Has anybody had problems with excessive oil consumption in the 2009 Subaru Forester?


Asked by Jul 15, 2015 at 05:43 PM about the 2009 Subaru Forester 2.5 X

Question type: General

I have a 2009 Forester with 60K miles, should it be consuming a quart of oil between changes?

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A quart between oil changes is really quite good for a Subaru, if you do a little research you will find a lot of them have higher oil consumption rates. The limit for oil consumption is a quart in 600 miles, so you are nowhere near that reading.

Bob Beaman

You have no reason to be concerned.


Morgan, you can find a lot of good information on www.subaruforester.org. You may/may not have to register to see it. It's a great site with many good people. Here's a thread for you but I know there are several more, just check out the search feature for oil consumption (or related words): http://www.subaruforester.org/vbulletin/f155/consumer-reports-weighs- oil-consumption-494017/


How far apart are your oil changes? A quart in 3,000 miles is not bad. If you are going longer then you have no worries.

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