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In this video I have a look at a customers Subaru that got towed in for what I was told, "It quit going down the road and we think it is the alternator." Come to find out before the car was brought to me AFTER it quit on the highway the customer added 3qts of oil to it. You will see I added 1qt to it in the video and it was still a tad low. That makes it 4qts low when it died!! No wonder it turned out how it did... -Enjoy!
Oh yeah, CHECK YOUR OIL FROM TIME TO TIME!! 👍🤣
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50 thoughts on “Customer ran subaru out of oil.. i didn’t get the whole story”
  1. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Swallow Inn says:

    Hello Eric. A shorter but excellent video. This video shows what happens when the basics in matenance checks are ignored. Now you have the negative task of letting your customer know the damage report. No one likes giving people bad news, but all part of running a repair shop. You perform the task with grace and diplomacy.
    Another credit to your professionalism as Master mechanic.keep up the good work and keep the videos coming short or long.

  2. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Logan .Forbes says:

    knock knock you need some bearings lmao!

  3. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Milwaukee Road Jim says:

    Add a quart of motor honey and call it good

  4. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars paul joey says:

    One less ricer. I refuse to work on them. Don't get me wrong….I work on ricers. But I work them.

    I found my wife's prius with 9 quarts of oil in it. Must have been worked on by her son Benjamin during his meth days. Asians.

  5. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Paul B52 says:

    Cameraman, and Stuntman will fix it!!!

  6. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Dennis Manchester says:

    I have a beef with all Subaru's, so I say " send it and all of them to the crusher!"

  7. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Quinn S says:

    Gotta feed her the ole subaru knock slop. 4 quarts of 15w40 and one quart of 75 90. Warm tilll knocking slows. List on facebook Marketplace.

  8. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars uenragedbro says:

    I'm so sorry Mr. O I see nothing wrong with just about anything you do, but please pronounce nuclear like new-clee-er and not nuke-u-ler.

  9. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Seth Wiedeman says:

    That motor is shot sounds like a main bearing going out

  10. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars John Taylor says:

    Well at least they didn't drive it until it seized like my wife did.

  11. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Jeff says:

    Just swap out short block. No need for new motor

  12. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Charles Dale says:

    The folks ( male and female) In my household do not check their cars, ever!

  13. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Bill Groel says:

    That’s garbage

  14. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Vic Ferrari’s garage says:

    Stuff some NY pizza in the intake! It will be happy then!

  15. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Ranou Surandra says:

    Can you help me to get it fixed please it's important to me

  16. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Ranou Surandra says:

    I need some help with my car it run out of all the I like came on and it starting but when you put it to drive a reverse it just shut off when you step on the gas

  17. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars twwtb says:

    Rev 'er up. Maybe she'll smooth out.

  18. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Troy Oney says:

    As far as rust prevention , its best to try and prevent it before it starts , and the best thing to use is a good truck and tractor paint with the hardner added! Make sure its clean and dry and possibly prime it first or just add the hardner and paint , use a paint brush if you want. The rubber crap just makes a mess and traps water !

  19. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars E B Solis says:

    ‘In the bad places..’ why did I laugh so hard lol

  20. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Kenvin Carnell says:

    If I'm sure it's oil probably won't crank it up first, check it to make sure.
    200,000.00 miles bye.

  21. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars j horton says:

    WOW!
    That sounded SO bad.

  22. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Mavic Aerials says:

    Typical Subaru

  23. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Clay Carnes says:

    It's been my experience if the lie about how stupid they are it won't cost as much to fix

  24. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Nature and Physics says:

    A colleague at work asked me "what is that little orange sailboat thingy that lights up on my dash every day when I drive in?"

  25. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars grngs1 says:

    Astro Glide

  26. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Chad Pugh says:

    Oil is cheap
    Engines are not

  27. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Michael Brigande says:

    New oil change philosophy. Run her dry, no mess no fuss oil change. You think good oil is expensive!!

  28. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars James Blackledge says:

    Main bearings on crank….

  29. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars joe smith says:

    Sounds internal!run compression test

  30. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars joe smith says:

    By niece didn't change oil in a brand new Monte Carlo ss for like ever goodbye engine!

  31. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Chris Peirson says:

    The first thing you do is check all fluid levels!!!

  32. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Dave Kreidenweis says:

    DOA

  33. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Hot Soup says:

    People do indeed do strange things. My elderly mother has a 94 Lincoln Town Car with 600K miles that uses more oil and various other fluids than gas. Car is in very bad condition, but she she still keeps full coverage insurance on it and spends thousands every year to repair it. Money isn't an issue for her, so we just let her do what she wants. 🤷‍♂️

  34. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Rob Balinski says:

    If it wasn't a subaru it'd be worth fixing, old cars are built better then the new crap is. We'll get to that point most people will wish they'd have kept their old vehicle

  35. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Mtnbound says:

    $100 they never should have attempted to take that thing on the hwy to begin with..

  36. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Chippy Chopper says:

    Well depending on the year. Subaru has added a oil sensor fail safe. It will either shut the engine off if low oil detected or prevent it from starting if no oil. If the fail safe did it’s job correctly, simply fill it back up, restart the engine and it will be fine. If it didn’t, then the search for damage begins.

  37. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Darrin Purkis says:

    Here in aus they recommend rebuilding at 200ks because the oil journals get clogged and they'll spin a bearing

  38. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars MrOramato says:

    Would horse whipping help people to check:Change their oil.

  39. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars MrOramato says:

    I just cannot abide morons.

  40. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Jason Cruise says:

    👍👍👍👍

  41. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Brian Robertson says:

    My step dad would run cars out of oil, blow the engines, and argue with me when I told him they need oil. Oh, the good ol days.

  42. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Ken Bober says:

    This brings back memories of when I popped my timing belt at 6700rpms in my 90 laser rs turbo. Things in the engine that should never meet were shankinh hands.

  43. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Doosh Baggins says:

    little late on this one lol… but from watching many of your videos, I can tell you that cars up there don't last as long as they do down here… that salt really plays hell on them. Down here we are still putting motors in 1970's cars for daily drivers lol… I just shoved a motor in my 94 dakota and hoping for another 300k miles… old one was still running fine, just smoked a little.

  44. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Danny Miller says:

    Piston slap. I've heard it multiple times before. Broke piston rod (at least 1).

  45. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars TEA GUMBY says:

    Some folks are just meant to walk if you can’t do something as simple as ensure your car gets serviced once in a while.

  46. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Marlene Riegel says:

    Sounds like my Jeep when oil pump went out on interstate…know how hard to find a good motor for 2000 Cherokee Sport🧐👍🏼

  47. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars snoop dog says:

    Let us know if she actually got it fixed.

  48. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Denis Barbier says:

    Sounds like a Deutz from 1949.

  49. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars jim baker says:

    Subaru engines use a lot of oil, I can actually see how this could happen