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Old 12-11-2011, 02:10 PM   #1
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Default Budget 09 wrx engine build in Oklohoma City

Hello all,
I'm buying an 09 wrx tomorrow for $11k with a spun rod and need your input on how to re-build the engine. I would like to stay stock because I'm tight on cash. Does anybody knows a good mechanic in Norman or Oklohoma city? So far this is what I know to get in terms of the parts, following is the list.

1- Short Block $1650
2- overhaul gaskit set $220
3- Timing Belt $120
4- Water pump $65

Any other parts required? Or if I should get the brand new long block for $4200 from Subaru and call it a day.

Labour cost is undetermined, one dealership told me it would take 16hrs to swap the short block, I don't know if that is the case though. Any suggestions if I should have the clucth replaced at the same time?

Please share your pros and cons, I just wanna DD and I don't drive the car hard and want at least 5 yrs out of the car.

Thanks
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Old 12-11-2011, 10:32 PM   #2
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Buy a working car, 11k is a lot for a non working car...plus there could be more damage then u think.

Just my .02 cents as it doesn't sound like u have a lot of experience but your purchase list is correct. Might want to get a killer bee oil pickup(the stock one can fail) and not reuse the stock head studs
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Old 12-11-2011, 10:45 PM   #3
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Well, 11k isn't a bad deal. You could easily find a motor in the classifieds section that may save some coin.

If I were you have a Subaru dealer do the swap then you should get at least a 1 year parts and labour warranty if they provide the block. Don't forget oil, coolant etc etc. It all adds up fast, plus you need a new oil pump for sure.

Also yes a new oil pick up is a good idea and you can pick a Covert one from IIR for $125. As your on a budget.

As a fellow 09 wrx owner if there are any questions let me know

Alex
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Old 12-11-2011, 10:46 PM   #4
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What's kbb for that car with that mileage plus whatever you pay for an engine. Not rocket science.
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Old 12-12-2011, 10:04 AM   #5
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Mileage is around 40k, would it require heads too? car is under warranty but dealership is denying the warranty because of lack of maintenance record.
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Old 12-12-2011, 10:06 AM   #6
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Well, 11k isn't a bad deal. You could easily find a motor in the classifieds section that may save some coin.

If I were you have a Subaru dealer do the swap then you should get at least a 1 year parts and labour warranty if they provide the block. Don't forget oil, coolant etc etc. It all adds up fast, plus you need a new oil pump for sure.

Also yes a new oil pick up is a good idea and you can pick a Covert one from IIR for $125. As your on a budget.

As a fellow 09 wrx owner if there are any questions let me know

Alex
I'm getting the short block from a dealership in Denver, their prices are the cheapest in North America, Did you have any problems with your wrx? Thanks for your help
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Old 12-12-2011, 11:33 AM   #7
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at 40k it doesn't need a new water pump. Save the $ on that, and I would think the clutch is fine. I have heard of a few mechanics in that area (andya, pat), but they are backlogged for months.

hop in the local forum www.oksc.org and see if you can get some help. I'm located in Tulsa, otherwise I would assist.

I have already done 2 stock motor replacements with new shortblocks.
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Old 12-12-2011, 12:58 PM   #8
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at 40k it doesn't need a new water pump. Save the $ on that, and I would think the clutch is fine. I have heard of a few mechanics in that area (andya, pat), but they are backlogged for months.

hop in the local forum www.oksc.org and see if you can get some help. I'm located in Tulsa, otherwise I would assist.

I have already done 2 stock motor replacements with new shortblocks.
Good idea, Anything else you would think I need for this repair,
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Old 12-12-2011, 01:23 PM   #9
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Talk to Andy the lead tech at the Norman dealer. He has built numerous engines and tuned them to perfection. And his builds are covered by the dealer
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Old 12-12-2011, 01:26 PM   #10
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Talk to Andy the lead tech at the Norman dealer. He has built numerous engines and tuned them to perfection. And his builds are covered by the dealer
Thanks I will give them a call.
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Old 12-12-2011, 01:35 PM   #11
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Talk to Andy the lead tech at the Norman dealer. He has built numerous engines and tuned them to perfection. And his builds are covered by the dealer
Do you know if it's the Norman dealership coz I can't any subaru dealership in Norman and I called the OKC Subaru and they don't have a tech name by Andy.
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Old 12-12-2011, 05:29 PM   #12
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andy doesn't work at the dealer anymore. I'm not sure what his new shop is called.
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