After having John Elway Subaru take a look at it, my uncle (Danny) helped me pull the car to Strictly Automotive in Denver (where we originally got the car).
The issue appears to be a broken rod, which makes some sense with regard to the symptoms I was experiencing.
They’re going to replace/repair the short block assembly at cost, which is still going to be expensive. The guy at Strictly doesn’t think that it has anything to do with a the oil change.
So that’s that.
I should be on the road by Friday, hopefully.
I think I’m going to stick to my original plan, pretty much delayed a week. I’m also hoping to make a stop at the Maker Faire 2007 at the San Mateo Fairgrounds on 20th.0