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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old 06-30-2010, 05:33 PM Thread Starter
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Hello all,
I joined this forum a while back and I cannot remember if I introduced myself or not,so, I am Steve from Atlanta and I have a 99 Forester.
My Forester has just over 60,000 miles and it is using lots of oil. Must be burning it because there are no signs of drips and the plugs all work fine(no missing or popping) I never see smoke,but the oil level drops about a qt every 5 0r 600 miles. Has anyone else had this trouble and what if anything can be done about it? thanks steve
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post #2 of 3 (permalink) Old 06-30-2010, 05:52 PM
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I had a Forester in the shop today that had 69k on it that would burn oil when cold. The pcv valve was sticking and was allowing the oil to go into the intake manifold. You could see the blue smoke from the exhaust.

So check the pcv valve first. Have you had the 60k service done already?
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Have you replaced your PCV valve lately?

You could try switching to a High Mileage 10W-30 or 10W-40. 1 quart every 5 or 600 miles seems excessive though. Do you do your own oil changes?

-Dennis

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