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Introducción

Replacing your oil can be a rewarding and enjoyable process. With the necessary tools and parts anyone can conduct an oil change in their driveway.

  1. Park your car on a level surface.
    • Park your car on a level surface.

    • Make sure to put the car in park (first gear for manual transmissions) with the emergency break engaged.

    • Do not change oil within 2 hours of driving the car to allow the oil time to cool.

  2. Place the oil pan under the oil drain plug. (this is located under the front end of the car)
    • Place the oil pan under the oil drain plug. (this is located under the front end of the car)

    • You may choose to protect the ground with a tarp or piece of cardboard.

  3. Unscrew the oil drain plug with the 17mm wrench.  This is located under the front of the car in the gap in the bottom panel. Adjust the placement of the oil pan if necessary.
    • Unscrew the oil drain plug with the 17mm wrench. This is located under the front of the car in the gap in the bottom panel.

    • Adjust the placement of the oil pan if necessary.

    • Allow the oil to completely drain into the oil pan.

    • Wear clothes that you would not mind getting oil on.

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  5. After letting the oil drain for 10 minutes unscrew and remove the oil filter.  This is located to the right of the engine when the hood is opened. Place the old oil filter in the oil filter disposal bag.
    • After letting the oil drain for 10 minutes unscrew and remove the oil filter. This is located to the right of the engine when the hood is opened.

    • Place the old oil filter in the oil filter disposal bag.

  6. Coat the o-ring of the new filter with oil to ensure a good seal. Screw the new filter into place. Screw the new filter into place.
    • Coat the o-ring of the new filter with oil to ensure a good seal.

    • Screw the new filter into place.

  7. When reinstalling the oil drain plug, replace the crush washer (part# 803916010) . Tighten the oil drain plug to 32 ft/lbs of torque. Tighten the oil drain plug to 32 ft/lbs of torque.
    • When reinstalling the oil drain plug, replace the crush washer (part# 803916010) .

    • Tighten the oil drain plug to 32 ft/lbs of torque.

  8. Unscrew cap for engine oil.  This is located directly to the left of the oil filter. Place a clean funnel in the tube.
    • Unscrew cap for engine oil. This is located directly to the left of the oil filter.

    • Place a clean funnel in the tube.

    • Slowly fill with the 5.1 quarts of engine oil.

    • Screw the engine oil cap back on.

  9. Pour the oil from the pan into the empty milk jug.
    • Pour the oil from the pan into the empty milk jug.

    • Your local waste disposal company will recycle this for you.

  10. Allow the car to run for 10 minutes in idle. Check the oil level with the dipstick.  This is located to the right of the engine when the hood is opened. Check under the car for any dripping liquids.
    • Allow the car to run for 10 minutes in idle.

    • Check the oil level with the dipstick. This is located to the right of the engine when the hood is opened.

    • Check under the car for any dripping liquids.

    • You have completed an oil and filter change on your 2015 Subaru Forester.

Conclusión

To reassemble your vehicle, follow these instructions in reverse order.

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Have 2017 Subaru Forester. Book says nothing about removing panel to get to the oil plug and this instruction says nothing about removing the panel to get to the oil plug. Looks like I have to pry the panel off to get to the plug but will call Subaru later today to see what they say. Seems ridiculous to have a panel with 5 keepers that have to be removed every time you change the oil just to get to the oil plug and then say nothing in the book about removing the cover. Your instruction also needs updated regarding the oil plug cover on a 2017 Subaru Forester.

yukon5399 - Contestar

If the location of the oil pan and plug has changed, then a new guide should be created for 2017 models. This is labeled 2012-2016 because it applies to those model years. I'm not familiar with the panel under the 2017, so I can't provide any updates.

Jonathan Sullivan -

leaders or quarts of oil? My2016 forester calls for 5.1 quarts of oil

rogerruediger - Contestar

It's Quarts, not Liters. I had updated it in the tools a while ago but missed it in the step. Updated.

Jonathan Sullivan -

I have a lot of problems with all of my 2016 Forester manuals. They put numbers on the illustrations, but no numbers in the manual. My Sirius XM manual is at least 6 times thicker than the owner's manual. Why isn't there instructions on how to refill all the fluids in the maintenance manual. I don't need to take it to the dealer for everything!

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