The reply it was normal for a car to burn oil. Took it in and a valve cover gasket was replaced. I was just informed yesterday that they will be replacing the short block and will provide a loaner. Replacement of timing chains, tensioners and guides fixed problem. Study was started and when I took it back to check the oil usage it was below the bottom hole on the dip stick.
Engine removed and new short block installed. I contact them immediately inquiring if they may have put the wrong oil in. Subaru had sent letter advising that some excessive oil consumption noticed in years including my car. I then contacted the dealer where the maintenance had been done and found out that the previous owner had also had oil consumption problems but had never completed a comsumption test. This vehicle was fitted with a remote starter by the dealer not factory.
The failure mileage was 160,000. In September, 2014, Audi agreed to. Dealer has started an oil consumption test. After the dealer checked the oil as requested I was call into the service area and was shown the oil dip stick and it was normal. They never did tell me why it happened. Subaru Forester in Maine, United States Jun 2014 - Oct 2014 Jun 201443000 mi Vehicle started making a horrendous clapping noise. Code indicated that the catalytic converter was at or below 95% efficiency Air conditioner pulley seized, destroyed the drive belt 291935 km Check engine light on permanently.
Leak not definitively located; thermostat housing may be leaking; recommend replacement of thermostat and all hoses; waiting until timing belt replacement. Window motor to be replaced this time. Looks like it would have cost around 700 if warranty hadn't covered it. Immediately I had to add oil. Expected not to have this kind of problem so early in the cars life. Coolant pulled in and out of reservoir and overheating periodically, then consistently.
I called Subaru corporate offices and they told me that burning oil was normal and that I needed to track the oil if I thought there was really a problem. I am determined to trade in my vehicle for safe car. I believe it is all related. My concern is that if similar accident occurred in a remote area or if the driver was more seriously injured, more serious consequences could have resulted. Feb 201323000 mi Check engine light is on. I brought it in to the dealer many times for oil consumption. Dealer ties up the car for most of the day with me sitting in their waiting room while they add new oil.
I think 1 quart + over 1,200 or 1,500 miles is considered excessive. A month ago, my husband checked the oil…none on the dipstick, filled it up. Leaking a little, some coolant in the oil. The first time I was one road trip and could not find the type of oil needed so checked the hand book to find that in a pinch could use a conventional oil of a certain viscosity as long as an oil service was performed soon after. This belt had been installed only 15k kilometeres earlier in April 2009.
Thats great to know, now. Dealer could not find any codes to indicate problem. I have been back 4 times with an ongoing oil consumption which is getting worse and worse. I have contacted Subaru of America and now waiting on what they are going to do. Finally found the problem behind the intermittent cooling. Makes a highway trip annoying.
Taking it in 15 times in the first 18 months and the problem was not fixed. May 201524800 mi Engine oil leak at right side cam cradle. I also replaced the valve cover gaskets due to an oil leak on the passenger side. Suspect oil consumption problem that has been reported. On Tuesday this week we were on the freeway and out of nowhere the car just shut down.