Originally Posted by Dave D.
Is your car paid off? Try to avoid borrowing to fix your motor. I know you can spend a lot less than you're talking for a factory shortblock with some drop-ins. I spent some money on a built motor from Maxwell power, but they do sell a pretty good package for a budget: 2800.00 for a new SB with JE pistons. Similar deals can be found elsewhere.
It's just not wise to pile debt on top of debt. Unfortunately, I don't see Subaru fixing that motor of yours. But I think you do have recourse on that 600.00 if you did not authorize beyond the 150.00. Go upstairs and call SOA, to start. Also, if you paid with a credit card, you can dispute the charges and have them pull the money back from the dealer pending resolution.
+1 on calling SOA to start but depends on what he signed for the work that was done and how it was worded cuz dealers r not stupid especially if known what the prognosis will turn out to be that's why I hope he read everything before signing even when they did the checkup on mine fore the winterizing I wouldn't sign anything until the work is done even though it was free of charge, remember this when any work is being done