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Old 03-01-2013, 06:41 PM   #1
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This past Sunday when I pulled into the driveway the low oil level light came on. Checked it and it was at the bottom of the dipstick. I added some Mobile1 I had in the garage to top it off and when my wife took it to work Monday the light went off. This was with 4200 miles since the last oil change. It took about 2/3 of a quart to bring it close to full. I had my appointment today at the dealership and had it checked over. The service writer had a look on his face when I was telling him what was going on that indicated that he knows of a problem and didn't want to tell me what hoops I have to jump through. After they found nothing wrong he said they will have me do an oil consumption test over the next 6000 miles. I have to take it in every 1500 miles and have them check the level and document the usage. So I guess I won't know anything for another year as we only have 8200 miles on it in 13 months and went on a couple trips.

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Old 03-01-2013, 07:53 PM   #2
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Old 03-01-2013, 11:14 PM   #3
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Theres a long thread, which is often derailed, discussing the oil light coming on and oil consumption with these fb engines.
A lot of folks like you dont put many miles on your cars and are just now noticig/realizing whats going on. I too have seen the look when asking about burning oil.
Start documenting things.
Good luck
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Old 03-03-2013, 06:47 PM   #4
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myrt, I did check the other threads before I took it into the dealer... thanks.

letour, already on it. Keeping all records on the mysubaru site for easy access and all records in one location. I have all receipts and miles also written on all receipts. And you aren't kidding about them getting off track.
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Old 03-03-2013, 06:57 PM   #5
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Man I am always jealous of those who dont have to drive as much as I do. 21k in 10 months.
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Old 03-04-2013, 01:11 PM   #6
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Man I am always jealous of those who dont have to drive as much as I do. 21k in 10 months.
I'm at 15.3k at 6.5 months lol
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Old 03-04-2013, 08:03 AM   #7
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I just hit 20k. 14 months.
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Old 03-06-2013, 12:49 AM   #8
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Just turned 81000 in 14 months
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Old 03-06-2013, 01:00 AM   #9
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Eighty-one thousand miles? What do you think of the car so far? Any issues beyond routine maintenance? Auto or manual?
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Old 03-06-2013, 02:16 AM   #10
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Just turned 81000 in 14 months
Where the hell are you driving?!?!
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Old 03-06-2013, 02:08 AM   #11
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Other than using oil , about 1 quart 5000 miles , it's a great car. The cvt helps to get 32 mpg with snows and 34 mpg with all seasons. 2000 rpms seems to be the sweet spot for mpg (about 65 mph)
I drive 1300 miles a week and it still runs like new. If Subaru can solve the oil problem , I will buy another one in a few years.
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Old 03-06-2013, 02:41 AM   #12
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My job takes me all through northern and southern mi

I bought it for the winter weather in mi and its the The best car for passing semi's in a snow storm just amazing how it tracks , always under control.
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Old 03-06-2013, 08:49 AM   #13
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Damn

1qt every 5k isn't bad imho
The only problem I have its that you ARE getting the EPA numbers
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Old 03-06-2013, 11:16 AM   #14
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Yeah by Subaru standards, a quart in 5000 miles is GREAT!
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Old 03-06-2013, 02:12 PM   #15
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It would take a lot more than 1q/5Kmi to scare me away from an otherwise great car, and I've burned more than that in my last drain. I just don't see it as more than a minor expense and annoyance.
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Old 03-09-2013, 09:22 PM   #16
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Approximately 12.5k miles in 8 months.
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