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Old 11-08-2018, 08:55 PM   #51
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Forester fb25 engine are having valve springs break
In some cases valve drops into cylinder and locks up the engine.
One case recently the head cracked

The 2.0 and 2.5 may be recalled. Maybe I’m behind on the fb25 announcement
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Old 11-10-2018, 10:41 AM   #52
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Wuuuuuuuuuut!?
Correction
Rocker slips off and beats the valve spring on the forester into submission
Then the valve drops. So no forester recall. This is a natural low oil pressure or no oil symptom in the foresters. The Impreza spring failure is new to me.
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Old 11-13-2018, 01:20 AM   #53
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Would update my friend who owns a Subaru about this. Thanks for the reminder.
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Old 01-11-2019, 10:41 AM   #54
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I just received my recall notice. Letter states certain 2012-2014 Impreza and 2013 BRZ and Crosstrek. Subaru says this will affect 140,249 vehicles in the US.
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Old 01-11-2019, 11:33 AM   #55
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I just received my recall notice. Letter states certain 2012-2014 Impreza and 2013 BRZ and Crosstrek. Subaru says this will affect 140,249 vehicles in the US.
*dodged bullet* Sold my '13 Crosstrek when I bought my Chevy SS.

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Old 01-11-2019, 01:40 PM   #56
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The only positive thing for me is that hopefully when they tear my engine apart, they’ll fix the oil leak they created when they put my new short block in, via the cam carriers or whatever
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Old 01-16-2019, 09:12 PM   #57
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I dropped a valve in my 07 Impreza not once, but twice. This doesn’t surprise me.
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Old 01-16-2019, 09:31 PM   #58
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Lol at everyone thinking they’re getting their engine resealed and rebuilt. Not even. Close...
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Old 01-19-2019, 07:05 PM   #59
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Got the letter on Saturday. Called the dealer this past Monday. All I got was, "The parts are on back order." - and that's it. Actually more worried that the fix could lead to other problems if the work is rushed or not done correctly by a dealer mechanic.
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Old 01-19-2019, 07:35 PM   #60
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Got the letter on Saturday. Called the dealer this past Monday. All I got was, "The parts are on back order." - and that's it. Actually more worried that the fix could lead to other problems if the work is rushed or not done correctly by a dealer mechanic.
Just FYI, Subaru seems to be having issues with having parts available in general. I've been waiting for almost two months for a dip stick and grommet for the base of the hood prop. I just got an oil change at the dealership yesterday and they've back ordered the cabin air filter. Seriously! That's such a common thing!

No clue what's going on, but the girl who replaced my windshield last month had the hood fall on her face because it wasn't propped correctly with that grommet missing. I forgot to mention it. With the oil change mechanics I almost forgot too, but I remembered at the last second and ran out to tell them. They were appreciative.

It's just a stupid problem to have not having common parts available.
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Old 01-20-2019, 07:58 AM   #61
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Default Subaru may recall quite a few cars for valve spring issues

I had 135k on my first motor w/o valve spring issues

2nd motor has 35k on it now, its from a 2013 XV so still under recall umbrella.

I honestly don’t know if i will bother, or if they will even perform the work, maybe if i do, i just fail to mention i swapped motors....
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Old 03-04-2019, 11:14 AM   #62
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I have a 2012 with nearly 100k miles, was told by the dealer I'm subject to the recall.

Should I have this done? There's something to be said for not letting the wrench monkeys screw with the vehicle.

I'm assuming they have to pull the engine. If I do go ahead, is there anything else I should have done at the same time?

I'd greatly appreciate advice!
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Old 03-04-2019, 11:19 AM   #63
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I have a 2012 with nearly 100k miles, was told by the dealer I'm subject to the recall.

Should I have this done? There's something to be said for not letting the wrench monkeys screw with the vehicle.

I'm assuming they have to pull the engine. If I do go ahead, is there anything else I should have done at the same time?

I'd greatly appreciate advice!
The engine does get removed, yes. If you have an MT, might be a good opportunity to throw a clutch in it.
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Old 03-04-2019, 11:55 AM   #64
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Rumor has it that they've started shiping jigs to larger dealerships to not have to remove the engine. Fit this over, do the replacement without having to mess up anything else, nor remove the engine. The only issue is one jig per dealer, not multiple. But when you have 20-30-50 cars to go through, you're gonna get the work done not waiting on the jig...

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Old 03-04-2019, 03:36 PM   #65
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if they could replace my springs w/o removing the engine, i will be slightly more tempted to comply with this recall. otherwise, meh
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Old 03-04-2019, 09:13 PM   #66
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I'm holding off on getting it done as I've read too many posts about engine failures after the work has been done on the dedicated 86 forums. Seems some techs aren't heeding the warnings during engine reassembly possibly and using too much sealant.

IIRC, they were saying the chance of the valve spring actually breaking was ~1% or less so I'll wait until the dealerships have had some experience before bringing my car in.
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Old 03-04-2019, 10:21 PM   #67
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Damn, I’m super reluctant now after hearing this. We’ve been on the “list” at my dealer for my wife’s XV for a little while. Was told they’re doing 9 a week. Should I cancel???
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I don't know if I'd do it; but, also wonder what an open recall would do to a car's resale value.......
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Old 03-05-2019, 09:49 PM   #69
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I don't know if I'd do it; but, also wonder what an open recall would do to a car's resale value.......
maybe, but maybe not especially if trading in at a subaru dealer...
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maybe, but maybe not especially if trading in at a subaru dealer...

They'd be the ones I worry about cause they'd know right away what it would cost to fix and it HAS to be fixed before they can sell it.
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Rumor has it that they've started shiping jigs to larger dealerships to not have to remove the engine. Fit this over, do the replacement without having to mess up anything else, nor remove the engine. The only issue is one jig per dealer, not multiple. But when you have 20-30-50 cars to go through, you're gonna get the work done not waiting on the jig...

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After doing about 40 of these valve spring recalls i'd say it would be extremely difficult, if not impossible, do to the recall without removing the engine. Replacing the intake valve springs, maybe, the exhaust? no way.
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Old 03-06-2019, 10:51 AM   #72
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They'd be the ones I worry about cause they'd know right away what it would cost to fix and it HAS to be fixed before they can sell it.


But what difference would it make to fix it now via subaru paying or later with Subaru still paying?
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Old 03-06-2019, 10:51 AM   #73
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After doing about 40 of these valve spring recalls i'd say it would be extremely difficult, if not impossible, do to the recall without removing the engine. Replacing the intake valve springs, maybe, the exhaust? no way.


Pics.....
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He's saying he wants d pics. It's sort of a right of passage around these here parts.
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