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Old 09-24-2012, 03:52 PM   #1
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Default Excessive oil? New (reman CCR) engine

So I'm coming up on my second oil change after the break in. It looks like I've burned about .7qt in 3k miles? Is that normal? The valve cover breather lines are bone dry, but there's a lot of oil in the pcv hose and the exhaust in pretty black when I changed the gasket.

I'm just curious what's normal, given how much I just paid I'm somewhat concerned because my old engine hardly burned anything until the HG's went.
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Old 09-24-2012, 07:00 PM   #2
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I've had 2 EJ25s and 2 EA82s from them and some of them used about a quart in the first 1000 miles, but afterwords, they calmed down to just under a quart in 5k miles with normal driving. Hard cornering will use more oil, but all my Subaru engines use more oil while carving the corners.
I assume you have a new PCV valve, and all the PCV lines are clear?
I would contact them with your concerns - best to find out from the experts.
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Old 09-24-2012, 07:33 PM   #3
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well my last few trips over the mountains of vermont I definately enjoyed the new handling a bit, plus i usually corner at speed coming off I-89 with the goal of doubling whatever the yellow sign says for speed. However this is no different than before.
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Old 09-25-2012, 02:13 PM   #4
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That's not at all high consumption. How did you break it in?
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Old 09-26-2012, 09:55 AM   #5
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I ran up through the gears to ~4k rpm then coasted back down under load. I used dino oil for the first 1k, then switched to ams 5w-30, both times using a subaru filter as they requested. I had a PLX gauge on it to make sure I got oil pressure before first start too.
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Old 09-26-2012, 01:41 PM   #6
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Sounds like you are doing it right. It will likely tighten up a little bit with a little more time. But even as it is, it's not what I would consider a burner.
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Old 09-26-2012, 02:54 PM   #7
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thanks, yea i'll give it a few more oil changes see what happens. I'm also installing a AOS on the pcv line, I also just installed the fluidampr last night I was running a lightweight pully. Wow the engine vibrations at speed clamed down quite a bit 90MPH and you could barely feel anything in the stick. Just some bushings and brakes and the drivetrain is fully restored. Then on to the body.

I'm glad I pulled the timing cover last night for the pulley, I discovered that CCR forgot to install the timing belt retainer. I'm starting to think I had the B team on this engine build. I'm really hoping my coated pistons are actually in there!
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