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Posted 27 September 2003 - 02:49 PM
As some one who worked on my own cars about 20 years ago, it seems to me they shoukd have run some basic tests, like a compresion test and oil pressure test, to try to pinpont the problem. I also understand that today's cars are highly computerized and that it should be fairly stratightforward to diagnose the problem precisely. Am I wrong? Please advise. Sounds to me like the dealer's mechanic may be incompetent. Thanks.
Posted 27 September 2003 - 03:14 PM
your best bet would probably be to take it to an independent mechanic. he can do additional tests like a leak down and compression test to help track down where the oil is going and help the engine run smoother. ask around - there may be an independent mechanic who specalizes in subarus in your area...
Posted 27 September 2003 - 08:16 PM
Posted 28 September 2003 - 09:06 PM
Posted 29 September 2003 - 12:39 AM
The earlier ones were internal, but nothing says that if you ran it long enough it would not blow internally.
I would want this engine thouroughly tested before tearing it down.
Emily, have you guys heard of one like this on a 99?
I once bought a VW van with crossed plug wires from a dealer who was like this.
They heard it run and said burnt valve with no furthur testing.
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