- Dec 29, 2019
What is the cooling down process? I know about keeping after oil levels and changes+warming up but it's the first I heard about cooling.I’m a huge fan of Subaru. Just remember that while their horizontally-opposed Boxer engines are a very good engines with a low centre of gravity, they have some odd thermal propagation properties. This means that you must warm them up thoroughly and cool them down properly. Even with this, the rings will heat and oil unevenly because, well, physics; so they have an inherently shorter service life.
They come into their own when being driven hard and maintained and rebuilt regularly.
My younger brother had the engine removal on his Subaru Legacy down to around 20 minutes back in the day…
While we have created some ‘aftermarket solutions’ for the oil leaks and thermal issues, in these engines, I would not recommend most Subarus for quiet driving and reliable ownership.
Just picked up a 2016 Forester in June. New car days are long since over. And so far it's great. Wish I could've found a manual though but we were in a spot.
Very first thing I did was CVT service and differential(s) fluid change. Change my own oil.
Here in central Pa. just about every third car is a Subaru. They're everywhere.