subaru forester dipstick is unreliable and confusing

Asked by Apr 14, 2017 at 04:58 PM about the 2003 Subaru Forester X

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

The dipstick reading varies a lot in a single day going less than 50 miles.

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26,585

check it in the morning afer it has sat and cooled down...i like mine to read just past full

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Subaru's take a long time to drain down. I would check it at a consistent time like first thing in the morning or after it has sat for 10- 15 minutes.

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Yup yup yup. Be sure to wipe it before insertion unless stone cold.

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ha ha no wonder i have engine failure, if there is oil on it, it maybe ok. when valves start rapping well ~~~~ and if it's rod bearings or heads coming apart time for a rebulid.

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