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GeneralDisorder last won the day on September 16

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About GeneralDisorder

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    Elite Master of the Subaru
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    Superior Soobie and Import (SSI) LLC. Owner.
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    91 SS, 90 L, 83 hatch, '69 GMC, '86 Trans Am

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  1. Have the codes cleared with a pro tool. GD
  2. They will pump back up in operation. Replace the o-rings on the OD of the lifters. The hole being half plugged limits the flow of oil to the entire engine. Including the lifters. GD
  3. Get the Subaru Reman block. About $2200 and comes with a ton of extras and a 3yr/36k warranty. I've used a couple dozen and they have been flawless. GD
  4. GeneralDisorder

    EA82 "Hail Mary" pass repair

    If you hone a Subaru engine you will accomplish nothing and will cause more wear as the rings have to polish the bores back down. Period. End of discussion. I haven't honed an engine for rering over a decade. None of them use any significant amount of oil. I've seen plenty of honed engines that do though. GD
  5. And now you know why I told you to do that. GD
  6. Chain covers leak and contaminate the front AFR sensor. Oil consumption - short block replacement. Subaru extended the warranty to 100k. GD
  7. Who knows? Could be the o-rings between the block halves, could be a blockage somewhere like inside the rocker assembly or the head. But are you really going to pull down a 1.8 to fix this? Replace the oil pump discharge o-ring. If that doesn't fix it throw the engine in the scrap and get a 2.2 for it. GD
  8. Get it warmed up and check the resistance through the solenoid at the bulkhead harness connection. Usually around 35 ohms. If that checks out you will have to check the wiring back to the TCU. If it doesn't you will have to pull the solenoid out and check it as well as checking the transmission sub-harness for high resistance or shorts. The "Subaru" shop you took it to obviously is isn't much of a specialist if they can't fix a pre-05 Duty-C failure. GD
  9. Learn to use the dipstick. Regularly - such as every time you fill it with gas. Ignore the light - it's there for morons that can't remember to use the dipstick. I don't see that it has been all that unreliable for you. Subaru gave you a new short block and you have done some wheel bearings and hatch struts. That's NOT significant cost of ownership for 140k. $550 to pull off the upper oil pan is not that much at the typical $130 / hour dealer rates. A few hours of labor, cleaning, and resealing. Being an intermittent issue though there is no guarantee it's a problem with the sensor. It might be, and if it is it's probably related to the short block replacement. Only testing will tell. I can tell you that your expectations of repair costs, cost of ownership, and modern vehicle overall reliability are too high. It sounds like its time to saddle up with a new car payment and have that warranty security blanket. Or learn to do some troubleshooting and repair on your own. GD
  10. Replace the discharge o-ring between the oil pump and the block. GD
  11. It's a lead acid flooded battery in a highly computerized modern vehicle. They have an average life of 3 years according to AAA. Get an Odyssey if you want a battery that can handle cycling and will last for you. 10-15 year design life. GD
  12. GeneralDisorder

    1988 XT6 FOR SALE

    You should probably post pictures, pricing, and put it in the classifieds section. But also understand that a non-running, broken suspension, cracked interior, faded paint XT6 is basically a parts car and is worth virtually nothing. You can't hardly give those cars away anymore. You can't get any parts to maintain them or repair them. You aren't likely to get more than a few hundred $ for it. Regardless of how much you LOVE IT!!! GD
  13. High mileage rated tires are made from hard rubber compounds and necessarily have poor traction because of it. It's a bit at odds with owning an AWD vehicle in a way. If you want great tire life and poor traction just get a prius. Otherwise I suggest you not worry so much about the rated treadwear. GD