Originally Posted by Vahnatai
Make: 2002 WRX
Time Out Of Use: 3 months
Problem And Likely Cause: Spun bearing caused by oil pump failure
Modifications: At the time I had a stage 2 WRX
Submitted For Warranty Work (Yes/No): Yes
Reason Given For Denial: Mods
Your Story: Engine started tapping (lifter tap) below a certain RPM on my way home and progressively got worse till the engine died 5 minutes from home. Had the car towed to the dealership and they basically laughed when I asked why it wouldn't be covered. Ended up taking my business elsewhere (non-Subaru shop). There is no way in hell my mod's caused the damage.
First of all, wrong thread...this belongs under Engine and Transmission
Second. You are out of warranty. Whether your mods caused the failure or not, you warranty has expired by mileage. Unless you have an extended warranty, which you did not mention
There is no reason why they should cover this seeing that your warranty is expired.
Did the repairing shop tell youw what exactly happened? Did they tell you how much oil was in the engine? Do you run synthetic oil?