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Old 08-17-2012, 11:06 AM   #201
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Throw in some Redline engine break in additive. Its a little thicker and might help your rings seat. Or you can do what numerous people on this site have decided to do and continue with doing the same thing and expect different results. Amsoil wont fix the problem.

I put some Break in additive at 3000 miles and during this summer i have not seen any loss. But i also didnt have a noticeable oil loss issue
Says the guy who made an ass of himself not even knowing where the friggin tailpipe is on a 2012 impreza.
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Old 08-17-2012, 11:25 AM   #202
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Says the guy who made an ass of himself not even knowing where the friggin tailpipe is on a 2012 impreza.
Says the guy who failed out of a vocational school.

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Old 08-17-2012, 11:26 AM   #203
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79,

You claim to have mechanical knowledge and training, but want to argue with me that people should be seeing the low oil light coming on repeatedly, because, why exactly?

Oh, it's a new car so no one should have to check or top off their oil, even if they believe it is consuming oil?
For the record, its not that I'm disagreeing with your suggesation. I've recently poured in a quart of the new Castrol 0w20.
But I disagree with your general condemnation of the owners. Hell, my 86 ranger doesant burn oil like my 2012 impreza.
Fwiw- I actually like you, Zeeper. You're intelligent and I know you have values.
I guess I just see the cunsumption from a different point of view than you. But our differences, I believe, are in terms of attitude.
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Old 08-17-2012, 11:33 AM   #204
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Says the guy who failed out of a vocational school.

Wanna play that game?
Hahahahaha yeah, I "failed" with an all-A average and 100% perfect attendance. Try again, a$$wipe!
You really are a TROLL aren't you? What was that "top ten" schools name again???

I withdrew from UTI/MMI when I got DIVORCED and had to work two jobs. Now, I'm happily running a cnc/machine shop.
I DID graduate from college...
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Old 08-17-2012, 11:43 AM   #205
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For the record, its not that I'm disagreeing with your suggesation. I've recently poured in a quart of the new Castrol 0w20.
But I disagree with your general condemnation of the owners. Hell, my 86 ranger doesant burn oil like my 2012 impreza.
Fwiw- I actually like you, Zeeper. You're intelligent and I know you have values.
I guess I just see the cunsumption from a different point of view than you. But our differences, I believe, are in terms of attitude.
I think we are actually agreeing, except you don't think someone should remind owners who have a car that is consuming oil that they really should be checking and topping off their oil, and not waiting for the light to come on again and again.

I think Subaru should fix the engines that are burning oil, and it is possible they will. That fix won't be a new car, at most they will probably replace the pistons or even just the rings.

Oil is needed everywhere else, and I doubt they are going to replace the cam shaft etc. People need to stay on top of the issue.

Unless you leased. That is like driving a rental car, who really cars about maintaining something you plan on returning anyway.

For you, since you are keeping the car a year (at least), keep it topped off and maybe Subaru will come through. You will be happier to know that you were not running low on oil continually before the fix.
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Old 08-17-2012, 11:56 AM   #206
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I think we are actually agreeing, except you don't think someone should remind owners who have a car that is consuming oil that they really should be checking and topping off their oil, and not waiting for the light to come on again and again.

I think Subaru should fix the engines that are burning oil, and it is possible they will. That fix won't be a new car, at most they will probably replace the pistons or even just the rings.

Oil is needed everywhere else, and I doubt they are going to replace the cam shaft etc. People need to stay on top of the issue.

Unless you leased. That is like driving a rental car, who really cars about maintaining something you plan on returning anyway.

For you, since you are keeping the car a year (at least), keep it topped off and maybe Subaru will come through. You will be happier to know that you were not running low on oil continually before the fix.
Absolutely!! Totally agreed!
But you would be surprised how quickly that light can come on. I regularly check mine and have had two low oil lights already. Figuring out where to keep an (open) bottle of oil in the new car IS frustrating.
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Old 08-17-2012, 12:01 PM   #207
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I am sure it sucks, but how many miles between quarts? Can't you top it off weekly in your garage?
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Old 08-17-2012, 12:05 PM   #208
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Opne thing that sucks is not having a dipstick that was at all designed for the car. The high and low marks are a JOKE. There IS NO accurate way to read the dipsatick, other than to guess.
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Old 08-17-2012, 12:23 PM   #209
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I have a hard time reading mine as well, could be partially due to the low weight of the oil. In my old '00 Impreza it was extremely easy to read the oil level since the oil was a lot darker/thicker.
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Old 08-17-2012, 12:30 PM   #210
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I find that it's easy to read as long as I wait for the engine to get cold. If you check the level shortly after driving, there's so much oil coating the inside of the dipstick tube that it gets hard to see where the actual oil level is. If you wait longer, the level becomes easy to see.
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Old 08-17-2012, 12:36 PM   #211
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Hahahahaha yeah, I "failed" with an all-A average and 100% perfect attendance. Try again, a$$wipe!
You really are a TROLL aren't you? You started the pissing contest when i gave good advice What was that "top ten" schools name again??? Auburn University

