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Old 01-25-2005, 08:44 AM   #1
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:confused For the third consecutive time my car's dip stick was bone dry 2000km before the next scheduled oil change. Finally the dealer has aknowledged that there is a problem and are waiting to get a call back from the regional rep. They have informed me that they have replaced engines in cars with this problem at around 75,000km but never one as new as mine at 25,000km. I followed the break in period religiously and always had my oil changed at the dealership with regular dino oil (5w30). There are no leaks, yet I have not seen any blue smoke or black sludge on the inside of my tailpipes which are typical signs for cars that are burning oil. When i say my dipstick was dry I mean bone dry not a drop of oil on it all three occasions and I always check it while my car is parked on a flat surface first thing in the morning. Does anyone know what the problem might be? Will the dealer really replace my whole engine?
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Old 01-25-2005, 10:20 AM   #2
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Well if you follow your maintenance schedule and have the documentation (and if you take it to the dealership for maintenance you should be golden), then you have little to worry about in terms of your powertrain warranty... unless you have mods. Is it really bone dry even after the car is warmed up???
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Old 01-25-2005, 11:04 AM   #3
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Yes bone dry, I have no mods and don't abuse my car (always allow it time to warm up and cool down). I guess i just got a lemon???
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Old 01-25-2005, 11:21 AM   #4
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so where is all this oil going?
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Old 01-25-2005, 11:31 AM   #5
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Do you go to the same place to fill it? Are they not filling it fully after the oilchanges?

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Old 01-25-2005, 11:40 AM   #6
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Problem with this is that if you cant diagnose a problem, it is hard to try to fix. They will probably just recomend an oil consumption test, which will have you closely monitor your oil levels and usage.

How much is it down when you checked it? How long does it take to get to that point?(slow or rapid process)?
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Old 01-25-2005, 01:01 PM   #7
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Mine can go through a quart after about 2000 miles only if I run it hard.

They put the dye in my oil, checked my plugs, etc...all is OK.

When I first told them, they were concerned. Then I guess the found out that consumption is "normal"?
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Old 01-25-2005, 01:33 PM   #8
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Always the same place for oil changes, I always check in the parking lot before I leave to ensure that it is at the full mark. It takes around 3000km before it gets to this point. In other words there does not seem to be any oil loss for the first thousand or so kilometres.
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Old 01-28-2005, 11:35 AM   #9
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WOw my thread really got moved, alomst couldn't find it at all. Anyways to keep those updated who were kind enough to chime in. The car is now in the shiop. they told me they were going to do a compression test on the engine to see if there was something wrong with any of the cylinders. They will also look into the clunking from my steering wheel and the free play in it when very cold outside. To top things off my sunroof started leaking and i have ice between my roof and headliner(that should be good for rust). I cant believe the luck I am having I went from a lemon civic SIR to a lemon WRX. I feel like selling this pos and getting a beater that way when things go wrong I wont be so heartbroken or feel so ripped off.
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Old 01-28-2005, 01:49 PM   #10
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sorry to hear about your misfortunes... hopefully it will turn out ok.
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