How to change the transmission fluid on a Subaru 5 speed manual transmission. Please note: Myself nor the staff of mnsubaru.com are not responsible for any damage done by attempting this The following was done on a 2005 Subaru WRX Wagon. Some changes may need to be done for other models. List of items needed: (See image 1 & 2) -2 Jack stands + Jack -T70 (or T60 works) torx + correct size wrench (1/2 is common) -Transmission fluid I used Uncle Scotty's Transmission Cocktail which is: 1 qt Redline Lightweight Shockproof, 1qt Pennzoil Synchromesh, 2qt Castrol HypoyC 80w-90. -Transmission fluid filler. I found a great item at pep boys that has flexible tubing -Drain pan Optional Items. Not require but recommended: -Mechanix Gloves -Shop Towels Step 1: Pull the transmission dipstick out. I will explain why later. Step 2: Jack up car, place jack stands under the car. After this I always push the car side to side to make sure it is secure. I don't want to be wrenching away and have the car fall off the stands. Step 3: Place drain pan under the transmission drain bolt. Remove bolt (Image 3). When I did this I had been driving around all morning picking up items for the fluid swap so my drain bolt and oil was very hot. Why you want the transmission dipstick pulled is to allow the air somewhere to escape. Much like pouring a bottle of oil or a jug of milk, air needs to fill in the empty space when the transmission fluid is being drained. Without pulling that dipstick, the transmission fluid will come out nice, then need air causing the fluid to "gasp", which in my case shot fluid over my drain pan and all over my floor. Step 4: After most of the fluid has drained, but still lightly dripping lower the car off of the jack stands, this allows all the fluid to be drained. If you have a lowered car the drain pan may not fit under the car. For my car it did. Once again see image 2. Step 5: Time. I let my car drain overnight. Others may not care that much. Step 6: Clean off the drain plug of any metal shards connected to it and replace. I hand tightened the bolt. You may need to raise the car to do this. I was able to slip myself under the car without raising it. Yes, I'm a smaller guy. Step 7: Fill the transmission. This should not be rushed in order to prevent spills. If doing Uncle Scotty's the fill order is Redline, Pennzoil, and then Castrol. The transmission capacity is somewhere around 3.8qts. I only filled 3.5 qts worth in my transmission. How I filled mine was put in the first 3 bottles, wait 10 minutes, then filled 1/4 of the 4th bottle. I then waited another 10 minutes before checking the level. It seemed fine so I went for a very short drive around the block. After that I checked the level again and added as needed. Today I drove to work and checked the level again to make sure everything was correct. Though this may seem a bit scary for a new person, it is easy. Take your time and you can save money plus have pride in your ride.