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Old 01-02-2009, 03:16 PM   #1
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Default 2009 so far: 2 cars with blown headgaskets and a cracked sewer main line...$$woes$$

two subarus with blown headgaskets with less than 80k miles on the clock. no time or garage to do the repairs myself so both repairs will unfortunately be done at the dealer. wife's was $1600, mine will be a bit more.

yesterday our basement flooded after an entirel load of luandry worth of water back filled through the drainline. company comes out today to clear the line. granted this is the 3rd time this has happened in a little under a year. they stick a camera down the poop shoot and it reveals a few cracks in the lateral line were roots are creeping in. great. $4200. **** that, seems a bit much for digging a whole and cutting out and replacing some 3" PVC. anyone have experience with this? should i get an estimate on a no dig replacement?

CN: 2009 is raping my wallet.
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Old 01-02-2009, 03:16 PM   #2
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and i can't fit my size 34" jeans anymore.
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Old 01-02-2009, 03:24 PM   #3
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rent yerself one of them small loaders and start digging yoreself i you have time or you can. or you can hand dig that far probably. is this a city exit or do you have septic? if you have septic, then you should be able to hand dig that. hell, while you have it uncovered you could replace the section yoreself and save lotsa of money.

if you can't do this stuff for whatever reason, ignore me
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Old 01-02-2009, 03:30 PM   #4
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Your homeowner's policy won't cover that?
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Old 01-02-2009, 03:37 PM   #5
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I thought japanese cars never had problems? Where is r0bman? I want answers!
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Old 01-02-2009, 03:37 PM   #6
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rent yerself one of them small loaders and start digging yoreself i you have time or you can. or you can hand dig that far probably. is this a city exit or do you have septic? if you have septic, then you should be able to hand dig that. hell, while you have it uncovered you could replace the section yoreself and save lotsa of money.

if you can't do this stuff for whatever reason, ignore me
i'm thinking about it. no septic, we live in a townhouse, i'm the end unit. i'd need to call miss utility and possibly get a permit to dig. i know there are trenchless repairs that can be done. just not sure of the cost.

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Your homeowner's policy won't cover that?
i'll have to look into that, but i'm guessing not.
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Old 01-02-2009, 04:13 PM   #7
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Are the cars driveable ? If you don't mind a trip up towards Limerick, PA (home of the nuclear reactors) I know of a Subaru Master Tech who does work on the side. PM me
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Old 01-02-2009, 04:18 PM   #8
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the sewer I can't really pin on you, unless you've been flushing golf balls and ball bearings down the toilet or something.



But how the hell do you break not one, but two Subaru engines??
you must have been driving them really ****ed up.
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Old 01-02-2009, 04:36 PM   #9
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the sewer I can't really pin on you, unless you've been flushing golf balls and ball bearings down the toilet or something.



But how the hell do you break not one, but two Subaru engines??
you must have been driving them really ****ed up.

nothing to do with my driving style. one was my wife's 02 forester L, both headgaskets gone. external leak. 62k miles, thinking of calling SOA on that one. my 03 OBS started having a pretty bad external leak on the driver's side. there has been an update on the headgaskets, from single layer to triple. it's a common problem on the EJ251 engines. a ****ty common problem that i feel should be covered under an extended warranty.

the question is Q can you fix it!
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Old 01-02-2009, 04:37 PM   #10
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Are the cars driveable ? If you don't mind a trip up towards Limerick, PA (home of the nuclear reactors) I know of a Subaru Master Tech who does work on the side. PM me
too late, i'd probably have taken you up on that. wife's car is done, mine is currently being worked on. having a few extra bits installed while the engine is torn apart.
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Old 01-02-2009, 04:39 PM   #11
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nothing to do with my driving style. one was my wife's 02 forester L, both headgaskets gone. external leak. 62k miles, thinking of calling SOA on that one. my 03 OBS started having a pretty bad external leak on the driver's side. there has been an update on the headgaskets, from single layer to triple. it's a common problem on the EJ251 engines. a ****ty common problem that i feel should be covered under an extended warranty.

the question is Q can you fix it!


let me guess...

you've been using hydrochloric acid in lieu of motor oil?
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Old 01-02-2009, 04:43 PM   #12
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let me guess...

you've been using hydrochloric acid in lieu of motor oil?
yeah it's called mobil 1
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Old 01-02-2009, 04:45 PM   #13
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yeah it's called mobil 1
well there it is. I read somewhere, probably here, that subies don't get along well with mobil 1
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Old 01-02-2009, 05:02 PM   #14
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that sucks about yore gaskets too. recently the HG on my caralier started to go and i'm burning coolant or something. 174K though! still. i don't know how to repair these motors......

if only i could mate my subaru motor to it.
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