Originally Posted by surowrxa
You said it all right here. After owning 5 Subarus, I don't trust a single reading (even cold). The key is knowing you are in the ballpark and going from there.
exactly... Also, subaru's are not known to have issues with too much oil, within reason. The design doesn't lend itself to whipping up a foam with the crank in the oil, and they don't push out seals. Too little oil in a subaru on the other hand, that gets expensive. (some would argue, at least on EJ's, that the factory recommended amount is possibly low)