Has anyone any idea of whether the 2016 Foresters are afffected by the oil consumption problem?
Has anyone any idea of whether the 2016 Foresters are affected by the oil consumption problem as I was considering trading my '04? I noticed in the owners manual online that it is stated as normal to use a quart every 1200 miles, e.g. replace all the oil before the scheduled oil change. This would seem to be institutionalizing the problem to avoid liability? I also noticed the official Subaru site FAQ says the Forester comes from the factory with dino oil and 5W-grade is recommmended, yet the manual specifies 0W20 synthetic? What gives with this inconsistency, local dealers will not respond? The manual and dealers give a list of conditions of vehicle which could cause high oil consumption, and if this is generally the case, a new car would have to stay parked in the garage.
0W-20 synthetic oil is the required oil for optimum engine performance and protection. Conventional oil may be used if synthetic oil is unavailable. If 0W-20 synthetic oil is not available, 5W-30 or 5W-40 conventional oil may be used if replenishment is needed but should be changed to 0W-20 synthetic oil at the next oil change. AND TO BE KIND TO THE ENGINE CHANGE IT EVERY 6000 MILES...SO > IN A COLD CLIMATE...5- 30...HOT...5-40 W.....THATS IF IT WERE MINE !
The 2015's burn oil like you are a Saudi prince! Since the 2016's use the same engine and water thin oil I would say there is a good chance you will get an oil burner.
What about changing oil right away? I wanted to buy one too...
Perhaps the original poster can provide a link to their claim that Subaru uses dino 5w oil?
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