Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: Dutchess County, NY USA
Car: '14 Subi OBW, '02 Subi OBW (gone now, but well loved), '08 Toyota Sienna, '13 Honda CR-V
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Given that you only have a 4.2 quart crankcase (IIRC), being "down a couple of quarts" means you were really flirting with disaster. Keep an eye on this going forward.
How soon after purchasing the car did the code first appear? Did the car pass the NYS Emissions test (get a valid window sticker)? Assuming it did earn a sticker, the cat was in passing condition last month. It failed, you cleared the code, but it came back in a week (but not immediately). Did you clear it with an OBD tool, or by wiping out everything with a battery reset? Any warranty from the selling dealer?
2002 OBW base model with automatic. Added: CD player, Security System, tweeters & subwoofer, trailer hitch, lighting mods, cabin filters, hood deflector, drivers lumbar mods, winter tires.
2014 OBW Premium, CVT & Moonroof. Added: trailer hitch, lighting mods, upgraded horn, winter tire/wheel/TPMS package.