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Took a corner waaaay too fast*** and brought up the low oil warning. (I think they were related.) Then the VDC warning came up. Put 1 litre of full synthetic oil and all was back to normal. (It was kind of low - near the bottom of the stick...)
Another characteristic of the boxer design, microscopic amounts of oil left in the cylinders due to the flat/horizontal cylinder arrangement, burn off on start-up (not even noticeable to the eye), but it does add up, so check your oil regularly (I have a ritual on checking the oil (and overview of the engine comparment, fluid, dirt accumulation, etc., every Saturday morning or before a long road-trip) Subaru has a very high allowable oil consumption rate when regarding warranty coverage and concerns and it seems to vary in the different markets.
***BTW, the G95 tyres on the XVs are pretty good. Much better than the same tyre on my old Outback. Did they change the compound? Or is it the geometry of the XV suspension? They don't squeal at all on the XV either.
Nope non aspirated (NA) are affected as well, but good point the turbo's will burn oil too. Keep in mind this is not excessive that would indicate a problem unless you were getting visible blue smoke on start up till it warms up.Would that be more because Subarus are usually turbocharged? And turbo motors eat engine oil.
Yesterday I installed my licence plate LED bulbs.
Today, I went to SuperCheap and picked an exhaust tip. The width of the exhaust pipe is 50mm/2". So I got a 50x75x150 exhaust tip which cost a grand sum of $16. Not sure if I'm totally in love with it but for $16 it was worth trying it out.
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Obviously I'll be taking it off if I decide to go for a bush bash.
Will likely be the same since the other models are a pita too. Better to just use something like Lamin-X (http://www.lamin-x.com/Automotive-Products-s/47.htm) which can also add a layer of protection and help from breaking from a stone impact.Has anybody had a go at changing the "fog lamp bulb" for a yellow one and or led replacement? Getting into the bulb on the current generation forrester was a bit of challenge. trekjxv