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Old 06-16-2000, 10:51 PM   #1
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Well, it's using alot of oil again!

Back in February-March I noticed that my car was using a little bit of oil.Every 200-300 miles I would have to add about 1 qt of oil. By the end of March it was using about 2 to 2.75 qts every 200-300 miles.
So in late March I took my car to Thousand Oaks Subaru in SoCal to have them look at it. They had the car for a couple of days and when I picked it up they said that there was nothing wrong with it.
It's now April and I'm at the Rim of the World Rally. When I got there I was talking to Shiv and Scott from SPO Motorsports about my oil problem. Then Scott introduced me to Mark Budack (district service operations manager). I told him about my problem and he said he wanted to have me take my car to the best techs here in California. He had me take my car to Culver City Subaru (what a JOKE).So when I get my car there I tell them about the oil problem and the clutch chatter.So they said they would do an oil consumption test and the tech would drive my car to and from work for a couple of days.The tech ,Darrrel, called and instantly started off by telling me he was on my side, which instantly put me on my guard. A few days later they called and told me the left cyclinder head was bad. They (BRIAN BRANNAN) told me that Subaru had some heads that were too porous(OK!).So they have the car for 3.5 weeks.They replaced the left head and the car is ok now according to them.
The clutch,at first they told me the fly wheel and pressure plate needed to be changed but I would have to pay for the clutch plate and bearing. So I called SOA to see why they wouldn't cover the clutch plate if the fly wheel and pressure plate are bad. I thought they could cause premature wear on the clutch plate if they are defective.
So after I called SOA the dealers attitude changed. Now they told me that the clutch plate and bearing is what is causing my chatter.( they never took the trans out to look at the clutch and fly wheel). They said I had to pay for the clutch plate and bearing in full before they would work on it.So I said that I wanted to see the clutch plate before I would pay for a new one. Then they told me that the labor,fly wheel,an pressure plate was going to be covered under warranty as a goodwill gesture.(why fix if not broke)SOA.
So I picked up my car on June 1. No clutch work.
I've put about 850 miles on my car and have had to add 4.25 qrts of oil so far.Great job of repairng my oil problem(culver city subaru).
On my invoice it shows that when I dropped my car off it had 26,479 miles on it and when I picked it up they show 26,483 miles. Now thats a good oil consumption test. 4 miles?


So I have called SOA and Mark Budack,and Phil Pausmer about the oil leak that did not get fixed. So far nobody has called me back.
Monday I am going to try another dealer(Van Nuys Subaru).I hope they get it worked out.

Thanks for your ear,
RallyeX

PS: any feed back would be appreciated.

Outcome: Stay away from Culver City Subaru and Subaru of thousand Oaks.

had less problems when I had my YUGO!!!
Hahahahahaahaa!!!!!!
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Old 06-16-2000, 11:08 PM   #2
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Rallyex,
By any chance does the exhaust leave out a puff of smoke if the car is started first thing in the morning or if it has been sitting for awhile??
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Old 06-16-2000, 11:17 PM   #3
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It's a 1999 white 2.5rs,28,000 miles

My car does smoke some times when you start it or get on it in 1st & 2nd gear. this is the only time I see smoke.
The exhaust tip has a thick black coating inside and the trunk and bumper are covered in a lite black oil film.
 
Old 06-16-2000, 11:25 PM   #4
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I'm wonderin if its possible that either the oil rings on the pistons are worn or the valve seals are gone. What grade of oil are you using?
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Old 06-16-2000, 11:26 PM   #5
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Sounds like oil is leaking by the valve seals. But, since they put a new head on that seems a bit off. It could be oil is getting by the rings. With the smoke film on the bumper this would be a better culprit. It is obvious the dealerships are screwed up!

Good luck,

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Old 06-16-2000, 11:52 PM   #6
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I think it is either the rings or maybe something to do with the PCV. The case might not be venting properly. to much case pressure forcing oil pass the rings???
 
Old 06-16-2000, 11:58 PM   #7
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If it was the pcv, there would be alot of oil in the throttle body and intake tract. Hmmmmm...if you change your oil on a regular basis, I can't see it being oil rings . I wonder if those guys even changed the head.
.....why don't you try some engine stop leak for a while and see what happens. If it stops or smokes less, then it is possible the valve seals are gone.

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Old 06-17-2000, 09:25 AM   #8
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Sounds like the valve seals to me too. Adam Bloom's car has the same symptoms, blue smoke at inital start up. After the car warms up it disappears.

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