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  1. Oil, Oil Filters, and Fuel Discussion
    Ultimate Subaru Oil Filter Showdown
  2. 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...
  3. 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...
  4. 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...
  5. 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...
  6. 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...
  7. 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...
  8. 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...
  9. 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
  10. 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...
  11. 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...
  12. Gen 4: 2010-2014
    This has been happening every since I got this car; now out of warranty so maybe I'll just have to live with it. Please excuse if this has been answered elsewhere. After a long cross country drive (1500 - 3000 miles) the oil warning light comes on. Usually what I find when I check the oil is...
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