NFR Subaru Mechanics

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  1. tythetier

    tythetier Fish Slayer

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    So just a quick update on this...
    So they put the new tstat in it, took it for a drive the next day.. blamo!! overheating again!
    They gimp it back to the shop, get out the hydrocarbon tests again, and sure 'nough'... Headgaskets gone again... He is thinking the reason it didnt show up the first time is that the stop leak that the other owners put in was kinda working.
    The car is apart right now. They are also going to do a clutch for me as well. The old one did not look like it had only been in for a year and a half... If it had been, they really didnt know how to drive it.

    Also, the guy at the machine shop said the heads had no signs of ever being machined before, were within tolerance, but warped pretty good....
    So we are thinking if they actually did have the gasket changed, they put the original designed one in, and didnt have the heads smoothed out....
    You just cant trust anybody these days...
     
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    Thanks for the update. Sorry for all the crap you had to go through to find out what was actually wrong with it. After the current work is completed, I hope you have many trouble-free miles.
     
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    Yup;)
     
  4. tythetier

    tythetier Fish Slayer

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    Yeah, I knew that getting into the car, but figured we were safe since he had it done already.
    We had $5000 to spend on a new car. When we got this one for so much cheaper, we went ahead and paid bills with what we had left, so then we had to save up again to get the heads done again.
     
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    Sad but true. Hopefully you'll get this all fixed up soon (and cheaply!) and have a reliable AWD vehicle for years to come
     
  6. tythetier

    tythetier Fish Slayer

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    Yeah, they should be working on getting it all back together today I am thinking.
    So with the headgasket, they also threw in a new clutch, and I got everything done for $1300, that was about 50% off of what they would normaly charge people my friend said.
    So yeah, now I know it was done right (they do so many his tech could do them in his sleep, and have never had one come back with a problem after install), the car should be good to go! I will take it on a couple of shorter trips before Idaho next month to be safe.
     
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  7. hydrological

    hydrological beads are NOT flies and snagging is just ghetto

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    same thing happened to me on a 2001 outback. previous owner used that stupid sealant, which managed to hide the headgasket problem long enough to sell it to me. douchebag :mad:
     
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    rainbow My name is Mark Oberg

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    I dont know about subaru, but some head gasket's require retorq around 10.000 miles. Check the spec's on the gasket, I'm sure he will let you know.
     
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    Yeah Mark, these damn Subaru's are just weird enough, they might need that. I will ask my friend tonight when we go get the car.
    Hydrological, I think this guy did the same. I had found a bit of copper powder (what they put in stop leak) in the water when I was flushing it.
     
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    I've used Performance Auto in Boring, OR has always treated me well with my Subaru, but I have not had to do an HG with them. I had valve cover gaskets + a little more done for under 300, and another trip that I cannot even remember what they did, but great service every time.
     
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    My friend is the manager at Tylers Automotive in Willsonville, they do these hg jobs all the time. Never had one come back, and the techs are all a stand up group of guys. I brought them in donughts one morning and they all said thanks when they came in to grab them. No idea if thats worth much to other people, but I think a bit of manners goes a long ways....