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Old 03-23-2008, 09:49 PM   #1
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Angry 2008 Wrx Engine Failure

Was driving on highway all of a sudden hear hissing sound and my ATF TEMP gauge flickers and engine stalls. I tow my car hom since it's holiday and checked my dipstick lvl and it was way too high and smelled like fuel and can tell there was plenty of fuel in my dipstick. Oh and my ATF TEMP gauge is at MAX and my car don't even turn over at all. what do you guys think problem is??? Tranny gone? Engine gone?

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Old 03-23-2008, 09:51 PM   #2
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your oil smells like gasoline?
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Old 03-23-2008, 09:52 PM   #3
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ATF temp gauge? what the hell is that, fuel on dipstick?
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Old 03-23-2008, 09:52 PM   #4
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Call subaru asap.
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Old 03-23-2008, 09:53 PM   #5
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This won't end well, off to the dealership you go, and with you I send the best of luck.
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Old 03-23-2008, 09:53 PM   #6
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MY CAR IS AUTOMATIC LOL. YES my dipstick is full of fuel
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Old 03-23-2008, 09:55 PM   #7
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Doesn't sound good. Get that car to the dealer ASAP. Sounds like something went bad! Best of luck!!
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Old 03-23-2008, 09:57 PM   #8
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maybe you should tow it, unless you want to blow up and die.
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Old 03-23-2008, 09:57 PM   #9
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The car gives you a temp for the transmission?
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Old 03-23-2008, 09:58 PM   #10
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Very disappointed with SUBARU(This is my 6th car but new to SUBARU). My first problem w/ my car was P2021 code(tumble generator circuit low-took like 2 days to find the cause) LOL Then now this, I think my car is a LEMON.
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Old 03-23-2008, 10:00 PM   #11
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Very disappointed with SUBARU(This is my 6th car but new to SUBARU). My first problem w/ my car was P2021 code(tumble generator circuit low-took like 2 days to find the cause) LOL Then now this, I think my car is a LEMON.
Very understandable. Maybe it is a lemon... although to really be a lemon something would need to be consistently wrong and unrepairable.

Looks to me like you got a rare Subaru with significant issues. Subarus are generally very reliable. Hope the dealer can get you back on the road soon! Be thankful for that new car warranty, and don't lose hope. If they can get the issues cleared up, the car may be flawless for a long time!
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Old 03-23-2008, 10:00 PM   #12
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for AUTOMATIC there is (ATF OIL TEMP) light, and my gauge is at MAX.
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Old 03-23-2008, 10:00 PM   #13
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never heard of this gauge, can anyone with a 08 confirm?
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Old 03-23-2008, 10:03 PM   #14
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LOL sry It's my coolant temp gauge is at MAX. and before car stalled my AT OIL TEMP light flashed
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Old 03-23-2008, 10:05 PM   #15
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oo so the car started to over heat
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Old 03-23-2008, 10:06 PM   #16
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Maybe it has the towing package. jk. Got any pics of this guage?
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Old 03-23-2008, 10:08 PM   #17
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he made a mistake. it was the coolant guage that was pinned. the atf light flashed
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Old 03-23-2008, 10:09 PM   #18
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He's just referring to the regular engine coolant temp guage. He got a transmission warning light, and the engine coolant temp guage was high. Definitely something wrong here.
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Old 03-23-2008, 10:15 PM   #19
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Question;

Did you recently fill up with gas? Check your receipt and make sure you didn't put diesel in it. Sounds stupid, but I just had a car in the shop (not a Subaru) that had identical symptoms, and come to find out that the gas station filled the tank with diesel. She filled her tank with it and started having the same problems as you. We drained her tank, cleaned the lines, filled it with gas and it was as good as new. Cost the gas station a pretty penny, though.
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Old 03-23-2008, 10:20 PM   #20
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I was thinking the same thing as rexygirl....it sounds alot like it has diesel in it.
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Old 03-23-2008, 10:26 PM   #21
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Can you even put a diesel pump into the filler hole without a lot of brute force?
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Old 03-23-2008, 10:30 PM   #22
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LOL I did day before but I always check to see if they put 92 octane and they did. I also checked the price and it showed they were pumping $3.65/gallon. i filled about 13 gallon and @ 3.65 it came up to be $48. Diesel here is around $4/gallon and at 13 gallon its gonna be $52. I'll notice the 4 bucks difference LOL kinda anal when it comes to numbers. When you put 3800miles a month you will too, car has 17,000miles now. Also spend about $570/month on gas. My coolant is also LOW. At same running temp, it was between(middle) high and low mark. but now its about inch below low mark. ALso when I put some dipstick fluid in my drive way(in the rain) I noticed rainbow colors LOL fuel/gas and smell???
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Old 03-23-2008, 10:33 PM   #23
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well....then it sounds like it is time for a trip to the dealer and hopefully your warranty is intact.
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Old 03-23-2008, 10:45 PM   #24
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You'll have to post up here about what it is. I have a couple guesses and they aren't as simple as diesel in your tank. I'm thinking catastrophic failure.

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Old 03-24-2008, 09:01 AM   #25
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ATF temp gauge? what the hell is that, fuel on dipstick?
He's referring to the 'alcohol, tobacco and firearms' gauge. All the '08s have them.
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