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Old 03-01-2005, 09:18 AM   #1
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Default Engine Oil Leak

well i was drivin my car today and it was kinda weird so i got off and check the engine oil....(the only thing i know ~~) and it was empty !!! im not sure whatz happening cuz i sent my car to DD for service around nov.....
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Old 03-01-2005, 09:25 AM   #2
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Some WRX's consume oil...I know mine does...if you haven't checked the oil since Nov '04 then chances are your WRX burnt it off.

One of the more recent oil consumption threads
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Old 03-01-2005, 09:31 AM   #3
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I get a oil change every 3000km wich is about every 2 months. The last time I went in my dip stick was showing almost no oil at all. My old car went through 1 litre for 2 weeks and now my new car goes through 1 liter every month. Weird " subaru these arn't two stroke engines" are they j/k.
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Old 03-01-2005, 11:06 AM   #4
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it depends on what brand of oil u use, but lots of the WRX engine, even the regular 2.5, they all burnt oil...it's a good idea to check ur oil level every 1000km, i know my civic it starts burning after 2500km (with Motul 300V, which means to me the oil breaks down already)...so i change every 3000km...(about 2000km my car will start burning oil w/ regular Motul 8100 synthetic)
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Old 03-01-2005, 11:31 AM   #5
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funny part is
my 92 legacy turbo
ive put 200,000+kms on it in the last 4.5 years and have only had to add 0.5litres between oil changes (and that is when i missed an oil change). other than that, it will consistantly be on "F" even when im about to pull the drain plug.

i used to use regular quaker state oil, now i use valvoline for high mileage engines (which holds up very well i might add)
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Old 03-01-2005, 12:34 PM   #6
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Leaking oil? When you did your oil change, did you replace the oil drain plug and put the bolt back on torque specs? Are you leaking oil from the pan? I would NOT drive around without oil as that'll do serious damage. I'd get BCAA to tow my car straight to the dealership and I'd bitch at them. Did you check your oil properly? Take out dipstick, clean it, put it back in for 5 seconds, and observe?
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Old 03-01-2005, 03:45 PM   #7
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Watch out... you might have a sealant leak between the block. It hapenned to me, and thanks to specialty motors it took months to address.
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Old 03-01-2005, 09:35 PM   #8
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my wrx had same problem. Every time I checked the oil level, it looked like dry.... I took the car to DD and let services dept look at and what they told me was... because of high performance car (turbo car, it's getting hotter and burning sooner), then engine needed higher grade oils like 10w40 or 10w50, then I did changed it to higher grade oils but nothing was changed.

sealant leak between the block ehh.. Poo, I remember U bought my blitz bov eh, might be the bov caused that problem? Ur bov caused the low rpm when idle?
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Old 03-02-2005, 07:04 AM   #9
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my car used to burn oil.... but after motul 300v, it's fine.... why don't you give that a shot?
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Old 03-02-2005, 10:54 AM   #10
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I just had to have the front seal replaced on my engine. It would only leak on the highway when the engine revs are higher for longerl
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Old 03-02-2005, 12:51 PM   #11
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95% of the time it is because the intercooler hoses arent tight


trust me

the intercooler to intake manifold hose - check that
the intercooler y-pipe (underneath) - check that
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Old 03-02-2005, 01:09 PM   #12
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Make sure to check the simple things first

1. Did they replace the drain plug "crush washer", and did they "crush" it on the correct side? This could lead to a slow leak.

2. Is the oil filter leaking? Inspect the oil filter to see if there is evidence of oil dripping from its surface.. again a slow leak, but also quite common.

My advice would be to go buy some engine oil IMMEDIATELY, (5W30, 5W40, synthetic if you are running it, etc) and top it off. Measure how much volume it takes to top off (use the volume indicators that are on the side of most oil containers)
You should not need more than 1L to top it off. If it is signficantly more than 1L, take it to a dealer IMMEDIATELY, and have them look at it. Tell them how many litres you had to add.

If it's less than 1L, just monitor the oil-level over the next while, and keep topping it off to see how much you are actually losing. Try to check your oil level at the same time everyday (ie. first thing in the morning) as it will give you a more consistent reading.
Keep a detailed record of how much oil you had to add and when. This will give whomever you are giving the car to for service next time a better idea of what to look for.

My WRX burned "lost" oil on some oil changes, one time it was due to a crush washer leak, another time it was slightly leaky Subaru OEM oil filter. Each time I lost AT MOST 0.5-1L over 5000/6000km's.

Recently it's been rock-steady though
Incidentally, I run MOTUL 5W40 100% synthetic all-year-round.
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Old 03-02-2005, 03:25 PM   #13
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Quote:
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95% of the time it is because the intercooler hoses arent tight


trust me

the intercooler to intake manifold hose - check that
the intercooler y-pipe (underneath) - check that
I second that, once I took intercooler out, and it had lots oils in it.....
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Old 03-03-2005, 12:40 AM   #14
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How do you think all that oil got into your int cooler ?
Better check your pcv valve.
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Old 03-03-2005, 02:02 AM   #15
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Well I guess its just burning oil ~~ hope its fine cuz its not the 1st time it happen. So subaru has no idea how to fix this problem ?? and for the bov.... yes i had the same problem, it even made my car stall so i took it off for over 3 months now. now its just sitting there doing nothing !! So i guess its NORMAL for the engine oil to dry out with in 3 month ? and thx for the help u guys
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