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Old 04-21-2013, 07:10 PM   #1
jggrayston
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Default Oil consumption issue.... NOT resolved

I recently noticed that my 2006 STi eats oil. I was cruisin around and noticed my oil light flicker. I went straight home (5 km), and checked my oil. It was not even on the dipstick so, I added a litre of oil. The oil showed up on the dipstick and i figured i was fine. Next tank of fuel, checked the oil level and it was down yet again.

Took my car to my local Subaru dealer and had them run a compression test and a leak down test, the results came back fine. 120 psi in all cylinders and no leaks that they could notice. I swapped from my old Mobil 1 5w-30 to the Shell Rotella T6 5-40 and it seems to eat that as well, but at a slower pace. Removed my intercooler, took a look into the turbo inlet and saw that there wasn't much oil around the area, and there was a little bit of oil in my intercooler where it attaches to the throttle body.

I have to drive 2,500 kilometers at the end of the month and would like to get this problem resolved as soon as possible, if anyone has experienced the same issue or has any helpful insight to this situation, please let me know that would be extremely helpful.

Oh, and the car only has 79,000 kilometers
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Old 04-21-2013, 07:14 PM   #2
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Is it leaving any kind of residue on your bumper? Is it leaking anywhere underneath?
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Old 04-21-2013, 07:15 PM   #3
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No, there doesn't seem to be any leaks underneath the car, which is strange.
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Old 04-22-2013, 11:33 AM   #4
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Have you taken off the downpipe and check the turbo to downpipe connection?


I had a bunch of oil in there and all the way through my exhaust, but not a single drop leaked on my garage floor. That and there was hardly any oil in the turbo inter cooler connection/housings. If its an older STi, then it could be turbo time depending on how it was ran
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Old 04-23-2013, 01:02 PM   #5
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No I haven't taken the down pipe off, I think I'll do that today though cause there can't be much else wrong as I've checked almost everything. Is there any gaskets ill have to replace or anything like that removing the downpipe? And idle it is a turbo problem, do you think I'll need a new one? Thanks!
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