Subaru Outback manuals

Subaru Outback: Checking the oil level

Non-turbo models


Non-turbo models
1) Yellow handle

Turbo models


Turbo models

1) Yellow handle

Check the oil level monthly.

1. Park the vehicle on a level surface and stop the engine.

2. Pull out the level gauge, wipe it clean, and insert it again.

1) Upper level


1) Upper level
2) Lower level

3. Pull out the level gauge again and check the oil level on it. If it is below the lower level, add oil through the level gauge hole to bring the level up to the upper level.

CAUTION

Be careful not to spill manual transmission oil when adding it. If oil touches the exhaust pipe, it may cause a bad smell, smoke, and/or a fire. If oil gets on the exhaust pipe, be sure to wipe it off.

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