I withdrew from UTI/MMI when I got DIVORCED and had to work two jobs. Now, I'm happily running a cnc/machine shop.
I DID graduate from college...
I personally dont need or care for a life story full of excuses. You seem to complain and give enough excuses to choke a horse.

Right now what you are doing is biding your time filling it back up with oil until you can get rid of the car. I dont even know why you are still here. Instead you could try a thicker oil or a breakin additive (why not if you are going to get rid of the car any way) and if that solved the problem it could be a temporary or long term solution depending on subaru's decision up the road on how to handle it. I dont believe that decision will happen at all since they clearly have in their manual an acceptable degree of consumption that is very high
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Old 08-17-2012, 12:50 PM   #212
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Figuring out where to keep an (open) bottle of oil in the new car IS frustrating.
If you lift the trunk floor, there is a cutout in the foam that fits two quarts nicely.
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Old 08-17-2012, 12:53 PM   #213
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If you lift the trunk floor, there is a cutout in the foam that fits two quarts nicely.
Slow down commander.... wouldnt want him to get confused.
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What the hell, I hope my car doesnt burn oil. Now im gonna get paranoid and be checking evry other day. Thanks alot guys...

jk, kinda.
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What the hell, I hope my car doesnt burn oil. Now im gonna get paranoid and be checking evry other day. Thanks alot guys...

jk, kinda.
This is how i feel
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This is how i feel
Its not as common as few are making it out to be. Be smart about how you handle it.
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I'm not going to feed you anymore troll...

Back on the subject of subaru impreza oil consumption and pissing contests put aside,
It would really be great if Subaru did do something. Even if nothing more than a proper dipstick.
What this purchase, this thread, and soa's lame policies have taught me is that the "lemon laws" have been basically neutered by the car companies. I'll never buy any new car again, and IF I did, I would read the whole owners manual and ask a lot of questions first.
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I'm not going to feed you anymore troll...

Back on the subject of subaru impreza oil consumption and pissing contests put aside,
It would really be great if Subaru did do something. Even if nothing more than a proper dipstick.
What this purchase, this thread, and soa's lame policies have taught me is that the "lemon laws" have been basically neutered by the car companies. I'll never buy any new car again, and IF I did, I would read the whole owners manual and ask a lot of questions first.
The smartest thing to do would be to Lease the vehicle for a year and if you find nothing wrong buy it.
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If you lift the trunk floor, there is a cutout in the foam that fits two quarts nicely.
....hmmm...gonna check my car later for those cutouts
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Being that the foresters started having oil consumption problems come up in the last couple years, and that new members trickle in with oil consuming new imprezas, I'd say that there IS cause for vigilant monitoring for the first 36k miles.
The BRZ' quart-per-600mi allowance isn't a very promising sign... Think what you want- I grew up believing that Subarus were rugged cars capable of going a long time with minimal maintenance. I believe something has happened at the coporate level at subaru in the last couple years.
The whole "buddying up" with Toyota, and now quality control questions popping up... Idk I can't help but start to wonder if this car is worth a damn. I wish like hell I'd gotten one of the many fine cars that have no problems. If I did, I'd be starting threads about modifications and just generally enjoying the car.
But from what I've gathered- if you buy a Forester, BRZ, FR-S, or Impreza there is a small chance that the engine you get will burn oil. What happens to these at 100,000+ miles? Since almost everyone else who bought a 2012 Impreza 2.0i has NO oil consumption at all, I'm po'd even I'm burning a quart in an interval.
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My guess is that the answer is "None of the above." I'm sure that folks on this forum are caring enough, technical enough, and diligent enough to know the importance of motor oil. They are simply surprised and angry that they should need to add oil at all, since this isn't common or expected in a new car.

