modern cars are not built to last.......
And I have heard a few stories of people doing rod bearings thanks to low oil...I dont know whether the its a problem with the engine. I suspect not, I think its probably more the mind set of the new batch of drivers who just dont check the oil between service intervals, and the service intervals themselves being set for ridiculously high mileage intervals.
I have heard of the breaking technique for rod caps before, it provides a stronger result than smooth cap mating surfaces.
84 626 sedan FE SOHC turbo - Sold, no time to finish
84 626 sedan RF diesel - Sold, no time to work on it.
06 Mazda 6 MPS (Mazdaspeed) new fun car no mods yet
07 Mazda 6 MZR-CD 6sp manual - new DD