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Old 02 Aug 2009, 03:18 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Afternoon all, ok I'm going to service my classic 95 WRX myself. can anyone give me some tips what to change or not to attempt at home. I'm happy doing sparks, oil, filter. What else can should I look to do ?

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Afternoon all, ok I'm going to service my classic 95 WRX myself. can anyone give me some tips what to change or not to attempt at home. I'm happy doing sparks, oil, filter. What else can should I look to do ?

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Fluids are easy... Coolant, diff, but brake fluid only if your experienced imho

Cambelt a bit more tricky and not for a novice imho

Alternator belt easy

Plugs are easy once you have removed all the items in the way

Fuel filter easy, once system depressurised

Air fillter easy

Oil filter easy once engine cover removed

Oil change easy

Brake pads and discs easy

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Fluids are easy... Coolant, diff, but brake fluid only if your experienced imho

Cambelt a bit more tricky and not for a novice imho

Alternator belt easy

Plugs are easy once you have removed all the items in the way

Fuel filter easy, once system depressurised

Air fillter easy

Oil filter easy once engine cover removed

Oil change easy

Brake pads and discs easy

IMHO
OK, will need advice on Diff Oil, Fuel Filter and I'm going to change the brakes for a 4 Pot upgrade later in the year so we'll leave that one for now.

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Re: Service Tips

Hi all.

can someone help me out with what I'm sure is a simple query.
I've been buying all my bits to service my classic 95 WRX and expect I'll do it in a couple of weeks.
I need to know how to depressurise the fuel system to change the fuel filter.

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I need to know how to depressurise the fuel system to change the fuel filter.

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Hi Matt, make sure your key is out of the ignition and that the "petrol cap is off" to release any pressure. Try and make sure that the system has sat a while and depressureised.
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Don't forget to remove fuel pump relay or unplug fuel pump and run car 'til it stops to get fuel out of the system and old filter. Also worth having a few towels for fuel spills.
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Re: Service Tips

Thanks Pete, Wayne.
Easy when you know how. I was a panel beater and painter for 6 years but never got around to the mechanics, which I regret now.
I want to service the car myself and save the cash but also get to know my car inside and out as I plan to be driving the car for many years to come.
All of the "how to" guides around the site are really useful, I print them out as and when I find them.
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Re: Service Tips

Few Rags handy, undo jubilee clips (may need pliers round fuel hoses to loosen on filter pipes,either that or just poke a tiny screwdriver down the hose to break seal a bit with the metal pipe-they`re tight without the jubilee clips lol)when loose enough just hold fuel pipe whilst moving filter about and pulling, theres nowhere near as much pressure on a scooby filter as some injection cars when switched off trust me.can drain filter once off car by turning upside down a few times and emptying or just blow through one of the pipes.

Thats all i do just remember to give the pump a bit longer to pressurise when ya turn ignition bk on before starting after having fitted new filter.
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Cheers Dave.
Gonna buy some ramps on Ebay now !
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Re: Service Tips

Hope theyre about 10ft long or ya wont get a scooby up them lol,ive just got 2 trolley jacks, axle stands blocks etc.

Theres only really gear oil change when ya need to get that far under an rear diff oil change, gotta underseal floor sometime on mine but for that i`ll jack the whole of each side up seperately one jack under front + one under rear.

Run mine without the undertray permanently,the cover below gearbox is tie wrapped up to crossmember where it should join undertray.
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Yeah, I've been using railway sleepers for months.
I'm gonna be doing a fair bit to the car over the next few months (2 years), which includes a lot of time under the car cleaning it all up, sealing, suspension etc etc.
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Re: Service Tips

If ya changing the suspension its pretty straight fwd-bit tight around tops behind the rear seat(once its out) on the back, an i cut slots in the holes in the struts that the brake pipes run through so i could just slide them out rather than disconnect hoses and bleed brakes-theres a forked clip that traps em tight to the strut anyway.
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