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Old 09-09-2011, 11:25 PM   #4851
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^ youch

new motor and probably an extended warranty to boot imo (that's what the vast majority of us got)

look into your state's vehicle lemon laws- worse comes to worse you can get your $ back
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Old 09-10-2011, 12:55 AM   #4852
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Interesting how several second owner's are having them blow almost immediately... wonder why.
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Old 09-10-2011, 05:38 PM   #4853
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My wife's 09 XT had exact same problem 2 weeks ago. Drove it right to the dealership...where it's been sitting since. I found all of these posts and presented both SOA and my local dealer with the facts and my VIN is associated with the known engine issues. They have so far refused warranty because I didn't keep all my oil change receipts. I'm not sure why I need to spend the weekend calling the quick-lube places around my house to get copies of oil change reciepts when the problem is obviously a Subaru engine issue. Any thoughts on getting SOA or the dealer to move more quickly?
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I had this happen to me on my 05 (spun bearing). Never kept the receipts but treated the car better than the dealer would have. Eventually I went in with a bottle and asked for an oil sample so I could have it Independently Tested since they were accusing me of not maintaining the car. I had a fumoto valve on my pan so I knew it would be easy to do. That seemed to get things rolling, but they still screwed me by not giving me a loner for the 45+ days it took them to replace the shortblock. I ok'd them to drop the pan to inspect the engine for excessive wear due to lack of maintenance and the day after that I got SOA approval for the repair at 30K even thought I had an 80K warranty.

Oh, and I had NO luck getting receipts anywhere so I'll hold my breath for you. Demand to get an oil sample from your pan, and watch them do it. They will know you are serious if you stay in their face.
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Old 09-11-2011, 03:55 PM   #4854
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let me just add to the sleepless nights of every WRX owner who thinks they cleared the 18k mile 'danger zone'

2009 WRX, 08/08 build date
54,xxx miles.
100% bone stock besides tires. 100% adult owned & dealer maintained. Oil change less than 100 miles ago, @ 3000 miles.
Never seen a race track, never drag raced, never overreved, never 'power shifted'
(though ive met the 144 mph limiter a few times on the highway....)
Spun rob bearing friday

Sleeping well thinking you're in the clear? Think again.

....did i just take the title for highest mileage to blow?
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Old 09-11-2011, 11:26 PM   #4855
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Is there no problems for the 2010?..
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Old 09-12-2011, 05:35 PM   #4856
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Is there no problems for the 2010?..
Read the thread title
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Old 09-12-2011, 09:36 PM   #4857
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...100% adult owned...
Never seen a race track, never drag raced, never overreved, never 'power shifted'
(though ive met the 144 mph limiter a few times on the highway....)
Are you driving on the autobahn? God save me if I'm on the same highway when you pull this off as my kids are in my back seat. Last I checked here, the speed limit is 70mph. Sounds like you need to take it to the track to get your speed fix.
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Old 09-14-2011, 01:09 AM   #4858
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Highest I've seen, maybe you shouldn't have babied it so much so it would have gone sooner
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Old 09-16-2011, 03:00 AM   #4859
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2009 Subaru Impreza WRX Sedan
Miles = 50,400
Location = Indianapolis
VIN = JF1GE76669********
Mods = BONE stock, not a single mod or change on the car other than some winter tires on steelies.
Work done = never any major warranty work done, never had a problem with the car until now. Only issue I had at one time was it would NOT shift into reverse without serious work some times, I had to JAM it in there to get it into gear, and also sometimes could put it into 4th or 2nd gear (at bottom of shift stalk, will help get it into reverse) then it would go into reverse.
Adult owned (28yrs old), never raced, never dragged it, never rally raced it, never auto-cross raced, nothing. Just drive on the roads and freeway and thats it.
Warranty = still have 5yr/60k powertrain warranty, but also have Subaru Gold Plus extended warranty thats good for 4yr/60k miles, with $100 deductible I think. Hopefully they dont give me any problems, I may just not give back their loaner

I've had it dealer maintained for the majority of its life, but have done the previous oil change or two at home due to cost and wanting to do some of the work on the car myself. I know it needs an oil change currently and needs the air filter changed, it also needs front brakes. I have all these parts sitting at home in my garage ready to go, but I put the install on hold due to the problems with the car. Hopefully this wont be a problem.

Car started making noises getting into boost around 2,500 to 3,000 RPM, and overall didnt have all of its power. Metallic rubbing noise as RPM increased and lack of power, noise got worse and eventually was a clanking clanking noise as RPM's neared 2,000RPM. If I did my best to stay out of boost and shift at 2,000 RPM, the noise would be very quiet and not very loud. It eventually started making clanking clunking metallic rubbing noise that increased in pitch as RPM's increased shortly thereafter. Check engine light came on, Traction Control light is on, Cruise Control light is blinking (never seen this, usually its solid on if turned on, never any blinking) the BRAKE light is on constantly now (this is partly due to needin front pads on car, the light would come on then go off occasionally in the past few miles due to more brake fluid being used to push pads out farther due to pads being almost completly out and calipers needing to travel further), having trouble starting. When all the lights came on, it would have trouble staying running when first started. It would start, then die quickly. Only if I pushed the gas and revved it up a bit could I get it to start properly and stay idling just fine.

I'm not sure if its the engine having issues, or a turbo being blown. I am leading towards blown turbo. If you have any questions, please ask. I am here to help any way I can.

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Old 09-16-2011, 03:19 PM   #4860
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A blown turbo wouldn't exhibit your symptoms. The car dieing, and all that metal on metal noises sounds like a popped engine. It's probably best to call your dealer and have them tow it in.

