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2007 Subaru Forester
2.5L 4-cyl Engine Code EJ253 Engine Code EJ253
173 bhp. @ 6000 rpm / Torque: 166 ft. lbs. @ 4400 rpm
16 Valves Single Overhead Camshaft Variable Valve Timing
2.5L - Flat 4-cyl (2457 cc) (Gasoline)
Compression Ratio: 10:1

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Product Cross Reference Guide: This product cross reference guide follows recommendations outlined in your owners manual and also reflects periodic service recommendation updates from the original equipment manufacturer for this particular model (2007 Subaru Forester with engine code EJ253) show example...

For example, the manufacturer may have recommended 5W30 motor oil at the time of production (owners manual) & later revised the recommendation to 5W20. This guide will reflect latest recommendation by the manufacturer for this model. If there are no special instructions from the manufacturer, the owner can choose to follow either one of the recommendation without voiding warranty hide example.

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Operating Temperature Original equipment manufacturer (OEM) sometimes provide different product recommendations based on operating environment temperature for a given equipment. This product cross reference guide will list such recommendations based on OEM guidelines. Some OEM recommended viscosity pertaining to a specific temperature range may not be available from AMSOIL.

However, AMSOIL products recommended for another temperature range can be safely used because AMSOIL synthetic lubricants are engineered to provide exceptional performance for significantly broader temperature range when compared to conventional & or other brand synthetic oils. For more information on a lubricants cold temperature performance; please refer to "Pour Point" from "Technical Properties" table located at the bottom of each lubricant product page hide.
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  1. Engine Oil

    Grade 1  »  SM
    Above -4 F  »  10W-30, 10W-40
    All TEMPS  »  5W-30 [1]
  2. Manual Transmission

    Manual Transmission, TY755 (5-SPD)  »  GL-5

    Above -22 F  »  85W
    No AMSOIL Product Recommendation

    Manual Transmission, TY755 (5-SPD)  »  GL-5

    Above 32 F  »  90
    SAE 80W-90 Synthetic Gear Lube (AGLPK)
    Severe Gear® 75W-90 (SVGPK)
    Severe Gear® 75W-110 (SVTPK)

    Manual Transmission, TY755 (5-SPD)  »  GL-5

    All TEMPS  »  75W-90
    Severe Gear® 75W-90 (SVGPK)
    Severe Gear® 75W-110 (SVTPK)
    SAE 80W-90 Synthetic Gear Lube (AGLPK)

    Manual Transmission, TY755 (5-SPD)  »  GL-5

    Below 90 F  »  80W
    No AMSOIL Product Recommendation
  3. Automatic Transmission

  4. Front Differential

  5. Rear Differential

    Differential, Rear  »  GL-5

    All TEMPS  »  75W-90
    Severe Gear® 75W-90 (SVGPK)
    Severe Gear® 75W-110 (SVTPK)
    SAE 80W-90 Synthetic Gear Lube (AGLPK)

    Differential, Rear  »  GL-5

    Above 23 F  »  90
    SAE 80W-90 Synthetic Gear Lube (AGLPK)
    Severe Gear® 75W-90 (SVGPK)
    Severe Gear® 75W-110 (SVTPK)

    Differential, Rear  »  GL-5

    Above -15 F  »  85W
    No AMSOIL Product Recommendation
  6. Power Steering Fluid

  7. Brake Fluid

    Brake Fluid  »  HB

    DOT 3 and 4 Brake Fluid (BFLVCN) [2]
  8. Clutch Fluid

    Clutch Fluid  »  HB

    DOT 3 and 4 Brake Fluid (BFLVCN) [2]
  9. Lubricants & Fluids Comments  »  [*]

    [1] SAE 5W-30 is preferred.
    [2] Hydraulic Brake Fluid, DOT 3
    [3] DEXRON-III Automatic Transmission Fluid

