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    Hi,

    I have read that it is normal for WRX's to eat a little oil. Is this true? If so, how much is normal? Is 1/2 quart every 3k miles aceptable? Any way to fix this?

    Thanks!

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    That seems fairly normal. I wouldn't worry about it but keep an eye on it regularly. Can't fix it really.

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    Thanks. I asked the same question on another forum and they told me that it is never normal for a car to eat any oil under any circumstances. Was it that maybe they just weren't familiar with WRX's? And it is normal for them to eat a little oil?

    Thanks!

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    I can't imagine a scenario where a conventional piston motor does not consume oil. Whether the consumption is measurable is another issue; when one says "my car uses no oil between changes" (like I do when using a particular oil) what the statement really means is "I cannot measure my car's use, it's that low."

    Check the oil change thread for suggestions regarding what motor oil choices may reduce your consumption if you are concerned about the rate. If not, don't bother; you seem fine anyway.
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