Subaru Lancaster 2002, both lights have come on during and gone off after long, winding car journey (250 Km) 3 or 4 times. Now both ahve come on and stayed on. Car handling seems normal. What do they mean?
Under dash connect together the 2 green multiplugs. The CEL light (Check Engine Light) will flash. Slow then fast. Count the slow flashes then the fast ones. I.E. code 21 will give 2 slow flashes then 1 fast = 21.
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From what you report, the difference from the original 4500Km and the later 14,500KM is 10,000KM. This does match the claim of the new oil. It does seem excessive, but the engine did get more than twice the distance than at the first interval of 4500KM.(2 x 4500KM=9000KM + 1000KM).
You should get a compression test to check for the piston rings and while they do this, they will remove the sparkplugs which could be physically examined. But getting someone to do this will probably require a call to Subaru Corporate Customer Service.
The Corporate people will probably have Data to tell if this oil consumption is higher than normal. The Corporate people would know about all the problems versus 1 Dealer and his experiences.
Somehow I want to say that in the past, new cars had a break-in period for the first 500 Miles, not to exceed 50 MPH. Do not know what that is in Kilometers, but you may have exceeded this in the first 3 days of driving. There are all kinds of theories for break-in periods.
You may benefit from a Browser search for Subaru's like a BLOG for Subaru or Impreza owners.
You may need more than a belt replacement; the link below will show the characteristics of Subaru engines and the H-6 is listed as an 'interference' engine, meaning that when the timing belt breaks, it is possible for the pistons and valves to collide which can result in bent or broken valve stems and/or damaged pistons.
In this case, it is wise to have a pro examine the engine and replace the belt.
It is also possible to damage this engine by improperly installing the new timing belt.
Some of the details may be at odds with your specific model but the mention of this engine being an interference engine is enough to give one pause-
VDC is Suburus electronic stability system. You will feel a power loss because the system reacts to driving conditions and if it detects wheel spin it will cut power to your engine. If it is malfunctioning it will cut power at the wrong times. Since your check engine light is coming on too it appears to be malfunctioning. You need to have the trouble codes read by a tech or buy yourself an OBDII scanner for yur car and read them. It should tell you what the problem is so you can fix it.
power light flashing means trans sowas he able to retrieve any codes?check harness connections for trans in engine compartment,also wiggle engine harness in area between tran and engine bad groundf loose connection sounds like cause
It is safe to drive your car. What happened was you have a Check engine light on indicating a problem with the emission diagnostic system. This also makes your cruise not work, and the light to blink. Take your car to your dealer at your convienence and have them diagnose it.