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Old 08-30-2007, 07:32 AM   #1
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Hello I am new as you can see and was thinking about getting a WRX, 02-03. Can you tell me about motor rebuild. Is it expensive and who if any would you recommend around the Ohio,WV, KY area? I am looking at a WRX with possible need to rebuild motor? Also how reliable are these motors? Thanks I hope this is the right site or thread are for this question Thanks..Mike
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Old 09-11-2007, 07:04 AM   #2
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bump well how about smoe info
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Old 09-11-2007, 10:31 AM   #3
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Rebuild for OEM? Power? If so how much power? Honestly if your looking for big power dump the shortblock and go for a STI block or something like that. Why would you have a "possible need" to rebuild a motor? If you spun a bearing, or something like that you NEED to.
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Old 09-11-2007, 11:31 AM   #4
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I want basic stock rebuild. Maybe alittle bit more power.But really stock is fine. No I am just looking at a friends Subaru and it has High mileage,so figured I find someone and get looked at .
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Old 09-11-2007, 06:31 PM   #5
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I want basic stock rebuild. Maybe alittle bit more power.But really stock is fine. No I am just looking at a friends Subaru and it has High mileage,so figured I find someone and get looked at .
What is high mileage? Honestly the engine should be good for over 200k given decent maintenance. Especially if it is stock or close to it. I really wouldn't go through a whole engine rebuild just because it is high mileage that is a lot of work or quite expensive.
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Old 09-12-2007, 06:57 AM   #6
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Old 09-12-2007, 09:04 PM   #7
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OK so I sold my Gti and going to look at a WRX. What should I check close its an 02 and an 03 .. Abit high on the mileage. suppose to be ALL highway.
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Old 09-13-2007, 03:16 PM   #8
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My son just sold an 02 wrx with 130k miles. Ran fine, didn't use oil, good compression. They can run for a long time if maintained and not abused too much.

Things to check on a high mileage used wrx:

1) Timing belt must be changed before 105k miles. If it hasn't been done it is fairly expensive if you don't do it yourself (probably $350-$500)

2) Transmission synchros tend to wear out, indicated by grinding gears when shifting normally. 4th and 1st are the worst. Very expensive to repair.

3) Check the clutch action especially when cold. Many of the shudder, jerk, or slip. Also pretty expensive if you don't do it yourself.

4) The mcpherson struts tend to fail at higher mileage, normally you can hear a "clunk" of some sort from the corner of the car where the strut is failing. Also fairly expensive.

5) A checkout from a subaru mechanic who is familiar with the cars would be the best thing. He could tell if the car had been modified, check all of the things mentioned above, check cylinder compression and leakdown, etc.

Good luck. WRX's are great cars, I have been nothing but happy with mine.
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Old 09-13-2007, 03:39 PM   #9
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^^^BTW, you would probably get better info from the factory 2.0L powertrain forum, if you are interested in a stock wrx.
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Old 09-15-2007, 04:41 PM   #10
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Old 09-25-2007, 07:07 PM   #11
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I bought the car. Drove it 10 hours home .Runs good and pretty strong,Has a horrible tire noise from the Michelin tire. Have to change and be sure. I looks pretty good. Small amount of paint off front bumper. But price was good. Interior good. Brakes need work seemt o vibrate and have that overheated sound. I was checking with Subaru on a short block and turn key in a year or so. also talked to Axis about them rebuilding . Thanks any ideas good..Mike
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Old 09-26-2007, 12:42 AM   #12
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OMG don't waste our time. Ban him.
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What BAn Me?
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