2009 Subaru Impreza Consumer Review: rod knocking and spun a ring,

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rod knocking and spun a ring, at 34k miles
By zwzachary87 on


2009 Subaru Impreza 2.5i 4dr Sedan AWD (2.5L 4cyl 5M)


I have a 2009 Subaru Impreza sedan and it just did the same thing at 34k miles, I was getting on to the highway and my check engine light came on then traction control light and started knocking pulled over checked oil it was bone dry 3 QUARTS LOW, rod in motor started knocking car spun a ring. Subaru is warranting the motor which is a good thing but i am a little worried about how they are talking about fixing my motor eater they will replace the bad parts with new, or they will order a short block for my car and i have a problem with those options because of the fact of you are taking your heads off the motor that has been damaged and putting them on the new short block well i have a problem with this because what is to say the heads were not damaged from not being lubricated and foreign material from shavings in the motor.

i have my oil changed every 7500 miles because i run fully synthetic oil and i only have the dealer work on my car.

0n 2/3/12/ car had 29800k miles on it when i had the oil changed and transmission serviced,

on 3/15/12 car had 34000k miles on it when it chose to break down

and i checked my oil 2 1/2 weeks ago and it was full

car has not been tampered with at all

please if this has happened to anyone i would really like to know

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By pjjt
on 07/18/13 10:35 AM (PDT)

This same problem happened to my car over the weekend. Check engine light, traction control, etc... Bone dry oil, put in 2+ quarts, then another 1+ the next day! I was at 80K miles though, no warranty, however Subaru had quite a few short blocks available (since they have a problem with this engine, obviously!) We have done regular oil changes, this was a big surprise.

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