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Subaru Crosstrek Owners Manual: Washing

CAUTION

NOTE

When having your vehicle washed in an automatic car wash, make sure beforehand that the car wash is of suitable type.

suitable type.

The best way to preserve your vehicle's beauty is frequent washing. Wash the vehicle at least once a month to avoid contamination by road grime.

Wash dirt off with a wet sponge and plenty of lukewarm or cold water. Do not wash the vehicle with hot water and in direct sunlight.

Salt, chemicals, insects, tar, soot, tree sap, and bird droppings should be washed off by using a light detergent, as required.

If you use a light detergent, make certain that it is a neutral detergent. Do not use strong soap or chemical detergents. All cleaning agents should be promptly flushed from the surface and not allowed to dry there. Rinse the vehicle thoroughly with plenty of lukewarm water. Wipe the remaining water off with a chamois or soft cloth. Wear rubber gloves and use a hand brush when washing down underbody, inner fenders and suspension to effectively remove mud and dirt off.

Exterior care
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Washing the underbody
Chemicals, salts and gravel used for deicing road surfaces are extremely corrosive, accelerating the corrosion of underbody components, such as the exhaust system, fuel and brake lines, brake cab ...

Other materials:

Removal
BRAKE > Brake PipeREMOVALCAUTION:• Be careful of the following items. Failure to do so may cause the airbag system malfunction.– Yellow connectors and harnesses with yellow tapes around them are the connectors and harnesses for the airbag system. When using a tester on these circuits, fo ...

Specification
LUBRICATION(H4DO) > General DescriptionSPECIFICATIONLubrication methodForced lubricationOil pumpPump typeTrochoid typeNumber of teethInner rotor11Outer rotor12Outer rotor diameter ? Thicknessmm (in)77 ? 12 (3.03 ? 0.47)Performance(Oil temperature 120°C (248°F))600 r/minDisch ...

Engine oil consumption
Some engine oil will be consumed while driving. The rate of consumption can be affected by such factors as transmission type, driving style, terrain and temperature. Under the following conditions, oil consumption can be increased and thus require refilling between maintenance intervals: ...

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