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  1. Oil, Oil Filters, and Fuel Discussion
    After my 17 OB (2.5) was bought back by SOA for using 1 qt of oil in the first 700 miles. Ive been studing crankcase ventilation setups. First planned mod, first thing on my '22 XT. Thought this would be a useful topic, especially for the forced induction folks.
  2. Problems & DIY Maintenance
    2002 Legacy/Outback H6 3.0 VDC I've posted a few times about this between posts but I'd like to touch this specific issue and add things I've done so far and symptoms: Symptoms: Idle is low, 570 - 780 or 800 rpm's. Seen with Obd stick. Roughness idle has been less prominent (lug lug lug lug...
  3. Gen 5: 2015-2019
    I have a 2016 3.6r Outback with around 48k miles on it. Bought used from local dealer last year. Engine looks great, no leaks. Starts easy, runs great. No smoke. But I seem to be losing oil anyway. I haven't done a proper measurement yet, but I just had the oil changed in mid Nov. Probably put...
  4. Problems & DIY Maintenance
    Hey guys, I was replacing my PCV valve for the first time today and I overtightened it. The housing that it sits in started spinning in the engine body. Could somebody explain how that part fits to the engine body and what kind of damage i caused? How fucked am I? I should have checked the...