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Old 03-16-2017, 11:43 AM   #1
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Does anyone know if Mike is a member? He is a Subaru Master Tech that did a complete rebuild on YouTube about 3 years ago.. I'm looking to get in contact with him or another retired Master Tech now doing occasional work out of their garage, someone not interested in up-sale, someone who produces quality over quantity... the equivalent of hot rod restoring of engine building, shoot me some member names or points of contact if you can help. Thanks!!

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Old 03-16-2017, 05:09 PM   #2
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Does anyone know if Mike is a member? He is a Subaru Master Tech that did a complete rebuild on YouTube about 3 years ago.. I'm looking to get in contact with him or another retired Master Tech now doing occasional work out of their garage, someone not interested in up-sale, someone who produces quality over quantity... the equivalent of hot rod restoring of engine building, shoot me some member names or points of contact if you can help. Thanks!!

There are plenty of reputable shops that are worth a look into. Personally, i would rather pay a bit more to know that its being done by a shop that has a reputation and stands by their work rather than having someone who may or may not have a clue what they are doing.
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lol I saw a video once of a guy who built a time machine out of a Delorian and then chuck berry invented rock and roll with the help of his brother Marvin.

That guy has those heads one little slip away from returning to the machine shop, think yours will be any safer?
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Old 03-16-2017, 05:55 PM   #4
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There are plenty of reputable shops that are worth a look into. Personally, i would rather pay a bit more to know that its being done by a shop that has a reputation and stands by their work rather than having someone who may or may not have a clue what they are doing.


Thank you.. I appreciate the advice, however the reason I'm in search of a Subaru Master Tech, is because that's somewhere around the 30year mark when it comes to experience... from what I've learned so far, if I want an engine built right I have a few options that don't all appeal to me.. 1. Tomei $20,000
2. Reputable shop where I pay $10,000 and they stand by the nut but not the bolt.. so there is that little extra charge every time you come in, it is a business after all... and that's usually every few months because you gotta pay to play... or 3. I can have a master tech built me an engine that I don't have to touch or dump money into every month.. I have a friend who ran 700hp for 3 years and just changed the oil.. that's a bit awkward since I went by every recommendation as far as supporting mods and I've been off the dyno 2 months and have a knock... which of course no one can explain until I bring it in and of course pay... Again i appreciate the advice, and if you know of anyone backed by certifications please IM me his info. Thanks!!
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Old 03-16-2017, 06:02 PM   #5
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lol I saw a video once of a guy who built a time machine out of a Delorian and then chuck berry invented rock and roll with the help of his brother Marvin.

That guy has those heads one little slip away from returning to the machine shop, think yours will be any safer?


Doesn't have to be him man.. any Subaru Master tech backed by certifications.. you know like 30 years experience... contacted a performance shop that I won't name, asked if anyone was at least ASE certified, they were like.. NO but everyone here knows what they're doing, come on by lol!!
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Old 03-16-2017, 06:03 PM   #6
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Doesn't have to be him man.. any Subaru Master tech backed by certifications.. you know like 30 years experience... contacted a performance shop that I won't name, asked if anyone was at least ASE certified, they were like.. NO but everyone here knows what they're doing, come on by lol!!


I was like yup.. see you there!!
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A certification means jack **** in all honesty. I've been ASE Master since i was 21, Toyota Master since 23, and L1 since 26. It doesn't mean I'm the best guy to build you a 2JZ... Go to a shop that has a good reputation, they have it for a reason.
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Old 03-16-2017, 06:19 PM   #8
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A certification means jack **** in all honesty. I've been ASE Master since i was 21, Toyota Master since 23, and L1 since 26. It doesn't mean I'm the best guy to build you a 2JZ... Go to a shop that has a good reputation, they have it for a reason.


Again I appreciate the advice, a friend of mine vent to one of these reputable shops, with a 10AM appointment.. after a couple Ferraris and a few other exotics.. he was finally seen around 2 in the afternoon... was charged $2300, left with his car not running and another appointment.
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Old 03-16-2017, 08:29 PM   #9
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engine reliability relies more on the driver not the builder.

the best builder in the world wont help if you lug your motor.
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Old 03-16-2017, 10:26 PM   #10
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So what are your power goals and budget?
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Old 03-17-2017, 01:46 AM   #11
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So what are your power goals and budget?


400-450 dependable horsepower, If i spend the money, I want to drive it how I like.. I want to drive it say.. from AZ to Alaska, give someone a run for their money and not worry about possibly catching a flight back... maybe do an oil change and... I don't know drive to Florida for the weekend, do the same thing and drive back.. I want to throw my backpack in the back and take off wherever without having to worry. I went from a GM V8 to a Forester for the overall package AWD, Fuel economy, and space enough to camp in it at Yosemite for example... run fine at 120F in AZ, and have no issues when I go snowboarding in Colorado.
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400-450 dependable horsepower, If i spend the money, I want to drive it how I like.. I want to drive it say.. from AZ to Alaska, give someone a run for their money and not worry about possibly catching a flight back... maybe do an oil change and... I don't know drive to Florida for the weekend, do the same thing and drive back.. I want to throw my backpack in the back and take off wherever without having to worry. I went from a GM V8 to a Forester for the overall package AWD, Fuel economy, and space enough to camp in it at Yosemite for example... run fine at 120F in AZ, and have no issues when I go snowboarding in Colorado.


