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Old 12-14-2005, 03:32 PM   #1
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Have a Nice Day? the dumbest subaru owner in north america

i was at subaru yesterday getting an oil change and fixing a heated seat, they take forever, so i was talking to the service manager. he began to tell me the funiest story ever (not for the guy it happend to). Some 40 year old asshat bought an 05 sti and put synthetic oil in the car thinking that HE NEVER HAD TO CHANGE THE OIL AGAIN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! so he didnt change the oil- drove the car hard for about 14000 kms and blew the engine. it was a leased car and when the technicians checked the oil (which by all acounts was sludge) they voided his warranty. the service manager them informed me that " i hope he doesnt make that 14000$ mistake again."

ps i hope any evo/srt-4 owners dont see this thread
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Old 12-14-2005, 03:34 PM   #2
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14000$ mistake? Wouldn't it be a 32000$ish mistake?
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Old 12-14-2005, 03:35 PM   #3
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Whoopsies. Shame to waste a motor like that.
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Old 12-14-2005, 03:35 PM   #4
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that's only 8,750 miles.
i wouldn't think that would be fatal.
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Old 12-14-2005, 03:35 PM   #5
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Seems like the old guy probably learned his lesson.
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Old 12-14-2005, 03:36 PM   #6
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Not 32K. You don't have to replace everything on the car.
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Old 12-14-2005, 03:36 PM   #7
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i still dont think that tops Panache driving through a house clearly speeding then trying to lie and say the gas pedal got stuck.

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Old 12-14-2005, 03:36 PM   #8
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ps i hope any evo/srt-4 owners dont see this thread

lol that will never happen. you know its already posted on their forums.
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Old 12-14-2005, 03:36 PM   #9
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yep 8700 miles, nonbody ever goes that long without an oil change, nobody, ever.
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Old 12-14-2005, 03:37 PM   #10
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yep 8700 miles, nonbody ever goes that long without an oil change, nobody, ever.
mine goes 3000 max. and if i somehow forget the exact miles then i change it the next day.
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Old 12-14-2005, 03:38 PM   #11
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mine goes 3000 max. and if i somehow forget the exact miles then i change it the next day.
Gold star for you.
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Old 12-14-2005, 03:38 PM   #12
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14000$ mistake? Wouldn't it be a 32000$ish mistake?
from subaru i think its like 6k for a longblock motor. even thought im sure they just replaced the short block
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Old 12-14-2005, 03:40 PM   #13
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that's only 8,750 miles.
i wouldn't think that would be fatal.
I agree.
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Old 12-14-2005, 03:40 PM   #14
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Exclamation What The ****!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Talk about stupidity! I mean come one he's 40 years old. It's common sense at that age!
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Old 12-14-2005, 03:41 PM   #15
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his motor probably blew from oil starvation.

probably thought he never had to check it either
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Old 12-14-2005, 03:42 PM   #16
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that's only 8,750 miles.
i wouldn't think that would be fatal.
Depends. If you drive it like ya stole it, and didn't do any sort of break-in at all....
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Old 12-14-2005, 03:42 PM   #17
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common sense does not come w/ age.
you either have it, or you don't.
it is the rare individual who develops some.

timmah - THAT i could believe..
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Old 12-14-2005, 03:44 PM   #18
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14000$ mistake? Wouldn't it be a 32000$ish mistake?
14000 is what subaru canada charges in candian dollars for a new sti engline with labout- the sti is 47000 canadian here
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Old 12-14-2005, 03:46 PM   #19
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that's really not that long.

i got about 4500 miles with synthetic. i don't think i've ever exceeded 4500. i changed the oil last at only 3500 miles, as the it took almost 8 months to get that kind of mileage.
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Old 12-14-2005, 03:48 PM   #20
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Wait you have to change synthetic oil?!

:runs to dealership for oil change:
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Old 12-14-2005, 03:48 PM   #21
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So.... what kind of midlife crisis was this guy having? Couldn't afford a Corvette or Porsche perhaps?

This link doesn't have an explanation for the STi, oh well.
http://webhost.bridgew.edu/jhayesboh/RESOURCE/cartypes.htm
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Old 12-14-2005, 03:49 PM   #22
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from subaru i think its like 6k for a longblock motor. even thought im sure they just replaced the short block
duh, i dont know why, but i was thinking a totalled vehicle for some reason.
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Old 12-14-2005, 03:49 PM   #23
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I agree.
the technician said the oil was the worse thing he has ever seen in his 20 years of working on subarus. i agree 8700 miles isnt ridiculous but when you push your car oil evaporates and what doesnt turns to sludge.
basically this guy drives his car to the degree that he would need an oil change every 2000 miles. Also if the engine lasted to lets say 20000 miles and blew it would be the same thing. THE GUY BELIEVED THAT SYNTHETIC OIL MEANS YOU NEVER HAVE TO CHANGE THE OIL AGAIN!
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Old 12-14-2005, 03:53 PM   #24
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Believe it or not, this situation happens every now and then. I spent 5+ years working at a dealership, and saw two cars with busted engines due to lack of oil changes. One car lasted to around 28K, and the other to about 32K. One car was determined to have had 2 oil changes. The cam shaft broke in that car.

I also knew an older gentleman who liked fancy cars. He would buy used cars that were maybe a year or two old, and he would keep them until they broke down. He NEVER changed the oil, but only added oil whenever the car needed it. Yikes.

They're out there... Fortunately, those types just screw themselves, and don't pose much of a threat to the rest of us.
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Old 12-14-2005, 03:54 PM   #25
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Subaru says that you can go 7500miles between regular oil changes. You sure as hell should be able to go an extra 1200 on synthetic (assuming you don't burn more than a quart). Either that guy driving WOT to 6k rpms constantly, or there is more to the story. Hell, a 4cyl Accord is good for 10k between changes on conventional.
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