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Burning over a quart of oil every two weeks

3 months ago we purchased a 1996 Subaru Legacy GT used with about 150k miles. The car is burning oil at an extremely fast pace...over a quart every two weeks. There is a tiny oil drop on the ground below the car and that'sit. What is causing the oil to burn so fast?

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You more than likely have some bad rings.

Go to autozone and buy a bottle of Lucas oil treatment, and add it to the oil, if this does not solve the problem you will need an engine rebuild.

Posted on Nov 26, 2008

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