well some drama with my hatch, last week I discovered some oil in the snow, put it up on ramps and found the passenger engine mount was broke- they are oil filled so that could explain the oil
I check the dipstick and discover I'm close to 1.5 quarts low- hmm, the thing never burns a drop of oil- has to be an oil leak (in addition to the broken motor mount)
My dealer is 150 miles away, so I have it flatbedded (courtesy of roadside assistance) to the dealer. I tell them I have a oil leak somewhere and a broken motor mount. They replace the mount, but says there isn't a oil leak. Now I get thinking- if the passenger side mount is broke and the engine leans that way- is it possible the dip stick reads low (it's on the driver's side). If that's true- the oil is overfilled. I run that by them, no the oil level is fine. I'm still very concerned w/ the low oil and urge them to do a dye test- they said they would and report back no oil leak.
I have one last theory, it's relatively common during cold weather (and we've had a LOT of it) to have pcv to freeze up and lose oil (Subaru of Canada actually has a TSB and fix for this for 09 turbos). I pick the car up today thinking w/ the weather warming a freezing pcv should be a problem. I drive half way home and pull into a rest area, smoke is coming from out of the scoop- not a good sign. It smells like oil, another not so good sign. I check the dipstick and it barely is on it
I have some come get me and again call road side assistance to get the car flatbedded back to the dealer. Of course no one is in the service dept by this time, so I left a nice message for them.
A completely wasted trip (300 miles), someone had to drive 150 miles out of there way and now I'm back to square one. They will find the oil leak this go round and it will be repaired. They will be either hiring a pilot to come pick me up or my car will be flatbedded back to me