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    Engine oil plays hide and seek.

    Hello fellow wrx owners ,
    I'm having a problem with my wrx . My car tends to burn oil from time to time ,Yesturday I'd checked the engine oil and it was empty, so I want out
    and bought 2 quart of oil to refill it , took the car out to work on the following day , when I got home I check the oil level , and it double.
    So where all the engine oil goes and where it all coming back from?.

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    When are u checking the oil . U should drive it and then park and wait about 15 min to let the oil sink back down into the pan . If your checking it right after u shutdown that may be why your not seeing much oil . An then if u check like in the morning before work your gonna see alot more since it drained down over night . Check it after its been driven and wait 15 min.


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    Quote Originally Posted by v6mx6ls36 View Post
    When are u checking the oil . U should drive it and then park and wait about 15 min to let the oil sink back down into the pan . If your checking it right after u shutdown that may be why your not seeing much oil . An then if u check like in the morning before work your gonna see alot more since it drained down over night . Check it after its been driven and wait 15 min.


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    I did let it sit for more than 15 mn. Not sure what where those oil went if not burn.

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    Also make sure you are on level ground or it won't be the correct reading.

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    What they said. You need to let it sit for a while before checking, and do it on perfectly level ground.
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    Quote Originally Posted by greyscooby View Post
    Also make sure you are on level ground or it won't be the correct reading.

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    I'm aware of all that ,my drive way is fairly level and is been parked for about 30mn before I checked the oil level.

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