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Old Today, 11:07 AM   #326
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Been hanging out on the Ascent forums lately and thereís some interesting things happening to the FA24DITs. Theyíre starting to see some patterns of failures starting at the ~24,000mi mark. PCV failures, full engine rebuilds, oil spraying out the exhaust causing smoke and forcing cat/exhaust replacements. Itís only like 8-9 confirmed that are known on the forum (so assume more) but itís a pattern.
Weíre looking at possibly replacing the FXT with an Ascent as the wifeís demanding more room and comfort. And then I read that thread! Argh.
Iím really hoping Subaru does a TSB or recall quick so I can find out how bad it is, and exactly WHAT it is. If itís only a bad PCV design, no big deal.
I wonít sign up for more stupid Subaru crap like blown engines again though.
So far, itís all 2019 (first year) models, but theyíre seeing the various failures around similar mileage, which means that failure number should continue to rise in the next months.
Hopefully itís a quick, simple PCV redesign or something. There are Subaru field engineers studying the failures at dealers right now.
Interesting, I'll have to spend some time on the Ascent forums.

On the Impreza forums the biggest issue, oddly, came from a PCV valve. It has been replaced by a new-and-improved part which eliminates the issue... but could the Ascent's issues come from having used that older PCV valve? Seems likely. As soon as I read about it on the Impreza forum I checked my own '19's valve and found it to be the "new" valve (determined by its coloring) and it was built 11/18. When were these 2019 Ascents built? Never heard exactly when the new valve was introduced into production, but probably somewhere in the Ascent's first run.

It makes me wonder some about the fundamental engineering behind the problem, where a simple and decades old valve design could now now make this much stink. There have been no explanations other than it has been replaced, now the whys. Seems too fine a balance beam to me. Need more info...
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Old Today, 12:00 PM   #327
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So this would be a STI with a timing chain? No more belt.....

I am trying to decide if I want a 2020 base STI or wait till next gen. So if I wait till next gen looks like the possibilities are: 2.4DIT, chain drive, new global chassis, and looks that are nothing like the concept.
If I stick to 2020 then I get 25yr old engine design with port injection(can be a positive) and belt timing drive.

2020 and next gen: Same plastic fantastic interior.

Does this sound accurate?

I plan on keeping my impreza sport as my DD. The STI will be a fun car/garage wax queen.

Do you think the 2020s will go cheaper as 20 year fades out because people know 2021 global platfrom is on its way?
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Old Today, 05:32 PM   #328
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I haven't had trouble merging on to I95 or 495 since moving to Massachusetts. Which highway exit should I try with my Impreza? I'm just curious because I find traffic here to be very slow during work commute hours. Co-workers have seen me zipping around people on the highway. Most people go 5 miles under and I just don't get it. Makes me feel like I'm back in Alaska.
Try during the weekend, when there is less traffic and people drive in the right lane at 70mph. 495 around Lowell has very short on ramps that come from below, so you canít really see anything from the highway till you are right at level.
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Old Today, 05:40 PM   #329
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Been hanging out on the Ascent forums lately and thereís some interesting things happening to the FA24DITs. Theyíre starting to see some patterns of failures starting at the ~24,000mi mark. PCV failures, full engine rebuilds, oil spraying out the exhaust causing smoke and forcing cat/exhaust replacements. Itís only like 8-9 confirmed that are known on the forum (so assume more) but itís a pattern.
Weíre looking at possibly replacing the FXT with an Ascent as the wifeís demanding more room and comfort. And then I read that thread! Argh.
Iím really hoping Subaru does a TSB or recall quick so I can find out how bad it is, and exactly WHAT it is. If itís only a bad PCV design, no big deal.
I wonít sign up for more stupid Subaru crap like blown engines again though.
So far, itís all 2019 (first year) models, but theyíre seeing the various failures around similar mileage, which means that failure number should continue to rise in the next months.
Hopefully itís a quick, simple PCV redesign or something. There are Subaru field engineers studying the failures at dealers right now.
Excellent intel, thank you. I wish they could release a new motor without issues but itís becoming routine at this point. Good news is for us interested in the all new STi, plenty of time to watch and see what Booby does. I have no problem waiting for a 2nd or 3rd year model on the new design. Iím with you on not dealing with blown motors and all the bs again. Iím all done with that. They are really frustrating though. Iíve been waiting for over 10 years for a new motor in this car and now this.
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Old Today, 07:09 PM   #330
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You have just asked a 2.4 liter turbocharged motor to move 4500# around with a 10.6:1 compression ratio on 87 octane. On paper you are asking for trouble.

I still find it amazing that they got it to pass emissions.

Peace,

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Old Today, 07:39 PM   #331
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You have just asked a 2.4 liter turbocharged motor to move 4500# around with a 10.6:1 compression ratio on 87 octane. On paper you are asking for trouble.

I still find it amazing that they got it to pass emissions.

Peace,

Greg
I owned a 1971 Buick Electra 225 (tow car) that weighed about the same as an Ascent. It had a 455 ci 315 hp/495 lb tq motor and did the 14 mile in 17.3. The Ascent does it in 15.5/15.8.

On top of that the Ascent gets much better gas mileage.

At the same time as it's boggling, it's really thrilling to a motorhead to see how far we've come in production automobiles.
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