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11-13-2009, 08:21 PM
98 Legacy 2.2L 115,000 miles, dipstick will read dry-no oil at all, put in half a quart, then full... hmmmm??.. whats the deal??? I had a 95 Legacy 2.2L do the exact same thing. Engine runs extremely quiet,smooth, no knocks. This has been bugging me for a long time. Any advice or the answer to this riddle work be greatly appreciated. Thanks

Strut Mcphearson
11-20-2009, 05:12 PM
When you add oil The dipstick should unsealed then check after the oil has fully drained into the pan.
Did I win the riddle?

11-21-2009, 06:21 PM
my '98 2.5 does the same thing sometimes... a quickie-lube type guy told me he sees it with a lot of subarus; when the dipstick shows dry, ( but you suspect it isn't out of oil ) remove the oil filler cap and pat your palm a few times over the opening. check the dipstick and it might show a proper level. not sure why, but it works with mine