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#1 TTMR

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Posted 31 March 2016 - 06:18 PM

Howdy folks, dropped in to TiC today to discuss my needs regarding the spun bearing in my new to me WRX and found the stack of cards for this place.

So if you see a bearded guy in a Dodge staring longingly at you in traffic in the next few weeks that's probably just me missing my Subaru.
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Posted 31 March 2016 - 06:26 PM

Welcome!  Hopefully this is just the beginning of your Subaru story, and not the end.



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Posted 31 March 2016 - 07:51 PM

I'll be around, engine will be back stronger, if not more powerful soon.

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Posted 31 March 2016 - 07:56 PM

Spun bearing? Welcome to the wonderful world of Subarus

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Posted 31 March 2016 - 08:10 PM

Yeah, 110k and the rest of the rod bearings looked horrible too. Almost looked like corrosion pitting in them but at nearly 20k/yr I wouldn't expect any such issues inside the engine.

Oh well I'll fix her up, just annoying. Subaru is lucky they make cars that drive really well because otherwise this is the cheapest bag of bolts I've ever played with. Whisper thin paint, cheap interior and so on. Then you go for a drive and all the negatives go away.
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Posted 31 March 2016 - 08:14 PM

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Posted 31 March 2016 - 09:07 PM

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Posted 31 March 2016 - 10:45 PM

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Posted 01 April 2016 - 01:01 PM

They may use some cheaper stuff on the interiors, but they do last. My daily driver for the last 16 years is a 2000 Legacy GT Limited. Frankly, I haven't treated it well and it looks beat-up, but I've put ~178,400 miles on it myself with very little $$ being put into it..

 

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Posted 02 April 2016 - 12:50 PM

What's the term?

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Posted 04 April 2016 - 12:58 PM

Welcome, and good luck.



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Posted 17 May 2016 - 05:34 PM

Clint just left me a message, pick up my parts tomorrow and I can start turning wrenches right!
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Posted 15 June 2016 - 07:11 PM

so..

 

could I take this engine and swap on some of the parts off my engine (like the intake manifold) and have it work?

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Posted 15 June 2016 - 09:10 PM

you are asking about this for the 2009WRX?


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Posted 16 June 2016 - 08:48 AM

yes sorry, I know things like the intake and oil supply for the turbo would have to be moved over but I dont know if that is even practical.

 

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Posted 16 June 2016 - 10:14 AM

no. Thats not even a turbo motor. It looks like a phase I N/A motor, so much would have to be done. Boatloads of custom machining.

 

You'd be better off buying a brand new USDM motor


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Posted 16 June 2016 - 10:24 AM

Your cheapest route with the least headaches is probably to buy a brand new block, oil warmer, oil pump, oil pickup, and have your heads cleaned/checked/decked. You'll need to check/clean all oil lines and filters too.

 

Or find a complete used motor, this is the easiest but you'd have an unknown history on that engine.

 

As for why it failed, i'd lean towards oil starvation. Gotta check that oil level at least weekly!


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