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2012 Impreza Rear Differential Fluid

Just an fyi, I looked at the rear diff fluid on my '12 Sport Premium at 14k miles last week. It was pretty dirty, so I changed it. Am changing the front diff fluid next week when I have some time. You may not want to wait till 30k miles to change it or check it. Just saying....


  • It's normal for the rear diff fluid to get cruddy looking faster than the front diff/transmission fluid. And contrary to popular opinion, you can't tell if motor oil or tranny/diff fluid is bad by looking at the color. A burned smell would be a better indication of a problem than the color of the fluid.
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