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Old 07-03-2001, 05:26 PM   #1
EddyRS
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Unhappy Check Oil Levels when service is done!

This is kind of long, but I do need your opinion on this.......


Well I had all my fluids changed in my RS to Redline fluids a few weeks back. I had this done at the dealership. Well the other day I was cleaning my car (like I really need to clean it) and checked the fluids. This is what I was shocked to find:

Engine oil: is reading 2" above the FULL "F" mark. (Over full)

Transmission oil: I showing bellow the "L" low level. (Way low)

Rear Diff oil: Do not know, but fear that it may be wrong like other two fluid levels.

Since I got my car serviced I have ground the gears at least 7 times. Before that (and for 1 1/2 years & 12K miles) I have only done it twice. So I knew something was not right. At first I thought it was the snth. oil causing this, but when I checked the fluid I was shocked.

Heres the KICKER! The service was done at Subaru of Santa Cruz. I have just spoken to Bruce and he was floored to hear that one of his techs screwed up big time. He will cover any costs or damage to my car/driveline.

Question? With the tranny fluid being so low, and me grinding so many times, should I worry about future damage to such a fragile transmission. Also I am about to put in a Lightened Flywheel and ACT Clutch and with the added stress would I need to fear a transmission failure?

What ever the outcome I do plan on asking Subaru SC to acknowledge in writing, that there is a possibility of damage due to the mistake by the service tech, and that if future problems arrise that we can assume they will take responsibility. I do not fear that they will not cover me in the future, so am not too upset about this, even though I should be.

All I can say is that when you have someone else do work on your car....no matter who it is, that you check to make sure that it was done right. I've read too many instances of oil caps being left off, tools found in the engine bay (happened to me once when I had my Jeep) and other stupid little things that were forgottened or mistakened that happen....even to the best of mechanics. Bascially do not assume anything.

Well that's my discovery. Any inputs as to should I worry about my tranny or do you think it should be fine. I do not notice any thing funny when shifting, but every so often it will grind (I think because the syncros do not have enough fluid to work properly). I do not plan on driving the car until I get the tranny fluid to the proper level. Should I just push to have them replace the tranny gears just in case......but to me that sounds too extreme.

Cheers

All

EddyL.
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Old 07-03-2001, 05:38 PM   #2
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I must say that SSC is still the best dealer around, and I am not here to bad mouth them. Bruce is taking care of me. What I'm asking is opinions on is how should should I handle this.

I have been very calm throughout this whole thing, as I did not get stranded because of this. I only worry about reliability of the components affected.

I still recomend taking your car there to get serviced, just check to make sure the job was done right.....DO NOT ASSUME!

Cheers

All

EddyL.

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