Last post on Apr 19, 2013 at 1:22 PM
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#1593 of 1605 Re: 2012 subaru impreza wagon gas gauge [fredjohnson]
Feb 04, 2013 (3:10 am)
Ditto concerning cold weather gas mileage with the Impreza. My 2012 Limited Sedan dropped from 33 to 35 MPG during the summer to 26 to 28 since the temps dropped. I live in NE PA and temps have been pretty low for the last month. The worst mileage I experience was during a week with highs in the low teens and lows near zero. Definitely a huge hit tied to temps.
#1594 of 1605 Re: 2012 subaru impreza wagon gas gauge [dodman1]
Feb 04, 2013 (6:01 am)
In other cars I've owned and tracked gas mileage for, I've found that every 10 degree change in temperature corresponds to about 1 degree change in MPG. So between 30 degrees and 80 degrees you might get as much as 5 more MPG for the same driving.
#1595 of 1605 Re: Steering Wheel Vibration [irritatrix]
Feb 22, 2013 (10:02 am)
Wondering if you ever solved your vibration issue? Picked up brand new Impreza on Monday and back at dealership Friday of the same week with a vibration issue. After waiting 3 hours for them to "balance" the wheels, I was told they balanced, then force balanced...ended up with 4 tires off another new Impreza but now I am paranoid and feel like I still have the vibration! It is not consistent but also does not seem to correlate to road surface.
#1596 of 1605 FYI on oil consumption
Feb 26, 2013 (9:18 am)
My oil light came on last night (and then turned off in 5 minutes). When I checked the dipstick it was at 1/4" - not too close to the first hole.
I'm not terribly worried because I was planning my oil change for march because I'm at ~7200 miles since the last oil change.
However, for me this is a warning to change oil 7000 miles, not 7500.
#1597 of 1605 Re: FYI on oil consumption [iliketoshift]
Feb 26, 2013 (1:35 pm)
I just add oil when needed...hope you aren't assuming it's supposed to go 7500 miles between additions?
#1598 of 1605 Re: VERY IMPORTANT concerning 2012 Impreza oil filter [rxman4]
Mar 11, 2013 (8:42 am)
I just went to a Subaru dealer near work to get my first oil change yesterday- I get home and check the oil level - ONE INCH OVER full - if thats not bad enough, I look at the oil filter - didn't look like original. I went to the dealer this morning and he takes the car in right away - Works on it and states oil level has been corrected apologizes and shows me a Subaru Bulletin PB001133 that "HE" states says the two filter numbers are interchangeable - I look at it and say,YES, for the 2.5 Subaru Forester BUT the next paragraph states for 2012 Impreza you MUST USE part 15208AA160 or it wont function correctly - THATS SUBARU's words not mine. The dealer had put on part 15208AA130 which can ONLY be switched on the Forester NOT the IMPREZA.
Make sure, since its easy to see, that your oil filter is part 15208AA160 ( as listed in the manual)
I'm revisting this question. I bought several of the PN...160 oil filters listed here, and they do not seem to be a check valve type oil filter. I've changed the oil 3 times, and the last 2 times I've noticed no oil come out of the filter upon removal. The small bowl below the filter remains dry.
So, I'm wondering about whether this filter number is making for dry engine start ups. Anyone look further into this?
#1599 of 1605 Re: VERY IMPORTANT concerning 2012 Impreza oil filter [once_for_all]
Mar 11, 2013 (9:55 am)
I bought several of the PN...160 oil filters listed here, and they do not seem to be a check valve type oil filter. I've changed the oil 3 times, and the last 2 times I've noticed no oil come out of the filter upon removal.
A properly working check valve will prevent oil from draining out.
#1600 of 1605 Re: VERY IMPORTANT concerning 2012 Impreza oil filter [dcm61]
Mar 11, 2013 (9:55 am)
Wouldn't the lack of oil draining imply that is DOES have a check valve?
In other words, it isn't draining when you remove it because the oil is being retained within the filter. The other option is that the oil has fully drained back down into the pan.
I certainly hope the second option isn't the case!
#1601 of 1605 Re: VERY IMPORTANT concerning 2012 Impreza oil filter [xwesx]
Mar 11, 2013 (10:26 am)
The big hole in the center is empty, and there is mesh and filter all around. Any oil on the outside would simply move back through the filter and drain out the center hole.
What I'm saying is, I don't believe there is a check valve on this filter. It looks to be a standard filter. And given it's location, that's the wrong type of filter.
#1602 of 1605 Re: VERY IMPORTANT concerning 2012 Impreza oil filter [once_for_all]
Mar 11, 2013 (3:31 pm)