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Old 09-05-2012, 01:36 PM   #43
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Join Date: Jul 2010
Chapter/Region: AKIC
Location: Eagle River, AK
2001 Impreza 2.5RS


Originally Posted by easterbran View Post
I don't think I've ever seen anyone besides myself open their hood at a gas station nowadays -_-
Yeah...sunshine or rain, winter or summer I make sure I check it every fill-up and before autocross or rallycross events. My friend who is helping me with my build drilled it into my head the importance of it - said if I blew my car up because of lack of oil then it's on me and he wouldn't ever help me with my mods ever again. You never know when there might be a problem, and extra oil consumption can be the first indicator of something that needs attention.

I always carry at least a gallon of extra oil in the trunk, which actually proved handy when I lost most (if not all) of my oil through the dipstick tube (stuck PCV valve) in my RS 120 miles away from home when it was -20F outside last winter (I live in Alaska, service stations are few and far in between and cellphone service is non existent outside the cities). Luckily, I had the extra oil and was able to pour it in, ziptied the dipstick into place, and made it home just fine no harm no foul.

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