Thread: ('11-'14) Impreza Burning Oil Quickly?
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Old 03-28-2013, 01:29 PM   #352
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Originally Posted by cookcle View Post

I can't tell whose side you're on from that response....

I had the consumption done today, another qt was added after 2000 miles. The tech said it looks like my oil light comes on when its about 3/4 low. I found it strange how he said "my light", like its different for my car and not standard.

Also the guy at counter mentioned that he heard of a firmware update that corrected an issue with the low light coming on too early, but thought it was only for 2013s (he wasn't the usual Subaru guy, I didnt ask the tech about it).

If this continues for the life of the car I will be putting a qt in every 1500-2k, meaning 3 to 4 additional qts between changes. Gregorz has a point, do I even need to ever change it?

They again mentioned that 1qt every 1200 is "normal" for an internal combustion engine. Why on previous cars did I never have to add additional oil? I've got 2 more checks to go before my test is complete. At which point I presume I'll be swept under the rug.
You don't have to worry too much. Sounds like your car is on par to get a new short block. Mine was burning 1 litre per 900-1000 km. I got a new short block, but it still burns oil. Good luck with yours.
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