I know there are issues with this, and of course I want to avoid having my shortblock changed. I have a 2012 Forrester sport. got it 2.5 years ago with 109k on it it has been a dream . Until I heard a clicking noise that wasn't coming from the wheels ruh ou, . Got home and checked the oil , there was none! Freaked called a friend to bring me some oil so I could get it to the mechanic. Put 3 quarts in and drove it 15 miles to garage. He checked the oil it was still reading empty. We filled it up entirely. I told him where I got my last oil chnge and he said he had heard of problems there . Long story kind of short . I had them do a full oil change with 0w 20. Sinvce then I have been checking the oil every 500 it seems to be burning a quart every 1200 miles or so but it does depend on how and when I check the oil. Is there a best time to check the oil in this boxer engine. Been told the oils pulls to the side when its being driven and yu have to wait 20 minutes to cool down to get a real reading . I seem to get a normal reading when I start the car for a minute then turn it off, after it has been sitting overnight. If I read before I turn the engine over it readsl low , once I turn the engine over I get a normal reading?? So I guess two questions when is the besrt time to check oil and with 140 k on the car, should I bother with engine block replace or just keep monitoring and adding oil when needed. Everythingelse so far is good. BTW an oil light never came on when i was empty or almost empty.