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How do I change my car oil?

Customer Question

How do I change my car oil?
Submitted: 5 years ago.
Category: Car
Expert:  Tim's Auto Repair replied 5 years ago.

tims auto repair :

what is the year make and model?

Customer :

subaru impreza

tims auto repair :

year?

tims auto repair :

what year is the subaru

Customer :

2011

tims auto repair :
011 Subaru Impreza F4-2.5L SOHC
Engine Oil Service and Repair, Removal and Replacement

REPLACEMENT

CAUTION:
If the engine oil is spilt over exhaust pipe or the under cover, wipe it off with cloth to avoid emitting smoke or causing a fire.

1) Open the engine oil filler cap for quick draining of engine oil.
2) Lift up the vehicle.
3) Drain engine oil by loosening the engine oil drain plug.

NOTE:
Prepare the container for draining of engine oil.

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4) Tighten the engine oil drain plug after draining engine oil.

NOTE:
Use a new drain plug gasket.

Tightening torque:
44 Nm (4.5 kgf-m, 32.5 ft-lb)

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5) Lower the vehicle.
6) Using engine oil of proper quality and viscosity, fill engine oil through the filler duct to the "F" line on the oil level gauge. Make sure that the vehicle is parked on a level surface when checking oil level.

Recommended oil:
Refer to "SPECIFICATION" for recommended oil.

Engine oil capacity:
Refer to "SPECIFICATION" for engine oil capacity.

7) Close the engine oil filler cap.
8) Start the engine to circulate the oil in engine room.
9) After stopping the engine, recheck the oil level. If necessary, add engine oil up to the "F" line on oil level gauge.

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tims auto repair :

2011 Subaru Impreza F4-2.5L SOHC
Oil Filter Service and Repair, Removal and Replacement

Engine Oil Filter

REMOVAL

CAUTION:
If the engine oil is spilt over exhaust pipe or the under cover, wipe it off with cloth to avoid emitting smoke or causing a fire.

1) Lift up the vehicle.
2) Remove the oil filter.
^ Oil filter (Black)
Remove using the ST.
ST 18332AA000 OIL FILTER WRENCH (OUTER DIAMETER: 68 MM (2.68 IN) FOR OIL FILTER)
^ Oil filter (Blue)
Remove using a general tool (65/67 mm 14 Flutes).

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INSTALLATION

CAUTION:
Do not tighten excessively, or oil may leak.

1) Clean the oil filter installing surface of cylinder block.
2) Obtain a new oil filter and apply a thin coat of engine oil to the seal rubber.
3) Install the oil filter turning it by hand, being careful not to damage the seal rubber of the oil filter.
^ Tighten the oil filter (Black) with an outer diameter of 68 mm (2.68 in) (approx. 1 rotation) after the seal rubber of the oil filter comes in contact with cylinder block. When using a torque wrench, tighten to 14 Nm (1.4 kgf-m, 10.3 ft-lb).
^ Tighten the oil filter (Blue) with an outer diameter of 67.4 mm (2.65 in) (approx. 7/8 rotation) after the seal rubber of the oil filter comes in contact with cylinder block. When using a torque wrench, tighten to 12 Nm (1.2 kgf-m, 8.9 ft-lb).
4) Lower the vehicle.
5) After installing, check the engine oil level and replenish it if necessary.

INSPECTION

1) After installing the oil filter, run the engine and check for oil leakage around seal rubber.

NOTE:
The filter element and filter case are permanently jointed; therefore, interior cleaning is not necessary.

2) Check the engine oil level

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