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Old 01-24-2015, 06:01 PM   #1
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so besides the oil issue with this engine has anyone got to 200,000 miles trouble free yet? who has the most miles on an fb? does one that uses oil at 15,000 get worse at 75000 etc?
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Old 01-24-2015, 06:32 PM   #2
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The engine has only been out for ~ 5 yrs at most. Doubt anyone is doing 40k + a year on them. 100k is likely but 200k might only be one or two out there
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Old 01-24-2015, 06:36 PM   #3
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95k on my '11 Forester w/fb25, and no issues.
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Old 01-25-2015, 10:32 PM   #4
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CVT transmission make the engine last longer due to less rotation per miles.
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Old 01-26-2015, 06:43 PM   #5
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wifes 11 forester has about 55k, no issues.
my dd 14 legacy has 7k,no issues.
my 08 wrx with 70k,no issues to date. i know its not a fb25 but still for reliability she has been an awesome car.
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Old 01-26-2015, 10:23 PM   #6
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CVT transmission make the engine last longer due to less rotation per miles.


this is one of the dumbest things ive EVER seen posted on the internet


EVER
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Old 01-27-2015, 10:22 AM   #7
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I've got 43k on my xv. It burned in the beginning, I just added oil. Now with 43k it has not burned any nor has the light came on. Using what ever 0w20 is on roll back at Walmart, or what ever is on sale with Subaru filters. No other issues besides a rattle in the heat shield and a blower motor resistor.
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Old 03-14-2015, 10:36 PM   #8
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Anyone else have more miles?
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Old 03-15-2015, 02:54 PM   #9
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this is one of the dumbest things ive EVER seen posted on the internet


EVER
Proof do you have it or anything that relate that my answer is ridiculous?

The engine use less power to move the car with the CVT(at normal rate acceleration**).
Even when cornering the RPM is still at the lower side.
CVT can adjust engine speed for optimal engine oil temperature function, thus leading to less friction wear, etc on the engine side...
Since it's efficient, obviously it consume less gas & also less wear again on the engine.
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Old 03-15-2015, 08:39 PM   #10
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Proof do you have it or anything that relate that my answer is ridiculous?



The engine use less power to move the car with the CVT(at normal rate acceleration**).

Even when cornering the RPM is still at the lower side.

CVT can adjust engine speed for optimal engine oil temperature function, thus leading to less friction wear, etc on the engine side...

Since it's efficient, obviously it consume less gas & also less wear again on the engine.

No engine not use less power to move the car with CVT and cornering have no connection with RPM also CVT have no connection with engine oil temp either and fuel efficient not connected with less engine wear you dum dum you know not a lot about cars and you no speak good English but me still love you long time.
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Old 03-15-2015, 08:41 PM   #11
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There's a guy around nasioc that has around 90k on his GP impreza. No horror stories
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Old 03-16-2015, 11:13 AM   #12
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Old 03-16-2015, 10:55 PM   #13
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No engine not use less power to move the car with CVT and cornering have no connection with RPM also CVT have no connection with engine oil temp either and fuel efficient not connected with less engine wear you dum dum you know not a lot about cars and you no speak good English but me still love you long time.
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Old 03-17-2015, 04:30 AM   #14
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2015 Forester, 13k, no issues, no signs of oil consumption. Just a wonky bumper and dented spare tire well from a camry applying its front bumper to mine's rear. Body shop appointment monday Manual trans and getting up to 34mpg on the I80 at sea level, 28-29 at 6000ft.
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Old 03-20-2015, 12:25 AM   #15
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2012 Impreza 5 spd FB20 84k:

Burns 1.5+ qts between changes since new.

-Oil changes every 5k w/ subaru filter/oil

Car runs well, smooth outside of heatshield noise. Seems to consume oil more often during highway driving at 75+ mph where the 5MT is consistently at higher RPMs than a CVT would be.
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Old 03-20-2015, 12:54 AM   #16
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Old 03-20-2015, 10:22 AM   #17
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So even when they burn a moderate amount of oil, they're still quite durable
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Old 03-20-2015, 12:41 PM   #18
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So even when they burn a moderate amount of oil, they're still quite durable
maybe
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Old 03-22-2015, 09:41 AM   #19
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yea that way my thought. cause my 2013 is just sitting in the garage not being used.bought for my girl friend who doesnt drive much since the accident and i have 3 company cars . still deciding to sell it or just keep it. 16,000.has 1200 miles since last change and the light hasnt come on. time to check the oil level.....

just checked the oil its down a 1/4 quart maybe a little more depending on how u read the stick.so im probably getting 2500 - 3000 or so miles to a quart.

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Old 03-23-2015, 11:56 AM   #20
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Proof do you have it or anything that relate that my answer is ridiculous?

The engine use less power to move the car with the CVT(at normal rate acceleration**).
Even when cornering the RPM is still at the lower side.
CVT can adjust engine speed for optimal engine oil temperature function, thus leading to less friction wear, etc on the engine side...
Since it's efficient, obviously it consume less gas & also less wear again on the engine.
LOL.

It's funny how Physics works all the time and sometimes Darwinism does not.
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Old 03-27-2015, 09:46 AM   #21
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LOL.

It's funny how Physics works all the time and Darwinism does not PERIOD.
Corrected
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Old 03-27-2015, 07:14 PM   #22
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30k on '13 impreza sport.
About to do oil change after 5k miles with penzoil platinum .. no burned oil as of yesterday
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Old 03-29-2015, 01:07 PM   #23
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my leased scion cheap car no frills has 5000 on it and not a drop is missing..:-(
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It's a 2012 Impreza and it's in km's, so only 157,000 miles. Just got it and drives pretty much like new. I'm just hoping it doesn't have the oil consumption issue, but I'll find out soon enough.
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Old 07-19-2016, 09:47 PM   #25
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2015 Forester, 13k, no issues, no signs of oil consumption. Just a wonky bumper and dented spare tire well from a camry applying its front bumper to mine's rear. Body shop appointment monday Manual trans and getting up to 34mpg on the I80 at sea level, 28-29 at 6000ft.

I have a 2016 forester MT with 13,000 miles and have never gotten over 25 MPG on the highway. I also live along I-80 but at 2000ft.

I do like the car though. I highly recommend the EVO-one remote start system. it is awesome for the manual trans forester.
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