follow ft86club on our blog, twitter or facebook.
RR Racing
Register Garage Members List Calendar Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read

Go Back   Toyota GR86, 86, FR-S and Subaru BRZ Forum - FT86CLUB > Technical Topics > Mechanical Maintenance (Oil, Fluids, Break-In, Servicing)

Mechanical Maintenance (Oil, Fluids, Break-In, Servicing) Everything related to the mechanical maintenance of the FR-S and BRZ

User Tag List

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 11-27-2019, 09:19 AM   #29
ROFL it's Waffle
The guy w/o an FRS or BRZ
ROFL it's Waffle's Avatar
Join Date: Sep 2019
Drives: 09 Lexus LS460, SC'd 01 Honda S2000
Location: Planet Erf
Posts: 342
Thanks: 200
Thanked 331 Times in 171 Posts
Mentioned: 1 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Originally Posted by Project N64 View Post
Dealer did a full inspection, I made it very clear it was consuming oil they said there's nothing visable even under the car. I have looked all over the engine bay, even cam plate area because I even heard there was a tsb for it.
My experience with dealers and fault isolation, dealers seem like they respond better to symptoms, not "possible solutions we researched through the forums ." In my line of work in the aircraft world, when a customer states there's a problem and we can't replicate that problem, we call it "no fault found" and end up replacing whatever the customer claims is wrong. It's a quick way for the dealer to earn a profit and a quick way for you to spend money that doesn't need to be spent yet.

Everyday I am learning how to better explain my symptoms (what the weather was like, temperature, raining, super hot out mid-day, cold morning commute). Was I driving normal, or carving the twisties? This only strengthens my relation with my dealer. They are car people too, believe it or not.
ROFL it's Waffle is offline   Reply With Quote
The Following 2 Users Say Thank You to ROFL it's Waffle For This Useful Post:
Tcoat (11-27-2019), Ultramaroon (11-27-2019)
Old 11-27-2019, 01:41 PM   #30
transient retard
Ultramaroon's Avatar
Join Date: Sep 2014
Drives: a 13 e8h frs
Location: vantucky, wa
Posts: 25,236
Thanks: 38,151
Thanked 25,647 Times in 13,946 Posts
Mentioned: 952 Post(s)
Tagged: 9 Thread(s)
Nobody likes to be told how to do their job. The best customer service types take charge and steer the customer from solutions back to the symptoms.

"I get what you're saying, and it has potential. Let's stick a pin in that. What was happening that led you to think it might be such-and-such?"
Ultramaroon is offline   Reply With Quote
The Following 2 Users Say Thank You to Ultramaroon For This Useful Post:
korhun (11-27-2019), Tcoat (11-27-2019)
Old 11-27-2019, 03:06 PM   #31
Project N64
Join Date: Jul 2014
Drives: BRZ
Location: Bay Area,CA
Posts: 35
Thanks: 2
Thanked 2 Times in 2 Posts
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Thanks for all the good info, thought I'd give an update. So when I took my car in for valve spring recall it turns out my cam carriers were leaking, dealer wanted to charge 900 to fix, I had them contact my third party warranty company where they ended up charging them little over 2k. Are leaky cam carriers common?

Sent from my SAMSUNG-SM-G900A using Tapatalk
Project N64 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-27-2019, 03:18 PM   #32
Senior gif poster
DandoX's Avatar
Join Date: Jun 2013
Drives: 2013 Asphalt FRS
Location: Ca, SoCal
Posts: 921
Thanks: 582
Thanked 740 Times in 384 Posts
Mentioned: 5 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
just to toss my experience in here, my '13 FRS as over 80k on the clock and does not need any oil between oil changes. However, Im running 0w-40 mobil 1 and I change my oil around 3,000-4,000 miles or earlier if I feel like it.
DandoX is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-16-2020, 06:56 PM   #33
Join Date: Apr 2019
Drives: 2013 Scion FRS white
Location: Phoenix, Arizona
Posts: 76
Thanks: 0
Thanked 21 Times in 15 Posts
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
First of all, no amount of oil consumption is considered "normal". Well I suppose every engine has some oil consumption, but it should be largely negligible. This is the year 2020 and no automotive company would ever tell the EPA oil consumption is "normal" lol and this has been the case for a while. Except maybe Mazda with their shit RX-8....That being said, many cars do burn oil and it seems to be common with Subaru boxer motors. My car has over a 100k miles and doesn't seem to burn any oil. I check it every couple thousand miles and do an oil change every 7k miles. I have NEVER had to add any oil except for occasional times when I do an oil change and didn't add enough oil to begin with. I have an auto which is in sport mode literally 100% of the time and I drive quite aggressive. I also run the recommended 0W20 which is thin and perhaps more likely to blow-by than thicker oils. If you are ever in a situation where you are under warranty with a car burning oil, I would make the dealer rectify that...
mrhayes1 is offline   Reply With Quote

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Oil Consumption? smbstyle Tracking / Autocross / HPDE / Drifting 42 10-08-2019 05:50 PM
Track Day Oil Consumption tofurun Engine, Exhaust, Transmission 19 10-01-2019 10:27 AM
Measuring oil consumption radroach Mechanical Maintenance (Oil, Fluids, Break-In, Servicing) 3 09-30-2019 02:16 PM
E-85 consumption Lunatic Tracking / Autocross / HPDE / Drifting 16 01-28-2016 09:15 PM
86 / BRZ Oil Consumption ZZT86 AUSTRALIA 1 04-29-2013 09:53 PM

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 01:29 PM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.11
Copyright ©2000 - 2020, vBulletin Solutions Inc.
User Alert System provided by Advanced User Tagging v3.3.0 (Lite) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2020 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.

Garage vBulletin Plugins by Drive Thru Online, Inc.