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How To Change Oil In A Subaru
You want to know how to change the oil in your Subaru. This is a valid question because changing the oil in your car keeps the engine running smoothly. New oil will give your car the power it needs to perform in the toughest conditions. Changing the oil on your Subaru is an easy job. You can do the oil change yourself and make sure the job correctly done.
Things You Will Need:
- New oil filter
- New oil
- Owner’s manual
- Floor jack
- Jack stands
- Socket set
- Oil pan
- Disposal bucket with lid
- Leather work gloves
- Shop rags
- Oil filter wrench
- Drive to the auto parts store and buy the items you need to change the oil on your Subaru. Make sure you buy the correct oil and oil filter for your particular car. You can find this information in your owner’s manual. You can also get the information from the desk clerk at the auto parts store.
- Drive home and park your Subaru in your driveway. Make sure it is on level ground. Let the car cool off. Get your materials together. Jack your Subaru up and put jack stands under each front tire of the car. Lift the hood of your car and secure it with the safety arm. Put your work gloves on and remove the oil cap from the engine. Set the oil cap aside.
- Take your oil pan and socket set with you as you go under your Subaru. Place the oil pan under the engine. Find the oil plug and take it out with your socket set. Turn the plug (with your hand) on the last turn. Pull the plug out and make sure the oil goes into the oil pan. Let the oil drain into the pan until it stops dripping. Replace the oil plug and secure it snuggly. Do not over tighten the oil plug. You do not want to strip it. Some auto repair shops use power tools on your oil plug and strip the plugs.
- Take your oil filter wrench and loosen the oil filter. Place the oil pan under the oil filter and let the oil drain. Remove the old oil filter. Dump the oil out of the oil filter and into the oil pan. Wipe the area with shop rags. Clean up all the mess on and around your Subaru. Dump the old oil into the disposal bucket.
- Take new oil on your finger and wipe it around the rim of the new oil filter. Put the new oil filter on your Subaru and hand-tighten the oil filter.
- Pour the appropriate amount of oil into your Subaru. Replace the oil cap on the top of the engine. Start your Subaru and let it run for five minutes. Shut it off and check your oil dipstick. The oil should be up the full line on the oil dipstick.
- Jack your car up and remove the jack stands. Jack your car down and shut the hood of your Subaru. Put all of your tools away and throw the trash away. Dispose of the old oil properly.
Tips: Wear leather work gloves to protect your skin. Clean up all oil up with shop rags. Use the correct oil filter and oil for your Subaru. Dispose of old oil properly. Make sure you let your car cool down before working on it.
Posted on: Jun. 27, 2010