Originally Posted by blackjak
We veterans (technically, I'm not a vet until I get her back) might have Carfax issues but I don't mind as much because I plan on keeping her since fun cars like this may be sacrificed at the alter of fuel efficiency/carbon etc.
What I wish to know is since we really don't know cause, we really can't predict what will occur with the new engine. What happens if it fails again - will a new LB roll down to my dealer again? Does it depend on when? Subaru would be losing a lot of money on my car I imagine and businesses really don't like to lose money as far as I can tell. I guess I need to ask service some hard questions about future problems...
We know the exact cause... Due to a casting issues with the new rod bearings.
The main difference between the old lead bearings, and new silver bearings, is the lead ones are a tad more forgiving -- Silver bearings need to be produced to extreme tolerances, and at much cleaner environment... Subaru failed to make those adjustments properly after the change.
Once the issue was detected, they corrected it. Apparently, very silently...