I have had literally 60 -70 vehicles in my lifetime. Sure enough oil is low between normal oil change schedule. The oil light is constantly coming on and like always quart low. Thanks for your kind words, posts like this from people like you help balance out the ones I read but than delete. This video shows you how to add transmission fluid to your 2006 Subaru B9 Tribeca. I feel the car is immaculate and just that it burns oil and it is what it is.
Thats the whole game, sell you a new car, make the maintenance confusing, count on you to do worse than suggested trade it in rather than fix it, sell you a new car fix your old one and sell it to some one else. The highest restriction level is 1 and the lowest is 8. Penny, Most cars do not have a low oil level light. Melvin, People come here and try to use me as a pissing post or rant vacuum. Some after 1500 miles, some not until 10,000 miles because of a long list of factual atributes of the internal combustion engine combined with the variable of different types of use, climate etc. To put this in perspective, I had a 2005 Toyota Matrix with 186k that I traded in for this car. If so, this is the worst investment of a lifetime.
Major job-Subaru lists it as 13. There is no apparent cause — no leaking, blue smoke, and as of today it has good leakdown numbers. The player automatically starts playing the disc. Hi Julie, If its using more than a quart every 1000 miles than there may be a mechanical issue that Subaru needs to warranty, but your not giving me any specifics, just stating it happens all the time, which would indicate it comes on every time you drive it? From there once you have the next car find the place that you will have some pleasure in seeing for service. For the predetermined screen of each disc, refer to the guide accompanying it. So there is a known problem and finally a solution to what many customers have been complaining about. My husband says that would negate their being required to fix their previous work.
My low oil level light came on at 10,000 miles, still considered a new vehicle. But you may learn a little something about your car if you choose to. After many trips to the shop and two years the van was brought to the shop to investigate the problem. This is why here have been a few complaints, and there will most likely continue to be some. The flash point of your motor oil is one major factor in consumption the more diluted the oil is with unburned fuel the lower the flash point becomes, the easier it is for oil in the combustion chamber to be burned and head out the exhaust with the rest of the byproducts of combustion. Ive posted this same thing in this thread, please read it.
Taking it back to the dealer that supposedly fixed it in the first place on Tuesday. By the way until the current platform Subaru never had a low oil level light only a its to late light. I have a 2008 Subaru outback with about 80,000 miles. . Justin Hi, Saw this thread and hope I can ask a related question! During the years I have owned this vehicle, I have had the oil changed every 6-7,000 miles using 10W-40 synthetic. Why Does My Subaru Use Oil? All I am trying to do is factually point out if you go to a Saturn forum you will find peeps that have cars that use oil that are just as angry as you are, same thing with the Nissan or pick a model. Unusual swings or variations in oil consumption are not consistent with this condition and may be the result of vehicle usage rather than the condition described here.
It may in fact be that it only starts to use oil closer to the 3000 mile from last service mark. In older model cars, it would indicate an engine in dire need of fluids, whether it be oil or coolant. Again thank you for the discussion. I am just not sure what was supposed to be disclosed? However, if I check after driving the car has warmed up — the level reads somewhere below the low and full level. S00109 Adjust the sound level as desired with the volume dial on the right earpiece.
I decided to replace head gaskets, to eliminate the problem. Below is a quick reference chart to help you find the correct oil and oil change interval for your car. I have driven 500 miles and the oil is at the low level on my dipstick so now I will be bringing it back in for the fourth time. Yes, there were far too many 06 choices Memory Seat is a must have and long overdue Good: brake assist, roll-over sensor, remote starter, back-up sensor, iPod plug in? You can look for images you like for information objectives. I did know about not using tap water. The engine reportedly had 7000 miles on it and he got it complete.
I have about an hour commute and have the choice of interstate and twisty 2 lane, and unless running late have been taking the tastiest. Includes wireless remote and 2 wireless headsets, input jack for games. I have had several cars and have never had to put oil in between changes. Subject to addition, change, correction. I have a rule with this site, if you post and your are nice you will get a nice reply, in fact there really is no limit in how far I may go to try and help you out of a dilemma.
If you believe subaru cars are unique to the oil burn allow me to steam roll that notion with a honda example. Again, synthetic wins out because it flows easier in low temps, getting throughout your engine faster, which of course reduces wear. For the record, I own a 2012 Outback H6 that is my daily driver, my commute is anywhere from 5mph to 60 mph for 45 minutes each way, as such this is an extreme way to use the car and I change the oil every 3000 miles with the Synthetic blend oil. No one gets it more than me, but none of this changes the way the industry works. Any help would be great!! I believe it takes the same bearings and crank — the 1996 manual seems to indicate the car will drive happily on the highway on 5w-30 but the 1995 manual seems to indicate it will damage the engine. Should I change the coolant and add the coolant conditioner and go with synthetic oil.
Sounds to me that even you are finally conceding that there is an oil consumption issue with this engine. Connect one jumper to the positive + terminal on the dead battery and connect the other end to the positive + terminal of the good booster battery. It is an engine problem issue and not normal. Roll-over sensor activates side airbags if a roll-over is detected Back-up Warning Sensor beeps faster as you get closer to object behind you, with 2 volume settings or Off. I just find it surprising sometimes given how small the vehicle is.