Do you have a lot of smoke out the exhaust? Does it make a noise off idle similar to other cars on youtube with spun bearings?
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Old 09-16-2011, 03:25 PM   #4861
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^ I dont even understand the debate considering a) what year WRX you drive (2009) and b) the forum you're posting in - you spun a bearing and blew your engine like the hundreds of people before you that have posted in this thread. I am going to say your build date is 07/08 or 08/08.. drumroll please
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Old 09-18-2011, 12:57 AM   #4862
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Hello,

I have had my 09 hatch for a few months now and have been wanting to get a CBE. I have the Subaru Warranty and was wondering if any has ever been denied due to a CBE SPT or not. I had my eyes on a blitz / turbo xs / or greddy. Thank you in advance.
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Old 09-18-2011, 01:36 AM   #4863
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^^ The important thing that they always will ask for is proof of oil changes at proper intervals. I doubt they could prove that an exhaust system affected the oiling system and caused a bearing failure. Of course, they can deny anything they want and then you'll have to take them to court if that ever happens.
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Old 09-18-2011, 01:45 AM   #4864
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Hello,

I pulled a carfax today and ALL of the oil changes since the 1st owner bought it ( im the second) have been logged. If I was to go the "official route" they can't complaing about an SPT CBE installed at the dealership right? This would however increase the cost 2 times and less sexy boxer goodness.
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Old 09-30-2011, 12:03 PM   #4865
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Has there been a case (at least here on NASIOC) in which the mileage exceeded that of the power train warranty?
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Old 10-01-2011, 12:31 AM   #4866
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Not that I'm aware of ...... yet. I think Witness above is one of the highest I've seen reported here.
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Old 10-20-2011, 08:47 PM   #4867
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^ youch

new motor and probably an extended warranty to boot imo (that's what the vast majority of us got)

look into your state's vehicle lemon laws- worse comes to worse you can get your $ back
Bummed I never got an extended warranty. Mine just expired on Oct. 10th and now my Throwout bearing is starting to squeal again... Already on my 4th one! Clutch pedal is squeaking when depressed as well... I am soo going to miss my warranty
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Old 10-21-2011, 12:27 AM   #4868
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Prehaps there is a driving habit that's causing premature failure...
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Old 10-21-2011, 04:00 AM   #4869
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Prehaps there is a driving habit that's causing premature failure...
Well, I don't launch it, I don't track it, I don't burn it. I do sit in traffic occasionally and I drive it rather quickly when not. I pretty much always downshift, I suppose that could be something regular owners don't do??

Perhaps maybe I'm more sensitive to the noise, and others don't notice/care?

Perhaps, perhaps, perrrrhaps.
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Old 10-21-2011, 10:18 AM   #4870
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A *LOT* of 08+ WRX have noisy TOBs......I got to play with a noisy TOB out of an 08 and it felt smooth as can been despite the noise. I think they are just noisy. I think there are various sensitivity to car noises. Subarus tend to have lots of them .

Driving habits isn't going to mess with a TOB. Sitting in traffic for extended amounts of time with your clutch on the floor can, however.

Mine was noisy only when cold/humid in the morning and quickly fixes itself. I did 200+ 3-4k rpm clutch slip launches at autox during the time I owned it but other wise drove it like a grandma and my TOB was fine when I sold it.
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Old 10-22-2011, 06:09 PM   #4871
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Well, I don't launch it, I don't track it, I don't burn it. I do sit in traffic occasionally and I drive it rather quickly when not. I pretty much always downshift, I suppose that could be something regular owners don't do??

Perhaps maybe I'm more sensitive to the noise, and others don't notice/care?

Perhaps, perhaps, perrrrhaps.
Ha! Nice man, cake is my favorite band.

I just traded in my 09 for an 11 a couple months ago, and the tob is giving me the same trouble, to a slightly less degree as it used to in the 09. I have a long thread on here about it. I've learned to deal with it.
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Old 10-23-2011, 10:59 PM   #4872
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Well, I don't launch it, I don't track it, I don't burn it. I do sit in traffic occasionally and I drive it rather quickly when not. I pretty much always downshift, I suppose that could be something regular owners don't do??

Perhaps maybe I'm more sensitive to the noise, and others don't notice/care?

Perhaps, perhaps, perrrrhaps.
Well, none of those things you listed cause throw out bearings to get noisy and fail prematurely.

Leaving your foot on the clutch pedal will however. Or sitting at lights with the clutch pedal depressed and the tranny not in gear.

Just a thought. I've put several hundereds of thousands of miles on vehicles with manual trannies and never had a throwout go before the clutch needed to be replaced.
Maybe I'm just lucky... only have 30K on the 09' wrx...
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Old 10-25-2011, 05:23 PM   #4873
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Well, none of those things you listed cause throw out bearings to get noisy and fail prematurely.

Leaving your foot on the clutch pedal will however. Or sitting at lights with the clutch pedal depressed and the tranny not in gear.

Just a thought. I've put several hundereds of thousands of miles on vehicles with manual trannies and never had a throwout go before the clutch needed to be replaced.
Maybe I'm just lucky... only have 30K on the 09' wrx...
I wonder if that's why I always hear my tob making noise on cold mornings and have the issues I do with the clutch pedal tob vibrations...I almost always leave the foot on the clutch at lights and not in gear.
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Old 10-25-2011, 05:38 PM   #4874
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I wouldn't think resting your foot on the clutch pedal would do anything on a hydraulic clutch system. There's a little travel before the slave cylinder even begins to move.
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Old 10-25-2011, 10:49 PM   #4875
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Probably just depends on how much weight you put on it. I was under the impression it didn't take much to put pressure on the TOB.

After I made my last post I got to think. I think a couple times a heard a very quiet noise out of the TOB on my 09' on very cold mornings before things got fully warmed up.
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