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Old 05-21-2001, 03:24 PM   #1
dcoty
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Have a Nice Day? Suby dealers wont do my valve lash (cams)

Ok, the repairs manager at a subaru dealership in a place called old lyme CT (I stay here for the summer) says that he dosent want to get involved with a subaru with aftermarket parts (mainly because they have seen zero modded subys). I just wanted my valve lash adjusted because of my cobb cams, it has been 2000 klms. I kept telling him that it dosent matter if I have a re-ground camshaft or a popsicle in there, I have the right measurements fromn cobb tuning (intake=.007, exhaust=.009)and all I want him to do is have those measurements put in, thats all. He barely believed me that I had aftermarket cams also when I told him, he's like, "are you sure?". What kind of question is that!? Anyway, I told him all I could to calm him down so he diddnt have a heart attack. Has anyone had this problem before? If so how did you fix it, what did you tell the people at the service center at the suby store so they werent worried about getting sued?
Thanks for any helpful info.
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Old 05-21-2001, 03:37 PM   #2
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I think the main reason they won't do it is because they'll have to warranty their work once it's done. If something goes wrong with your motor they can charge you out the wazoo, but if they were the last ones to touch it there's no saying that it wasn't their fault
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Old 05-21-2001, 03:59 PM   #3
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find another dealer, try Lachute Subaru if they're at all nearby.
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Old 05-21-2001, 06:04 PM   #4
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Hmmm, Lachute subaru is back in quebec, im in CT right now, but even my local dealer right in montreal said there was no problem, and they know all of my mods. This place is more worried about me holding them responsible if anything goes wrong, but I have the numbers from cobb, all I want them to do is adjust my lash accordingly. But there is another dealer close by I will try to go to. Anyone out there that has had their valve lash readjusted, can you please tell me how you went about it. Thanx for the replies.
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Old 05-21-2001, 08:30 PM   #5
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My $0.02: Stay the heck away from dealers all together.

Pick up a phone book. Look for an independant (meaning a guy who probably used to work at a dealership, and realized he could prolly make a living doing indy work, without a forman breathing down his neck to complete more jobs) in the yellow pages.

Make a post to the local forum (New England in this case) asking about the reputation of the guy you pick out of the book, and others in case if someone in the area has a favorite mechanic; Then go off your results from that effort and get some 4 cylender lovin' from someone who _HAS_TO_ do a good job or his reputation will suffer (instead of the dealerships) or resultingly, not be able to feed his children.

(deep breath)

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Old 05-21-2001, 08:50 PM   #6
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Dan,

Darn Americans . First try another subaru dealership, I think your problem is an expection to the rule. If that doesn't help have Lachute give the service manager a call, that should calm them down a little. Of course if it was my car I would just do it myself, it shouldn't be too difficult.
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