Subaru Outback manuals

Subaru Outback: Checking the oil level

AT models

1) Yellow handle


1) Yellow handle

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 to bring the level up to the upper level.

CAUTION

Be careful not to spill front differential gear 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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 CVT models

There is no oil level gauge. To check the front differential gear oil level, we recommend that you consult your SUBARU dealer for inspection.

 Recommended grade and viscosity

Each oil manufacturer has its own base oils and additives. Never use different brands together. For details, refer to “Manual transmission, front differential and rear differential gear oil” F

 Rear differential gear oil

There is no oil level gauge. To check the rear differential gear oil level, we recommend that you consult your SUBARU dealer for inspection.

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 Pre-delivery Inspection

A: GENERAL DESCRIPTION The purposes of the pre-delivery inspection (PDI) are as follows. Remove the additional parts used for ensuring the vehicle quality during transportation and restore the vehicle to its normal condition. Check the vehicle before delivery is in normal condition. Check the

 Differential Gear Oil

A: INSPECTION 1) Remove the filler plug, and then check the gear oil. Replace the gear oil if it is contaminated, deteriorated or cloudy. <Ref. to DI-23, REPLACEMENT, Differential Gear Oil.> 2) Check that the gear oil level is within -5 mm (- 0.2 in) from the bottom of the filler plug hole. I

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