Originally Posted by Dave G
but how do you know its going to be something covered under the powertrain warranty?
When I had the problem last year with those intake butterfly valves, the dealer told me that the fix for those was not part of the powertrain warranty.
THAT doesn't make any sense to me.
Powertrain warranty - from what I understand it to be - is that anything that has to do with the engine powering the vehicle to the transmission gearing the power to the drive shafts and axles driving the wheels. In a sense, it is the core components of your Subaru.
If there are tumbler valves or intake valves that are getting stuck - those components should be covered
by the powertrain warranty of 60k/5 years! Is there any other dealership in your area? If not, ask them why it is that problems related to your engine are not covered under the powertrain warranty - that's absurd!