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Old 05-23-2012, 12:39 PM   #41
nubsub
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Originally Posted by auskip07 View Post
This is all that i found

02-127-12

Bulletin Description: The purpose of this bulletin is to inform you of a change made to the oil level gauge and guide. On a rare occasion, there is a possibility that the oil level gauge could get damaged if too much force is applied when installing or removing it. As a result, the diameter of the oil level gauge was increased along with the inside diameter of the oil level guide (dip stick tube).

http://techinfo.subaru.com/search/listResults.html
yes: that is what i was referring to (thanks for posting that. i wasn't on a regular computer it wasn't easy to jump around to get that info into my post).

not sure what it means as it suggests perhaps some change was made between perhaps different production cars. but i'm not sure what to make of this.

IMHO, the problem is not lack of oil, but either a bad sensor or the pressure is somehow off. i have never had a car where the dipstick isn't correct. that wouldn't make sense at all, IMHO.

and even if the car is down 3/4 qt, it seems a bit overkill to warn the driver at that level. the car should function just fine with 3/4 qt down, or even significantly more. (i'm not endorsing this, just saying...)
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