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Old 10-19-2019, 12:13 AM   #1
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Default So this happened to my friends crosstrek

Crosstreks are just impreza hatchbacks on stilts, and donít get much love around here, but I figured itís still interesting.

I recently helped a friend purchase a well equipped crosstrek after then liked my OBS so much, and they took it to a certain chain oil change/mechanic out of habit. While they did the typical ďhereís your synthetic oil, come back in 3000 milesĒ ploy, they overfilled it by several quarts, where about 3-4 inches above the full line on the dipstick was covered in oil after sitting for a while. They had never checked the work of the shop, and I didnít know about it until they came to me about a check engine light that came on. It was for an intake camshaft sensor. Before ordering the part, I decided just to pop both of them off and they were covered in oil and grime. I know that the FB20 and FB25 arenít 100% the same, but the FB25 in my Forester had dry camshaft sensors last time I checked when it was at a normal oil level (while I was experimenting with things because of the unfortunately common extended crank time problem), so I wiped them clean and put them back and and after a few drive cycles the code was cleared. I can hope that the sensors got extra dirty because of the ridiculous amount of oil or attribute it to some AVCS shenanigans because of the oil level, but it seems to have fixed it for now. Just another reason to change your own oil! I know hundreds of people use those chains a week and are fine/donít care but I still donít understand it.
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Old 10-19-2019, 07:05 AM   #2
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Make sure they didn't drain the trans and fill the engine, It happens.
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Old 10-19-2019, 07:39 AM   #3
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^^^^^ this, is about an $8000 mistake.
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Old 10-19-2019, 03:17 PM   #4
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Hopefully they didnít, the CVTís donít have a dipstick, just a fill hole like the rear differential. Iíd assume if they did that at least a thousand miles ago the CVT would have grenaded by now... itís odd subaru went away from using a torx style drain bolt on the trans fluid
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Old 10-22-2019, 06:33 PM   #5
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Or maybe they drained the front differential?
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