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Old 07-17-2019, 01:44 PM   #58
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Originally Posted by dolemite View Post
Subaru n00b here. Looking @ a WRX since it's one of literally a handful of appealing cars these days.

Does the FA20 suffer from any notable problems? Honestly the ring land thing is scaring me away from getting an STI.
Early ones were covered for "excessive oil consumption". My Crosstrek with an FB20 had the short block replaced at 94k miles. Honestly, if they had offered me a few hundred dollars to live with adding a couple quarts between oil changes, I'd have gladly taken it. So far, the new short block hasn't used a drop of oil. I expect newer FBs have corrected this issue. I don't know what was done to fix I also don't know what was corrected following the CVT replacement in the same car at 53k miles.
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