Join Date: May 2019
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Burning/Consuming Oil, is this normal?
I have a 2016 Outback 2.5i. I have about 83K miles, and I use Castrol Magnatec oil 0W-20 in it. I use Subaru OEM filters, and I change my oil myself every 5000-6000 miles. I have owned the car since it had around 60K miles, and this is my first Subaru and first boxer engine.
Between oil changes, I have to top up the car with around 1qt of oil, but lately it has been about 1qt every 2000-2300 miles. Should I be concerned? Is there anything I can do? Are there any additives I should be using? Where in the heck is this oil going? I have never had to top up this much oil in any car I have ever had and I have been driving for 20 years.
Any insights are greatly appreciated.
If it helps, I am in Southern California, so winters get to 50F and summers top out at 95F. I dont go to the desert or offroading. This is a normal commuter vehicle.