90K miles Burning OIL?
Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Results 1 to 15 of 22

This is a discussion on 90K miles Burning OIL? within the General Maintenance, Troubleshooting & Accidents. forums, part of the Tech & Modifying & General Repairs category; I'm here again back in the forum to sick help and insight regarding my cars issues. I just changed my ...

  1. #1
    Registered User MrSubielove's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2010
    Posts
    51

    90K miles Burning OIL?

    I'm here again back in the forum to sick help and insight regarding my cars issues.

    I just changed my oil about 800 miles ago, yesterday I checked the dipstick and it was already on the LOW tick mark, I don't see any oil leaking from under anywhere. I've read a thread regarding turbo engine being normal to burn oil, but I'm highly concern due to the bad stuff that happens due to oil starvation. What do you think i should check on my car, I don't see any smoke anywhere, no smell either.

    I use Mobil 1 full synthetic.

  2. Remove Advertisements
    ClubWRX.net
    Advertisements
     

  3. #2
    Registered User UEDan's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2011
    Location
    Santa Ana, CA
    Posts
    1,072
    Like many others my Subie would burn M1 like crazy. I use a heavy duty diesel oil now.

  4. #3
    Registered User cogito's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2013
    Location
    Southern NH
    Posts
    333
    Any smoking ???? Thinkin rings....
    2013 WRX Dark Grey Hatch
    1974 Datsun 260z Stroker

  5. #4
    Registered User MrSubielove's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2010
    Posts
    51
    no smoking

  6. #5
    Subaru Newb MainFrame's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2002
    Location
    Texas, United States
    Posts
    7,906
    I Support ClubWRX I Support ClubWRX
    I would use something thicker and see if that helps.. Mobil 1 5w-30 shears like a bitch in turbocharged engines.

  7. #6
    Registered User cogito's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2013
    Location
    Southern NH
    Posts
    333
    You might try seafoam. I've used it for carbed engines, but not turbos... So don't know.
    2013 WRX Dark Grey Hatch
    1974 Datsun 260z Stroker

  8. #7
    Registered User MrSubielove's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2010
    Posts
    51
    what do you suggest? 5w-40, I live in texas

  9. #8
    Subaru Newb MainFrame's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2002
    Location
    Texas, United States
    Posts
    7,906
    I Support ClubWRX I Support ClubWRX
    Yeah.. 5w-40 is within factory spec for our climate here in TX. I use Rotella T6, seems to hold up well in the hot weather. There is also Mobil 1 10w-40 synthetic, which performs much better than their 5w-30 in UOAs.

  10. #9
    Registered User MrSubielove's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2010
    Posts
    51
    I will try that, what's the chances of blowing the engine for using a thicker oil?

  11. #10
    Registered User MrSubielove's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2010
    Posts
    51
    I'm also concern about the thick oil going through the turbo, I wonder is such viscosity could cause leaks and performance concerns.

  12. #11
    He simply abides. SD_GR's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2002
    Location
    CA, US
    Posts
    22,291
    I Support ClubWRX
    I don't understand what that statement means. The viscosity works fine in our cars.
    WRX Info Links, Courtesy TheJ
    The world breaks everyone and afterward many are strong in the broken places. Ernest Hemingway
    I lied. I cheated. I bribed men to cover the crimes of other men. I am an accessory to murder. But the most damning thing of all... I think I can live with it. And if I had to do it all over again - I would. Benjamin Sisko
    DISCLAIMER: Opinions expressed are the author's alone and are inherently worthless.

  13. #12
    Subaru Newb MainFrame's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2002
    Location
    Texas, United States
    Posts
    7,906
    I Support ClubWRX I Support ClubWRX
    Mobil 1 5w-30 is already pretty thin.. after about 1000 miles it's down to 5w-10 and doesn't lubricate near as well. A 5w-40 or 10w-40 will coat things better, provide better lubrication, maintain higher pressure, and be less prone to shear.. I would say the chances of blowing an engine are a good deal less when running a thicker oil, especially with all the engine failures already linked to Mobil 1 5w-30.

    Also, if it's thicker it is LESS likely to leak.. hence the recommendation. If you're pushing oil past your rings then a thicker oil should at least help alleviate some of the consumption you're seeing.

  14. #13
    Registered User MrSubielove's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2010
    Posts
    51
    Alright, I will upgrade to a thicker grade.

  15. #14
    Registered User MrSubielove's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2010
    Posts
    51
    Oh, im not a car guru and just concern of having engine issues that thicker might cause.

  16. #15
    He simply abides. SD_GR's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2002
    Location
    CA, US
    Posts
    22,291
    I Support ClubWRX
    Where was the level when you first changed it?
    WRX Info Links, Courtesy TheJ
    The world breaks everyone and afterward many are strong in the broken places. Ernest Hemingway
    I lied. I cheated. I bribed men to cover the crimes of other men. I am an accessory to murder. But the most damning thing of all... I think I can live with it. And if I had to do it all over again - I would. Benjamin Sisko
    DISCLAIMER: Opinions expressed are the author's alone and are inherently worthless.

Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •