Join Date: Sep 2010
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CVT Fluid Level
Let me start out by admitting that I'm an idiot and accidentally drained 3.5 qts of CVT fluid during my first attempt at an oil change on my 2010 Outback. I was in a hurry and I'm used to large SUVs where the oil pan is further back than it is on the Outback. Either way, it was a dumb mistake, but I got 4 qts of fluid from my dealer and successfully put 3 qts back in. The issue is, I'm about half a quart short from what I measured I drained out. I put in as much as I could until it was draining back out of the fill hole fairly steady. The vehicle was at a slight incline from my floor jack. Should I take it to a place with a lift so the vehicle is level and see if they can get the last half quart in there or would that still be an acceptable level.
I figured I'd try here first before wasting the Subaru mechanic's time at my dealer. Thanks!