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Subaru Legacy Owners Manual: Changing the oil and oil filter

Subaru Legacy Owners Manual / Maintenance and service / Engine oil / Changing the oil and oil filter

Change the oil and oil filter according to the maintenance schedule in the "Warranty and Maintenance Booklet".


  •  Changing the engine oil and oil filter should be performed by a well-trained expert. Contact your SUBARU dealer for changing the engine oil and oil filter.

    Fully trained mechanics are on standby at a SUBARU dealer to utilize the special tools, spare parts and recommended oil for this work, and also, used oils are properly disposed of.

  •  If performing oil replacement yourself, observe the local regulations and dispose of waste oil properly.
Checking the oil level
Park the vehicle on a level surface and stop the engine. If you check the oil level just after stopping the engine, wait a few minutes for the oil to drain back into the oil pan before chec ...

Recommended grade and viscosity
CAUTION Use only engine oil with the recommended grade and viscosity. Refer to "Engine oil" F12-4. NOTE Engine oil viscosity (thickness) affects fuel economy. Oils of lower visco ...

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Models without "keyless access with push-button start system"
Remote engine starter transceiver (fob) 1) Fob button Starting the engine NOTE All vehicle doors (including rear gate/ trunk lid) and the engine hood must be closed prior to activating the remote engine start system. Any open entry point will prevent starting or cause the engine to stop ...

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