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    The dealership is killing me.

    Well, my build has to be put on hold for a while. My car has been plagued with some expensive problems. She WAS running like a champion but i noticed some smoke coming from the hood here and there nothing too crazy. I brought it to the dealership thinking it was just a CV boot leaking grease on my DP. WRONG! It was an external head gasket leak. Power steering rack and pinion boots were ripped also. so i had the dealer replace all the gaskets and seals, spark plugs, and rack and pinion boots. 2000 dollars! ouch. but get this, when the work was done they gave it back to me with a check engine light on! I was like what the hell and the technician ran the code scanner, turns out he forgot to plug the knock sensor back in when he reinstalled the motor. Whatever, so i get my car back and drive it for a day, she was driving real nice and smooth and then all of a sudden it starts jerking real hard, engine cutting on and off and CEL flashing. I hate my life. It happens again later in the day and i brought it to the dealer. They had it for 2 days and then they called me and said that it could be the ECU or the Ignition relay switch, they weren't sure and they were going to have to call the technician hotline. What kind of crap is that!! anyways they still havnt got back to me. My subaru is turning into a money pit! Should i tell them to fix it for free since it was fine until they did all the work on the motor? they arent charging me for the diagnostic they are performing now. I called them and they said they are waiting to hear back from the technician hotline.

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    Yes, ask them to fix it for free. They might do it, but even if they don't they might still find it humourous.
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    2k for that? Jesus... I bet that's at most 300-400 in parts. Eff a whole bunch of that noise.
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    2000 is a lot of money for all that but i imagine most is labor
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    I know, i weighed the options of trying to do the work myself but i dont have all the proper equipment to do that kind of work and i probably would have messed it up. I am in the military so i definitely dont have the time and on top of it my wife went into premature labor and my son was born 3 months early so he is in intensive care. i pretty much live at the hospital. When it rains it pours.

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    Quote Originally Posted by deepseastetson View Post
    I know, i weighed the options of trying to do the work myself but i dont have all the proper equipment to do that kind of work and i probably would have messed it up. I am in the military so i definitely dont have the time and on top of it my wife went into premature labor and my son was born 3 months early so he is in intensive care. i pretty much live at the hospital. When it rains it pours.
    It certainly does man, hope things make a turn for the better for you soon.
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    Quote Originally Posted by deepseastetson View Post
    I know, i weighed the options of trying to do the work myself but i dont have all the proper equipment to do that kind of work and i probably would have messed it up. I am in the military so i definitely dont have the time and on top of it my wife went into premature labor and my son was born 3 months early so he is in intensive care. i pretty much live at the hospital. When it rains it pours.
    Thats quite a lot at once
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    They still have my car. The "technician hotline" sent the dealer some wiring schematics to go through. They told be it was going to be a lengthy process to troubleshoot all the wiring. I bet they pinched a wire or something when reinstalling the motor. Well it's been like 3 weeks since I first brought it in. I miss my car.

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    I'm sorry to hear about your car man, I hope everything gets resolved quickly and efficiently for you, if not. Call Subaru of America.

    I hate to say it but, it seems like whenever you take your Subaru to the dealership you ALWAYS have to double check their work. Sad really =/

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    OK i got my car back today, after days of electrical troubleshooting it was a pinched wire under the intake or something. They didnt charge me anything and the service manager gave me a personal apology.

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    Good stuff, glad it worked out.
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