They were unable to read a transmission level and
they were unable to source the Recommended fluid.
06 automatic impreza wagon.
Subaru ATF Type-HP
IDEMITSU ATF HP
Castrol Transmax J
Pennzoil ATF J
Any how they topped it up with QUAKER STATE MULTI-VEHICLE ATF part# 160026
http://www.hollonoil....te/QSMVATF.pdf and changed the filter (generic) .
Almost 4 litres added but they massively overfilled it.
This got me home tonight from Brantford to Toronto.
The guys think that the filter had a crushed seal, which developed into a slow leak.
The guy claimed that it wouldn't be a leak one could see on the floor of the garage as the filter was actually above where the oil sits at rest or wouldn't actually leak until one was under way on the road.
The transmission worked fine before and after.
If I could notice anything I might say I noticed more of an all wheel drive feel with a more noticeable rear wheel input ( but it is snowy and slippery out ).
This winter I noticed some of my worst fuel economy ever.
And I wrote it up to air density and more alcohol in the fuel, my right foot etc.
But I wunder could this be a cause? Could low transmission fluid levels effect fuel economy?
Going to get front mid and rear fluids changed at the dealer tomorrow.
Will check trans levels regularly in the future.
Edited by subaruplatt, 20 January 2011 - 02:50 PM.