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Old 01-01-2014, 05:21 PM   #4476
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Well, 79... that leaves you with one logical course of action.

Trade in your XV and buy another FB20-powered vehicle.


Insanity: doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.
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Old 01-01-2014, 05:22 PM   #4477
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ive had the oil light 2 times. i have since changed to Castrol Edge 5w-30.... while i was at it i installed the fumoto valve
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Old 01-01-2014, 05:47 PM   #4478
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Asskip- still on ignore....
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Old 01-01-2014, 05:53 PM   #4479
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Funny thing is- I had just shown the xv a little love. New michelin wiper blades, a nice wash and detail, new cabin air filter. I was literally beaming with enjoyment riding in my car having a great drive.
Really threw me for a loop as I totally didnt see this coming. Oh well. at least my oil is 100% free. Gotta get to the dealer this week about a few minor things.
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Old 01-01-2014, 06:43 PM   #4480
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Happy new year, and relax... your car is still burning less oil than mine, and I'm not worried.
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Old 01-01-2014, 07:34 PM   #4481
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Yeah man!
Im not worried in the least. Just bummed a b
it, disappointed and all.
But its not hugely concearning.
Although it was kinda cool that my friend who was with had some m1 0w20 on hand since his 13 atundra calls for it. His truck goes 10,000 miles between changes and hasnt lost any oil in 8000 miles so far.

Anyhow- happy new year to all!
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Old 01-02-2014, 12:00 AM   #4482
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79- when is your build date?
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Old 01-02-2014, 02:41 AM   #4483
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3/13 im supposed to be in the good range.
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Old 01-02-2014, 11:34 AM   #4484
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so how about those cowboys?




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Old 01-02-2014, 04:58 PM   #4485
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ive had the oil light 2 times. i have since changed to Castrol Edge 5w-30.... while i was at it i installed the fumoto valve
Have you seen a reduction in consumption with the Castrol? I plan to experiment more with different brands and weights of oil.
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Old 01-02-2014, 05:24 PM   #4486
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Have you seen a reduction in consumption with the Castrol? I plan to experiment more with different brands and weights of oil.
Its been in for a week Ill update in a couple months. But i wasnt too impressed when draining the 0w-20 oil. i really preferred the consistency of the Castrol 5w-30

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Old 01-02-2014, 06:18 PM   #4487
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Has anyone contacted the Subaru dealer about the service bulletin?

I called the dealer where I got my 2012 Impreza from, and the guy said it's normal to top up oil 1L every 6000km. I was doing oil changes every 10,000km now it seems I have to do them earlier. Car has almost 60,000km on it. The guy on the phone said he didn't hear anything abotu the service bulletin and when I asked him to check it on subaru net he didn't want too. He basically didn't give a ****.

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Old 01-02-2014, 06:45 PM   #4488
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Has anyone contacted the Subaru dealer about the service bulletin?

I called the dealer where I got my 2012 Impreza from, and the guy said it's normal to top up oil 1L every 6000km. I was doing oil changes every 10,000km now it seems I have to do them earlier. Car has almost 60,000km on it. The guy on the phone said he didn't hear anything abotu the service bulletin and when I asked him to check it on subaru net he didn't want too. He basically didn't give a ****.

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If I were you, I'd start going to another dealer. It sounds like you're right, who ever you talked to could care less about your concerns. At the very least he should of lied to you and said he would look into it even if he didn't plan on it just to try and keep you a satisfied customer. Sounds like a rude prick.
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Old 01-03-2014, 10:57 AM   #4489
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At the very least he should of lied to you and said he would look into it even if he didn't plan on it just to try and keep you a satisfied customer.
No, at the very least he should have truthfully cared about your concerns and genuinely looked into the TSBs. That's what customer service is all about.

