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Hey all, my 2014 Forrester 2.5 started really running poorly after about 130,000 mostly highway miles. She went through oil from a very early age, but thats fairly normal, change every 7k or so and top up in between. Finally, she would barely run. A compression check showed close to 0 psi in the #2 cylinder and about 50 PSI in #4. these are both on the left side. Its amazing she was running at all. I thought maybe there was a ringland problem as is the case in many of the FA motors. Admittedly, I drive the vehicle very hard most of the time.

So the options are: buy a new Subaru $$$$$$, look at a used one $$$$, look for a low milage junk yard engine with no history and possibly run into the same problems $$$, or undertake a rebuild $$.

What do you think would be best?
 

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Replacing or rebuilding will cost around the same Mine went at around 154k. Cylinder 3 problem. I got a junkyard engine with 39k miles for $880. Plus labor. MUCH cheaper than replacing thru the dealer(1 dealer said $5-6k another said $6-7k). I have put ~10k miles with no issues. -knock on wood-
Also My transmission throttle body was replaced by Subaru at 129k miles. I daily drive 140 miles. So it seems that my engine and transmission are at about the same mileage.
I bought my engine thru car-part.com
 
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