Subaru Legacy

since 1990-1998 release

Repair and operation of the car

Subaru of Legasi
+ 1.1. Identification numbers
- 2. Maintenance
   2.1. Introduction
   2.2. Technical characteristics
   2.3. Frequency of service
   2.4. Check of level of engine oil
   2.5. Level of cooling liquid
   2.6. Level of brake fluid and liquid of the drive of coupling
   2.7. Liquid for a windshield washer
   2.8. Check of the accumulator
   2.9. Tires and check of pressure in tires
   2.10. Check of level of oil in an automatic transmission
   2.11. Check of level of liquid in the amplifier of a steering
   2.12. Replacement of oil and oil filter
   2.13. Check and service of the accumulator
   2.14. Battery charging
   2.15. Check of the cooling system
   2.16. Check of hoses, tubes and their replacement
   2.17. Check and replacement of brushes of screen wipers
   2.18. Shift of tires
   2.19. Check of a suspension bracket and steering
   2.20. Check of an exhaust system
   2.21. Check of level of oil in a transmission and the main transfer
   2.22. Check of level of oil in differential (the main transfer)
   2.23. Check of brake system
   2.24. Check of the vacuum amplifier of brakes
   2.25. Check of the emergency brake
   2.26. Check of fuel system
   2.27. Replacement of the fuel filter
   2.28. Check and replacement of a driving belt
   2.29. Check of a free wheeling of a pedal of a brake
   2.30. Check of a free wheeling of a pedal of coupling
   2.31. Check and replacement of spark plugs
   2.32. Check of high-voltage wires
   2.33. Check and adjustment of turns of idling
   2.34. Replacement of the air filter
   2.35. Check and replacement of the valve of ventilation of a case (PCV)
   2.36. Check of system of catching of vapors of fuel
   2.37. Check of system of repeated burning of exhaust gases (EGR)
   2.38. Service of the cooling system
   2.39. Replacement of brake fluid
   2.40. Replacement of oil in an automatic transmission
   2.41. Replacement of oil in a mechanical transmission
   2.42. Check and adjustment of gaps of valves
   + 2.43. Main malfunctions
+ 3. Engines
+ 4. Heating, ventilation
+ 5. Fuel system
+ 6. Exhaust system
+ 7. Systems of start, ignition
+ 8. Transmissions
+ 9. Coupling, shaft
+ 10. Brake system
+ 11. Suspension bracket
+ 12. Steering
+ 13. Body
+ 14. Electric equipment


2.12. Replacement of oil and oil filter


Tools necessary for replacement of oil and oil filter

1 – the flat wide container for oil plum
2 – rubber gloves for an exception of hit of hot oil on hands
3 – the extended key handle
4 – a key for unscrewing of a masloslivny stopper
5 – a special key for unscrewing of an oil filter
6 – the special key for unscrewing of an oil filter established on back part of the filter

Periodic replacements of oil and the filter – the most important preventive procedures of maintenance. When engine oil grows old, it becomes liquid and polluted that conducts to premature wear of the engine.

Before this operation gather all necessary tools and materials. It is necessary that the engine was warm in order that oil flew down together with bulk of the polluting substances better.

1. Lift forward part of the car and record on supports.
2. Unscrew a drain stopper approximately on a half of a turn. Place the container for oil plum under a drain stopper and unscrew a stopper completely. If it is necessary, press a stopper when unscrew that oil did not proceed prematurely.
3. When oil completely flows down, wipe everything round a drain opening a rag and reliably screw up a masloslivny stopper.
4. Install the container for the merged oil under an oil filter and, using the special tool, weaken the filter, then unscrew it a hand.
5. Wipe all traces of oil and dirt round a place of fastening of the filter. Check, whether there was no rubber consolidation on the block of cylinders. If it remained, remove it.
6. Grease rubber consolidation of a new oil filter with pure engine oil.
7. Screw in a hand an oil filter to a contact of rubber laying with the engine then dovintit the filter a hand on 3/4 turns.
8. Install the car on an equal horizontal surface.
9. Fill in fresh engine oil through an oil-filling mouth.
10. Close a cover of a maslozalivny mouth, start the engine and let's it work some minutes. Check it regarding leak of oil round the filter and a drain stopper on the oil pallet. Keep in mind that the emergency bulb of pressure of oil can burn some seconds as oil has to fill all channels and oil capacities in the engine.
11. Switch off the engine and wait some minutes that oil flew down in the pallet. Check the level of oil and add if it is necessary.


If at the fulfilled engine oil there is a metal shaving, it usually indicates wear of radical or shatunny bearings of a cranked shaft.