This is a discussion on DIY Oil & Filter Change within the Maintenance, service, and repair forums, part of the Tutorials & DIY category; i was bored...very bored. tech's @ velozt.com...
Thanks for the write up. Moving to Tutorial Forum.
Steve - Avon, Ohio, USA - Moderator - Fun Drives and North Central States
The Morris Garage
2008 Outback 2.5XT Ltd __2002 WRX Wagon __ 1958 MGA Roadster __ 2008 smart Cabrio __ and a few scooters...
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Doh! i need to read the sections more thoroughly.
Does these tuutorial work for 2006 WRX TR?
Hawk-Eye alliance #1043
My Car... 2006 Subaru Impreza WRX TR
My Motorcycle... 2005 Kawasaki ZX-10R
Pretty much anything on the engine will be the same. Suspension and brake parts are different between STi and WRX, but still all the same basic mounting points (except the brembos).
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SOLD: 05 SWP Legacy GT Limited 5MT, 13.3ish@105 (stage 2) crappy stock clutch
SOLD: 04 MPS/SW WRX Sti. 12.971 @ 103.97 (stock)
278 AWHP/283 AWT, Catback exhaust
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Is there a specific reason that you would use ramps instead of jacking the car up other then convenience? I have a friend who warned me about using a jack with a Subaru. I don't see why using a jack and jack stands would be an issue when doing an oil change.
Thoughts or comments?
As somebody that has jacked up their car, I'd highly recommend getting ramps. I've worked on cars for about 15 years and the Subaru is the toughest one to find good jacking points on. As previously said, you can easily damage the car if you don't know what you're doing. There's only a couple of spots that are strong enough to withstand the force of the jack or jack stand.
Past Subies - '11 STI Limited stage 1+ and '04 STi stage 2+
'13 Wrangler Rubicon - custom front bumper w/12k lb winch & off-road lights, skid plates, diff guards, etc.
'04 Porsche 911 Turbo GT2 clone 600 HP/TQ
'77 F-150 heavily modded for off-roading
I did my oil change last night, and holy crap does that oil pour out fast...
I got a little splash on the garage floor but it wasn't too bad. My old tercel was definitely allot easier to change the oil on.. lol
Any tips other then not using the hollow plastic oil pan since it barely kept up with how fast the oil came out of the pan.
How many quarts of oil do you put in a 07 wrx?
Thanks / Tim