I was on the highway when the light came on and it frightened me. Hi Sam, While I do appreciate you taking the time to let me know about a couple of grammar or spelling errors you have come across, the manner in which you appear to think you can go about it, leaves a lot to be desired. This gets quite expensive especially since the synthetic oil changes are more costly. Low oil pressure light was illuminated on the dashboard. Apparently they can replace these rings and solve the problem, unless they discover other damage while doing the job. The subsystems took away from the power and efficiency levels, Subaru did what they could to try and maximize in other areas, as did most other car companies, it was a bad era in reality for many makes.
Sure enough oil is low between normal oil change schedule. Strangely though, when I changed out the oil from that test, I felt as if that oil seemed have a generous viscosity--not 0-W 20-W by any means! We are well aware that Subaru has issued a service bulletin describing the problem and repair procedure for replacing the piston rings on our engine. But why would it start to burn so much oil still puzzle. My Powertrain warranty is good until 60,000 miles. I have been doing this for years and have for example seen a consistent pattern of oil consumption emerge i. We jumped in to go hiking and when I started the Forester, I heard this horrible rod knock.
Our rebuttal was the fact that Subaru shows the Outback being used off road in many of their commercials…. Do I have any recourse here, or am I stuck to suffer these consequences? How much of a Subaru fanboy can you possibly be to say that this is normal, compared to other cars? We suggest it every 30k as well as do most dealers, actually probably 90%. Subaru has stated this applies to a limited number of vehicles, maybe something widespread could occur but at this time Subaru is claiming its very minor. Consumers are receiving thousands for the issue. Subaru of America ignored my concerns and pointed to the Owners Manual where it states expect to lose oil. About 3,000 after my next oil change, the light came on again, it was down a quart, so then I took it into the shop, at around 17,000 miles total.
Got the car back with no oil light on. Their is a warning light for low oil pressure, but it didn't come on. Its alos possible that the additive package is better suited to the use. Is there any particular way to run the car? Or, maybe it stops, maybe it doesnt, round and round she goes, right? When I worked at the dealer we dealt with new Subaru vehicles that used some oil from day one, and unless it was more than a quart every 1000 miles there were never any warranty repairs authorized. That any car can use oil? Their looking did change something, because by the time I brought it back, the rate of oil leaking had slowed to one 5-quart just in 1000 miles. No oil on the dipstick. If the oil is over their acceptable spec, they could issue a new small block.
I went in about a year ago when the oil light came on and the service guy topped me up and suggested an oil consumption test. The Dealers are in fact replacing piston rings on cars that exceed the 1 Quart per 1000 mile area typically, some with real persistent owners are being replaced without that much oil uses. Why Does My Subaru Use Oil? The car is in excellent condition, and is properly maintained and all. On taking it to the dealer somehow the oil cap blew off and puked the refilled oil. Thanks Of course We have used 10w40 Rotella oil in the 2. Returned to dealer, they refilled it and cleaned off engine, siad they would restart the oil consumption test and asked me to return sometime after 1200 miles.
Then 50 miles later, both turned on again. Stay away from this beast! I like the car so well I just bought my second Subaru. Subaru has also told me to use Super Unleaded fuel to reduce the engine knock I have. I thought maybe the dealer hadn't filled oil. My buddy has a 2012 forester 5 speed thats consuming a full quart of oil every 4 weeks.
They put in 5 more quarts of oil and tell me I have to do the oil consumption test. So they changed the oil, I checked the oil this morning and now its overfilled. There is great satisfaction is a well turned phrase. Of oil in 1,200 miles. Thanks very much for your time. While stationary, the vehicle consumed an inordinate amount of oil. My car has about 34,000 miles on it now and I have had the oil light come on with low oil about 7 times.
Vik Justin, read your advise and was glad to learn the reason for Subaru Impreza excessive oil consumption. Should I expect oil consumption to decrease, as its still pretty new? Thanks for helping in advance. Hope that helps Justin I currently have a 2013 impreza and and am getting another. I immediately checked the oil and nothing registered on the dip stick and the low oil light never came on to warn me. In as little as just a two hundred miles, I had to add oil, a quart at a time, until I went through two 5-quart jugs. Hello Travis, Yes a manual transmission can be a real bummer in traffic, it influenced my decision to sell my 2005 Legacy Gt wagon 5 speed and buy the 2012 Outback I currently drive as it was becoming unpleasant to drive. Its nothing new, its across the board, and in part you should be asking your self why you think just the opposite of whats factual.
Catalytic converter nearly plugged up. After reading this, I am going to call my dealer and have them check it out. Then addressing a manufacturing defect of excessive internal clearance between cylinder piston walls and the rings. The difference is the Use. By the way until the current platform Subaru never had a low oil level light only a its to late light.
I have been a car buff all my life. Red Line oil is a bit more expensive. I would love to hear what you think. It may in fact be that it only starts to use oil closer to the 3000 mile from last service mark. I am at about 150k miles now.