  10. Fluid Capacities (drive train fluids)

    Engine, with filter  »  4.4 quarts [1]
    Cooling System, With ATXL Initial Fill  »  7.2 quarts
    Passenger Car & Light Truck Antifreeze & Coolant
    AMSOIL Antifreeze and Engine Coolant
    Cooling System, With MTXL Initial Fill  »  7.3 quarts
    Passenger Car & Light Truck Antifreeze & Coolant
    AMSOIL Antifreeze and Engine Coolant
    Automatic Transmission, TZ1B5 Initial Fill  »  Not Specified [2]
    Automatic Transmission, Total Fill
    4 speed TZ1B5  »  9.8 quarts
    Manual Transmission, TY755 (5-SPD)  »  7.4 pints
    Differential, Front  »  2.5 pints
    Differential, Rear  »  1.7 pints
    ANTPC ANT ANTPC ANT
    Capacities Comments
    [1] After refill check oil level.
    [2] Measure quantity drained and refill with same amount
  11. Chassis Lubrication

    0 Fittings, 0 Plugs
  12. Torque Specifications

    Oil Drain Plug  »  33 ft/lbs
    Manual Transmission Aluminum Gasket
    Drain Plug 32.5 ft/lbs
    Manual Transmission Copper Gasket
    Drain Plug 51.6 ft/lbs

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  1. Filters: Oil, Air, Cabin, Fuel, Transmission, Hydraulic & Crankcase

    Oil Filter Ea® Oil Filter (EA15K12)  
    Oil Filter WIX 57712 Oil Filter [1]
    Air Filter WIX 46116 Air Filter  
    Transmission Filter Ea® Oil Filter (EA15K12) [2]
    Transmission Filter WIX 51365 Oil Filter [3]

    Filter Comments
    [1] Manufacturer OE Recommended Oil Change Intervals
    [2] Spin-On Filter
    [3] Spin-On Filter
  2. Gasoline Engine Fuel Additives

    Dominator Octane Boost (AOB)
    AOBDominator Octane Boost (AOB)

    Maximizes power and improves performance in all two-cycle and four-cycle gasoline engines. Reduces engine knock, improves ignition and engine response, helps fuel burn cleaner and inhibits corrosion. Recommended for off-road and racing use. Packag...

    Gasoline Stabilizer (AST)
    ASTGasoline Stabilizer (AST)

    AMSOIL Gasoline Stabilizer (AST) reduces the oxidation process that occurs when fuel is stored for extended periods, improving performance, extending equipment life and decreasing maintenance expenses. Package sizes include: 16-oz. Bottle ...

    P.I Performance Improver (API)
    APIP.I Performance Improver (API)

    P.i. improves fuel mileage an average of 2.3% and up to 5.7%. Reduces emissions such as hydrocarbons (HC) up to 15%, carbon monoxide (CO) up to 26% and nitrous oxides (NOx) up to 17%. Restores power and performance. Reduces the need for costly higher...

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ASL5W-30 Signature Series Synthetic Motor Oil (ASL)

The Top Tier of AMSOIL Synthetic Motor Oil. AMSOIL Signature Series Synthetic Motor Oil delivers extraordinary lubrication in all types of automotive gasoline engines. Engineered for enthusiasts seeking maximum protection and performance. Precision-f...
XLF5W-30 Extended Life Synthetic Motor Oil (XLF)

AMSOIL XL Synthetic Motor Oil is the choice for those who want to do something extra for their vehicle. Its boosted formulation delivers extra cleaning power, outstanding wear control, excellent high and low temperature protection and exceptional fue...
OEF5W-30 OE Series Synthetic Motor Oil (OEF)

OE Synthetic Motor Oil is for mechanics and drivers seeking peace of mind protection and exceptional value in synthetic motor oil. It delivers 100 percent synthetic engine protection for advanced automotive technology, including turbochargers and dir...
AGLSEVERE GEAR 80W-90 (AGL)

