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Old 09-08-2006, 12:58 PM   #1
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i have a 2000 subaru impreza rs, 98,000kms, with a blown head gasket. This problem is on all 98-01 2.5L engines and Subaru put an additive in the coolant to help but also extended the head gasket warranty to 8 years/100,000 miles. So i thought i was covered with this issue. Wrong. I am in Canada, and i found out recalls are different for Canada and US and also the recall for the coolant additive happened on both sides of the boarder. The extended warranty is for US only. Iv called subaru of canada and they offered to pay 50%. The only way ill be happy is if the whole thing is covered. If Subaru knows that this is a problem due to their design, it should be covered on either side of the boarder. Anyone have any suggestion on what i should do next?
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Old 09-08-2006, 02:40 PM   #2
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Subaru of Canada and Subaru of America are two different companies. They have different warranties and handle their warranties differently. Unless the car was sold in the US, you have to go by the warranty in Canada
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Old 09-08-2006, 02:48 PM   #3
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50% is better then paying for the whole thing mind you. That job averages over $1100usd.
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Old 09-08-2006, 03:57 PM   #4
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I'd take the 50% and run with it

You're fortunate they offered to cover that much IMHO
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Old 09-08-2006, 05:25 PM   #5
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yep what they said.

plus the warranty extension is for external coolant leaks only, and you state that the gasket is blown. if you mean internally blown that wouldn't be covered even here in the us.
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Old 09-08-2006, 05:33 PM   #6
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i know, my problem is external. And no i will not take 50% and run. Cause then im getting screwed the other 50%.

subaru knows that there is a problem with it and they use a coolant additive as a cheap quick fix, but doesnt really fix anything. I use the coolant additive and it still failed. As someone else said to me, the coolant additve is only a band-aid for the problem. I will only be happy 100% fix and i have heard of similar situations that have been covered.

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Old 09-08-2006, 05:50 PM   #7
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well good luck. at least you're not griping about a stripped transmission lol



fwiw as a service tech at sube, i have seen conditioner work on many more cars then not work, but there are cases where the gasket is too far gone for the "secret sauce" (as we call it) to work. sometimes a good coolant flush, followed by genuine sube coolant and sauce will plug those stubborn cars though, so you might try that.
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Old 09-08-2006, 08:43 PM   #8
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So you would rather continue to do damage to the engine of your 6 year old vehicle because you won't accept the fact that canadian and states warranty is different? You need to take that up with Fuji Heavy Industry then. 50% is very good to get and they don't just give that to anyone.

Example I own two cars, a Subaru Legacy and a Pontiac Vibe. The Vibe is a canadian model with 100,000 km powertrain warranty. The american version does NOT have powertrain warranty however. That does not give a Vibe owner in the states the right to say "Well its not fair he gets it and I don't" and expect full coverage on an otherwise WELL out of warranty issue simply because its different across the border.

Seriously take what you can get.
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Old 10-04-2006, 12:44 PM   #9
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50% and your not happy!!!??????.............thats 100% more than i would offer if you brought a canadian car to me.
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Old 10-04-2006, 01:13 PM   #10
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i know, my problem is external. And no i will not take 50% and run. Cause then im getting screwed the other 50%.

subaru knows that there is a problem with it and they use a coolant additive as a cheap quick fix, but doesnt really fix anything. I use the coolant additive and it still failed. As someone else said to me, the coolant additve is only a band-aid for the problem. I will only be happy 100% fix and i have heard of similar situations that have been covered.

Tell SOC that and see how far it gets you, report back your results!
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