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Old 01-25-2013, 12:37 PM   #1
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Hi people.

My 02 WRX (manual, stock except Stage 1 clutch) experienced a "major engine failure" yesterday and I need a garage in the Boston area to help me figure out what is wrong and whether to fix it or replace it or part it. The garage I have it at does not feel comfortable doing this (it is at a tech school). Any places you would recommend?

Thanks,
Sarah
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Old 01-25-2013, 03:38 PM   #2
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idk if boston motorsports has a garage but they could point you in the right direction if they dont. Ive bought some things from them and have asked them a ton of question great group.
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Old 01-25-2013, 03:59 PM   #3
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Hi people.

My 02 WRX (manual, stock except Stage 1 clutch) experienced a "major engine failure" yesterday and I need a garage in the Boston area to help me figure out what is wrong and whether to fix it or replace it or part it. The garage I have it at does not feel comfortable doing this (it is at a tech school). Any places you would recommend?

Thanks,
Sarah
Is the engine definitively dead? Have any tests been run on it? What exactly happened?

If you're looking for a Subaru specialist in Boston, there's not much. I would recommend Speen Street Automotive in Framingham. They do a lot of Subaru work.

I personally would recommend Wicked Innovation, but they're in RI. I had my car towed down there for my engine failure, if that gives you any sense of their ability.
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Old 01-25-2013, 04:30 PM   #4
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Ask this guy if he knows of anywhere local. He might be able to help out.

http://forums.nasioc.com/forums/show....php?t=2459997

Personally, I got to Vinnie's Autosport in Cambridge for most of my stuff, but this is probably above what he's looking to get into.
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Old 01-25-2013, 06:46 PM   #5
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Motive auto works in Woburn a+ work
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Old 01-25-2013, 06:48 PM   #6
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Is the engine definitively dead? Have any tests been run on it? What exactly happened?

If you're looking for a Subaru specialist in Boston, there's not much. I would recommend Speen Street Automotive in Framingham. They do a lot of Subaru work.

I personally would recommend Wicked Innovation, but they're in RI. I had my car towed down there for my engine failure, if that gives you any sense of their ability.
I second Wicked Innovation, they just rebuilt my motor! Only shop I can trust will get it done right and in budget.
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Old 01-26-2013, 08:11 AM   #7
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Hi people.

My 02 WRX (manual, stock except Stage 1 clutch) experienced a "major engine failure" yesterday and I need a garage in the Boston area to help me figure out what is wrong and whether to fix it or replace it or part it. The garage I have it at does not feel comfortable doing this (it is at a tech school). Any places you would recommend?

Thanks,
Sarah
George at alewife auto in Somerville..he's been down this road with many subarus ..pm me if you want to give him a call.
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Old 01-26-2013, 08:26 AM   #8
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With DSG in Norwood closing, choices are more limited. You can try Kaizen, they do Subaru but seem more focused on the Nissan GTR support). . http://www.kaizentuning.com/
I'd personally go to Wicked Innovation in Kingston, RI
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Old 01-29-2013, 09:41 AM   #9
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George at alewife auto in Somerville..he's been down this road with many subarus ..pm me if you want to give him a call.
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George and his father Eli at Alewife Automotive provide fantastic service and will not get in over their heads if they don't think they can handle the job. However, I think they can do a lot. George was telling me about putting an STI engine (or maybe it was just turbo parts, either way) in a Forester last time I was there. Also they have done a lot of minor things for me for free. Seriously great guys!
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Old 01-29-2013, 04:53 PM   #10
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Motive Auto, i drive well over an hour to Motive for all my work because the service is amazing and has a very good reputation amongst MA subaru people
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Old 01-29-2013, 08:32 PM   #11
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George and his father Eli at Alewife Automotive provide fantastic service and will not get in over their heads if they don't think they can handle the job. However, I think they can do a lot. George was telling me about putting an STI engine (or maybe it was just turbo parts, either way) in a Forester last time I was there. Also they have done a lot of minor things for me for free. Seriously great guys!
That was my forester..George did all the work And DSG tuned it :-)

They def know subaru's well and you won't beat his prices
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Old 01-31-2013, 10:08 AM   #12
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That was my forester..George did all the work And DSG tuned it :-)

They def know subaru's well and you won't beat his prices
DSG installed my downpipe and exhaust. There's a problem with one of the mounting studs. Alewife a good choice to fix it?
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Old 01-31-2013, 11:25 AM   #13
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DSG installed my downpipe and exhaust. There's a problem with one of the mounting studs. Alewife a good choice to fix it?
Certainly. Tell George, jon with the forester sent you. I've used many mechanics over the years and you won't find a more honest person than George, both with the work he does and the prices he gives.

P.s. I don't work for George or get money promoting his work. I just know its hard to find a quality mechanic
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