Started up THEO this morning and the check engine light came on and stayed on . Everything seems to be running cherry... accelleration, rpm, shifting, engine noise- all normal.
From what I can find this is a programmed thing that Subaru does to insure that you service your vehicle. I have 50,500 miles 26,000 of which I have driven, I seldom redline but am a spirited driver. We have had our oil changed on time or within a 1000 mile window. The dealer keeps pestering us about the 40,000 mile checkup that we still haven't had (due to $ being tight). Last time we went in they recommended a differntial oil change. Yes I have read the thread about autozone being able to shut off the light. I just don't know if it is something serious if I would like it to be bypassed.
I don't have the time/ means to do all this myself. And I definately can't afford to pay the dealership the astronomical prices of services. But what are your suggestions of what to do and what not to do??? I am open to ideas.