Subaru specs 5.1 quarts per change.....

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How important is that .1 quart? 2014 Crosstrek....hasn't burned a drop in 23k....found a 5 quart jug of QS Ultra Durability 0w20 for 17 bucks....of course it is in a 5 quart jug So will my engine miss that .1?
 
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You can safely round down to 5 quarts. In cars that call for odd amounts like that, I tend to round a bit. Like 901Memphis said, as long as it's between the Low/Full marks (or just a hair over), it'll be fine. For instance, on my Firebird it calls for 4.6 quarts, but I put in 4.5. My mom's old 2003 Malibu used to call for 4.6 also, and I'd use 5 quarts when using an oversized filter. If I used the regular sized filter, I'd use 4.5 quarts or so. I may end up doing the same in the Firebird if I continue to use oversized filters on it. It would usually bring it up to just a little bit above the full mark.
 
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Japanese work in metric!try to make sure the liter count is converted to quart properly .otherwise you ll end up with the wrong quantity o. oil
 
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My Outback calls for 5.1 quarts also. Every oil change, I just use the 5 quart jug. Every time, it is filled to the fill line on the dip stick. It is a mystery to me why the state 5.1 quarts.
 
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Originally Posted By: Nick1994
Doesn't make a difference. My cars calls for 3.8 quarts, I throw in 4.
My car calls for 4.5 quarts, I throw in 5. Sets exactly on the full line too.
 
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Originally Posted By: i812
My Outback calls for 6.9Qts, I fill with 7Qts.
Man you like living your life dangerously don't you. grin2
 

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Originally Posted By: Bluestream
BlueGoose, 1800+ posts and you ask this question?
You caught me in a weak moment smile Thanks peeps, I figured as much. Never hurts to double check wink
 
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As long as you are in the cross hatch area you are fine. I like it to be to full line though, for peace of mind but your car wont miss it. My Accord calls for 4.5 quarts with filter. I used 5 quarts this previous OCI. Shows over the full mark and its fine.
 
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If Subaru wanted you to be exact about your oil level, they would engineer a dipstick capable of an accurate reading.
 
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Subaru wants you to buy a 6th quart for when it burns a quart after 900 miles (I think they fixed that problem with the FB) smile
 
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Originally Posted By: Blue_Goose
How important is that .1 quart? 2014 Crosstrek....hasn't burned a drop in 23k.... So will my engine miss that .1?
Most dipstick "L to F" ranges are 1" = 1 quart...so .1qt = .1" Can you even eyeball .1" inch on the dipstick in an engine that's not burning even a drop?!?!
 
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I'm gonna be honest, when I change the oil on a car I've done before, I don't even check the dipstick. My grandmas Trailblazer gets 7 quarts, grandpas Cherokee gets 6, my old Chevy truck with a 350 got 5, and my Camry gets 4
 
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