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5. Recommended Fuel, Lubricants, Sealants and Adhesives


5. Recommended Fuel, Lubri- B: FUELS CONTAINING ALCOHOL
cants, Sealants and Adhesives Some gasoline blends sold at service stations
                                                       contain alcohol or other oxygenates even
A: FUEL                                                though that fact may not be fully disclosed. If
1. FUEL OCTANE RATING                                  you are not sure whether there is alcohol pres-
SUBARU engines are designed to use only un-            ent in the fuel, ask your service station operator.
leaded gasoline with an octane rating of 87 AKI        Do not use such fuels unless the gasoline/alco-
or higher. [This octane rating is the average of       hol blend is suitable for your vehicle as ex-
the Research Octane and Motor Octane num-              plained at right:
bers and is commonly referred to as the Anti-          D The fuel should be unleaded and have an oc-
Knock Index (AKI).] Using a gasoline with a low-       tane rating no lower than that recommended
er octane rating can cause persistent and              below.
heavy knocking, which can damage the en-               D Never use fuel containing more than 10%
gine. Do not be concerned if SUBARU vehicle            ethanol (ethyl or grain alcohol).
sometimes knocks lightly when you drive up a           D Methanol (methyl or wood alcohol) is some-
hill or when you accelerate. See your dealer or        times mixed with unleaded gasoline. Methanol
a qualified service technician if you use a gaso-      can be used in your vehicle ONLY if it does not
line with the specified octane rating and              exceed 5% of the fuel mixture AND it is accom-
SUBARU vehicle knocks heavily or persistently.         panied by sufficient quantities of the proper co-
                                                       solvents and corrosion inhibitors required to
2. UNLEADED GASOLINE                                   prevent fuel system damage. Otherwise, fuel
The neck of the fuel filler pipe is designed to ac-    containing methanol should not be used.
cept only an unleaded gasoline filler nozzle.          D Unleaded fuel blends which contain no more
Under no circumstances should leaded gaso-             than 15% MTBE (methyl tertiary butyl ether) or
line be used since it will damage the emission         other oxygenates and which are approved by
control system and may impair driveability and         the Environmental Protection Agency may be
fuel economy.                                          used.
                                                       D You should avoid using fuels mixed with alco-
3. GASOLINE FOR CALIFORNIA-CERTI-                      hol or other oxygenates on an exclusive basis.
FIED LEV
                                                       If driving problems such as engine stalling or
If SUBARU vehicle is a California-certified Low        hard starting result when such fuels are used,
Emission Vehicle (LEV) as indicated on the             immediately discontinue their use and switch
underhood tune-up label, it is designed to opti-       back to unleaded gasoline that does not con-
mize engine and emission control system per-           tain alcohol or other oxygenates.
formance with gasolines that meet California
specifications.                                        CAUTION:
                                                       Take care not to spill fuel during refueling.
                                                       Fuels containing alcohol may cause paint
                                                       damage.




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C: LUBRICANTS
                 Lubricants                              Specifications                                    Remarks
                                             D API Classification: SJ or SH with the
                                                                                         D For SAE viscosity number, refer to the
                                               words "Energy Conserving II"
                                                                                           following table.
D Engine oil                                 D New API Certified
                                                                                         D If it is impossible to get SJ or SH grade,
                                             D CCMC Specification: G4 or G5
                                                                                           you may use SG grade.
                                             D ACEA Specification: A1, A2 or A3
D Transmission and differential gear oil                                                 D For SAE viscosity number, refer to the
                                         D API Classification: GL-5
D AWD rear differential gear oil                                                           following table.
                                             D "DEXRON II, IIE" or "DEXRON III"
D Automatic transmission                                                                                      --
                                               type
                                             D "DEXRON II, IIE" or "DEXRON III"
D Power steering fluid                                                                                        --
                                               type
                                             D Genuine SUBARU Coolant (Part No.
                                                                                         D For further coolant specifications, refer
D Coolant                                      000016218) (Anti-freeze, anti-corro-
                                                                                           to the following table.
                                               sive ethylene glycol base)
                                                                                         D FMVSS NO. 116
                                                                                         D Avoid mixing brake fluid of different
                                                                                           brands to prevent the fluid performance
D Brake fluid                                D DOT3 or DOT4
                                                                                           from degrading.
                                                                                         D When brake fluid is added, be careful
                                                                                           not to allow any dust into the reservoir.
                                                                                         D FMVSS NO. 116
                                                                                         D Avoid mixing brake fluid of different
                                                                                           brands to prevent the fluid performance
D Clutch fluid                               D DOT3 or DOT4
                                                                                           from degrading.
                                                                                         D When clutch fluid is added, be careful
                                                                                           not to allow any dust into the reservoir.

     Lubricants                    Recommended                                  Application                          Equivalent
                          SUBARU CRC
D Spray lubricants                                             O2 sensor                                                 --
                          (P/N 004301003)
                          SUNLIGHT 2 N: glube R                Steering shaft bearing, bushing for manual
                                                                                                                         --
                          (P/N 003602010)                      transmission gear shift system
                          Valiant grease M-2
                                                               Steering gearbox                                          --
                          (P/N 003608001)
                          Niglube RX-2
                                                               Piston boot of disc brake and sliding pin                 --
                          (P/N 003606000 or 725191040)
                          Molykote No. 7439                    Contacting surfaces of drum brake shoes
                                                                                                                         --
                          (P/N 725191460)                      and shoe clearance adjuster
                          Molylex No.2
                                                               Rear BJ joints of axle shafts                             --
                          (P/N 723223010)
                          VU-3A702
                                                               Rear DOJ joints of axle shafts                            --
D Grease                  (P/N 23223GA050)
                          NTG2218
                                                               BJ (for front axle) joints of axle shafts                 --
                          (CP/N 28093AA020)
                          FX clutch grease
                                                               Splines of transmission main shaft                        --
                          (P/N 000040901)
                                                               Control cables and throttle linkages sub-
                          Slicolube G-30M
                                                               ject to cold weather, water-pump impeller,                --
                          (P/N 004404002)
                                                               door latch, striker, battery terminals, etc.
                          SSG-6003
                                                               SFJ joints of axle shafts                                 --
                          (P/N 28093TA000)
                          Molykote AS-880N                     Contacting surfaces of brake pad and in-
                                                                                                                         --
                          (P/N 26298AC000)                     ner shim




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5. Recommended Fuel, Lubricants, Sealants and Adhesives


D: FLUID
CAUTION:
D Each oil manufacturer has its base oil and additives. Thus, do not mix two or more brands
(Except engine oil).
D When replenishing oil, it does not matter if the oil to be added is a different brand from
that in the engine; however, use oil having the API classification and SAE viscosity No. des-
ignated by SUBARU.
NOTE:
If vehicle is used in desert areas with very high temperatures or for other heavy duty applications,
the following viscosity oils may be used:
API classification: SJ or SH
SAE Viscosity No: 30, 40, 10W-50, 20W-40, 20W-50




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E: COOLANT
CAUTION:
D Avoid using any coolant or only water other than this designated type to prevent corro-
sion.
D SUBARU's engine is aluminum alloy, and so special care is necessary.
                                                      Coolant Specifications
 Lowest antici-       SUBARU                                    Specification gravity
  pated atmo-        coolant-to-                                                                                          Freezing
  spheric tem-      *water ratio      at 10



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