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  1. 2015 - How often do you empty out your oil catch can?

    FA20DIT - 2.0L Direct-Injection/Turbo (2014-2018)
    I just installed an oil catch can on the pcv to intake manifold line. I was just wondering how often I should check the can roughly.
  2. ('14-'18) 2015 - Compare engine and transmission plug gasket?

    Problems, Maintenance, and Warranty
    I was searching for the transmission oil pan drain plug gasket for my Forester XT - 15 and found this one: Part Number: 803916100 Gasket 16.3x22x1.0 Material: not sure Also, acording to some pictures on Internet, engine oil pan drain plug gasket is very similar to transmission plug gasket: Part...
  3. ('14-'18) 2017 - Oil/tires maintenance warning; car is new to me

    Problems, Maintenance, and Warranty
    I have a 2017 2.5i Premium that I bought from a dealer about 3.5 months ago. Due to COVID, I haven't driven much. The oil change sticker on windshield (from dealer) tells me I have a few thousand more miles to go before I need an oil change. A couple of weeks ago, I took a 1,000-mile road trip...
  4. ('14-'18) 2014 - Best aftermarket stuff for general maintenance?

    Parts & Accessories
    I'm wondering about the best aftermarket maintenance stuff for a 2014 XT: • Best Oil? • Best Spark Plugs? • Cleanable/reusable oil filter, Y or N - Best one? • Cleanable/reusable air filter - best one? Wondering about Marvel's Mystery Oil - either in the gasoline or the crankcase. I've used...
  5. ('98-'00) 1999 - First DIY oil change questions?

    Problems, Maintenance, and Warranty
    I have a 1999 Subaru Forester S with an auto. I am looking to do my first oil change under my ownership, but I am curious as to what the torque spec is for the oil drain plug bolt, and if there is a washer or gasket that will need to be replaced when I take the bolt off. Thanks!
  6. 2005 - Fluid Consensus - which fluids prove to be best? (Australia)

    Australia / New Zealand
    Hi all, I have recently purchased a 2005 XT Auto with 158000kms. I realise this is a broad question and may spark debate but I'm interested to know what Engine Oil Brand/weight, oil filter and power steering fluid has the had the best results? Thanks in advance!
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  8. ('14-'18) 2015 - FA20DIT oil around exhaust manifold? (pictures/video)

    FA20DIT - 2.0L Direct-Injection/Turbo (2014-2018)
    Hi everyone. A few months ago, I began to smell the burnt oil from the car, then I noticed that the oil level in the engine dropped to a minimum. According to my measurements, about 1 liter of oil was lost for 7000 km. Yesterday, I inspected the car from below and noticed oil around the exhaust...