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88 subaru gl wagon - timing broke


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#1 Danny88GL

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Posted 21 May 2013 - 01:37 PM

One of the reasons i bougth the subbie is because it's a non interference engine.

 

I think i had a leak at teh power steering reservoir that leaked into the timing area, and ate up the timing belt teeth.

 

I was going to follow the guide here and change the timing belt but i was short on time and feeling lazy so i took it to a mechanic.

 

He called me later and said that it's kicking oil i guess back up through the intake and he thinks a valve is bent?


Is it more likely he has the timing set wrong or something?   I thinki also noticed the bottom of the motor had oil

but it could be P.S.fluid, i'm not sure. 

So  based on what i've said, what do you guys think?



#2 86BRATMAN

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Posted 21 May 2013 - 01:49 PM

Get a new mechanic.  I'm not sure how his logic even went from spitting oil up through the intake to bent valves.  But thats beside the point, every ea82 is non-interference.



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Posted 21 May 2013 - 02:06 PM

Replace the PCV valve.



#4 MilesFox

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Posted 21 May 2013 - 05:50 PM

he piut the belts on upside down. tell him to ratate the crank 360 degrees after installing the first belt abd before installing the second belt. common mistake.

 

Remind the mechanic that the subaru engine is not an iron duke, small block chevy, or briggs and stratton.



#5 rdweninger

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Posted 21 May 2013 - 06:44 PM

Seriously.... you gotta do the work yourself if you want it done right. Then you know exactly what was done and how to do it. And ALL the satisfaction is FREE! And most times... you can believe yourself.
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Posted 21 May 2013 - 09:34 PM

he piut the belts on upside down. tell him to ratate the crank 360 degrees after installing the first belt abd before installing the second belt. common mistake.

 

Remind the mechanic that the subaru engine is not an iron duke, small block chevy, or briggs and stratton.

Very true...



#7 Danny88GL

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Posted 24 May 2013 - 03:59 AM

Thank you all!   I'll let him know. Next time i will do it myself. :(



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Posted 26 May 2013 - 11:44 AM

Avoid being confrontational with your mechanic.  Avoid accusing him of making any mistakes. Phrase your suggestions as questions.  If you get him mad, he can screw your car up in so many ways.



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Posted 26 May 2013 - 10:45 PM

This happened once to a car in ohio. It went to a mechanic for a 600 dollar bill, bent valves, and sold for 200 bucks. the next guy bought it, and fixed the upside down belt and had a running car with all the work done to it already. It then was swapped to a 4wd, and recently turned up on craigslist in another state almost 10 years later. Twice was it saved from the junkyard.

 

Same thing happend with an xt6, had for 200 bucks over an 'upside down' timing belt. 






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