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    white smoke, losing oil, bubbling coolant

    My 2006 wrx seems to be burning oil. I'm loosing oil and I don't see a leak anywhere. My exhaust is blowing out white smoke when i give it some gas. Also, when i start my car when the engine is cold, the coolant in the reservoir tank bubbles. I've heard solutions ranging from a cracked piston ring, to a turbo issue, to a blown head gasket. The car has about 50k miles on it right now. Anyone know what the problem is or the best way to diagnose it?
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    A lot will depend on what's available. Compression test, wet/dry leak down test, cooling system pressure test, or even just plain luck if something shows up externally and you can spot a leak after all.
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    Subaru drivetrain warranty 5 year 60k. Take it to
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    Quote Originally Posted by sd_gr View Post
    a lot will depend on what's available. Compression test, wet/dry leak down test, cooling system pressure test, or even just plain luck if something shows up externally and you can spot a leak after all.
    +1^

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    Quote Originally Posted by LPPTundWRX View Post
    Subaru drivetrain warranty 5 year 60k. Take it to
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    Yes! I wasn't thinking. Also, depending on your location, the turbo itself may be covered by a lengthier emissions warranty. In CA it was, for example, just like any other emissions component. If you have a warranty, by all means use it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SD_GR View Post
    Yes! I wasn't thinking. Also, depending on your location, the turbo itself may be covered by a lengthier emissions warranty. In CA it was, for example, just like any other emissions component. If you have a warranty, by all means use it.
    10 year 100,000 mile federal warranty.


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    Quote Originally Posted by LPPTundWRX View Post
    10 year 100,000 mile federal warranty.
    Excellent! That's the way to go then if it's the turbo.
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