I pretty much go from one oil change to the next in both of my Hondas without checking the dipstick because I know they don't burn oil (they both have over 120k miles). My Impreza hasn't shown signs of burning oil either (with 3100 miles on the odometer), but because of reports on this forum, I still check it weekly just to make sure.
^ that pretty much describes me. neither of my honda's consumed any oil. and so far, i don't see any noticeable consumption for my impreza which i changed the oil at 2600mi (didn't measure but well over 4 quarters, and definitely in the range of 5qts since i had to use two gallon jugs. i'll be curious and be able to pinpoint it better on my next change. i *hope* that i can fit all of the drainage into the 5 qt container i get from the new oil (i now have one from the first change) which should hold more than 5 qts (not sure how much more, but when brand new there is a fair bit of space in there)

i check weekly or at least biweekly given what i've read here...but so far, so good with 1700+ miles since the last change.
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Maybe those of us who are not noticing any oil loss just idle more and thus our oil is more diluted with gasoline but the level stays high. LOL
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I've been HARD on a lot of my cars, and other than a Sentra with 200k+ on the odometer, and my Ranger that hasa an engine built by my bliond uncle, I've never had an oil problem with ANY car.
That's what pisses us owners of oil consuming cars off.
My 2002 zrx1200 has been modded quite a bit. With 138 rwhp and 84k on the odometer, it don't burn no oil
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If your oil light comes on more than once and you are not in the middle of an oil consumption test being requested by the dealer, something is very wrong with both the car and probably with you.

If your oil light came on already, why wouldn't you be checking and topping it off periodically?

These are the reasons I can come up with, is there one I didn't think of?

1) incredibly lazy
2) don't know how to read the dipstick or add oil
3) ignorant about the importance of oil to your engine
4) you leased the car and don't care about engine maintenance
5) You have already decided to dump the car, rather than deal with adding oil to the engine over time (thereby taking a huge financial loss now rather than pay for oil gradually over the life of the engine).

Sorry if your car is consuming oil, to not maintain the proper oil level in your engine when you know that it might be consuming oil is just not that bright.
Trollolol Zeeper, whats with the harsh words?
If your(your two-tone 2012 Impreza) brand new car that you worked your a$$ off for, burns oil on a regular basis, im sure you wouldn't just "top it off" every now and then. Im sure you would want to figure out why its burning oil, how you could fix it, and then wonder why your only one of only few people that have a oil consumption problem. You wouldnt just top it off and then make the problem dissapear temporarily. Thats just putting a bandaid over a bigger problem.
1) Not lazy at all, worked my a$$ off for 5 years to save enough money to pay the car off in full.
2)The dipstick is very easy to read. There is high mark, and a low mark. When the oil is below the low level after driving for 2000 km after an oil change, there may be a problem.
3)Oil is like blood to an engine. It needs it to run and not explode. It is important. thanks for reminding us oil consumption impreza folk.
4)I payed for the car in full.
5)Why would I want to dump my car? If im paying good money for it, then I would like subaru to follow through with the thing called a "Warranty." I like the car a lot, I want to have it for many many years, but I also want it to last for many many years. It may last long if I top it up every single week. But a new car shouldn't need to be topped up every week.

If I were to maintain the oil level of my car then I would have to fill up my oil everytime I fill up my gas. Besides, Subaru said that when the Oil light comes on, don't fill it up, bring it in to the service center and we will go from there. (all they ever do is top it up and say they are doing a oil consumption report)

So Zeeper, the guys that have an Impreza with an oil consumption are on this thread to find out a possible solution for this problem. We are not idiots that do not know how to maintain a car. We are here to get together to gain some knowledge and hear stories, successful, or unsuccessful ones about their car that consumes oil. We do not need to hear that we are "not that bright" or there is something wrong with us. You don't have to try to prove us wrong about a problem that we are living through, while you are happily enjoying your Impreza that has not oil consumption problem. But thanks for the positivity and helpful words on how to actually fix the problem.

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I've been HARD on a lot of my cars, and other than a Sentra with 200k+ on the odometer, and my Ranger that hasa an engine built by my bliond uncle, I've never had an oil problem with ANY car.
That's what pisses us owners of oil consuming cars off.
My 2002 zrx1200 has been modded quite a bit. With 138 rwhp and 84k on the odometer, it don't burn no oil
lol thats pretty weird, I also went from a Sentra to an Impreza, which was also a 2.0, but never burned any oil. and it had 330k+ on it too
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