Subaru Legacy oil capacity

Most Subarus have the oil type printed on the oil cap – it will likely be 5W-20, 5W-30, 5W-40, 10W-30 or 10W-40. If it isn’t printed on the oil cap, check your owners manual for the exact type before adding new oil.

We recommend wearing safety glasses whenever you are working under your Legacy. You never know what could be dripping down from the engine, battery acid, engine coolant, brake fluid, etc. All of these fluids are extremely harmful to your eyes and skin so it is important to protect yourself.

 

1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 Subaru Legacy oil capacity and oil change

Engine Oil capacity Recommended oil type Oil change interval
EJ 16 Legacy 1.6 4.5 L 5W-30 12,500 km (7,500 miles) or 12 months
EJ 18 Legacy 1.8 4.5 L 5W-30 12,500 km (7,500 miles) or 12 months
EJ 20 Legacy 2.0 4.0 L 1993-2007 5W-30 12,500 km (7,500 miles) or 12 months
EJ 20 turbo Legacy 2.0 Turbo 4.5 L 5W-30 5,000-10,000 km
(3,000-6,000 miles) or 12 months
EJ 22 Legacy 2.2 4.5 L

10W30

10W40

5W30

15,000 km (9,000 miles) or 12 month

2000 2001 2002 2003 Subaru Legacy oil capacity

Engine Oil capacity / Filter capacity Recommended oil type Oil change interval
EJ 25 Legacy 2.5 4.5 (2000-2007)
4.3 (WRX/STI 2000+)
0W-30
5W-30
5W-40
10W-30
10W-40
5,000-10,000 km
(3,000-6,000 miles) or 12 months
EJ 20 Legacy 2.0 4.0 1993-2007 5W-30 12,500 km (7,500 miles) or 12 months

2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 Subaru Legacy oil capacity

Engine Oil capacity / Filter capacity Recommended oil type Oil change interval
EJ255 Legacy 2.5 Turbo 4 L 5W-30 6 000 km / 4 months
EZ 30 Legacy 3.0 5.5 L

0W-30

5W-30

5W-40

10W-30

10W-40

15 000 km / 12 months
EJ253 Legacy 2.5 4 L 5W-30 12 000 km / 8 months

2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 Subaru Legacy oil capacity

Engine Oil capacity / Filter capacity Recommended oil type Oil change interval
EJ255 Legacy 2.5 Turbo 4.3 L 5W-30 12 000 km / 8 months
EJ253 Legacy 2.5 4.2 L 5W-30 12 000 km / 8 months
EZ36D Legacy 3.0 6.3 L

0W-30

5W-30

5W-40

10W-30

10W-40

12 000 km / 8 months

 

2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 Subaru Legacy oil capacity

subaru legacy oil capacity

Engine Oil capacity / Filter capacity Recommended oil type Oil change interval
FA20DIT Legacy 2.0T 5.1 L / 0.2 L

0W-20

5W-20

5W-30

5W-40

15 000 km/ 12 months
FB25 Legacy 2.5i 4.8 L / 0.2 L 0W-20
5W-20
5W-30
5W-40
15 000 km/ 12 months
EZ36D Legacy 3.6R 6.5 L / 0.2 L

0W-30

5W-30

5W-40

10W-30

10W-40

15 000 km/ 12 months

The Oil Is Black and Gritty

New oil is the color of honey, but after just a few weeks of use, it begins to turn dark. This color change is acceptable, but as soon as you see particles mixed in with that darker-colored oil, it’s time for an oil change. These particles can get stuck in your engine and overwhelm your oil filter, which will result in clogging and unnecessary buildup. Has your oil changed before this becomes a problem?

The Engine Runs Loudly

Oil is an engine lubricant, preventing parts from grinding against one another. The dry friction of the constantly moving parts gives off a metallic grinding sound. If your engine begins to run louder and makes abnormal and unpleasant noises, don’t delay that oil change any longer or your Subaru could suffer serious consequences.

Written by Dan Hoffman

Dan Hoffman

Dan is a co-founder of Engineswork. He knows everything about internal combustion engines. Ask your questions in comments down below this article – he will be glad to help you anytime.

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