Subaru Outback manuals

Subaru Outback (BR): Recommended grade and viscosity

CAUTION

Use only engine oil with the recommended grade and viscosity.

NOTE

Engine oil viscosity (thickness) affects fuel economy. Oils of lower viscosity provide better fuel economy. However, in hot weather, oil of higher viscosity is required to properly lubricate the engine.

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 Synthetic oil

You should use synthetic engine oil that meets the same requirements given for conventional engine oil. When using synthetic oil, you must use oil of the same classification, viscosity and grade s

 Cooling system

WARNING Never attempt to remove the radiator cap until the engine has been shut off and has cooled down completely. Since the coolant is under pressure, you may suffer serious burns from a spray

 Cooling fan, hose and connections

Your vehicle employs an electric cooling fan which is thermostatically controlled to operate when the engine coolant reaches a specific temperature. If the radiator cooling fan does not operate eve

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 Vehicle Dynamics Control warning light/Vehicle Dynamics Control operation indicator light

The light illuminates when the ignition switch is turned to the “ON” position and turns off several seconds after the engine has started. This lighting pattern indicates that the Vehicle Dynamics Control system is operating normally. Vehicle Dynamics Control warning light CAUTION Becaus

 Stowage of the cargo area cover

The cargo area cover can be stowed in under the cargo floor. 1. To open the lid, pull the handle up. 2. To keep the lid open, hang the hook (provided on the back of the lid) on the rear edge of the roof. 3. Remove the left and right parts of the cargo floor lid. 4. Stow the cover housi

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