12-01-2010, 10:13 AM
I purchased new (2009) Forester, and was religious about changing oil (Mobil1 5/30) The car broke down ( had a broken rod), subby replaced engine, after a long and tired battle, as they only wanted to replace the short block. this occured at 21000mi. It unfortunately has turend me a little sour to the product, and because of the fight they gave me. I am a Marine and at the time of event was 11 days before shipping out for my third trip back to the sand box. I tried so hard to get things in shape so my wife would not have to fight with them, but unfortunately I was not able to straighten things out before I had to go. Has anyone else run into this (rod) issue with the 2009 2.5 turbo? They seem to indicate it was because I used Synthetic Oil.