A multi-functional lubricant designed to surpass the requirements of equipment and automotive applications calling for an SAE 80W-90 viscosity grade. Formulated with wax-free synthetic base oils and high-quality additives, AMSOIL SEVERE GEAR® res...
SVG75W 90 Severe Gear® Extreme Pressure (SVG)

Formulated for the severe operating conditions of today’s pick-up trucks, SUVs, heavy equipment and other hard-working vehicles. AMSOIL SEVERE GEAR® Synthetic Extreme Pressure (EP) Lubricants are premium grade gear oils specifically engi...
SVT75W-110 Severe Gear® Extreme Pressure (SVT)

AMSOIL SEVERE GEAR® Synthetic Extreme Pressure (EP) Lubricants are engineered for high-demand applications, including trailer towing, heavy hauling, 4X4 off-road driving, commercial use and racing. Protects gears and bearings from scoring and wea...
ATFSignature Series Multi-Vehicle Synthetic ATF

AMSOIL Signature Series Multi-Vehicle Synthetic ATF is engineered to outperform conventional automatic transmission fluids and exceed the performance requirements of most North American, European and Asian vehicles. This sophisticated formulation pro...
OTFOE Multi-Vehicle Synthetic ATF

AMSOIL OE Synthetic Automatic Transmission Fluid provides passenger-car/light-truck transmissions excellent wear protection, sludge resistance and extreme-temperature performance throughout original equipment manufacturer (OEM)-recommended drain inte...
BFLVDOT 3 and 4 Synthetic Brake Fluid (BFLV)

*** This item is available for US customers only *** Brake fluid acts as a hydraulic fluid, transferring power and lubricating brake system components while also preventing corrosion. It must contend with extreme heat and the inevitable moi...
ANTPCPassenger Vehicle Antifreeze (ANTPC)

Ethylene Glycol 50/50 Pre-Mix Formulation AMSOIL Passenger Car/Light Truck Antifreeze & Coolant provides superior heat transfer and excellent protection against corrosion, freezing and boilover. It provides maximum protection in extreme temper...
ANTAntifreeze and Engine Coolant (ANT)

AMSOIL Antifreeze & Coolant (ANT) is a low-toxicity propylene glycol antifreeze formulated to provide benefits far beyond those found in today's conventional antifreeze and coolant products. This revolutionary formulation provides maximum antifre...
wix oil filterWIX Automotive, Light Truck & Racing Oil Filters

WIX Oil filters are made with full metal base plate for superior strength at the double seal & also feature a silicone anti-drainback valve. Glass enhanced media in WIX oil filters offers greater efficiency, capturing more 10 to 12 micron sized particles than other cellulose or synthetic blend medias.
wix air filterWIX Automotive, Light Truck & Racing Air Filters

WIX panel element air filters have a linear path through the filter for low airflow restriction & an exclusive pocket pleat for the filter media. Radial air filters are constructed of mesh screen on the inside wall diameter for element strength and media protection from backfire.
wix oil filterWIX Automotive, Light Truck & Racing Oil Filters

WIX Oil filters are made with full metal base plate for superior strength at the double seal & also feature a silicone anti-drainback valve. Glass enhanced media in WIX oil filters offers greater efficiency, capturing more 10 to 12 micron sized particles than other cellulose or synthetic blend medias.

