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Old November 18th, 2017, 07:26   #16
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Originally Posted by Ol'Rattler View Post
[*]Wait at least 10 minutes for any oil droplets that are in the dipstick tube to drain back down into the crank case.[/LIST]
I need to thank Ol'Rattler here. This turned out to be the solution to an oil level "mystery" I've had for 10 years on our '06 Outback. Could never get a consistent reading not or cold. I tried pulling the stick and waiting a few minutes before checking it and bang- I got a good clear indication of the oil level. It's obvious to me now why. The oil gets pulled up into the tube when the stick is withdrawn, which then coats the stick going back in. Duh! I do have to say none of my other cars behave this way, but that was the solution for the generation of Subaru 2.5 liter I own. Thanks Rattler!
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Old November 18th, 2017, 13:48   #17
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Your welcome. The Devil is in the details, isn't it?

I wonder if the OP ever resolved his problem. He probably found some other aspect in his life that doesn't function like his superior intelligence demands that it does.
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