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    Burning oil

    My car is burning oil somewhere. There are no obvious signs ie:smoke when vehicle is first started, oil spots on the ground...etc.
    Every 1500miles or so it is a noticeable loss on the oil dip stick.
    Now, I have noticed an area around my turbo that looks like there is oil that is sweating out. I tried searching for the part name but could not find it so I will try my best to describe it.

    Its a rubber hose/fitting that is located at the top of the turbo. There seems to be a small, flat plastic fitting on top of rubber fitting.

    Im taking a guess that it could be an inner seal in the turbo that is causing the leak around this fitting.

    I am wanting to do a few new mods on my car: Up-pipe, Cobb AP, but wondering if this is normal or if I should get it taken care of before I spend the money on mods?

    Any advice/help would be greatly appreciated! Thank you!

    I just found an old Thread talking about loss of oil.
    It said that its due to the turbo burning oil which is normal.

    Is this correct?
    Last edited by Wagonlvr; 04-12-2010 at 01:54 AM. Reason: Research done

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    How much is a noticeable loss?

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    Anywhere from a 1/4 to 1/2 QT. Depends on my driving.

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    That's pretty normal. Up to 1 qt between regular oil changes is considered acceptable to Subaru.

    Though, oil won't 'sweat' out. If it's there, there is likely a leak.
    Last edited by brfatal; 04-12-2010 at 02:23 AM.

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    Ok cool. Im ok about the burning oil thing now.
    I hate oil leaks!
    Thank you for taking the time to reply. I appreciate it!

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