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Hi everyone, I'm new to these forums so please be gentle. I've searched but I can't find an answer. I also recently plunked down $35 and about 8 hours of time downloading the factory service manual from Subaru, but I can't even find a straight answer there.

Is there a filler plug for the front differential? If not, how do you fill it?

Thank you. :)
 

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Thanks, I have those pages as well (since I downloaded the FSM) and it appears that the only way to fill the front differential is through a funnel in the dipstick location. I've never done that before, I'm used to always having a filler plug, so I guess I'll do what the manual says. :)

Thanks again!
 

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Just get a transmission funnel for a couple bucks and slide on a piece of clear tubing on the bottom.

I think its 9/16" thin wall tubing.

 

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Thanks so much for the picture, adc. It's worth a thousand words.
You are welcome btw there was a typo the "o9 " was supposed to be "of". Like I said..just not sure of the Inside diameter of the tubing (pretty sure 9/16" or 5/8" will work). Just go buy the funnel first and go to the hardware store with it when you buy the tubing. But don't get the stuff with the thick wall, else it won't fit in the oil hole.
 
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