2018 Forester XT CVT
Wanted your thoughts on this issue is this a concern? You can see that the level is well above the high indicator.
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My 1st generation '99 has always read high on the dipstick, whether I've changed it myself (know how much oil was really put in) or at a shop. I figure it is some funny characteristic of how the dip stick tube was designed. I'm at 225,000 miles and the high oil reading hasn't hurt a thing.You can see that the level is well above the high indicator.
You bring up a good point. People should know if they have the correct amount first. Best way is to make sure you drain it properly, then put in the proper amount of oil at OC time. The mark your dipstick accordingly.My 2015 has always read about that high when putting in the manufacture specified amount of oil, and will give low oil warning if you put in enough to make the dipstick read "right"
Agreed, mine too. Run car to operating temperature, shut off, wait couple seconds, pull dipstick, wipe, reinsert and check again. This is how the manual says to check the oil on my 2015, due to the acute angle that the dipstick reaches the oil pan at, I look at both sides of stick, high and low points and split the difference, this is the true oil level. Easy to check.Mine was like then I took delivery. The dealers also overfill a little at each service probably adding to the nearest litre/quart. On Subarus the dipstick goes in at an acute angle instead of the more usual vertical so the level in the pan isn't really that much higher.
This is incorrect. The top of the dipstick as it angles into the oil pool is the only correct level. This corresponds with the lower of the readings on both sides of the dipstick....I look at both sides of stick, high and low points and split the difference, this is the true oil level...
You bought a 5 year old car with 67K miles on it, and admitted the dealership was not good and have no idea how the first owner drove it...and you are disappointed with subaru quality...lolI am very disappointed with the dealerships lack of checking out the car, it seems like the was not checked out properly before it was sold as a Certified Subaru Vehicle. I am really sorry I bought this car based on Subaru's reputation for building quality products.