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Old 07-02-2013, 06:32 AM   #3751
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Two part question, after 8k miles with the light not coming on, would I be OK from this? If you are burning oil, will the motor be ok , with the inconvenience of adding oil when needed?
Maybe, and it depends. Seriously.

Our jetta has burned oil since we got it, approx 1qt per 3k miles, the motor is strong and healthy after 130k. My friend has a bmw that goes through a quart every 2k, no major problems either. There are just way too many factors to really answer such a question.
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Old 07-02-2013, 08:37 AM   #3752
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How in the world did it take me this long to find this thread? I am just about to turn 22k on my sport premium and I have been burning oil since the beginning.
And you haven't done anything about it?
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Old 07-02-2013, 09:31 AM   #3753
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How much oil
I'd say about a quart to 1.25 quarts every 4,000 miles or so.
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Old 07-02-2013, 11:03 AM   #3754
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Nope i believe i actually checked it at the gas station a couple weeks before and didnt notice any difference.

First time. First oil change at 2991 then at 7604, 14851, Oil light at 18300

Ill check it again tonight just to make sure. Otherwise nothing wrong with the car. It runs great.
That's really strange if it was at the normal level a couple of weeks ago. That would have me stumped. Did you switch oil at last OCI? Do spirited driving the last couple of weeks? It the area around the tailpipe and under the bumper black?
Hopefully it was just a freak occurrence.
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Old 07-02-2013, 11:18 AM   #3755
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Was the car parked on level ground when you checked the oil level? It doesn't require much slope to radically alter your reading (either making it appear too high or too low, depending on the direction of the slope).

Did you give the oil at least 10 minutes after turning the engine off before checking the level?
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Old 07-02-2013, 12:01 PM   #3756
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That's really strange if it was at the normal level a couple of weeks ago. That would have me stumped. Did you switch oil at last OCI? Do spirited driving the last couple of weeks? It the area around the tailpipe and under the bumper black?
Hopefully it was just a freak occurrence.
Nope i have free oil changes at the dealership so Subaru oil

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Was the car parked on level ground when you checked the oil level? It doesn't require much slope to radically alter your reading (either making it appear too high or too low, depending on the direction of the slope).

Did you give the oil at least 10 minutes after turning the engine off before checking the level?
Most of the time i check it at the gas station. I would say driving has been harder. Weather warmer also. Ive done a couple things in the mean time..... i would rather not share until my 30k mile is reached.
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Old 07-02-2013, 12:08 PM   #3757
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I'd say about a quart to 1.25 quarts every 4,000 miles or so.
Oh. That isn't too bad, try a different brands and see if it helps.
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Old 07-02-2013, 02:30 PM   #3758
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Nope i have free oil changes at the dealership so Subaru oil



Most of the time i check it at the gas station. I would say driving has been harder. Weather warmer also. Ive done a couple things in the mean time..... i would rather not share until my 30k mile is reached.
please keep us posted, as i'm really stumped, too. i'm at around 12k, and thought i was in the clear given that i'm pretty sure my car is consuming less than 0.25qt in over 4k miles based on my two recent changes. i haven't driven my car very hard though so maybe that does come into play...]

(not hard = not exceeding 4500rpm)
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Old 07-02-2013, 04:50 PM   #3759
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please keep us posted, as i'm really stumped, too. i'm at around 12k, and thought i was in the clear given that i'm pretty sure my car is consuming less than 0.25qt in over 4k miles based on my two recent changes. i haven't driven my car very hard though so maybe that does come into play...]

(not hard = not exceeding 4500rpm)
i usually consume at the pace of .75qt/7500 and am currently at 23k
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Old 07-02-2013, 04:53 PM   #3760
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i usually consume at the pace of .75qt/7500 and am currently at 23k
This is just one of another annoyances that this car has given me. Don't get me wrong, I love it, but the problems are racking up for sure.
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Old 07-03-2013, 10:09 AM   #3761
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That sucks. welcome aboard the oil burning non-diesel club.
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Old 07-03-2013, 10:21 AM   #3762
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I had an offer I couldnt refuse and no longer have my lamented Impreza.