Maintenance Schedule as Provided by OEM Documentation

Distance:
3,000 miles (4,800 km)
Action:
Change
Item:
Engine oil
Interval in Month(s):
3
Labor Units:
0.21
Parts Units:
5.3
Drive Type:
ALL
Description: A substance that lubricates and cools the moving parts of the engine and reduces corrosion and the formation of rust.
Distance:
3,000 miles (4,800 km)
Action:
Replace
Item:
Oil filter
Interval in Month(s):
3
Labor Units:
0.1
Parts Units:
1
Drive Type:
ALL
Description: A cartridge-filled canister placed in an engine's lubricating system to strain dirt and abrasive materials out of the oil.
Distance:
7,500 miles (12,000 km)
Action:
Rotate/adjust air pressure
Item:
Wheels & tires
Interval in Month(s):
7
Labor Units:
0.3
Parts Units:
0
Drive Type:
ALL
Description: A circular frame of hard material that may be solid or partly solid, is capable of turning on an axle, and holds the rubber cushion that contains compressed air.
Distance:
15,000 miles (24,000 km)
Action:
Inspect
Item:
Brake system
Interval in Month(s):
15
Labor Units:
0.3
Parts Units:
0
Drive Type:
ALL
Description: A vehicle's stopping mechanism comprised of a pedal connected to a hydraulic master cylinder that can actuate clamping and/or expanding devices at all four wheels that slow or stop a vehicle's rolling motion. Components in a basic brake system are the master cylinder, calipers and/or wheel cylinders, linings or pads or shoes, rotors and/or drums.
Distance:
15,000 miles (24,000 km)
Action:
Inspect
Item:
Brakes, front
Interval in Month(s):
15
Labor Units:
0.1
Parts Units:
0
Drive Type:
ALL
Description: A vehicle's stopping mechanism comprised of a pedal connected to a hydraulic master cylinder that can actuate clamping and/or expanding devices at all four wheels that slow or stop a vehicle's rolling motion. Also used to refer to the brake system's most frequently replaced parts, brake pads and/or brake shoes.
Distance:
15,000 miles (24,000 km)
Action:
Inspect
Item:
Clutch and hill-holder system
Interval in Month(s):
15
Labor Units:
0.2
Parts Units:
0
Drive Type:
ALL
Description: A device on some vehicles with manual transmissions that automatically applies the brakes on an upward incline while the clutch pedal is depressed. Without this device, a vehicle would roll backwards until the operator either shifted gears and released the clutch or applied the brake, and make a smooth gear transition more difficult.
Distance:
15,000 miles (24,000 km)
Action:
Inspect
Item:
Steering & suspension
Interval in Month(s):
15
Labor Units:
0.1
Parts Units:
0
Drive Type:
ALL
Description: A vehicle's steering is the collection of components that enable the operator to direct a vehicle in a desired direction. Suspension is the assemblage of joints, links and other components between a vehicle and its wheels.
Distance:
15,000 miles (24,000 km)
Action:
Inspect boots & seals
Item:
Drive axles
Interval in Month(s):
15
Labor Units:
0.1
Parts Units:
0
Drive Type:
ALL
Description: In a front-wheel drive vehicle or a rear-wheel drive vehicle with independent rear suspension, the short axles that connect the driven wheels with the driving force. Drive axles typically have CV (constant velocity)-joints on their ends.
Distance:
30,000 miles (48,000 km)
Action:
Inspect
Item:
Brakes, rear
Interval in Month(s):
30
Labor Units:
0.1
Parts Units:
0
Drive Type:
ALL
Description: A vehicle's stopping mechanism comprised of a pedal connected to a hydraulic master cylinder that can actuate clamping and/or expanding devices at all four wheels that slow or stop a vehicle's rolling motion. Also used to refer to the brake system's most frequently replaced parts, brake pads and/or brake shoes.
Distance:
30,000 miles (48,000 km)
Action:
Inspect
Item:
Cooling system
Interval in Month(s):
30
Labor Units:
0.1
Parts Units:
0
Drive Type:
ALL
Description: The system that stores and circulates coolant throughout (water cooled) engines to prevent overheating. Some vehicles have air-cooled engines in which high-speed airflow is sufficient to keep the engine cool.
