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Old 06-15-2006, 01:15 AM   #1
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Default How much oil should a guy burn with the adds you have

My car has stock turbo fmic cobb stage 2 full header equall lenght exhaust turbo back and a blow off valve (that I am not sure how to set propperly ..car runs rich on the fuel side and doesnt seem to hit anywhere near max boost 13.4psi (what a joke ) on another note I down shifted last week to consider passing some one and pulled second rpm gauge hit 8800 to 9ooo rpm any thoughts on what to check I have no codes showing on car and runs smooth except the odd back fire hence the running rich issue car ran 13.2 105mph 1/4 mile in fort st john bc on two passes
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Old 06-15-2006, 09:11 AM   #2
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Why you titled your thread about oil use is beyond me. Been partying?

Anyway
Subaru's can take alot of over revs like your car did going back to 2nd. Done it myself. Should be fine. Now over rev under boost is a different animal but the factory takes care of that.

Throw the BOV in the garbage. Use the stocker

As for boost you don't mention what gear. Its normal in first and second but not in 5th.

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Old 06-15-2006, 10:14 AM   #3
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If you're concerned about oil consumption I'd suggest switching away from the Subaru OEM oil filter. I consistently lost 1L /3000km with the OEM filters (both types). The dealership finally did a full diagnostic (leak down, compression, etc) and they couldn't find anything.

I switched to Fram filters and I haven't lost a drop since.

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Old 06-15-2006, 01:33 PM   #4
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If you're concerned about oil consumption I'd suggest switching away from the Subaru OEM oil filter. I consistently lost 1L /3000km with the OEM filters (both types). The dealership finally did a full diagnostic (leak down, compression, etc) and they couldn't find anything.

I switched to Fram filters and I haven't lost a drop since.

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Um, where does the oil go?
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Old 06-15-2006, 01:42 PM   #5
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Um, where does the oil go?
It went dribble-dribble-stream-dribble out the top of the oil filter onto the road. However, it only managed to escape when driving, especially under boost.

It wasn't in the IC, it wasn't in the exhaust, it wasn't in the turbo, it wasn't on the park plugs, it wasn't in the coolant, etc, etc.

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Old 06-15-2006, 04:29 PM   #6
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It wasn't in the IC, it wasn't in the exhaust, it wasn't in the turbo, it wasn't on the park plugs, it wasn't in the coolant, etc, etc.

-J
Sounds like MAGIC
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Old 06-16-2006, 10:53 AM   #7
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my oil is going somewhere... but I haven't really tried all that hard looking for it... haha
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Old 06-16-2006, 11:17 AM   #8
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Mine too. I might try these fram filters you speak of.
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Old 06-17-2006, 02:56 PM   #9
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Same here. For the last 3 oil changes, I've been losing about a quart per 5K miles (using M1 synthetic). I'll try a non-OEM filter at the next oil change to see if this solves the problem.
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Old 06-17-2006, 03:00 PM   #10
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wow i think this might be the first time i've ever heard something good said about fram and heard hundreds of bad things....
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Old 06-20-2006, 10:48 PM   #11
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I switched to Fram filters and I haven't lost a drop since.
Please tell me you're not serious. FRAM ?! Do a search on 'fram filters suck' here or Google if you don't believe me.
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Old 06-20-2006, 11:03 PM   #12
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Please tell me you're not serious. FRAM ?! Do a search on 'fram filters suck' here or Google if you don't believe me.
Let me see, the OEM Subaru filter has a paper bit in the end which degrads and allows bits to flow past the filter. Moreover, it leaks, meaning I'm at risk of running my engine dry.

I'll take oil in my engine at the sacrifice of a few more particles.

As soon as I can find another brand I'll use it.

I will NOT go back to the Subaru OEM filter.

-J
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Old 06-21-2006, 12:48 AM   #13
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Let me see, the OEM Subaru filter has a paper bit in the end which degrads and allows bits to flow past the filter. Moreover, it leaks, meaning I'm at risk of running my engine dry.

I'll take oil in my engine at the sacrifice of a few more particles.

As soon as I can find another brand I'll use it.

I will NOT go back to the Subaru OEM filter.

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Wow, I'm gonna have to get under my car tomorrow and take a look.
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Old 06-21-2006, 09:37 AM   #14
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I've been logging oil loss for close to 30,000km so I'm confident of my findings.

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Old 06-22-2006, 12:24 AM   #15
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I've been logging oil loss for close to 30,000km so I'm confident of my findings.
I believe you, it's just I don't think Fram is the right brand to go with.
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Old 06-23-2006, 07:20 PM   #16
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I've had my WRX for a little over 2 years. It's at about 87,000km and I've never lost a drop. I check my oil probably 3 times between changes and it's always the same level. I use OEM filters, but with a Greddy sandwich adapter that makes it even MORE likely to leak...

To the OP, I'm thinking your car needs a ProTune to run those mods effectively. Headers, FMIC, and BOV are all outside of Cobb's map parameters. You are leaving tons of power on the table. Heck, your car might be faster if you reinstalled the stock TMIC and stock headers using Cobb's stage 2 map. The BOV isn't helping either...
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