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Old 18 May 2012, 10:14 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Piston slap and loosing oil Help

Hey I am new to the forum and Subaru but I have a 2003 impreza wrx with 45000 miles. The car is bog standard and always has been. I serviced the car about 350 miles ago and used 5w 40 millers cfs oil and all other standard parts but since then it has used 3/4 of a ltr of oil but its not smokey and it leaves no drops of oil anywhere, i also get piston slap on a cold start for about the first 5 mins. Any ideas? Should I be worried?
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Old 19 May 2012, 08:58 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Re: Piston slap and loosing oil Help

Alot suffer from piston slap when cold. When you filled up at the oil change did you fill/allow for the oil filter?
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Old 19 May 2012, 10:09 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Alot suffer from piston slap when cold. When you filled up at the oil change did you fill/allow for the oil filter?
Hey, yeah I filled the filter etc the levels were spot on, I just don't see where 3/4 ltr could have went with no sign of it burning or dropping it. Should I change the grade of oil?
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Re: Piston slap and loosing oil Help

not sounding good if its loosing that much oil, have you got it looked at by a specialist?
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