View Full Version : Transmission oil change

05-03-2008, 01:36 PM
Do you need to change the filter when changing the transmission oil? 1997 Legacy/outback limited

05-04-2008, 02:47 PM
You shouldn't have to do anything with the filter at all. I just changed mine, and didn't touch the filter. If you have a magnetic plug, make sure you check it for shavings and examine them. If you don't have an magnetic plug, get one to replace the stock one with! Hope this helps....

05-05-2008, 11:14 AM
Dear Fishingitj,

Thanks for your reply, although I did replace the filter. The oil probably had never been changed and it has over a hundred thousand miles on it. I am now in the process of changing all the fluids.

I have a small oil leak and it looks like it is coming from the right rear of the engine oil pan. Two years ago the plastic oil pressure plate was changed with a metal one along with the seals, valve cover gaskets, etc. Do I need to replace the o-rings on the oil pump intake within the pan?

My Best,


05-05-2008, 12:58 PM
Yes, that looks like the culperate. I would try that first because it makes sense, then go from there if it continues to leak....