The Subaru Forester was first released in Australia in 1997. The Forester has one of the most extensive engine ranges; utilising almost every Subaru engine developed minus the 6 cylinder. Originally released with the EJ20 NA engine, the Forester engine range developed to include the EJ25 NA engine, EJ20 and EJ25 turbo engines, the FB20 NA engine and the EE20 Turbo diesel engine.
The SOHC Ej20 and EJ25 engine is widely recognised as having inherent head gasket faults which lead to overheating issues and in turn, premature engine failure. To remedy this, All Drive Subaru has introduced a multi-layer head gasket revision process which eliminates the issue and provides reliability and engine longevity.
In 2010 the Subaru Forester was released with a new EE20 turbo diesel engine. Finally! A turbo Diesel Subaru! This was a much sought after option that consumers had been waiting for, and it didn’t disappoint! The EE20 brought a whole new element to the Subaru range, presenting a punchy boost curve at low RPM, fantastic fuel economy and tremendous torque perfect for long highway trips or moving around a trailer or caravan. While the EE20 engine is still relatively new, DPF blockages are recognised as a common fault. The engine unit itself is quite reliable and will give in excess of 200,000km service life if properly maintained. Getting your general log book servicing and repairs carried out at All Drive Subaroo will ensure you get maximum life and reliability from your Subaru Forester
As of 2012, new Subaru Forester models were released with the FB25 engine; this was a big step forward for Subaru as the new FB25 introduced a whole new level of fuel efficiency, reliability and low end torque that was lacking in previous models. While the FB25 engine is more durable and reliable than its EJ predecessor, it is renowned for oil consumption and oil leak issues.
At All Drive Subaroo, we don’t rebuild EJ or FB Forester engines to standard specifications as they have several inherent issues we’ve solved through our revision processes. For the permanent fix, we offer our revised head gaskets and our revised block internals, including Low Oil Consumption pistons and rings, in all of our rebuilt engines.
Although the EE20 engine isn’t widely acknowledged as carrying over the same excessive oil consumption faults, we have noticed a developing trend in slight consumption issues and carry out our revision as a preventative procedure.
We offer 3 Levels in standard Forester replacement engines; rebuilt, reconditioned and remanufactured units. All drive Subaroo build the most robust and reliable EJ20, EJ25, FB25 and EE20 engines in the market today.
One of the key features of our reconditioned engines is our revision process. Over the last 26 years, we’ve established our own remanufacturing techniques to counter factory inherent weaknesses associated with particular models. This means that regardless of the build level, every ADS engine is assembled with our latest superseded parts and assembly procedures.
When deciding which engine is suitable for your application, you can select either a rebuilt, reconditioned or remanufactured engine assembly. The purpose of our 3 separate build levels is to accommodate for every individual budget we can; our basic rebuilt level 1 Forester engine still boasts the same warranty terms as a brand new short block assembly purchased from Subaru.
Whichever build level you choose, it’ll be assembled with the highest quality components and installed by the best technicians in the country.
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