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2017 Subaru Forester
2.0L 4-cyl Engine Code FA20F Engine Code FA20F Turbo
250 bhp. @ 5600 rpm / Torque: 258 ft. lbs. @ 2000 rpm
16 Valves Double Overhead Camshaft Variable Valve Timing
2.0L - Flat 4-cyl (1998 cc) (Gasoline engine w/ Turbocharger)
Compression Ratio: 10.6:1

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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 (2017 Subaru Forester with engine code FA20F) 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.

Optional Equipment Listing This guide lists all available equipment options such as transmission options, differentials etc. for 2017 Subaru Forester with engine code FA20F hide.
Product Availability Listing This guide lists all available AMSOIL & substitute brand products that meet or exceed OEM (Subaru) recommendation for each equipment. Any one of the recommended product can be used. One may be better than the other, you can review product details & price or contact us to ask our opinion pertaining to your usage and preference hide.
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.
Last Updated This product cross reference guide for 2017 Subaru Forester engine code FA20F was last updated on 7th October 2019 hide.
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  1. Engine Oil

    Grade 1  »  SN [1]
    All TEMPS  »  5W-30
  2. Automatic Transmission

    Automatic Transmission, TR690  »  VTF22

    Synthetic CVT Fluid (CVTQT)
  3. Front Differential

    Differential, Front  »  GLSB4 [2]

    All TEMPS  » 
    No AMSOIL Product Recommendation
  4. Rear Differential

  5. Brake Fluid

    Brake Fluid  »  HB

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

    [1] Synthetic oil is required.
    [2] Subaru recommends the use of Subaru Extra MT. As alternative
    GL-5 SAE 75W-90 may be used, however using this type of oil
    will detract from driveability and fuel efficiency.
    [3] Hydraulic Brake Fluid, DOT 3

  7. Fluid Capacities (drive train fluids)

    Engine, with filter  »  5.4 quarts [1]
    Cooling System, Initial Fill  »  9.5 quarts
    Passenger Car & Light Truck Antifreeze & Coolant
    AMSOIL Antifreeze and Engine Coolant
    Automatic Transmission, TR690 Initial Fill  »  Not Specified
    Automatic Transmission, Total Fill
    speed TR690  »  13.1 quarts
    Differential, Front  »  3 pints [2]
    Differential, Rear  »  1.7 pints
    ANTPC ANT
    Capacities Comments
    [1] After refill check oil level.
    [2] Front final drive is for automatic transmission only.
  8. Chassis Lubrication

    0 Fittings, 0 Plugs
  9. Torque Specifications

    Oil Drain Plug  »  31 ft/lbs [1]

    Torque Specification Comments
    [1] Install a new washer on the drain bolt.

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

  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...
CVTSynthetic CVT Fluid

CVT's require a unique transmission fluid with specialized frictional characteristics designed to ensure the belt or chain remains in contact with the pulleys without slipping. AMSOIL Synthetic CVT Fluid provides outstanding metal-to-metal frictional...
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...
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 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.

