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2010 SUBARU FORESTER 2.5L 4-cyl Engine Code EJ255 Turbo   
 LUBRICANTS & FLUIDS:
Subaru has published Service Bulletin # 02-103-07 that identifies a factory design related problem with premature clogging of the oil mesh screen located inside the oiling system that supplies the turbo charger on all model turbo charged cars.
A clogged screen will result in oil starvation and turbo charger failure. Subaru has since published Service Bulletin #02-110-10R indicating that 2010 MY and prior turbocharged engines continue to require oil and filter change intervals
of 3,750 miles (6,000 km) or 3 3/4 months, while all 2011 MY turbocharged engines have returned to the original requirement of 7,500 miles (12,000 km) or 7 1/2 months, and they are required to use synthetic oil.
Due to the issues outlined in this document, AMSOIL recommends following Subaru drain interval recommendations.
Engine Oil
     Grade 1......SM

Maximum Performance Signature Series 5W-30 Synthetic Motor Oil (ASLQT) Signature Series 5W-30 Synthetic Motor Oil (ASLQT)

Performance Plus XL 5W-30 Synthetic Motor Oil (XLFQT) XL 5W-30 Synthetic Motor Oil (XLFQT)

Performance OE 5W-30 Synthetic Motor Oil (OEFQT) OE 5W-30 Synthetic Motor Oil (OEFQT)

     Above -4 F......10W-30, 10W-40
     All TEMPS......5W-30 [1]
Manual Transmission,TY758 (5-SPD)......GL-5
     Above -22 F......85W
         No AMSOIL Product Recommendation
Manual Transmission,TY758 (5-SPD)......GL-5
     Above 32 F......90
         SEVERE GEAR 75W-90 Synthetic EP Lubricant (SVGQT)
         75W-90 Synthetic Long Life Gear Lube (FGRQT)
         SEVERE GEAR 75W-110 Synthetic EP Lubricant (SVTQT)
Manual Transmission,TY758 (5-SPD)......GL-5
     All TEMPS......75W-90
         SEVERE GEAR 75W-90 Synthetic EP Lubricant (SVGQT)
         75W-90 Synthetic Long Life Gear Lube (FGRQT)
         SEVERE GEAR 75W-110 Synthetic EP Lubricant (SVTQT)
Manual Transmission,TY758 (5-SPD)......GL-5
     Below 90 F......80W
         No AMSOIL Product Recommendation
Automatic Transmission,TZ1B8......SL097 [2]
         Signature Series Multi-Vehicle Synthetic Automatic Transmission Fluid (ATF) (ATFQT)
         OE Multi-Vehicle Synthetic Automatic Transmission Fluid (OTFQT)
Differential, Rear......GL-5
     Above -22 F......85W
         No AMSOIL Product Recommendation
Differential, Front......GL-5
     Above -22 F......85W [3]
         No AMSOIL Product Recommendation
Differential, Front......GL-5
     All TEMPS......75W-90 [3]
         SEVERE GEAR 75W-90 Synthetic EP Lubricant (SVGQT)
         75W-90 Synthetic Long Life Gear Lube (FGRQT)
         SEVERE GEAR 75W-110 Synthetic EP Lubricant (SVTQT)
         SAE 80W-90 Synthetic Gear Lube (AGLQT)
Differential, Rear......GL-5
     All TEMPS......75W-90
         SEVERE GEAR 75W-90 Synthetic EP Lubricant (SVGQT)
         75W-90 Synthetic Long Life Gear Lube (FGRQT)
         SEVERE GEAR 75W-110 Synthetic EP Lubricant (SVTQT)
         SAE 80W-90 Synthetic Gear Lube (AGLQT)
Differential, Rear......GL-5
     Above 32 F......90
         SEVERE GEAR 75W-90 Synthetic EP Lubricant (SVGQT)
         75W-90 Synthetic Long Life Gear Lube (FGRQT)
         SEVERE GEAR 75W-110 Synthetic EP Lubricant (SVTQT)
         SAE 80W-90 Synthetic Gear Lube (AGLQT)
Differential, Front......GL-5
     Above 32 F......90 [3]
         SEVERE GEAR 75W-90 Synthetic EP Lubricant (SVGQT)
         75W-90 Synthetic Long Life Gear Lube (FGRQT)
         SEVERE GEAR 75W-110 Synthetic EP Lubricant (SVTQT)
         SAE 80W-90 Synthetic Gear Lube (AGLQT)
Differential, Front......GL-5
     Below 86 F......80W [3]
         No AMSOIL Product Recommendation
Differential, Rear......GL-5
     Below 86 F......80W
         No AMSOIL Product Recommendation
Fluids
     Clutch Fluid......HB
         AMSOIL Brake Fluid DOT-3 (BF3SN) [4]
     Power Steering Fluid......AF3
         Signature Series Multi-Vehicle Synthetic Automatic Transmission Fluid (ATF) (ATFQT)
     Power Steering Fluid......AF3
         OE Multi-Vehicle Synthetic Automatic Transmission Fluid (OTFQT) [5]
     Brake Fluid......HB
         AMSOIL Brake Fluid DOT-3 (BF3SN) [4]
[1] SAE 5W-30 is preferred.
[2] Subaru ATF HP, Part no. K0140Y0700 or equivalent
[3] Front final drive is for automatic transmission only.
[4] Hydraulic Brake Fluid, DOT 3, P/N SOA868V9220
[5] DEXRON®-III Automatic Transmission Fluid
 FILTERS:
[1] Manufacturer OE Recommended Oil Change Intervals
[2] Spin-on Transmission
 NGK PLUGS AND WIRESETS:
IXIRIDIUMPLUGLFR6AIX-11
PREMIUMIRIDIUMPLUGSILFR6A
PREMIUMIRIDIUMPLUGSILFR6A [1]
WIRESETWIRESET 
[1] Plugs - OEM/OES Spark Plug
 WIPER BLADES:
Blade ClassDriverPassengerRear
ExactFit T241  T181  T14B 
NeoForm T16240  T16180   
Winter T37245  T37180   
 CHASSIS LUBRICATION:
      0 Fittings, 0 Plugs
 CAPACITIES:
Engine, with filter..........4.4 quarts [1]
Cooling System, Initial Fill..........8.5 quarts
Passenger Car & Light Truck Antifreeze & Coolant
AMSOIL Antifreeze and Engine Coolant
Automatic Transmission, TZ1B8 Initial Fill..........9.8 quarts [2]
Automatic Transmission, Total Fill
   4 speed TZ1B8..........9.8 quarts
Manual Transmission, TY758 (5-SPD)..........7.4 pints
Differential, Rear..........1.7 pints
Differential, Front..........2.5 pints [3]
[1] After refill check oil level.
[2] Measure quantity drained and refill with same amount
[3] Front final drive is for automatic transmission only.
 TORQUES:
   Oil Drain Plug.....31 ft/lbs
   Manual Transmission Aluminum Gasket
     Drain Plug 33 ft/lbs
   Manual Transmission Copper Gasket
     Drain Plug 51 ft/lbs
   Manual Transmission Metal Gasket
     Drain Plug 51 ft/lbs
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