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Old 03-03-2011, 11:07 AM   #4701
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so about 35K km's... it sure is annoying, i'm only at 27k km's and i've mostly forgotten or ignored it, but always in the back of your mind, hear a weird noise for a second and think thats it, dont want to take your car on a long road trip just in case, its horrible.. but whatever. what can you do?
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Old 03-03-2011, 11:15 AM   #4702
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I just drive it like I normally would. If it goes, it goes. Still in the roadside assistance period atleast.
I'm more concerned about the whole maintenance thing. I still need to find (if I can) the receipts from the first few oil filter purchases, later ones were from the dealership and they should have record of that.
I changed the oil more frequently then they recommended (myself) and the car is in tip top shape with no power mods. I'm hoping all will go well when the time comes..
But yeah, don't like waiting, just want it done with.
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Old 03-03-2011, 11:21 AM   #4703
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I think we should complain, you to SOA and me to SOC and they should upgrade us to 2012 STI's as an apology...
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Old 03-03-2011, 11:40 AM   #4704
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lol, that sure would be nice. 2012 STi sedan in Plasma Blue Pearl... :drool:.

Problem is, my car runs pretty darn awesome. Had it dynoed and it made as much on the dyno as an 08+STi...
Just plain runs great at the moment. Though i've noticed lately that at an idle it seems alot ruffer then it should.
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Old 03-04-2011, 02:43 PM   #4705
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lol, that sure would be nice. 2012 STi sedan in Plasma Blue Pearl... :drool:.

Problem is, my car runs pretty darn awesome. Had it dynoed and it made as much on the dyno as an 08+STi...
Just plain runs great at the moment. Though i've noticed lately that at an idle it seems alot ruffer then it should.
Could be due to crappy gas or changing the content from winter to spring blend.
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Old 03-05-2011, 01:20 AM   #4706
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Could be due to crappy gas or changing the content from winter to spring blend.
Perhaps on the first part.

