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  1. Gen 6: 2020-Future
    Hey everyone! I am brand new to Subaru and have had my Limited XT for about 4 days now, loving it. Was wondering what kind of things, if any, you all like to keep on hand in the vehicle? I read they can drink oil sometimes, do you carry a quart? Wiper blades? Any other fluids or handy to have...
  2. Oil, Oil Filters, and Fuel Discussion
    So, I have driven my newly bought 09 3.0 Ltd for about 1,500 miles - a couple of road trips and regular in-town driving. ODO is 37k miles. Checked my oil stick and it is below the "low" dot. I guess I need to begin adding oil now? The dealership I bought it from about a month ago put 5w30 reg...
  3. For Sale / For Free
    Recently sold my 2014 OB, have some leftovers. Local pickup preferred (Houston TX area). - 2 x 1 gallon Subaru super coolant (50/50 mix), unopened. Part number SOA868V9270. $20/each - 3 x 32 FL Oz (1 quart) of Subaru gear oil SAE 75W-90, unopened. Part number SOA427V1700. $10/each - 2 x...
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  4. Oil, Oil Filters, and Fuel Discussion
    So my dealer changed the oil on my 2020 outback, and after an overnight at the house and about 200 highway-only miles, I heard a knocking sound, then the oil light, and by the time I pulled over and stopped, smoke. Two minutes later and I have a massive puddle of oil under the car and a...
  5. General Discussions
    Hey guys! I have a 2003 Subaru Outback LLBean edition. Today when I was changing my o2 sensor on the driver's side I noticed what looked like to be an oil leak. I'm not even sure what you would call the part where the oil was dripping out of but I thought you guys can help and give me some...
  6. Problems & DIY Maintenance
    Hi, I have a 1999 Subaru outback legacy. She has been having consistent oil leaks for a few years now. I take it to the mechanic, it gets plugged, and within a few months it is leaking again. I am curious if anyone else has had this consistent problem? Or do I just have a bad mechanic? Is there...
  7. Gen 6: 2020-Future
    Recently noticed a particular smell coming from the front of my '21 non-turbo Outback - no warnings or other indicators from the car. Took a look under the hood yesterday to find oil had made it's way to the exhaust manifold directly under the dipstick. Went in for a scheduled oil change today...
  8. Oil, Oil Filters, and Fuel Discussion
    Hi all, I own an '02 Outback Limited with the manual transmission. The car has almost 180k on it and I've owned it since August 2020, when it had 163k on it. In the entire time I've owned the car, it has consumed oil...I'd say about a quart every 800 miles. What's weird though is that when I...
  9. Gen 4: 2010-2014
    Vehicle has 148K mileage. Noticed slow leak past few months (no evidence on driveway or garage) and figured it was losing a quart every 2000 miles. During routine service mechanic noted oil leaking either from Valve Cover or Cam Carrier. Mechanic recommended total reseal of engine at ~$3500. I...
  10. Oil, Oil Filters, and Fuel Discussion
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  11. Problems & DIY Maintenance
    Yes/No? I am thinking yes I will start doing this between oil changes, and I am not sure why I have not thought of this before. I drive in “severe conditions” according to Subaru’s service manual. I buy filters in bulk and get them for less than $5 each. Also, changing the oil filter on my 2.5...
  12. Oil, Oil Filters, and Fuel Discussion
    Hi everyone, looking to this forum for some real advice. I purchased my used 2012 Outback 3.6r in August 2020 at 119k miles. I am a college student and finally saved up some money to get the car and was super excited. I also drive ALOT. Since I got the vehicle in August the odometer now reads...
  13. 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...
  14. Problems & DIY Maintenance
    Has anyone else had an issue where acceleration seem fine until you are trying to accelerate from a set speed or rpm, and it seems like the engine is hesitating? It feels like it wants to go but it might be drowning for a second or so? I am trying to figure out if this is abnormal, or it just...
  15. Gen 2: 2000-2004
    I have just bought what seemed like a nicely maintained 2003 Subaru Outback L.L. Bean edition H6-3.0 only to discover it’s leaving massive stains on my garage floor due to an unidentified leak. I’m extremely unknowledgable when it comes to cars so all I can tell so far is that the fluid in...
  16. Problems & DIY Maintenance
    When cars are on the off ramp my car wants to stop thinking it’s in my lane. maybe needs new glasses?? Cars in left lane are fine Dealer hounding me for an oil change. I park the car 6 months while in FL. I asked him if I am required tofly home just to change oil. I have 8 K miles on it and I...
  17. Oil, Oil Filters, and Fuel Discussion
    I have a minor(ish) head gasket leak on my ‘06 Outback. I probably add 1.0 qt every 2-3 weeks. I drive 300+ miles a week. Is stop leak a bad idea? I’ve heard it can gunk up everything, not only the leaks. I am leaning toward just dealing with adding oil for a bit longer until the time comes to...
  18. Gen 5: 2015-2019
    Here in Tucson Arizona, most summer days get up to 109F degrees. Which is the best oil viscosity for these hot desert climates? I plan on using synthetic Mobil 1 2017 Outback 2.5
  19. Oil, Oil Filters, and Fuel Discussion
    Greetings! I've got an 09 outback with 142k bought it about a week ago, and just noticed an oil leak just behind the manifold, somewhat. Wasn't quite sure what it could be. I've had some tell me it's the camshaft seal, but I'm not too sure. Apologies for the image quality. Haven't gotten to put...
  20. Oil, Oil Filters, and Fuel Discussion
    Hi everyone! I'm new to the Subaru world. I purchased a 2015 Outback 3.6R with 88,000 miles about 2 months ago and have been loving it ever since! In the next few days, I want to change the oil but I need some recommendations on what type of oil and brand would be best for my car. I bought the...
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