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    Stupid Oil Dip Stick

    Everyone that has a CEL of P0420, well I took my car to the dealer today since it was in warranty. Well, it turned out that my dip stick wasn't all the way in, thats why it was leaking oil and throwing the CEL. So anyone who has this problem, double check that your dipstick is all the way in..

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    Quote Originally Posted by gasstationboi View Post
    Everyone that has a CEL of P0420, well I took my car to the dealer today since it was in warranty. Well, it turned out that my dip stick wasn't all the way in, thats why it was leaking oil and throwing the CEL. So anyone who has this problem, double check that your dipstick is all the way in..
    Whoever at the dealer told you that code 420 has to do w/ the dip stick IS a foking DIP STICK.

    FACT = P0420 Catalyst System Efficiency Below Threshold (Bank 1)

    anyone who runs a catless exhaust WILL get this code.
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    Quote Originally Posted by testes1010 View Post
    Whoever at the dealer told you that code 420 has to do w/ the dip stick IS a foking DIP STICK.

    FACT = P0420 Catalyst System Efficiency Below Threshold (Bank 1)

    anyone who runs a catless exhaust WILL get this code.


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    Stupid dipstick, indeed.
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    Last time I received the 420 code, I smoked a spliff and it went away.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Trainrex View Post
    Last time I received the 420 code, I smoked a spliff and it went away.

    Last time i gots teh 420 code i went to the dealer instead of searching for it on here first, and it turns out that all I had was a loose shifter knob.......
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    420 code must be the "universal take your car to the Subie dealer so you can pay them to look up the numbers and nothing really be wrong" code...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Robman7835 View Post
    ...i went to the dealer instead of searching for it on here first, and it turns out that all I had was a loose shifter knob.......
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    Quote Originally Posted by testes1010 View Post
    Whoever at the dealer told you that code 420 has to do w/ the dip stick IS a foking DIP STICK.

    FACT = P0420 Catalyst System Efficiency Below Threshold (Bank 1)

    anyone who runs a catless exhaust WILL get this code.
    well, I know that. but after he put the dipstick back in, the cel went away.. no more engine check light

    from what i heard, newer cars are very sensitive. I think it creatd a vacuum, like driving without an oil cap where you pump the gas, it creates a vacuum..(very dangerous!)
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    Quote Originally Posted by gasstationboi View Post
    well, I know that. but after he put the dipstick back in, the cel went away.. no more engine check light

    from what i heard, newer cars are very sensitive. I think it creatd a vacuum, like driving without an oil cap where you pump the gas, it creates a vacuum..(very dangerous!)
    the dealer reset the code when he checked, that was all.

    the wrx is sensitive, but you are talking out of your azzz....
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    Quote Originally Posted by gasstationboi View Post
    I think it creatd a vacuum, like driving without an oil cap where you pump the gas, it creates a vacuum..(very dangerous!)
    You're definitely on to something here.

    Quote Originally Posted by testes1010 View Post
    the dealer reset the code when he checked, that was all.

    the wrx is sensitive, but you are talking out of your azzz....
    Please don't post your conspiricy theories here Jeremy. The kid showed you which way was up, that is all.

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