2018 3.6R limited w/eyesight Subaru Outback....sold my 2011, Subaru Outback, 2,5i Spt Pack.
Does this mean you turned it off or stopped it from moving, then turned it off?
Did you go back and look for signs of an oil trail, if so how far back was it?
Did you look for the drain plug?
Ok, got my car back....before I go on...will back answer some questions...
Yes, I shut the car down when I pulled over. Engine off.
I went back today but couldn't tell if the oil trail was mine...possibly ... the trail was a long way....of some black stuff...but the trail stopped at an intersection...so not sure if it was mine. Looked for the drain plug...nada unfortunately. The oil patch has been cleaned...pretty well...almost couldn't find it.
Anyways...here's my final story...they didn't call me but I decided to pop in to see what's up....they wanted to keep the car for another day to further test.....so talking to the manager, they checked the engine codes and everything came clean. They drained the oil after putting in new one to check for any shavings or what ever. they test drove it as well and see there was any difference...after doing the other checking first. they didn't take the engine apart as they claim they didn't need do as the other checks passed. All in all they couldn't find any problem with the engine and said. I could take the car back if I like and drive it and see if any problems would occur and contact them back. I made them write something of the event that occured. They're seem to be acting on good faith and very appologectic and said to bring it in if anything feels off from my driving now. I told them about steam cleaning and they did that. See pic...bottoms looks super clean now.
So, I drove off knowing that's the best they could do. So driving the car around and on the freeway...it's seems fine. Feels the same as before for now. Can't tell any difference. So, short of taking it to the dealer and getting it analyse from some suggestions and getting the engine taken apart....I might be inclined to do that as the car feels fine. Just afraid they don't put it back to gether exactly and make it worst. Had that experience before....head gasket failed on my previous subie.
Anyhow, I thank all of you for many great suggestions which I used for ammo to talk to the manager. They know my company is affiliated to them and it's their best interest to fix the problem down the road if any. Let's see how it goes for week of driving.
Kaltire also they took care of my rental and car insurance.
Also, after driving the 2012 (30,000 km) rental dodge caravan ...the subie feels so much tighter and sure footed and steering much more precise then the dodge which felt more vague. Feels so good to be back in my Outback.
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