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Looking for a guide to change the engine oil and oil filter on your Subaru Liberty/Legacy 3rd generation with the 2.5L motor? Here's ours.
Park your vehicle on hard, level ground suitable for jacking it up on - e.g. a concrete floor:
Jack the car up - we are using the central jack point underneath the engine and a 3-tonne trolley jack:
Once the car has been jacked up put some jack stands under the chassis rail on either side at the jack points - one visible here:
You definitely don't want to be under a vehicle that's only held up by a jack. Assuming it hasn't been removed/lost previously you should have a plastic shield attached to the underside of the car (part number 56410AE06A). Through it you can see the sump plug (part number 807020010 or 807020070 - eBay US, eBay CA, eBay UK, eBay AU, Amazon):
For easier access to the oil filter we are going to remove the shield. There are three bolts at the front, part number M000159 - shown removed here:
Two more M000159 bolts at the rear right in front of the jack point:
And one on either side in the wheel well, part number 59132AA010:
With all of those removed we can take out the cover:
The bolts removed - one of the screws is missing the washer:
Now you should be able to see the underside of the motor properly. Click here for the next part!
Missed the first link? Here's part two.
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