Welcome to the North American Subaru Impreza Owners Club Saturday July 4, 2015
Home Forums WikiNASIOC Products Store Modifications Upgrade Garage
NASIOC
Here you can view your subscribed threads, work with private messages and edit your profile and preferences Home Registration is free! Visit the NASIOC Store NASIOC Rules Search Find other members Frequently Asked Questions Calendar Archive NASIOC Upgrade Garage Logout
Go Back   NASIOC > NASIOC Technical > Service & Maintenance

Welcome to NASIOC - The world's largest online community for Subaru enthusiasts!
Welcome to the NASIOC.com Subaru forum.

You are currently viewing our forum as a guest, which gives you limited access to view most discussions and access our other features. By joining our community, free of charge, you will have access to post topics, communicate privately with other members (PM), respond to polls, upload content and access many other special features. Registration is free, fast and simple, so please join our community today!

If you have any problems with the registration process or your account login, please contact us.
* Registered users of the site do not see these ads.
Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 06-25-2009, 05:09 PM   #1
vms150
Scooby Specialist
 
Member#: 172917
Join Date: Feb 2008
Chapter/Region: NESIC
Location: Southeastern, Massachusetts
Vehicle:
2004 WRX
WRB

Default Loosing Oil.... Solutions?

I seem to be loosing about 1qt of oil every 1000 miles. It doesn't seem like I am burning it. No blue smoke or strange odor and the oil on the dip stick looks pretty clean. No leaks either so I am not sure where it is going. Does anyone know where I should start? I already seafoamed the motor through the BPV hose to try to free up the oil control rings and put some in my oil with the last oil change. Any help? Thanks in advance.
* Registered users of the site do not see these ads.
vms150 is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
* Registered users of the site do not see these ads.
Old 06-25-2009, 05:34 PM   #2
bluesubie
Scooby Guru
 
Member#: 767
Join Date: Jan 2000
Chapter/Region: Tri-State
Location: N.J.
Vehicle:
04 FXT

Default

1 qt. per 1k miles is considered normal according to Subaru and many other manufacturers. Any chance you're running an Energy Conserving oil?

-Dennis
bluesubie is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-25-2009, 05:53 PM   #3
vms150
Scooby Specialist
 
Member#: 172917
Join Date: Feb 2008
Chapter/Region: NESIC
Location: Southeastern, Massachusetts
Vehicle:
2004 WRX
WRB

Default

nope, just regular dino oil
vms150 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-25-2009, 06:44 PM   #4
d0ugch0i
Scooby Guru
 
Member#: 198861
Join Date: Jan 2009
Chapter/Region: SCIC
Location: Orange County, CA
Vehicle:
2004 WRX
PSM

Default

well no **** theres your answer.
try using synthetic oil.
d0ugch0i is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-25-2009, 07:20 PM   #5
rexman2002
Scooby Specialist
 
Member#: 140244
Join Date: Feb 2007
Chapter/Region: MWSOC
Location: Chicago
Vehicle:
02 bugeye
"stare ale jare"

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by d0ugch0i View Post
well no **** theres your answer.
try using synthetic oil.
SCIC



youre so right...
rexman2002 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-26-2009, 10:35 AM   #6
bluesubie
Scooby Guru
 
Member#: 767
Join Date: Jan 2000
Chapter/Region: Tri-State
Location: N.J.
Vehicle:
04 FXT

Default

You can use conventional oil without consumption, but you'll need something robust, IMO.

Try a High Mileage conventional or blend like Castrol GTX HM, Pennzoil HM or Valvoline MaxLife in 10W-30 or 10W-40. You could also try Rotella 10W-30 conventional if you can find it.

-Dennis
bluesubie is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-26-2009, 07:33 PM   #7
Gunner
Scooby Newbie
 
Member#: 36540
Join Date: May 2003
Chapter/Region: BAIC
Vehicle:
04 GGA
Cobb Stage 1 EQ Tuned

Default

Used 5w-30?
Gunner is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-26-2009, 08:45 PM   #8
2.5GTLegacy
Scooby Specialist
 
Member#: 111219
Join Date: Mar 2006
Chapter/Region: MAIC
Location: Roanoke, VA
Vehicle:
2005 SWP LGT

Default

5W-30 is too thin, especially on hot summer days.

Try 5W-40, 5W-50, 10W-30.

Works for me anyways and i usually run 5W-40 or 10W-30 all year round, depending which oil is on sale
2.5GTLegacy is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Loosing Oil UPDATED!!! PLEASE HELP emsfd125 Newbies & FAQs 5 04-22-2010 09:22 AM
how much oil will i loose,?? have to remove oil filter again to tighten sndwch adapt Dr. octagon Factory 2.0L Turbo Powertrain (EJ Series Factory 2.0L Turbo) 5 12-28-2009 10:01 AM
Loosing oil... Low compression..? mayhemsm Factory 2.5L Turbo Powertrain (EJ Series Factory 2.5L Turbo) 1 03-29-2008 05:50 PM
Steadily loosing oil pressure, I may be in trouble here Cation Factory 2.0L Turbo Powertrain (EJ Series Factory 2.0L Turbo) 29 06-05-2007 02:50 PM
Car still burns oil. Need help badly. Oil catch can solution? Andrew Factory 2.0L Turbo Powertrain (EJ Series Factory 2.0L Turbo) 30 06-21-2001 05:00 PM


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 12:32 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.7.0
Copyright ©2000 - 2015, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Powered by Searchlight © 2015 Axivo Inc.
Copyright ©1999 - 2015, North American Subaru Impreza Owners Club, Inc.