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Posted 28 July 2003 - 04:34 PM
my vote: new motor.
Posted 28 July 2003 - 08:50 PM
Posted 30 July 2003 - 10:29 AM
The deal has now confirmed that the problem is the crankshaft bearing which is dying on me and is lose. I am looking at either getting a new motor or refurbishing my motor as it is in good condition (minus the problem)......until I figure out the cost and what to do I just bought a new 2004 Mazda 6s (v6 with the sport package)...so my subbie lies in the driveway as I find out prices. .....wait and see it subaru can help me....if not then change motor or refurbish the current motor!
I am also writting to subaru to find a fix for the problem as this is not normal at 97,000 km!!!
Posted 31 July 2003 - 05:57 PM
Posted 31 July 2003 - 11:34 PM
Posted 01 August 2003 - 06:53 AM
if your just getting knocking sounds, it may just be as simple as rebuilding the bottom end.. just my .02
i once blew a motor up for fun... was an 83 chevy citation, had a rod knock.. so i floored it to watch it blow.. it blew, threw #3 rod right out the front, hole about the size of a large softball, rod cap out the bottom of the pan.. and the damn thing kept running.. could rev it and all, was just missing 1 cylinder.. :rollin:
Posted 01 August 2003 - 04:12 PM
Posted 07 August 2003 - 04:22 PM
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Posted 11 August 2003 - 12:51 AM
Posted 11 August 2003 - 09:56 AM
I have been told that it would most likely be the crank bearing that is bad and at higher rpms it becomes unbalnced/lop sided and begins to rattle metal on metal.
Will wait till subaru answer my letter...untill then it just sits there in the drive way!
Posted 11 August 2003 - 03:26 PM
Alteast I can...
Posted 12 August 2003 - 10:36 AM
I was kinda pissed at this point, and I was looking for ANYTHING that would make noise. Started prying at the flexplate, it moved around. Broken in a complete circle around the crankshaft hub. It had been doing this for a year!
Put a flexplate in it, and 8 hours later, someone got in her lane and almost hit her head on. She took it "down through the woods". Even upside down, that engine purred like a kitten. Smooth as silk.
Posted 12 August 2003 - 04:55 PM
Posted 13 August 2003 - 06:38 AM
If you (or the dealer) pull the motor for replacement, inspect this first. Thousands of dollars cheaper.
Posted 20 August 2003 - 12:23 AM
Posted 20 August 2003 - 05:33 PM
If you get this "noise" by revving the engine to 3,000rpm - then why not try this - get someone to rev the engine till you get the noise - disconnect each of the injectors in turn to see if the noise either goes away or gets a lot better - if it does then it will be somewhere in the bottom end - if not it may well be the flexplate as previously suggested.
This will also tell you which cylinder the problem bearing, piston, big end etc is on.
Posted 21 August 2003 - 02:43 AM
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Posted 22 August 2003 - 07:52 PM
Posted 13 September 2003 - 10:16 AM
I got an answer from Subaru Canada saying that as an act of good will they are willing to fix the vehicle even if the warranty is over. The deal is that Subaru Canada will pay 1/3 of the total cost of repairs, the dealership 1/3 and I will pay 1/3.
Right now the estimate is $4200 cdn so it will cost me $1650 taxes incl.
They will change the short block and all components inside. The block itself will be a subaru refurbished short block (dealer said it comes from the factory) and all other interior components like pistons, rods, crank, etc will be brand new.
All in all I am greatful that subaru is standing by their product and are continuing to upholding their good customer loyalty to their products as now with the issue resolved I will remain a subaru entheusiast and not turn my back to another subaru and am planning on purchasing the WRX or STi next summer (will wait for the winter to finish as I do not want to buy it right before all the salt hits the roads)!
I will update once I get the legacy gt back next week!
Posted 14 September 2003 - 02:15 AM
Posted 16 September 2003 - 04:34 PM
just have the 2 front coil springs to change. They are changing the 2 front coil springs because one broke and they are going to pass it under the coil spring recall from a while ago.
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