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This is a discussion on Milky white at oil full up within the Engine Modifications forums, part of the Tech & Modifying & General Repairs category; So I have to add oil pretty regularly, 1/2 quart about every 1500 miles. I went to add today and ...

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    Milky white at oil full up

    So I have to add oil pretty regularly, 1/2 quart about every 1500 miles. I went to add today and the cap had milky white stuff on it. Nothing on the dipstick. This is the first I've seen it. Is this gonna turn into a bad head gasket? It's for my 2011 wrx. 26k miles. Stage 2.
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    I looked on my ap. Everything seems fine. Cylinder roughness 0 on all cylinders. Boost is fine. Fine knock is fine. What can I check?

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    What is the ambient temperature at your location?
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    50? And been raining for 2 days.

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    That can happen with lots of short trips. Oil doesn't fully heat up. Mine gets that when it's below 45 and I make short trips.

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    Well, i know subaru's can naturally burn some oil. But your car is pretty new with only 26k miles on it. So the having to add oil every 1500 miles kinda throws a red flag.
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    Everything seems to be leading to condensation. And I thought a quart between changes was normal?

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    Should I try a different oil to see if that prevents it burning off at all?

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    It is i guess, like i said subarus are known for burning oil, I would say i used .5-1.25 quarts between oil changes in my 06 wrx. But knowing how subarus are, I check my oil usually once a week or two, and my 2011 wrx (stage 2 and 31k miles) has burnt 0 oil in between changes. Everytime i check it its right where it should be. And i dont recall my 2008 wrx ever losing oil either, but it was bone stock with about 60k miles on it when i traded it in.
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    What oil do you use?

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    Humidity combined with low temps and short drives would account for the milk.

    1 qt every 3 K is not worrisome.

    Your choices are to either pressure test the cooling system and have the oil tested chemically for the presence of coolant, or to check the oil more frequently and keep it topped up with an eye towards submitting a warranty claim before 5 yrs or 60 K have elapsed.

    The summer should be telling.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ElusiveSAV View Post
    What oil do you use?
    5w30 valvoline full synthetic.
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    Oil change was clean. However my oil is filthy after 3k miles. I've been using AmsOil 5w30 full synthetic and been burning a quart between 3k mile changes. Use diff oil and see what that does?

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