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Old 12-04-2012, 01:27 PM   #26
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You will not see it from the exhaust until it gets really bad. But you can see it from the oil filler tube much sooner
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Old 12-04-2012, 02:05 PM   #27
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You will not see it from the exhaust until it gets really bad. But you can see it from the oil filler tube much sooner
I'm gonna check there asap thanks Crawford!
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Old 12-04-2012, 02:17 PM   #28
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I'm gonna check there asap thanks Crawford!
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Old 12-04-2012, 02:36 PM   #29
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You are welcome!
No smoke coming from the oil filler tube either... o.O
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Old 12-04-2012, 02:48 PM   #30
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Then you are probably sucking it through the PCV system into the intake manifold. Pop off our throttle body and check to see if there is a puddle of oil in the bottom of the manifold.

Thats my guess...
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Old 12-04-2012, 05:55 PM   #31
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Op before u do anything else. When u go in for the night wipe off the dipstick and put back in, then before u start your suby in the morning check your oil level and see what level it is at then report back.
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Old 12-04-2012, 06:15 PM   #32
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^^^What good would wiping it off at night do? Also don't check your oil cold. You won't get an accurate reading.
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Old 12-04-2012, 06:28 PM   #33
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^^^What good would wiping it off at night do? Also don't check your oil cold. You won't get an accurate reading.
Huh: lol
Checking your oil while cold is the most accurate reading u will get and there is a cold level and a hot level.

As for wiping the the dipstick off and checking it in the morning doesn't have to be done this way u can also remove the O-ring seal off the dipstick as this acts as a plunger and the oil level won't be accurate on the dipstick. The dipstick doesn't take its reading from the oil pan only from the dipstick tube.
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Old 12-04-2012, 07:11 PM   #34
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Op before u do anything else. When u go in for the night wipe off the dipstick and put back in, then before u start your suby in the morning check your oil level and see what level it is at then report back.
Okay I'm gonna check tomorrow morning when all the oil has settled
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Old 12-05-2012, 02:02 AM   #35
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He has basically a new car, why would he waste the time and possible money doing a compression check when Subaru will do it under warranty?

because subaru may LIE and/or the tech is incompetent and/or wont disclose actual/acurate numbers
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Who's to say the tune is worth a damn? Maybe there was an issue with the tune, but he didn't data log so he couldn't see it? An intake and exhaust with a tune can blow a motor, but I'm glad you FEEL it shouldn't with your expansive knowledge.

Dropping a $1500 computer and breaking a 5K engine is completely different.

Subaru doesn't sell intakes for newer models anymore. And Subaru dealers do not do tunes, only Subaru updated tunes.

Care to try again?

yeah....things aint quite the same as some want them to be, i think
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Old 12-30-2012, 10:19 AM   #36
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Start your motor up and then remove the oil fill cap, if smoke comes out then you have a broken piston

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Hey I have had my oil fill cap off and smoke has come out. Is there anyone who can back up that this means a broken piston?
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Old 12-30-2012, 10:36 AM   #37
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Hey I have had my oil fill cap off and smoke has come out. Is there anyone who can back up that this means a broken piston?
Time for a compression and leakdown test then u will know for sure.

My guess would be piston ringland failure.
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Old 12-30-2012, 11:45 AM   #38
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" My local dealer won't even sell a wrx or sti. No joke. Do you really think my way of thinking is fraudulent? If so I'm sorry. I try to life my life honestly and ethically every step of the way[/quote]

What in heavens name are u apologizing for? Speak/write with some conviction.
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Old 12-30-2012, 01:31 PM   #39
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corvallisbattery I totally agree with you U.S. if he had a rotated 35 in there and blew it up. I feel an intake and exhaust with a tune should never lead to a blown motor. I really am not the fraudulent kind of guy. I once bought a new Mac book and dropped it outside of the store in the package. Got it home...wouldn't fire up, and I told them I dropped it and paid for the fix. Subaru sells intakes and some even do tunes at the dealership right? Seems some level of mods would have to be acceptable. Would this maybe only void the warranty on the exhaust and intake system?
US can be an a$$ at times but he is correct. When nothing more than a dowmpipe/tune can add 50+hp/tq to stock levels and having XXX tune my car, (not saying xxx is a bad tuner just my guess they're more bad tuners than good ones), then trying to return it back to stock for warranty....fraud, plain and simple. This AIN'T your dad's big block Chevy where you can throw parts at it and it simply keeps running, that type of mentality is what gets a lot of people into trouble with these cars. These are highly stressed small displacement motors putting out close to/equal to v8 power with little room for mistakes.

OP...The dipstick thing...well it can be a pain. I'll check the level, let it sit for a couple seconds, recheck, about five times before confident it's accurate. Might try doing this or develop your own routine as it is difficult at best to get an accurate reading.

If you're even slightly mechanically inclined it's fairly simple to do a compression check, a compression tester can be had for cheap. Pulling the plugs can lead you toward the culprit. If one plug is covered in carbon/fouled/oily you know to start at that cylinder, my bet would be on piston/rings, if all of them look bad then it has to be a problem affecting all, pcv, turbo seals, etc.

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I know your story can be heard across other brand's service departments but it seams to be increasingly more common here. We have at least two new vehicles to purchase in the next three years, sorry to say it looks less and less like it will be another suby.
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