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Old 11-18-2016, 02:36 PM   #1
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Ok so my 09 sti just rolled 80k miles. I changed the oil with shell Rotella t6 for the first time 1600 miles ago. Today I'm driving and hear a knock/ maybe rattle coming from the driver side which I believe is cylinder 2 and 4. It's not a constant knock just mostly at deacceleration and when getting back on the throttle. So I checked my oil and it's bone dry. Pulled the oil fill cap and it smells like fuel. Also I'm getting bad gas mileage. Any thoughts or direction would be greatly appreciated.
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Old 11-18-2016, 08:28 PM   #2
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Did you check to see if the car was actually leaking any oil?
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Old 11-18-2016, 08:33 PM   #3
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Yes no apparent leaks
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Old 11-20-2016, 09:27 AM   #4
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Sounds like you better get yer wallet ready
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Old 11-20-2016, 10:23 AM   #5
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Sounds like you better get yer wallet ready

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Old 11-21-2016, 12:57 AM   #6
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Yeah, it's not looking good for you. Sorry man. Bone dry and a knocking sound usually doesn't end well.
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Old 11-21-2016, 01:05 AM   #7
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Well good thing I've got an aftermarket 3 year bumper to bumper warranty so if I throw a rod through the fender I won't be too upset lol
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Old 11-21-2016, 01:08 AM   #8
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Yea I guess it's burning oil or a seal is blowing by just trying to figure out what the issue might be
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Old 11-21-2016, 07:31 AM   #9
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Well good thing I've got an aftermarket 3 year bumper to bumper warranty so if I throw a rod through the fender I won't be too upset lol
uhhhh yeah you will because they aren't going to cover that, or anything for that matter.
Aftermarket warranties are scams.
Even if it wasn't a scam they wouldn't cover running an engine with barely any oil.
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Old 11-21-2016, 08:29 AM   #10
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I added 3 quarts, I'm not deliberately trying to blow this motor. Also how are the scams?
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Old 11-21-2016, 10:28 AM   #11
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I added 3 quarts, I'm not deliberately trying to blow this motor. Also how are the scams?
they're scams because they sell them pretending they will cover anything and everything that could possibly happen.
When something happens they'll have a dozen loopholes as to why that particular failure is NOT covered.
Haven't you ever known anyone with an extended warranty?
If so, did they get a nickel out of it?
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Old 11-21-2016, 01:01 PM   #12
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Ill sell you a extended warranty on your extended warranty for cheap...its underwritten by graveyard motor sports...
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Old 11-21-2016, 02:05 PM   #13
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I added 3 quarts, I'm not deliberately trying to blow this motor. Also how are the scams?
Any blue smoke been coming out?
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Old 11-21-2016, 02:23 PM   #14
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No blue smoke or any signs of a blown head gasket...it was knocking slightly but I added a few quarts of oil and it's fine now...just thought it was odd it's not leaking so I've got to be losing oil somewhere...
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Old 11-21-2016, 03:27 PM   #15
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cracked ringland would do that. Check fine print of warranty. There are good extended warranties....Subaru's GOld is great IMO.
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Old 11-21-2016, 04:06 PM   #16
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I believe I got the gold from MAP (motorist assistance program) so I'll have to check fine print
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Old 11-21-2016, 08:09 PM   #17
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But that's what was offered from the dealership (dodge dealer) when I got the car
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Old 11-22-2016, 02:50 PM   #18
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If the oil was so low that it knocked, you probably have a ticking time bomb on your hands. Generally, aftermarket warranties (other than the manufacturer sold aftermarket warranties) are absolutely useless. Good luck...
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Old 11-22-2016, 04:54 PM   #19
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Not good!!
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Old 11-22-2016, 04:58 PM   #20
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I don't understand how the warranty is useless though, I'm able to take the car where ever I want too and I've already spoken with my local subaru dealer. It is a win win for myself and the dealer....what will the aftermarket warranty company possibly say for why they wouldn't cover it?
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Old 11-23-2016, 05:39 AM   #21
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So what would happen if I were to flash the ecu back to stock?
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Old 11-23-2016, 05:49 AM   #22
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Also something I thought that was wierd that I can't put my finger on is when the engine was warm I checked the oil and it reads bone dry, then when the car sits for a few hours and cools down I get an accurate reading...now there's no way all 4.4 quarts are in the top of the block when the engine is warm....any idea where the oil is going?
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Have you learned how to check the oil on these engines ? It's not easy most other cars.

I open the hood pull the dip stick a few inches, loosen the oil fill cap, close the hood, go to work. After work, check the oil level, top it off as needed. Oh, make sure you park on level ground.

Good luck with your warranty. I agree you have a ticking time bomb.
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Old 11-23-2016, 11:50 AM   #24
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Well this is my 3rd subaru and have never had this issue with checking the oil....just thought it was odd, so everyone agrees my engine is done and it's only a matter of time? Even tho the slight knock is completely gone and running normal? I sure hope that warranty is worth something has anyone ever had or used a warranty from a company called MAP ( motorist assistance program)?
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Old 11-23-2016, 11:53 AM   #25
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Well this is my 3rd subaru and have never had this issue with checking the oil....just thought it was odd, so everyone agrees my engine is done and it's only a matter of time? Even tho the slight knock is completely gone and running normal? I sure hope that warranty is worth something has anyone ever had or used a warranty from a company called MAP ( motorist assistance program)?
Drain the oil and shine a light into it. See glitter? Its cooked. No glitter? You dodged a bullet. But, If it was indeed rod knocking to say hello, the bearings already took a beating so dont get your hopes up.

Motorist assistance sounds alot like roadside assist as in theyll changer your flat tire, give you gas or a jump but thats it.
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