Hey there folks,
I am here with a question for my coolant level. I just recently bought an '09 Subaru WRX with 91,520 miles on it. The car is running great, other than one issue that I have noticed! The coolant level light is on. I read in the manual about this and it says that if the light is (RED) and stays lit after the car has been started for two seconds it means that the coolant level of the car is low, or the temps are running hot in the car. I find this very odd because the temps seem normal... it's sitting at half or a tiny smidge over half when the car has fully been warmed up and has been running for a while.
Here is a picture of the gauge and how it looks:
Also, a little more information: When the car has been off for a while and the engine is completely cooled off the level in the (reserve) tank is reading below the "low" mark. When the car has completely warmed up, it is reading just above the "low" mark. I have read many places that his is normal for Subarus and there shouldn't be anything to worry about, just as long as when the engine is heated up that the coolant is reading at above the "low" marker... Is this true? Also, it seems to be that my FUEL light is on as well... but my fuel isn't THAT low. What could cause these problems? I do also use 91-93 premium fuel if this helps at all.