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Old 08-17-2018, 03:10 AM   #1
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Default Engine oil level low light on.

Wo only after a good time of driving does my "engine oil low" light come on, i have just changed the oil. I checked it everytime i drive and during and the level seems fine, if anything a small bit hi. I have read elsewhere this means the oild pressure has hit 2 psi and my bearings or something is already to far gone? Im somewhat of a subaru noob, is this true? Should i even bother tuning any further as i wish? Also, i dont want to go to a dealers service department.
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Old 08-17-2018, 08:47 AM   #2
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Cross posting is not cool.

I believe the newer Subarus have 2 lights, one is oil level (too many peeps burned oil and never checked level until the engine popped) and the other is oil pressure.
Which one are you talking about?
Either one could be a sensor (not as likely due to being fairly new).
Oil pressure you could get some fittings and a known gauge and install it, see what it reads.

What oil brand and weight are you running?
How many miles on the car?
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Old 08-17-2018, 08:48 AM   #3
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Also, what Subaru do you have?
Where are you located?
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Old 08-17-2018, 08:51 AM   #4
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Other thread.....https://forums.nasioc.com/forums/sho...1#post45750418

It's a FA 2.0L based on other forum section.
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Old 08-17-2018, 03:43 PM   #5
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Cross posting is not cool.

I believe the newer Subarus have 2 lights, one is oil level (too many peeps burned oil and never checked level until the engine popped) and the other is oil pressure.
Which one are you talking about?
Either one could be a sensor (not as likely due to being fairly new).
Oil pressure you could get some fittings and a known gauge and install it, see what it reads.

What oil brand and weight are you running?
How many miles on the car?
The oil level light, its a 17 wrx base 40k
Running mobile 1 5w 20. Have had the car since new, changed oil every 3k miles tops. oem filter. And new crush gasket evertime its running. fine oil temps stay low in hot conditions.
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Old 08-17-2018, 03:47 PM   #6
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Also, what Subaru do you have?
Where are you located?
17' wrx im located in south western KY.
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Old 08-17-2018, 05:11 PM   #7
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The oil level light, its a 17 wrx base 40k
Running mobile 1 5w 20. Have had the car since new, changed oil every 3k miles tops. oem filter. And new crush gasket evertime its running. fine oil temps stay low in hot conditions.
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17' wrx im located in south western KY.
It's Mobil, not Mobile, unless in Louisiana or similar.
Yes, it matters, search will ignore you.........

Fill in your location (state is fine) and basics of car.

I don't know a lot about the newer Subaru, may be a failing sensor, others can answer.
Check the SOA site with your VIN, may be a TSB or recall, also check NHTSA.GOV, check your VIN for TSB and recalls. Print and bring to dealer.
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Old 08-18-2018, 03:50 AM   #8
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You're running the wrong oil.

Edit: That won't cause the light to come on prematurely, but you're still running the wrong oil, unless Subaru has changed what oil they require in the turbo cars.
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Old 08-18-2018, 10:36 AM   #9
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They take 5W-30 synthetic. A '17 with 40k is covered under powertrain. Take it to the dealer.
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Old 08-19-2018, 12:05 AM   #10
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You're running the wrong oil.

Edit: That won't cause the light to come on prematurely, but you're still running the wrong oil, unless Subaru has changed what oil they require in the turbo cars.
It was the oil viscosity. In this case.
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Old 08-20-2018, 01:39 AM   #11
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Yeah, the oil viscosity is what is wrong.
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