Not a fanboy, just anti fake info. Head gasket hasn't been a problem for at least 6 or 7 years, stop spread it.hightech wrote: ↑Nov 22nd, 2018 2:08 pmI guess you are a Forester fanboy who turns a blind eye to head gasket issues and considers it as normal. I never had this issue in any of my vehicles in the last 25 years and 400K of driving.
Don't get my wrong, the Forester is a good vehicle and has plenty of good things (Visability, AWD system, handling). The big fly in the ointment is their pesky CVT and the engine durability and this where they have had issues (excessive oil consumption comes to mind). One way they are trying to reduce the head gasket issue is to get rid of the Turbo engine. The extra forces will just cause gasket failure quicker. They will spin it to say that they don't sell many Turbo's (probably because of the engine issues and the recommendation of Premium Fuel).
Oil consumption isn't related to head gasket, it's a direct result of using thinner oil and low tension rings in order to achieve fuel efficiency mandates.
The 2.0 turbo was more reliable than NA 2.5, no known issue other than carbon buildup that plagues all DI engines. It was axed in Forester because of low sales (a little more than 5%), and again, to achieve fleet fuel efficiency mandates.
CVT isn't any more prone to failure than geared auto from any data I've seen, and they all received 10 year warranty extension.
Scotty used to have decent videos but success has gotten to his head and he's probably the biggest blowhard among automotive youtubers, watch engineering explained/south main auto/pine hollow diagnostics for better content.