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Old 01 Mar 2007, 11:39 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Oil change procedure

Does anybody know if there is a recommended procedure for changing the oil on a WRX ?

Or is the old fashioned Warm up, drain, replace oil filter hand tight & wetting "o" ring, re fit drain plug with new washer, & fill with oil method ok ?

As i have read elsewhere about disconnecting various censors & turning the engine over to prevent airlocks.

What do you lot do ?
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Old 02 Mar 2007, 07:48 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Only thing I do diff is fill the oil filter prior to fitting....
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Old 04 Mar 2007, 05:58 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Ok cheers Pete.

I thought all the rest of it was a bit over the top !
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Old 04 Mar 2007, 06:46 PM   #4 (permalink)
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depends who you ask, if you drain the oil then fire it up you'll have low oil pressure to start with due to no oil, oince its got round the engine then no probs, but, will it do it damage not have that oil pressure?
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If you are changing the oil and replacing filter and refilling straight away then as long as you prime the oil filter you will not have any problems... Everything will still be coated for that second it will take the pump to get the oil moving.
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The old fashioned Warm up, drain, replace oil filter hand tight & wetting "o" ring, re fit drain plug with new washer, & fill with oil method.
Yep, I change my oil this way + fill the oil filter prior to fitting like Peter.
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Old 09 Mar 2007, 11:27 AM   #7 (permalink)
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Pretty much the same as the above but with both my Scoobs I used to disconnect the crank sensor after having carried out an oil change and I would then crank car over until the oil light blinked out. This might have appeared over the top but I was always worried about the lack of oil pressure in the engine following an oil change. Once the light blinked out I would then let the car idle for a few minutes before taking it for a drive.

Always prefilled the oil filter to.
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