Distance:
30,000 miles (48,000 km)
Action:
Inspect
Item:
Drive belt(s)
Interval in Month(s):
30
Labor Units:
0.03
Parts Units:
0
Drive Type:
ALL
Description: A belt that transfers the rotation of the engine through the crankshaft pulley to drive various devices, such as the alternator, water pump, air conditioning compressor or power steering pump.
Distance:
30,000 miles (48,000 km)
Action:
Inspect
Item:
Front differential fluid
Interval in Month(s):
30
Labor Units:
0.1
Parts Units:
0
Drive Type:
ALL
Description: The liquid used for lubricating gears inside the differential.
Distance:
30,000 miles (48,000 km)
Action:
Inspect
Item:
Fuel filter
Interval in Month(s):
30
Labor Units:
0.05
Parts Units:
0
Drive Type:
ALL
Description: A replaceable metal or plastic canister that prevents particulate matter and most contaminants in the fuel from reaching the engine.
Distance:
30,000 miles (48,000 km)
Action:
Inspect
Item:
Fuel system
Interval in Month(s):
30
Labor Units:
0.1
Parts Units:
0
Drive Type:
ALL
Description: The assemblage of parts that stores and delivers fuel for the engine, including the fuel cap, fuel tank, fuel lines and hoses, fuel pump, fuel filter and fuel injectors or carburetor.
Distance:
30,000 miles (48,000 km)
Action:
Inspect
Item:
Rear differential fluid
Interval in Month(s):
30
Labor Units:
0.1
Parts Units:
0
Drive Type:
ALL
Description: Lubricant that permits quiet and low friction operation of the differential. Can be gear oil, transmission fluid, or a more specialized fluid specified by the manufacturer.
Distance:
30,000 miles (48,000 km)
Action:
Inspect
Item:
Timing belt
Interval in Month(s):
30
Labor Units:
0.2
Parts Units:
0
Drive Type:
ALL
Description: A "toothed" belt that drives an overhead camshaft or camshafts (and in some vehicles a water pump).
Distance:
30,000 miles (48,000 km)
Action:
Inspect
Item:
Automatic transmission fluid
Interval in Month(s):
30
Labor Units:
0.02
Parts Units:
0
Drive Type:
ALL
Description: The fluid used for lubricating and cooling an automatic transmission.
Distance:
30,000 miles (48,000 km)
Action:
Flush/replace
Item:
Brake fluid
Interval in Month(s):
30
Labor Units:
0.7
Parts Units:
3
Drive Type:
ALL
Description: The fluid used in the hydraulic brake system.
Distance:
30,000 miles (48,000 km)
Action:
Flush/replace
Item:
Coolant
Interval in Month(s):
30
Labor Units:
0.7
Parts Units:
1
Drive Type:
ALL
Description: Also known as "antifreeze." A mixture of water and ethylene glycol that has both a higher boiling point and a lower freezing point than plain water.
Distance:
30,000 miles (48,000 km)
Action:
Replace
Item:
Air filter
Interval in Month(s):
30
Labor Units:
0.2
Parts Units:
1
Drive Type:
ALL
Description: A device that filters incoming air fed to the engine.
Distance:
30,000 miles (48,000 km)
Action:
Replace
Item:
Spark plugs
Interval in Month(s):
30
Labor Units:
1.1
Parts Units:
4
Drive Type:
ALL
Description: Cables that carry a high-voltage electrical charge from the distributor cap or ignition coils to the spark plugs.
Distance:
60,000 miles (96,000 km)
Action:
Inspect/replace
Item:
Wheel bearings, front
Interval in Month(s):
60
Labor Units:
0.5
Parts Units:
0
Drive Type:
ALL
Description: The assemblies that permit smooth rotation of the wheel hub as it's mounted to the spindle.
Distance:
105,000 miles (168,000 km)
Action:
Replace
Item:
Drive belt(s)
Interval in Month(s):
105
Labor Units:
1.5
Parts Units:
1
Drive Type:
ALL
Description: A belt that transfers the rotation of the engine through the crankshaft pulley to drive various devices, such as the alternator, water pump, air conditioning compressor or power steering pump.
Distance:
105,000 miles (168,000 km)
Action:
Replace
Item:
Timing belt
Interval in Month(s):
105
Labor Units:
3.5
Parts Units:
1
Drive Type:
ALL
Description: A "toothed" belt that drives an overhead camshaft or camshafts (and in some vehicles a water pump).

