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Old 08-09-2018, 10:01 AM   #1
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2014 Subaru STI
-Perrin exhaust
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My Check engine light came on reading
-P0024 Exhaust cam2 (LH) system range/perf

I brought it to a well known Subaru performance shop and theyíre telling me my oil was once probably really low ( which I wonít lie. I might have neglected it once or twice) and that I need a full short block rebuild. He wants to charge me $8k and I canít really afford that at this time. I was wondering if maybe buying a used engine would be cheaper and if Iím being overcharged for the rebuild? Iíd appreciate the help. Thank you
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Old 08-09-2018, 10:17 AM   #2
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$8k for an engine replacement at a shop is pretty much par for the course.

Did they say why they think it needs a rebuild though? That code does mean you might need new AVCS gears but jumping to full engine replacement without some other symptoms seems extreme...
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double post, that was weird...
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Old 08-09-2018, 12:52 PM   #4
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$8k for an engine replacement at a shop is pretty much par for the course.

Did they say why they think it needs a rebuild though? That code does mean you might need new AVCS gears but jumping to full engine replacement without some other symptoms seems extreme...
Agreed to a point.
Low or dirty oil can gum up variable cams/lift.
A couple short changes may free it up.
Pulling and cleaning the oil control valves may help.
Swapping the oil control valves and see if the problem follows.

No rod knock or similar (knock sensor will trip a code as the sound is similar to det) would make me think oil control not rebuild.
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Old 08-10-2018, 10:06 AM   #6
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$8k for an engine replacement at a shop is pretty much par for the course.

Did they say why they think it needs a rebuild though? That code does mean you might need new AVCS gears but jumping to full engine replacement without some other symptoms seems extreme...

Thank you for the help. The guy said my engine is a ticking time bomb. I could change some parts but he said the problem wonít be fixed. He said it would be like putting a bandaid on the problem. Is he bull****ting me?
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Old 08-10-2018, 02:36 PM   #7
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$8k for an engine replacement at a shop is pretty much par for the course.

Did they say why they think it needs a rebuild though? That code does mean you might need new AVCS gears but jumping to full engine replacement without some other symptoms seems extreme...
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Agreed to a point.
Low or dirty oil can gum up variable cams/lift.
A couple short changes may free it up.
Pulling and cleaning the oil control valves may help.
Swapping the oil control valves and see if the problem follows.

No rod knock or similar (knock sensor will trip a code as the sound is similar to det) would make me think oil control not rebuild.
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Thank you for the help. The guy said my engine is a ticking time bomb. I could change some parts but he said the problem wonít be fixed. He said it would be like putting a bandaid on the problem. Is he bull****ting me?
We don't know from where we are.
You have 2 decent replies.
I gave some inexpensive options.

If you ran low on oil long enough, yes, it may be a ticking time bomb.

Sorta your choice based on ideas posted and your gut and wallet.
Me, I would try cheap and easy, but maybe start saving some money.
But that is me.
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Old 08-11-2018, 02:53 PM   #8
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Is he bull****ting me?
He kind of is...

Do an oil flush, stay on top of your maintenance, and worst case, you'll need a cam sprocket, maybe an OCV. That code does not indicate the engine is about to blow up.
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He kind of is...



Do an oil flush, stay on top of your maintenance, and worst case, you'll need a cam sprocket, maybe an OCV. That code does not indicate the engine is about to blow up.


Thank you for the help man. Will do.
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