Maintenance Schedule as Provided by OEM Documentation

Distance:
6,000 miles (9,600 km)
Action:
Inspect/rotate
Item:
Wheels & tires
Interval in Month(s):
8
Labor Units:
0.32
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:
6,000 miles (9,600 km)
Action:
Change
Item:
Engine oil
Interval in Month(s):
8
Labor Units:
0.22
Parts Units:
5.4
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:
6,000 miles (9,600 km)
Action:
Replace
Item:
Oil filter
Interval in Month(s):
8
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:
12,000 miles (19,200 km)
Action:
Inspect
Item:
Axle joints
Interval in Month(s):
15
Labor Units:
0.05
Parts Units:
0
Drive Type:
ALL
Description: Not used as EDS_ITEM_ID
Distance:
12,000 miles (19,200 km)
Action:
Inspect
Item:
Brake pads, rear
Interval in Month(s):
15
Labor Units:
0.1
Parts Units:
0
Drive Type:
ALL
Description: Brake linings, shoes, or pads are parts of a brake system bonded to an expendable friction material that, when hydraulically acted upon, create enough resistance to stop a vehicle.
Distance:
12,000 miles (19,200 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:
12,000 miles (19,200 km)
Action:
Inspect
Item:
Steering & suspension
Interval in Month(s):
15
Labor Units:
0.25
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:
12,000 miles (19,200 km)
Action:
Inspect
Item:
Clutch
Interval in Month(s):
15
Labor Units:
0.1
Parts Units:
0
Drive Type:
ALL
Description: A pedal-operated device that disconnects the engine from the manual transmission to allow a vehicle to change gears, and then allows the engine and transmission to resume contact and turn together at a new speed.
Distance:
12,000 miles (19,200 km)
Action:
Replace
Item:
Cabin air filter
Interval in Month(s):
15
Labor Units:
0.3
Parts Units:
1
Drive Type:
ALL
Description: A filtering system that meters out pollen, road dust and other particles before they can reach the passenger cabin.
Distance:
30,000 miles (48,000 km)
Action:
Inspect
Item:
Cooling system hoses & connections
Interval in Month(s):
30
Labor Units:
0.1
Parts Units:
0
Drive Type:
ALL
Description: A system of rubber hoses through which coolant flows from the radiator through the engine and cooling system.
Distance:
30,000 miles (48,000 km)
Action:
Inspect
Item:
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:
Drive belt(s)
Interval in Month(s):
30
Labor Units:
0.05
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:
Fuel lines & hoses
Interval in Month(s):
30
Labor Units:
0.05
Parts Units:
0
Drive Type:
ALL
Description: The tubing that carries fuel throughout a vehicle.
Distance:
30,000 miles (48,000 km)
Action:
Inspect
Item:
Automatic transmission fluid
Interval in Month(s):
30
Labor Units:
0.05
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:
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:
Brake fluid
Interval in Month(s):
30
Labor Units:
0.7
Parts Units:
1
Drive Type:
ALL
Description: The fluid used in the hydraulic brake system.
Distance:
30,000 miles (48,000 km)
Action:
Replace
Item:
Clutch fluid
Interval in Month(s):
30
Labor Units:
0.7
Parts Units:
1
Drive Type:
ALL
Description: The liquid used in a hydraulic clutch system that helps disengage the clutch from the flywheel.
Distance:
60,000 miles (96,000 km)
Action:
Inspect & lubricate
Item:
Wheel bearings
Interval in Month(s):
60
Labor Units:
0.5
Parts Units:
0
Drive Type:
ALL
Description: The assemblies that permit smooth rotation between the wheel hub and spindle.
Distance:
60,000 miles (96,000 km)
Action:
Replace
Item:
Spark plugs
Interval in Month(s):
120
Labor Units:
1.4
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:
72,000 miles (115,200 km)
Action:
Replace
Item:
Fuel filter
Interval in Month(s):
60
Labor Units:
0.7
Parts Units:
1
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:
96,000 miles (153,600 km)
Action:
Replace
Item:
Timing belt
Interval in Month(s):
105
Labor Units:
1.5
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:
2016-07-01
Bulletin Number:
01-174-16
NHTSA Item Number:
10111096

Component Description: (A) Equipment:electrical., (B) Visibility:windshield.

Service Bulletin Summary: This service information bulletin provides a guideline to use for placement of required or mandated windshield stickers (inside and / or outside) on vehicles equipped with eyesight driver assist technology and high beam assist (hba) featur ( nhtsa item number - 10111096 ).

Bulletin Date:
2017-03-01
Bulletin Number:
02-166-17
NHTSA Item Number:
10111074

Component Description: Engine and engine cooling.

Service Bulletin Summary: This bulletin outlines design changes made to the upper oil pan assembly on fa and fb engines used on the models listed above. There have been isolated cases where the sealer used between the upper oil pan and the crankcase has become dis ( nhtsa item number - 10111074 ).



Recalls not found for this vehicle!

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