Subaru Outback manuals

Subaru Outback: 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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 New vehicle break-in driving – the first 1,000 miles (1,600 km)

The performance and long life of your vehicle are dependent on how you handle and care for your vehicle while it is new. Follow these instructions during the first 1,000 miles (1,600 km): ● Do not race the engine. And do not allow engine speed to exceed 4,000 rpm except in an emergency.

 Steering Gearbox

A: REMOVAL 1) Remove the cradle. <Ref. to FS-20, REMOVAL, Cradle.> 2) Remove the bolts, and remove left and right main mounting brackets. 3) Remove the bolts and remove the steering gearbox. CAUTION: Be careful not to damage the steering boot. B: INSTALLATION 1) Before installation, check t

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