Subaru Outback manuals

Subaru Outback: 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 shown in this Owner’s Manual. Refer to “Engine oil” F12-4. Also, you must follow the oil and filter changing intervals shown in the Warranty and Maintenance booklet.

NOTE

Synthetic oil of the grade and viscosity noted in chapter 12 is the required engine oil for optimum engine performance. Conventional oil may be used if synthetic oil is unavailable.

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 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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 Towing

WARNING Never tow AWD vehicles (including AT, MT and CVT) with the front wheels raised off the ground while the rear wheels are on the ground, or with the rear wheels raised off the ground while the front wheels are on the ground. This will cause the vehicle to spin away due to the operation

 Low beam light bulbs

1. Pull off the fender lining. For details, refer to “Pulling off the fender lining” F11- 7. 2. Remove the bulb cover, by turning it counterclockwise. 3. Disconnect the electrical connector. 4. Remove the retainer spring. 5. Replace the bulb, then set the retainer spring securely.

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