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Hi All,

I did do multiple searches, but could not come up with the answer to this question. Maybe I didn't use the right key words, but a little help would be appreciated.

Car: 2005 Forester 2.5X

I want to know the torque spec on the drain plug for the front differential plug (T70 torx).

Also would like to know what the rear differential torque spec is and what size the plug is? I tried a half inch, but that was way too small.

Thanks!
 

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Front diff drain plug,
Tightening torque: N·m (kgf-m, ft-lb)
70 (7.2, 51.7) (Copper gasket)
44 (4.5, 32.5) (Aluminum gasket)


Rear diff,
Tightening torque: N·m (kgf-m, ft-lb)
49 (5.0, 36.2)

As for what size it is, it is a 13mm square drive. A good 1/2" typically will do the job. If you want the real tool look here. 13mm Subaru & Nissan Drain Socket

There is only a little less then .012" of difference in size between a 1/2" and 13mm. The only time I see a 1/2" not working is if the corners of the drive are heavily rounded off, common on some cheaper ratchets, breaker bars.
 

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How much diff oil does the front/ rear take? Thx! 05 Forester LLBEAN
 

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