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    First oil change on the WRX today

    1750Km i did the first oil change of the car today, the oil was quite black and the filter was a pain to unscrew, seriously it was really tight and the angle to reach it with tools is quite bad... and i was burning myself on the " still hot and very on the way " exhaust manifold

    The rest was pretty easy, its suck to have to removed the diffuser to reach the filter (there is actualy a whole in the plastic to reach the oil pan bolt !?! but nothing for the filter)

    anyway manual said 4.0L i put almost a complete 4.4L of Mobil 1 5w30 and its seems alright, i will recheck tomorow morning
    For the filter, i got it from the dealer, it was white with a different part number and the Black on that was on the car...

    in the manual they do list then both, do somebody have a idea why there is two different filter for the car ? is there a STI filter out there
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    Re: First oil change on the WRX today

    Man i'm already at 2600km on my WRX!

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    Re: First oil change on the WRX today

    Its a 3.2 Km drive from my home to work, take exactly 7min depending on the light

    when i go to my father's garage to work on the car its 20km drive to go and another 20km to come back

    everything in the city is not more than a 5km drive from the center where i am

    so thats about it
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    Re: First oil change on the WRX today

    Quote Originally Posted by Courteau View Post
    Its a 3.2 Km drive from my home to work, take exactly 7min depending on the light

    when i go to my father's garage to work on the car its 20km drive to go and another 20km to come back

    everything in the city is not more than a 5km drive from the center where i am

    so thats about it
    nice... it takes 30+ km to work and aother 30km back... quite alot of distance to cover considering singapore is only 40km across.

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    Re: First oil change on the WRX today

    i hit 1560km... and i still don't change oil engine..

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    Re: First oil change on the WRX today

    Yeah, there are two different filters fr whatever reason. I have a the replacement black ones, not sure what the difference is.
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    Re: First oil change on the WRX today

    I purchased a bulk pack of filters online and they were all black. I am looking forward to my first oil change as it appears Subaru makes it quite a feat!

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    Re: First oil change on the WRX today

    i'm changin my oil right now, i'm taking a break beacuse I cannot get the danm oil filter off!
    Taking the underbody plastic peice off is a pain too. My arm hurts from yankin on the filter...my filter wrench is too big for this filter and
    I cannot get any tools in there to get the danm thing off!
    man i'm pissed!

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    Re: First oil change on the WRX today

    the plactic underguard was quite easy to removed i think, but yea the filter was really hard to remove, i to use a big pair of vicegrip, when i was done the tip of the filter was quite dented, the space was really tight around it.... next time should be better
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    Re: First oil change on the WRX today

    Is there room to get the cap-style filter wrench on there, and then turn it with a ratchet (maybe on an extension, maybe with a u-joint)?

    I haven't yet been under my car.
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