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  1. Oil, Oil Filters, and Fuel Discussion
    2019 Outback, 2.5l. Has anybody else noticed that it takes a looong time for the oil to drain from the oil filter mounting cup when doing an oil change? Almost to the point where I wonder if there is some sort of obstruction. I'm using an OEM filter, and have a Fumoto valve. My procedure is...
  2. Gen 5: 2015-2019
    Since the Covid shutdown, I have worked from home. Other than a trip to the dealer to replace a failed battery in April 2020, I have only driven 179 miles in my 2017 Outback Touring. I love my dealer and trust them to take care of my car. I do not mind paying extra for preventative maintenance...
  3. Oil, Oil Filters, and Fuel Discussion
    I'm looking at the OE recommendations made in the owners manual for engines in other countries outside of NA. I could and have tried to look up the info on oil manufacturer sites but that's just a recommendation, although most likely based on what's in the OM. Still, it's a PITA trying to...
  4. Oil, Oil Filters, and Fuel Discussion
    I just passed the 1000 miles mark - do I change the oil now, or wait until the recommended 6000 miles? I am reading different opinions on this.
  5. Gen 3: 2005-2009
    Hey everyone! I’ve had my 07 outback limited for a few years now and like the title says it has a brand new engine. Now that’s kind of a long story but we put a brand new crate motor in it back in June at 188,180 miles. The car now has 196,134, so almost 8000 miles in 7 months (I drive a lot). 3...
  6. Gen 5: 2015-2019
    Got an oil change on Friday (3 days ago). On Saturday, my wife drove the outback, and she said there was a weird smell. I went out to take a look, and it smelled like burning. Open the hood, and the oil filter has oil all around it, where it sets into the engine bay. Look down, and oil had...
  7. General Discussions
    I'm looking at a 2015 Outback 3.6R with 52K miles and its first oil changes were at 6700 and 23000 miles. After that it has had regular oil changes every 6000 miles roughly. How much would that worry you? Would you buy it?
  8. Oil, Oil Filters, and Fuel Discussion
    Hi, I've searched and read the various discussions about the optimal oil for the 2.5 but I couldn't determine a specific recommendation. Other than Subaru oil, what's the one that seems to make this engine happiest? I've been a regular Mobil 1 user on our EJ25 but there seem to be a lot of...
  9. Problems & DIY Maintenance
    My wife was charged a $17.99 "MOA Extended Life" charge when she took the 2019 Outback 4-cyl for the 6,000 mile service, it's first service. The dealer tried to charge all kinds of ridiculous stuff at first, so I asked her to specify oil change, tire rotation, air filter check only. They did the...
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