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I didnt think I'd like it- BUT I LOVE THIS CAR! Best part is its never even been on BILL BRYAN'S LOT!!! MMMMM feels so much better.
Disclaimer- if it does end up burning some oil, I WON'T BE SURPRISED OR UPSET. I am going to enjoy the *//* out of this car. It feels so much better in every way.
Thanks to MASTRO SUBARU for being excellent folks to deal with.
No more bottoming out on crappy roads!
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Old 07-03-2013, 10:39 AM   #3763
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^^ Congratulations! It's nice to see a smiley face in your post!

Having a supportive dealership can make ALL the difference.
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Old 07-03-2013, 10:44 AM   #3764
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What did you swap to 79? In considering the same.
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Old 07-03-2013, 10:45 AM   #3765
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Old 07-03-2013, 10:46 AM   #3766
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Lmao a big selling point was the ability to re-use my WeatherTech mats!
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Old 07-03-2013, 11:09 AM   #3767
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Now I'm looking forward to doing some tasteful mods. Mudflaps, seatback protectors, and some nicer speakers are on the short list.
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Old 07-03-2013, 11:19 AM   #3768
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Now I'm looking forward to doing some tasteful mods. Mudflaps, seatback protectors, and some nicer speakers are on the short list.
Is the popular 19mm STI rear sway bar an appropriate mod for the Crosstrek? Is it compatible? What RSB does the Crosstrek come with?
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Old 07-03-2013, 11:44 AM   #3769
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I had an offer I couldnt refuse and no longer have my lamented Impreza.

[IMG][/IMG]



I didnt think I'd like it- BUT I LOVE THIS CAR! Best part is its never even been on BILL BRYAN'S LOT!!! MMMMM feels so much better.
Disclaimer- if it does end up burning some oil, I WON'T BE SURPRISED OR UPSET. I am going to enjoy the *//* out of this car. It feels so much better in every way.
Thanks to MASTRO SUBARU for being excellent folks to deal with.
No more bottoming out on crappy roads!
Congrats, hope you enjoy the xv! Which trim did you get?
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Old 07-03-2013, 11:51 AM   #3770
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Its just the base Premium 5mt. I didnt want any of the other stuff. Although a sunroof would be sweet- I wouldnt gibe up the 5mt. It has everything my former Premium had and more. Even came with tint!
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Old 07-03-2013, 11:53 AM   #3771
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Is the popular 19mm STI rear sway bar an appropriate mod for the Crosstrek? Is it compatible? What RSB does the Crosstrek come with?
I'd venture to guess it comes with the 19mm rsb. I can verify that I looked and the front is definitely fatter than a regular impreza's.
It really does handle nicely for weighing 200lbs more and sitting up much higher.
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Old 07-03-2013, 12:52 PM   #3772
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congrats 79letour and a big amen, I am elated that you will no longer worry yourself at nights about massive consumption issues. That thing could use a drop j/k
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Old 07-03-2013, 01:49 PM   #3773
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Yeah, I just am finishing a three year long rennovation/remodel on my home, and having enough headaches with plumbing, floors, more plumbing...
I couldnt let myself be stressed about that car anymore. I am actually quite amazed at the difference in build quality between the old and new. I would have NEVER guessed I'd be buying an XV, or any Subaru.
But I LOVE Mastro Subaru of Sanford, and after looking around at lots of other cars, I decided that I like the Sube's awd and fuel economy enough to buy a GOOD ONE FROM A GREAT DEALER.
I probably is shockimg to some who have followed along. But I wanted a nice new subaru- Bill Bryan is where that all went wrong.
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Old 07-03-2013, 01:56 PM   #3774
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Chuck, I dont understand. You trash Subaru and the engineering of the engine that was in your old car but you turn around and buy another with the exact same engine?

They must have given you a smoking deal

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Old 07-03-2013, 01:56 PM   #3775
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Cool.

Please explain the difference in build quality that you see when comparing the XV with the 2012 Impreza. I thought they were largely the same car, except for the suspension and some trim pieces....
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