But I do agree that it's time to find a new dealership. When I bought my 2012 Impreza, I had a choice between a Subaru dealership that's 7 minutes from my house or another dealership that's 30 minutes from my house. I chose the farther dealership because of their stellar reputation for customer satisfaction. After the clusterf**k I went through with my 2010 VW Golf TDI, I didn't want to mess with another substandard dealership. The extra travel time is worth it, just to get the customer service I expect.
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Old 01-03-2014, 01:20 PM   #4490
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it is possible that tsb has not been released for aquariaguy location. we all know what dealerships are like and we all know that tsb will take some time to populate to different countries. Step 1 contact subaru corporate for your location and inquire about the tsb
step 2 find new dealership. Also bear in mind that terrain, environmental conditions and etc can also contribute to consumption not just having cars listed in the tsb. Also 0w20 burns away a bit quicker than a thicker oil. lets all have calmer heads.
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Old 01-03-2014, 04:33 PM   #4491
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it is possible that tsb has not been released for aquariaguy location. we all know what dealerships are like and we all know that tsb will take some time to populate to different countries. Step 1 contact subaru corporate for your location and inquire about the tsb
step 2 find new dealership. Also bear in mind that terrain, environmental conditions and etc can also contribute to consumption not just having cars listed in the tsb. Also 0w20 burns away a bit quicker than a thicker oil. lets all have calmer heads.
especially once it gets some miles on it and starts to break down. It is super thin oil!

i put oil in our VW when it was -15F, the 5w40 poured like honey, it was very slow and sticky, but it did pour.

as comparison i tried the 0w-20 i have and it still flowed almost as well as if it was 75F outside. super thin stuff!
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Old 01-03-2014, 08:22 PM   #4492
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But I do agree that it's time to find a new dealership. When I bought my 2012 Impreza, I had a choice between a Subaru dealership that's 7 minutes from my house or another dealership that's 30 minutes from my house.
Man, I envy you guys that have feasible options. The nearest dealership to me is 2.5 hours, and the nearest two after that are 3.5 and 6 hours respectively. #ruralcanadaproblems.
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Old 01-03-2014, 11:14 PM   #4493
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Man, I envy you guys that have feasible options. The nearest dealership to me is 2.5 hours, and the nearest two after that are 3.5 and 6 hours respectively. #ruralcanadaproblems.
That sucks. I have 6 Subaru dealerships within an hours drive from me. I'm happy to have options, but fortunately the dealership I've been going to has been decent to me. At first they gave me the run around about my oil consumption problem, but they eventually came through for me. Admittedly, the service people at my dealership aren't very personable and often try to sell me services that I don't always need, but I've talked to several of the techs and they are really cool, friendly guys. Especially the guy who replaced my short block and heads.

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Old 01-04-2014, 09:44 AM   #4494
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I purchased my Impreza 01/01/12 and have had the low oil light on 3 times. I keep topping it off, but with 32,000 miles it's getting old. I went ahead and scheduled a service for the ecu recall, squeaky seats, and a consumption test. This past low level oil light came on with just 2,000 miles on the previous oil change. Unfortunately, this means I have to actually pay for an oil change (I spend $25.00 and do it myself). I bring it in on Wednesday, so wish me luck! I'm sure nothing will come of it, but we'll see.

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^^I'm guessing your purchase date was 01/01/2012, not 2011, right?
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Old 01-04-2014, 11:24 AM   #4496
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I purchased my Impreza 01/01/11 and have had the low oil light on 3 times. I keep topping it off, but with 32,000 miles it's getting old. I went ahead and scheduled a service for the ecu recall, squeaky seats, and a consumption test.

This past low level oil light came on with just 2,000 miles on the previous oil change.

Unfortunately, this means I have to actually pay for an oil change (I spend $25.00 and do it myself). I bring it in on Wednesday, so wish me luck! I'm sure nothing will come of it, but we'll see.
What is the ecu recall for?
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Old 01-04-2014, 12:58 PM   #4497
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^^I'm guessing your purchase date was 01/01/2012, not 2011, right?
You're correct.
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Old 01-04-2014, 12:59 PM   #4498
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What is the ecu recall for?
Sorry, I guess it would be more considered an update.
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Old 01-04-2014, 01:25 PM   #4499
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Sorry, I guess it would be more considered an update.
It was an actual recall. I got it for my Impreza also.
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Even I had the ECU recall thing...and mines a 2007. Got it done right away though.
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