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It's the bolt labeled #2 picture 3/4 of the way down this thread:http://www.scoobymods.com/forums/showthread.php?postid=1067
Anyone know if it can be swapped with any old bolt?
My mechanic says there's a problem with the idle air control valve. He's cleaned it once and it didn't fix the problem. He said then that he would have to replace it, and that it was around a $800 job.
Is the idle air control valve the likely culprit? I've seen other discussions that it could be the EGR - should I ask my mechanic to check for that? Unfortunately the computer code for the check engine light seems to be "undocumented condition" - this is according to a gas station where I pulled in the first time this happened.
It's not uncommon for boxers to consume oil. Subaru usually won't address oil consumption as a problem until you get to 1qt/1000 miles. I've been going through 1qt/2000miles for quite some time now. All my seals check out and I don't get blue puffs of smoke from my exhaust so I'm not worried. Then again, there are others at my milage that don't burn a drop.
However, it is kind of strange to think that such a new vehicle as yours is consuming oil. If I recall, I didn't notice my oil consumption until well past the 40K mile mark. You might want to make sure the dealer is noting your concerns just in case it does get worse. In the meantime, try and track exactly how much oil you are consuming.
As for checking the oil level, cold before any driving will probably give you the most accurate results. When you're measuring cold, the "F" is the highest the level should be. The notch above the "F" is used for when the engine is warm.
The dipstick on Subarus is a little tricky to read sometimes. Check both sides of the dipstick and take the lower reading of the two. Also make sure you're on level ground when doing so.
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