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  1. Subie newbie

    Maintenance, service, and repair
    just bought my first subaru wrx, and ordered 5w 30 vavaline (i think thats spelled right) its a daily driver and i dont want to rev it too much, only has 25,000 miles on it. Should i use 5w 40 next time
  2. 17 Sti mods help.

    Engine Modifications
    Hey guys I’m a big car guy I grew up with race cars n used to have a 700 hp cobra , but I always loved Subaru’s and always wanted one. I have worked on plenty but never got deep into modding to much. So I got a 17 Sti which I love it came with a invidia q300 catback, cob cai , n I think it had a...
  3. 2017 wrx gear oil low

    Transmission & AWD
    Recently picked up my first wrx and am finally getting a chance to go over and inspect everything. Car has 34k and had one previous owner. Never been modded. Dealer overfilled the crap out of engine oil so I will be taking care of that. I went to check trans/gear oil and it’s noticeably below...
  4. Oil? Need some help.

    General Maintenance, Troubleshooting & Accidents.
    Hey so I usually use Mobil 1 5-30 I’ve always used that in all my cars and the 2011 wrx is no different. However I’m learning now that it’s not a good oil to use with our cars. Everybody has said to use rotella t6 5-40 but I saw a post that said they changed the formula for the t6 and it’s no...
  5. For Sale Oil Temperature Sensor (PN: H5010FC025)

    Personal For Sale & Wanted
    I've got a brand new oil temperature sensor (PN: H5010FC025) for sale. I chased it down across all Subaru dealers in the USA and got the very last one back in 2010. You can't get them unless you buy the gauge pack now. :( I'll throw in the extra 10 drain plug gaskets (the sensor has one as...
  6. how to change oil gasket?

    General Maintenance, Troubleshooting & Accidents.
    Oil cooler gasket leaking on my 07wrx. how do I change it
  7. bit of some oil found in some places where it shouldnt be....

    Engine Modifications
    so I'm going to try and be as descriptive as I can be. I'm finding some oil underneath my car. Not a whole lot but a little piddle spot every now and again. I see a drip hanging from my oil pan right around where the washer goes. So I can almost be %99 sure it could be my ring washer. I'll...
  8. About to purchase a 2003 WRX at a VERY LOW price, car is mint... smokes a bit.

    General Maintenance, Troubleshooting & Accidents.
    Hello I am about to purchase a 2003 Impreza 2.0 WRX with about 60K miles. It is priced well below its usual price in the market (lets say about three thousand dollars cheaper). This Impreza is totally standard with no mods whatsoever. The car looks mint inside out, runs very strong. Engine has...
  9. Great Deal on OEM STI Oil Pan Swap Parts

    Have you considered swapping over your EJ20 Oil Pan to the STI Oil Pan but thought it may cost an arm & leg? We are now offering the Oil Pan Swap Kit so you can do it simply and cost effectively. What are the benefits? The OEM EJ20 Oil Pan is flat and wide, which can result in oil at times...
  10. Need some advice on transmission fluids

    General Maintenance, Troubleshooting & Accidents.
    I bought at 2004 WRX and i am gonna change the transmission fluid, i just want to know what should i use the car is mildly modded but i want a smoooth shift i was leaning towards royal purple 75 90 but i want to know what every1 else thinks i should use?
  11. Break in Questions

    Engine Modifications
    Hello guys, I'm in the final steps of having my car up and running again, and I have a couple of questions about engine break in. I read an article over COBB Webpage about their own recommendations, and while I agree with it, there is something causing me trouble. There's no way to get...
  12. Air filter problems!!!!!! Please help

    Engine Modifications
    Iv recently fited an air filter to my car, when i went to test it on road it sounded great which is what i wanted but after i was free from trafic i put my foot down and at around 5 thoudand RPM its like the rev limiter cut in where it would normally come in at 7 thousand i think. could any one...
  13. Need help figuring out this problem, please!!!!!!!!!

    General Maintenance, Troubleshooting & Accidents.
    Today I did a compression test and results are NOT GOOD!!! -the left side of engine was fine(cylinders 2,4) at 160 lbs each -but the right side, cylinder 1, was at 80 lbs:mad: and cylinder 3 at 165lbs, which is fine. -I noticed the condition on the outside of the right side of the...
  14. quick oil question

    General Maintenance, Troubleshooting & Accidents.
    Hi, I'm new to the forum, I just purchased a 05 WRX, and I just had a simple question. I'm going to chance the oil, and the cap calls for 5-W30, but also mentions checking the owner's manual. I didn't get a manual when I purchased the car. Some of the German cars I've owned require different...
  15. too much oil? possible damage?

    General Maintenance, Troubleshooting & Accidents.
    I just purchased a WRX and decided to take it to Quick Lube for the first oil change (first time I haven't done it by myself on any car). I got the correct Mobile-1 Filter and asked them what kind of oil they'd be using. They put in 0w-30 Mobile-1. My engine was hot and they drained it after it...
  16. Disappearing Oil ? Cause?

    General Maintenance, Troubleshooting & Accidents.
    What is a likely way for the engine (50,000 miles) to get more than 2-3 quarts low on oil within a year or so since last oil change? The car did not leave any oil spots when parked, and does not make any noticeable burned oil smell when driven. Any ideas? Is there a typical source of leaks...
  17. New Oil Technical Service Bulletin?

    General Maintenance, Troubleshooting & Accidents.
    Hey fellas. Anyone have a copy of the 1-2 month old TSB that states that full-syn oil is no longer recommended with turbocharged Subarus??? I asked my dealership if I could have a copy and they said NO! A link to the TSB would be great... can't find it on
  18. Dealer says WRX is known to need oil between changes.

    General Maintenance, Troubleshooting & Accidents.
    Weird whining noises coming from the engine. Turns out I was low on oil... over 2 quarts low. Yikes! No obvious leaks so into the dealership it goes (still under the extended warranty luckily). One day later they told me that there weren't any leaks and that the WRX is known to need an...
  19. FS: (WV) - STI/WRX Dual NRG Oil Catch Cans and Freddie's Plumbing Kit NEW IN BOX

    Personal For Sale & Wanted
    Up for sale is the following: Two (2) NRG Innovations Oil Catch Cans - these come with all original hardware, mounting brackets, plumbing, fittings, instructions, etc. EVERYTHING - both are complete and brand new never used in the box. One (1) Black Freddie's Plumbing Kit - see pictures...
  20. Looking for suggestions...

    Engine Modifications
    I recently installed a aftermarket up-pipe on my 04 wrx. I removed the engine mount nut from the passenger side and jacked the engine up approx. 2 inches to remove the stock up-pipe, buuuut when I went to set the engine back down it only came back down about 1 inch. Now my exhaust is leaking...