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Ever since I drove off the dealership lot, I noticed the coolant level was above full. I currently have 450 miles on the car. Should I be concerned? I’m curious if the dealership had added more coolant before I bought the car or this is just a factory error. Both oil and coolant temps average around 200F during my commute to work and back.
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What's the level after sitting overnight? Every subaru I've ever seen leave the factory "loses" coolant over the first couple thousand miles. I'd say leave it alone and be prepared to add coolant soon. For reference, the distance between full and low represents about 1/2 a quart. By no means is that slight rise over the full line "overfilled", especially given that this pic was taken 3 hours after shutdown.
 

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What's the level after sitting overnight? Every subaru I've ever seen leave the factory "loses" coolant over the first couple thousand miles. I'd say leave it alone and be prepared to add coolant soon. For reference, the distance between full and low represents about 1/2 a quart. By no means is that slight rise over the full line "overfilled", especially given that this pic was taken 3 hours after shutdown.
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Just as reference, this is what it looks like fully warmed up. I’ll take another picture tmrw morning when the car is cold
 

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I’m all for being anal retentive about your car… but cmon. The cold line could literally be the difference between it being filled on a hot ass day and measured on a cold morning. If you want to remove some with a Turkey baster, whatever. But it isn’t Armageddon lol
 
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