Service Bulletin as Provided by OEM & NHTSA

Bulletin Date:
2008-03-01
Bulletin Number:
02-104-08
NHTSA Item Number:
10024965

Component Description: Engine and engine cooling:exhaust system:manifold/header/muffler/tail pipe.

Service Bulletin Summary: Intake manifold modification. ( nhtsa item number - 10024965 ).

Bulletin Date:
2009-10-01
Bulletin Number:
SB-WVL-22
NHTSA Item Number:
10032510

Component Description: Fuel system, gasoline:storage:tank assembly.

Service Bulletin Summary: Subaru: fuel tank one way fuel valve. Certain models require permanent removal of the one way fuel valve located in the fuel tank. The one way fuel valve is located at the base of a small sub chamber contained in the fuel tank. Csc lett ( nhtsa item number - 10032510 ).

Bulletin Date:
2009-10-01
Bulletin Number:
SB-WVN-24
NHTSA Item Number:
10032511

Component Description: (A) Engine and engine cooling:engine., (B) Fuel system, gasoline:storage:tank assembly.

Service Bulletin Summary: Subaru: engine control module (ecm) reprogramming and fuel tank one way fuel valve removal. Affected vehicles have two conditions that may adversely affect the performance of the catalytic converter. To correct these conditions, affected ( nhtsa item number - 10032511 ).

Bulletin Date:
2011-02-01
Bulletin Number:
SB-05-50-10R
NHTSA Item Number:
10037968

Component Description: Tires.

Service Bulletin Summary: Ready ( nhtsa item number - 10037968 ).

Bulletin Date:
2011-03-01
Bulletin Number:
SPB-WVU-31
NHTSA Item Number:
10038970

Component Description: Engine and engine cooling:engine.

Service Bulletin Summary: Subaru service campaign: see document search button for owner letter. Ecm reprogramming procedure. 2006-2010 legacy/outback/forester/impreza. ( nhtsa item number - 10038970 ).


Recall Data Provided by NHTSA

#
1
Make(s):
SAAB, SUBARU
Model(s):
9-2X, FORESTER, IMPREZA
Year(s):
2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008
Manufacturer:
SUBARU OF AMERICA, INC.
NHTSA ID:
11V464000
Recall Date:
September 6th, 2011
Units Affected:
318,215

Affected Component: Suspension:front:control arm:lower arm.

Summary: Subaru is recalling certain model year 2002-2007 impreza, model year 2003-2008 forester, and model year 2005-2006 saab 9-2x vehicles manufactured from september 5, 2000 through november 26, 2007 originally sold, or currently registered in, massachusetts, maryland, michigan, new hampshire, new york, pennsylvania, vermont, wisconsin, connecticut, delaware, iowa, illinois, indiana, maine, minnesota, missouri, new jersey, ohio, rhode island, west virginia and the district of columbia. The front lower control arms may break at the hanger brackets due to corrosion if the hanger bracket is exposed to salty and humid environments such as roads containing snow melting agent. .

Conequence: A broken control arm can result in the loss of control of the vehicle, increasing the risk of a crash. .

Remedy: Subaru will handle their vehicles and saab will handle theirs. Dealers will inspect the degree of corrosion of the front lower control arms, and will either rustproof or replace them. This service will be performed free of charge. The safety recall is expected to begin during december 2011. Owners may contact subaru at 1-800-782-2783. .

Notes: This is subaru's safety recall number wvx-34. Owners may also contact the national highway traffic safety administration's vehicle safety hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (tty 1-800-424-9153).

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