No to the second part though, oregon doesn't use different blends anymore (hasn't for a few years I think)
It's E10 all year round... :/
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Old 03-07-2011, 06:54 PM   #4707
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What has been the usual turn around time for the engine swap? Im currently sitting at 17 days and counting. Whenever I call the dealership I just keep getting the answer "We are waiting for them to deliver the long block"
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Old 03-07-2011, 07:05 PM   #4708
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I have done them within a week.
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Old 03-07-2011, 07:14 PM   #4709
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Mine was done in 4 days (3 if you don't count that Subaru didn't send the longblock right away.) The dealership had the engine out same day I brought the car in.
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Old 03-07-2011, 07:33 PM   #4710
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mine would have been 3-4 days, but there wasn't a turbo in the country- so ended up being ~ 2 weeks
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Old 03-07-2011, 07:57 PM   #4711
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What has been the usual turn around time for the engine swap? Im currently sitting at 17 days and counting. Whenever I call the dealership I just keep getting the answer "We are waiting for them to deliver the long block"
Mine was swapped out in about 10 days after a week of the dealer waffling and making excuses as to why the SOA tech didn't show up for 5 straight days whn he was "supposed to.". Unfortunately they didn't have a replacement turbo. So I had to wait another 14 or 15 days for that.....
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Old 03-07-2011, 07:58 PM   #4712
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when i just did mine i got it to the dealer fri feb 25. they ordered the long block on march 2 got it on the 4th and should have my car tomorrow. thats only like 12 days...so not too bad
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Old 03-08-2011, 06:25 PM   #4713
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Mine was swapped out in about 10 days after a week of the dealer waffling and making excuses as to why the SOA tech didn't show up for 5 straight days whn he was "supposed to.". Unfortunately they didn't have a replacement turbo. So I had to wait another 14 or 15 days for that.....
I was last told that they were going to reuse the old turbo on mine. Oh and Im 18 days and still counting...
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Old 03-08-2011, 09:39 PM   #4714
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I think I was without mine for a week and a half. I still have the original turbo. Bearing spun just under 10k, and I'm about to hit 60k on it now.
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Old 03-09-2011, 12:08 AM   #4715
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just got my short block replaced because of another spun bearing(2nd time in 19,xxx miles)....so i pick it up today, i live 15 miles from dealer. with about 3 miles to go i notice a crap load of smoke coming from my exhaust, i am on rt.22 so i get off my exit and i only live about 3 blocks from there so i take it easy home. i get in my driveway engine starts smoking oil light comes on. there is oil everywhere under the hood under the car on my rear bumper somehow on my rear window. i thought becker subaru was suppose to be one of the best in the east. i am taking my coilovers off and this car is getting traded in pronto
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Old 03-09-2011, 12:38 PM   #4716
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just got my short block replaced because of another spun bearing(2nd time in 19,xxx miles)....so i pick it up today, i live 15 miles from dealer. with about 3 miles to go i notice a crap load of smoke coming from my exhaust, i am on rt.22 so i get off my exit and i only live about 3 blocks from there so i take it easy home. i get in my driveway engine starts smoking oil light comes on. there is oil everywhere under the hood under the car on my rear bumper somehow on my rear window. i thought becker subaru was suppose to be one of the best in the east. i am taking my coilovers off and this car is getting traded in pronto
Uhh, why didn't you park the car and call the dealer at the first sign of a problem instead of driving 3 more miles on the highway? No oil = dead motor, so they obviously screwed something up.
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Old 03-09-2011, 01:27 PM   #4717
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Old 03-09-2011, 04:07 PM   #4718
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uhhhh cus it was rt 22 rush hour small shoulder (safety!)... i just got a new engine in it... car has been in the shop sooooo many times i dont even care anymore. the oil light didnt come on until my driveway. there was still some oil on the dipstick.
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Old 03-09-2011, 04:49 PM   #4719
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Since there was a 189 pages of bitching I thought I'd join in too! I had a cracked oils seal on my turbo and all the oil left my car. I had it towed to the stealership oops I mean dealership and they told me that they wouldn't warranty it b/c I ran the engine out of oil! (this is after an inspection) then I pointed out that oil was all over the engine because of the cracked seal. They changed there story and b/c I couldn't document my last 4 oil changes they voided my warranty and said it was dirty oil. Sweet huh? So I had a non-dealership mechanic put in a a sweet AMR turbo, we also broke out the screens in the banjo bolts. Everything was cool till I threw a rod bearing 6 months later with only 30K on the engine. Now I'm building a new block. Instead of getting a new EJ265 I'm building the tried and true ej257 and putting my heads on it. So here is what I learned:
1) Banjo bolts with screens severly restrict oil flow to the turbo and can cause cracked seals if your oil is even a little bit dirty. So get rid of the screen you already have an oil filter in your car.
2) Don't replace any part that has a history of being faulty (like our stock motors and turbo's) with that same part.
3) a dealership will do everything it can to short change you. So document every detail about your car service and follow the manual verbatum.
Man I really feel for all of us. Nothing worse than being really psyched on a sweet new suby and have all this crap happen!
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Old 03-09-2011, 06:22 PM   #4720
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Since there was a 189 pages of bitching I thought I'd join in too! I had a cracked oils seal on my turbo and all the oil left my car. I had it towed to the stealership oops I mean dealership and they told me that they wouldn't warranty it b/c I ran the engine out of oil! (this is after an inspection) then I pointed out that oil was all over the engine because of the cracked seal. They changed there story and b/c I couldn't document my last 4 oil changes they voided my warranty and said it was dirty oil. Sweet huh? So I had a non-dealership mechanic put in a a sweet AMR turbo, we also broke out the screens in the banjo bolts. Everything was cool till I threw a rod bearing 6 months later with only 30K on the engine. Now I'm building a new block. Instead of getting a new EJ265 I'm building the tried and true ej257 and putting my heads on it. So here is what I learned:
1) Banjo bolts with screens severly restrict oil flow to the turbo and can cause cracked seals if your oil is even a little bit dirty. So get rid of the screen you already have an oil filter in your car.
2) Don't replace any part that has a history of being faulty (like our stock motors and turbo's) with that same part.
3) a dealership will do everything it can to short change you. So document every detail about your car service and follow the manual verbatum.
Man I really feel for all of us. Nothing worse than being really psyched on a sweet new suby and have all this crap happen!
A dealer will not do everything it can to short change you....

