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Old 12-04-2007, 01:27 PM   #1
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Angry So my Warrenty Debacle continues...

Have an 04' STI that burned 3.5qts of oil in just under 3k. I had checked it a few times and it was at an ok level, oil pressure never dropped. And it spun rod bearings.
Subaru Warranty is trying to tell me that it is common to burn 1qt of oil every 1000 miles, and thats why they aren't covering it since they can't find anything causing it.

I am pretty sure that is bull****, no engine that is functioning correctly, that they have recorded changing the oil in, should ever burn that much oil every 1k miles. Hell I have worked with Muscle cars and Jeeps that eat oil like candy, and they never burned more then maybe 1.5qts max in 3k.

I am going to call their main line later today and get into it with them.

If others have seen the same problem with burning oil, what caused it?
I was told the 04s are known to have a common problem of burning excessive oil and should be repaired.
Soooo pissed,
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Old 12-04-2007, 02:05 PM   #2
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1-800-SUBARU3

when your done with that call
1-800-GMtruck (they owned 15% of subaru) let them know what happend too. GM actually will send you suby bucks if you take 5 minutes to answer a few questions for them, when u call this number.

good luck
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Old 12-04-2007, 02:42 PM   #3
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Iono man unless you were leaking hardocre you dont just burn 3.5 qts of oil.. And if you did it wouldnt be instant it would be over time.. Did you not check your oil for like 2 weeks or something? What mods did you have? The 04 burning oil problem is less than a qt over 3k miles, not 3.5...
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Old 12-04-2007, 02:47 PM   #4
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1-800-SUBARU3

when your done with that call
1-800-GMtruck (they owned 15% of subaru) let them know what happend too. GM actually will send you suby bucks if you take 5 minutes to answer a few questions for them, when u call this number.

good luck
Calling subaru3 later, thanks on the GM tip!
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Old 12-04-2007, 02:48 PM   #5
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Iono man unless you were leaking hardocre you dont just burn 3.5 qts of oil.. And if you did it wouldnt be instant it would be over time.. Did you not check your oil for like 2 weeks or something? What mods did you have? The 04 burning oil problem is less than a qt over 3k miles, not 3.5...
Had checked it about 2 weeks prior to it happening, it was at an OK level, nothing that would have caused alarm. No mods.
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Old 12-04-2007, 02:59 PM   #6
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Dare I ask what dealership you took it to?

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Old 12-04-2007, 03:08 PM   #7
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your favorite... steven jory lol
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Old 12-04-2007, 03:09 PM   #8
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Old 12-04-2007, 03:31 PM   #9
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gormonk sais **** steven jory....... before i even owned a subaru i was trying to pick up an '05 wagon.
i called them and they said they have one. when i went down there some douche bag said that they had sold it. then he just walked away. no offering to show me a different one or anything. so i walked up to another salesman who was smoking a cigarette. he told me that theyre werent any more..... (other than the 2 sitting on there front lot)
just by dealing with the sales people there i wouldnt ever take any car there for service.
and no this isnt because i work at avondale. i have talked **** about steven jory since i first dealt with them.

good luck with them dude. hopefully there sales dept is no reflection of there service dept.

again that was gormonk posting under my name

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Old 12-04-2007, 03:36 PM   #10
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your favorite... steven jory lol
Yea they are ****. They were just the closest one at the time.
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Old 12-04-2007, 03:38 PM   #11
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**** steven jory....... before i even owned a subaru i was trying to pick up an '05 wagon.
i called them and they said they have one. when i went down there some douche bag said that they had sold it. then he just walked away. no offering to show me a different one or anything. so i walked up to another salesman who was smoking a cigarette. he told me that theyre werent any more..... (other than the 2 sitting on there front lot)
just by dealing with the sales people there i wouldnt ever take any car there for service.
and no this isnt because i work at avondale. i have talked **** about steven jory since i first dealt with them.

good luck with them dude. hopefully there sales dept is no reflection of there service dept.
Well it is SOA thats denying it, not Steven Jory.

I think a new built engine is in store soon, because im not letting the dealer touch anything else unless they are paying for it.
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Old 12-04-2007, 03:39 PM   #12
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Their service/parts manager Don is one of the nicest guys ive met at any dealership. He is a true Scooby Guru.. i wish we could afford him to be a tech here.
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Old 12-04-2007, 03:50 PM   #13
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Had checked it about 2 weeks prior to it happening, it was at an OK level, nothing that would have caused alarm. No mods.
iono man 2 weeks is a long time to not check your oil in a performance turbo car..... either way hopefully you work this out =/
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Old 12-04-2007, 04:14 PM   #14
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Well it is SOA thats denying it, not Steven Jory.
Good luck with that.

Last edited by NO PULSE; 12-04-2007 at 04:33 PM. Reason: Edit, being an a$$. Re-read an old thread and cleared somethng up. Sorry about any confusion. ;)
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Old 12-04-2007, 04:20 PM   #15
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^^ let me know because i have to warranty some stuff on my vehicle and i know i cant warranty my own vehicle... pm me man.
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Old 12-04-2007, 04:25 PM   #16
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^^ let me know because i have to warranty some stuff on my vehicle and i know i cant warranty my own vehicle... pm me man.
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Old 12-04-2007, 04:30 PM   #17
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Their service/parts manager Don is one of the nicest guys ive met at any dealership. He is a true Scooby Guru.. i wish we could afford him to be a tech here.
That is good to here. Once I talk to SOA today I will maybe talk to him and see what he says. I have a question about the ringland and turbo seal.
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Old 12-04-2007, 04:40 PM   #18
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u didnt use synthetic right off the bat did u?
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Old 12-04-2007, 05:17 PM   #19
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u didnt use synthetic right off the bat did u?
Steven Jory had done all the oil changes, so I do not think they used synthetic.
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Old 12-04-2007, 05:28 PM   #20
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That is nuts on the oil consumption, I use penzoil plat. 10w30, my car doesn't burn hardly anything ... when I take my car in for the 3k oil change, its still on the full mark sorry to hear about your woes!!!
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Old 12-04-2007, 06:04 PM   #21
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LGTs dont really have problems with oil consumption... just blown out headlight bulbs and faulty injectors.
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Old 12-04-2007, 08:03 PM   #22
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Subaru Warranty is trying to tell me that it is common to burn 1qt of oil every 1000 miles,
Like I told you, they are aware of the problem.
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Old 12-04-2007, 09:53 PM   #23
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the older 2.5 engines had some internal oil leaks with head gaskets, hope that's not the problem. how does your coolant smell?
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Old 12-04-2007, 11:35 PM   #24
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LGTs dont really have problems with oil consumption... just blown out headlight bulbs and faulty injectors.
Yeah I all know about the faulty injectors heh ...
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Old 12-05-2007, 03:07 AM   #25
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you may also want to check the oil pick up tube.... a couple have been cracking and causing poor oil delivery. Don't know what to say about the consumption. All I can say is that I feel your pain and went through something similar with my 06sti
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