Here's a good example.. a buddy and I drove his C6 from Boise ID to Las Vegas and back, he had a built motor waiting, so the idea was to have some fun.. we both drove that car like no one should ever drive their car.. outside of it eating a bit of oil and getting horrible mpg, it didn't need anything... I bought my XT for 18k and put another 6k into it, now it's like... well you'll need another 10k.. I found someone that's seems promising, using an IAG short and everything else off mine.. removal and complete install with warranty through both IAG and the builder, in the 6k range.. all thoughts welcomed.
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Mike knows what he's doing. Tan check. Arm day check. Suns out guns out check. Child molester New Balances check.

I would always go with a known performance shop when it comes to motors. If something goes wrong with the motor big companies will be willing to work with you. Sure you might not get compensated but you have a better chance of getting money back (or take the fight to the forums) than going with your local garage br0 builder. How does a 6pack of beer and a 'sorry dude' sound as consolation when the motor blows up after 300 miles?
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I bought my XT for 18k and put another 6k into it, now it's like... well you'll need another 10k...
welcome to subaru where your only limiting factor is your wallet lol
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Old 03-17-2017, 09:19 AM   #16
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What's sad is that I feel some of you have experienced that 300 mile bro engine, my condolences for your subie's... I really appreciate all the advice people, I'm just looking for every avenue I can to save $$, I'm seriously running out.
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Mike knows what he's doing. Tan check. Arm day check. Suns out guns out check. Child molester New Balances check.
ha ha ha ha, that is one good check list

This thread is awesome. Picture of a person in a country of 300 million and someone is supposed to 'know' this one guy who is the only one who can build a subaru engine.
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Old 03-17-2017, 10:06 AM   #18
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ha ha ha ha, that is one good check list



This thread is awesome. Picture of a person in a country of 300 million and someone is supposed to 'know' this one guy who is the only one who can build a subaru engine.


I figured since he's the only one on YouTube with a complete step by step rebuild, someone might know the guy... I mean he's the first video to pop's up on Subaru engine rebuild, and the only one with start to finish, in all actuality I was looking for anyone like him that anyone here knew.. someone with say 20 years or so of experience building Subaru engines.. I'm not looking through 300 million people, just through the only one on YouTube.. just saying!! Even if he's not a member, someone should invite him.. I mean how many members are here? Yet no one's done complete step by step tutorials, imagine how many people could benefit from that!!
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I figured since he's the only one on YouTube with a complete step by step rebuild, someone might know the guy... I mean he's the first video to pop's up on Subaru engine rebuild, and the only one with start to finish, in all actuality I was looking for anyone like him that anyone here knew.. someone with say 20 years or so of experience building Subaru engines.. I'm not looking through 300 million people, just through the only one on YouTube.. just saying!! Even if he's not a member, someone should invite him.. I mean how many members are here? Yet no one's done complete step by step tutorials, imagine how many people could benefit from that!!


Also well aware of the multiple engine builders, NOT under the impression that there's just "one guy"... good take on the situation though lol!!
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you can edit your post and dont need to keep quoting yourself. just FYI since you are new.
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Old 03-17-2017, 10:38 AM   #21
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you can edit your post and dont need to keep quoting yourself. just FYI since you are new.


Thanks Titter.. sorta figuring this out as I go, I'm guessing it'll probably make no sense if I edit the original.. now that a bunch of people replied, I guess i could get rid of the picture and "Mike" and just put... looking for Subaru Master Tech.. but then everyone new to the topic is gonna be like wtf?!? Who's this Mike character? What are some of these people talking about? It's whatever... someone is eventually gonna figure it out and just reply with.. Names and Shops, Their Experiences, Prices.. etc.
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If you want to romp on it, only throw oil at it, and not have to deal with a shop for the maintaining it then do this.

Step 1) sell subaru
Step 2) buy corvette
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If you want to romp on it, only throw oil at it, and not have to deal with a shop for the maintaining it then do this.

Step 1) sell subaru
Step 2) buy corvette
Lol

Step 3) Profit???

In all honesty though, you can buy an OEM shortblock for 1800, and have a reputable shop install some drop in forged pistons. 10k is an astronomical number for your desired power level.
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Old 03-17-2017, 11:19 AM   #24
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If you want to romp on it, only throw oil at it, and not have to deal with a shop for the maintaining it then do this.

Step 1) sell subaru
Step 2) buy corvette


I thought about it honestly.. it's just useless on anything but dry pavement.. my buddy sent me a video in the snow, looks like an overrated experience.. I'm trying to achieve an all around useful 4 season vehicle.. with a bit of power considering going back from the STi suspension to Oem Forester.. for more of an overall use. Also if someone can recommend a decent suspension for the forester, somewhere between STi and oem XT, please do.. something allowing for a wider choice of tire.
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you picked the right car, just the wrong year. you want an 03-08 (SG chassis) if you want the ultimate do everything car. the 06-08's are essentially just an STI with a SUV shell. 99% of the parts are compatible. the possibilities are... well... limited by your wallet lol. doesnt mean you'll blow motors costing you mad $$$. what i mean is you can easily make a 1000hp daily driver forester and last for years and years... it will just cost you over 100 grand. but also you can make a fun 400hp one for maybe 20 grand? 5k for a clean chassis, 5k for a drivetrain, 10k for a motor. the newer chassis foresters are limited by the drivetrain. most are CVT now and just cant handle any kind of power.
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