Last time I checked, I get paid to fix cars, either customer pay or warranty! If i don't fix your car, I don't get paid.

What we don't want to happen (and it happens often), is perform a warranty repair, have the factory call for the part back, and determine it's abuse or not a defect in materials etc. (outside influence).

This means we get charged back for the repair. It's the factory and the red tape they make us go through, not dealer personel. Believe it or not, we do care about you and your vehicle. It's your loyalty to us and our techs that puts food on our table.

Without you....we'd starve. I do agree that it boils down to customer service, if you don't like your dealer...find another one. I steal customers from competing dealers all the time....why....because I act like i give a $hit about'em.

And yes, my WRX is still at the local subaru dealer waiting on a long block and turbo, it's been 10 days so far.
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Old 03-09-2011, 06:26 PM   #4721
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I was last told that they were going to reuse the old turbo on mine. Oh and Im 18 days and still counting...
they're going to reuse the old turbo on mine as well. I'm not sweating it, if it goes KaBoom...i'll limp it back in!
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Old 03-09-2011, 07:37 PM   #4722
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A dealer will not do everything it can to short change you....

Last time I checked, I get paid to fix cars, either customer pay or warranty! If i don't fix your car, I don't get paid.

What we don't want to happen (and it happens often), is perform a warranty repair, have the factory call for the part back, and determine it's abuse or not a defect in materials etc. (outside influence).

This means we get charged back for the repair. It's the factory and the red tape they make us go through, not dealer personel. Believe it or not, we do care about you and your vehicle. It's your loyalty to us and our techs that puts food on our table.

Without you....we'd starve. I do agree that it boils down to customer service, if you don't like your dealer...find another one. I steal customers from competing dealers all the time....why....because I act like i give a $hit about'em.

And yes, my WRX is still at the local subaru dealer waiting on a long block and turbo, it's been 10 days so far.
Perfectly said.
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Old 03-10-2011, 12:40 AM   #4723
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they're going to reuse the old turbo on mine as well. I'm not sweating it, if it goes KaBoom...i'll limp it back in!

Yeah but the big question is where will you be when it goes Kaboom. If it happened to me 6 months earlier I would have been left stranded almost 500 miles away in Myrtle Beach, SC.

Only good thing about STILL waiting for my car to get fixed is Im driving a Toyota Corolla someone let me borrow so I'm paying less at the pump and getting better mpg (less exhilarating drive of course)
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Old 03-10-2011, 07:53 AM   #4724
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Yeah but the big question is where will you be when it goes Kaboom. If it happened to me 6 months earlier I would have been left stranded almost 500 miles away in Myrtle Beach, SC.

Only good thing about STILL waiting for my car to get fixed is Im driving a Toyota Corolla someone let me borrow so I'm paying less at the pump and getting better mpg (less exhilarating drive of course)
Just remember....dosn't matter who makes it....it just a pile of plastic and metal sitting on four rubber donuts!

being in the industry for quite sometime, and noticing the parts compatibility between different companies....you begin to realize there's not that much difference between vehicles anymore. None of them are perfect, and none of them will last forever and be trouble free.
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Old 03-11-2011, 10:23 PM   #4725
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i'm not so sure on the stress theory, i think stage 2 is actually less stressful considering the tune from factory for emissions was hard and stage 2 helps her breathe so much easier and modifies closed loop etc. plus i'm a little past stage 2 with some track days and she runs just perfect with 27,000km's.
Just got my Blackstone report back and the silver level decreased. However, I had only 1,300 miles on the oil so I guess the waiting continues. That is good news so if/when it fails SOA can't say that stage 2 increased the wear on the bearings.
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