50

    2.5L Turbo
    Maximum Capacity: 4.8 quarts
    5w30 GF-4 API SM Energy conserving

    Transmission
    Manual
    Type: GL-5
    Capacity: 3.7 quarts
    Weight:
    75W-90 (all temperatures)
    80W (86 F and colder)
    85W (-22 F and hotter)
    90 (32 F and hotter)

    Automatic
    Type: DEXRON III*
    Capacity: 9.8 quarts

    Differential
    Type: GL-5

    Rear
    Capacity: 0.8 quarts
    Weight:
    75W-90 (all temperatures)
    80W (86 F and colder)
    85W (-22 F and hotter)
    90 (32 F and hotter)

    Front (Automatic Transmission)
    Capacity: 1.2 to 1.4 quarts
    Weight:
    80W-90 (all temperatures)
    80W (86 F and colder)
    85W (-22 F and hotter)
    90 (32 F and hotter)

    Brakes
    Type: DOT3 (recommended) or DOT4 (alternative)

    Power Steering
    Type: DEXRON III
    Capacity: 0.7 quarts

    Coolant
    Type: Subaru 00016218
    Capacity: 8.0 quarts (MT)/ 8.1 quarts (AT)

    Clutch
    Type: DOT3 (recommended) or DOT4 (alternative)


    *DEXRON fluids are downward compatible, ie. DEXRON IV is suitable for DEXRON III
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    Engine Maintenance

    Air Filter (stock replacement)

    Stock
    Subaru OEM Engine Air Filter Impreza (short)
    AA020

    Reusable

    AFE
    Pro Dry S (no oiling reusable)
    31-10010
    Normal oil type
    30-10010

    K&N
    Flat oil type
    33-2232

    Green Filters
    flat oil type
    #2019

    Spark Plugs
    Type: NGK PFR6G
    Gap: 0.028 to 0.031 inches
    Torque: 15.19 ft-lb

    Oil Filter and Drain plug
    Drain Plug Torque: 33 ft-lb (always replace gasket)
    Oil Filter Part Number:

    Timing Belt
    [url=http://www.ravensblade-impreza.com/techdocs/pdf/engine/dohctbelt.pdf]Overview of Timing Belt Change (right click--save as)
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    Brakes

    Pads

    Rotors

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    Bulbs

    Note: numbers in parantheses refer to Sylvania Part Numbers

    Front
    2002 to 2003
    Headlight: 9007
    Turn Signal: P21W (1156)
    Parking Light: W5W (168)
    Side Marker Light: W5W (168)
    Fog Light: H3

    2004 and up
    Low Beam: H1 (D2R for STi)
    High Beam: 9005
    Turn Signal: W21W (7440)
    Parking Light/Side Marker: W5W (168) however, hard to find in amber (194NA) easily found
    Fog light: H3

    Rear
    Sedan
    Tail/Stop: W21/5W (7443)
    Tail: (7443)
    Stop: W21W (7440)
    Turn Signal: WY21W (no sylvania part number, but 7440 amber)
    Back-up: W21W (7440)
    3rd brake light: (921)

    Wagon
    Tail/Stop: W21/5W (7443)
    Turn Signal: WY21W
    Back-up: W21W (7440)
    Side Marker: W5W (168)
    3rd brake light: (921)

    Interior
    Map: W5W (168)
    Ashtray: (74)
    Dome Light: (DE3175) 31mm long by 10mm dia
    Trunk: (912)
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    Great info.

    Also want to itterate that the owners manual is just the basic maintenance guidlines, not the only one.
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    Really this is a great Post, Thank You Friends.
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    Part # for 5gal drum of subaru oem mtf and diff fluid.

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    Suprised the fuel rail TSB isn't included in the TSB/Recall section.
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    Updated some info. If you have part numbers lemme know and Ill add them above.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 06wrx4me View Post
    Updated some info. If you have part numbers lemme know and Ill add them above.
    http://cgi.ebay.com/SUBARU-WRX-STI-P...QQcmdZViewItem

    has enyone tried this pod. thanks for any info

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    anyone have a service manual in a PDF format that I can download? thanks in advance!

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    Quote Originally Posted by dchoi23 View Post
    anyone have a service manual in a PDF format that I can download? thanks in advance!
    Old thread, I realize...but for anyone looking back at this, you can get any of the service manuals here:

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    Quote Originally Posted by likuidphreon View Post
    Old thread, I realize...but for anyone looking back at this, you can get any of the service manuals here:

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    This is a pretty awesome resource thanks!

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    The maint. schedule link in post #1 is dead. here's a revised link.

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