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Old 05-23-2012, 04:10 PM   #51
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Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: SF Bay Area, CA
2012 Impreza 2.0i HB


Originally Posted by 79letour View Post
I took it in to the dealer after work and they said my car was 3/4 quart low. I asked why I was only getting low indicator lights while in stop and go traffic, not cornering or accelerating hard. They actually said that florida counts as "severe driving" even though the owners manual and soa say otherwise. The dealer is getting my new replacement seatback in thursday, so they're going to change the oil and do an oil consumption analysis.
I was pretty livid. I said "its not a 75 vega and it shouldn't consume oil like one". I personally think its a sensor but the oil level was about a quarter inch below the last time I checked but still well above the low line. I'd say a qaurter inch below the full mark.
Last time they changed my oil they way over-filled it and I actually had to take it back and have them drain a quart out.
ah, i found the answer to my question. i am really curious to see what comes of their test. i find it very puzzling that they can say you are 3/4 qt low without draining the pan. unless they somehow have insider info that being 1/4" below the high fill line is 3/4 qt low (that's not consistent with the manual)

i'm with you, it's a sensor or pressure issue.
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