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Old 04-04-2005, 11:07 PM   #1
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Default New Short Block on Warranty! Quality control problems on 2.5??

My 2002 2.5 TS sounds like a TDI. (85,000 km) Excessive piston slap, Piston # 4 is loudest. Started at 75,000km, and got progressively louder. One Subaru mechanic told me it was fine, and not to worry. I was not happy with his decision and returned to the dealer a week later and found another mechanic. It took him about 2 minutes to make his decision. Disconnected the spark plug on #4 with the engine running, and the noise continued. Apparently and this was all he needed to hear, and he proceeded to order me a new short block.

Why is it always piston # 4? Were ther quality control problems in 2002? I have heard of several 2002 2.5 engines with the #2 and #4 slapping around. Subaru of Canada told my buddy in a letter that 2.5l pistons the 2002 in a certain VIN run being machined too small!???? It is hard to believe that Subaru of all manufacturers would let that slip out of the factory?!!

Is my new S-block new and improved, or can I expect the same problems again in the future?

Anyone have similar experiences?
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Old 04-05-2005, 12:19 AM   #2
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Piston slap is an occasional problem on EJ25's ever since they showed up in the states, I think. It's common enough that most people have heard of it, but it's not really "normal" or anything. Many cars that have piston slap never seem to actually suffer any performance hits from it. There also are varying degrees of severity.
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Old 04-05-2005, 09:35 AM   #3
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You should start a class action lawsuit.

People bitch about breaking things and not having then covered under warrenty.

Now people are bitching when something isn't right and they have it covered under warrenty.


Maybe you should buy a Hundai or what ever was at the top of the list for customer satisfaction. Why do you think there are warrenties? With any mass produced anything there will sooner or later be a QC issue. You don't have to bet on weather or not you got a bad car while your neibor got a good one.

Subaru likes playing Canadians for suckers, miss-assembling short block prove it. I be they send you a short block with something else wrong with it just to see what you do.

Deal.
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Old 04-05-2005, 10:21 AM   #4
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"People bitch about breaking things and not having then covered under warrenty."

???????????????

"Now people are bitching when something isn't right and they have it covered under warrenty."

bitch?

"Maybe you should buy a Hundai or what ever was at the top of the list for customer satisfaction. Why do you think there are warrenties? With any mass produced anything there will sooner or later be a QC issue. You don't have to bet on weather or not you got a bad car while your neibor got a good one."



[B]Wrong!
I couldn't be more satisfied with Subaru and what they are doing for me!
I'm not complaining at all. Unlike some, I just like knowledge, particularly about this engine.
Anyone?[/b]
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Old 04-05-2005, 12:15 PM   #5
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The title of this thread read like a bitch to me...
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