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    1 Quart every 1,000 miles?

    I had my oil changed about 1500 miles ago at my local dealership. I checked it today and I was a quart low. I called the dealership asking why. He told me that Subaru says that the WRX can be as low as a quart low after 1,000 miles. I have never had a car that burns this much oil let alone a brand new one. I ran a Toyota pick up for 120k and never burned oil.

    Has anyone else had this experience?
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    I think all dealers give you the 1000 miles per quart garbage. I had a 2000 Honda Prelude that drank oil like that. The Honda dealer said 1000 miles per quart was acceptable, but tried twice to fix the issue. Both attempts failed. Their answer after that was sell it or trade it in. So I did.

    I did a lot of research into whether the WRX was known for consuming oil before buying mine. I found nothing indicating it did. You might want to send in an oil sample for analysis to http://www.blackstone-labs.com/ They may be able to pinpoint any trouble.

    Perhaps if there was some definitive proof something was wrong the dealer will try to remedy the problem. Good luck - I know what you are going through!

    My WRX uses no noticeable amount of oil between changes.

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    My bad. I started the engine this morning. Saw white smoked that smelled a little strange. Didn't warm it up in fear of doing damage running without enough oil. Checked the oil and it was way low. I added the oil, the smoke went away. Then I checked the oil again and I'm a quart too high. Brought it into the dealership. The took out a little oil. End of story. I'm an idiot. Well not really. The smoke was from condensation. The low oil reading was from not warming the engine.

    He did still say that the turbos will use more oil that the non-turbos.

    Thanks for reading and sorry to waste the space.
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    is a perfect match touch up paint for the stock (newer style) '05+ gun metal wheels.

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