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    Exclamation Possible Blown Engine: Need Urgent Help

    ...Okay so I stopped at a red light...and didn't even notice that my car turned off until the light was green...no I didn't stall......I couldn't turn my car on...so I called some of my buddies to help me push to a parking lot...as they pushed...I tried to get the car started...it worked after a few tries......when I reved the engine slightly I hear a strong rattle(knocking) on the engine...my friend said that my engine is blown, that its the rods making the noise, that the same thing happened to his civic......I'm not sure if he knew what he was talking about so thats why I come to you guys to help me out...

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    ...I also recently cleaned my MAF Sensor with CRC...and yesterday I was racing my friend for the fun of it...redlined it a few times...hopefully this is enough info...

    EDIT: Also the Red Oil Light thingy had been turning on and off a couple of times...I've ignored since it didn't stay on like CEL's do...not sure if that was smart...but yea......and I've also had CEL's that state that I have a cylinder misfire and that there is something wrong with my O2 Sensor......oh and also my battery was really dirty so I disconnected the neg and pos and cleaned it...

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    Oil light.... That means you have 4psi or less oil pressure (In most cars), and ignoring CEL's are not good either...
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    Engine gone poopy.
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    Quote Originally Posted by JSarv View Post
    Oil light.... That means you have 4psi or less oil pressure (In most cars), and ignoring CEL's are not good either...
    ...so what do I do about that??...does it link to my engine problem??...

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    i'd check to see if you have any oil right now. Looking into the CEL's may have also prevented this. You can't jump from engine not running/noises to blown engine, but its not looking good.

    Lack of oil + misfire + redline for fun = blown engine.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 06PearlWRX View Post
    i'd check to see if you have any oil right now. Looking into the CEL's may have also prevented this. You can't jump from engine not running/noises to blown engine, but its not looking good.

    Lack of oil + misfire + redline for fun = blown engine.
    ...well my oil is low...my friend said I should get thick oil......and I redlined a couple of times accidently...I raced for fun......since my engine is now blown...what are my best inexpensive options??.....and what exactly was damaged in my engines??...was it pistons, rods, ect??......tia (thanks in advance)...

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    the sad hard truth

    buy a civic - they're alot cheaper to fix when you ignore CEL's as compared to your impreza
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    Quote Originally Posted by Micah View Post
    buy a civic - they're alot cheaper to fix when you ignore CEL's as compared to your impreza
    ...well theres this guy selling a b20 turbo civic that has 400whp for $5,200...but with that money I might as well get myself a new engine, don't you agree??......and plus I'm not really a civic fan...I love my suby...the AWD...the turbo...the sound...the 4 doors...the everythings...my car is my first love, I can't just dump for a civic!!!...I need a surgeon!!...I might take it to a subaru shop...

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    Quote Originally Posted by KanoWRX View Post
    ...well theres this guy selling a b20 turbo civic that has 400whp for $5,200...but with that money I might as well get myself a new engine, don't you agree??......and plus I'm not really a civic fan...I love my suby...the AWD...the turbo...the sound...the 4 doors...the everythings...my car is my first love, I can't just dump for a civic!!!...I need a surgeon!!...I might take it to a subaru shop...

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    ok, sounds like you've got the appropriately deserved affections for your impreza.... next time you see the CEL, stay out of boost, and get the code read ASAP. I keep a small code reader in my glovebox just to be on the safe side. Better to have and not need than to need and not have.

    Find a local shop with a good reputation from other local subaru owners and let them have at it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Micah View Post
    ok, sounds like you've got the appropriately deserved affections for your impreza.... next time you see the CEL, stay out of boost, and get the code read ASAP. I keep a small code reader in my glovebox just to be on the safe side. Better to have and not need than to need and not have.

    Find a local shop with a good reputation from other local subaru owners and let them have at it.
    ...I do go to autozone every time to check you CEL...I talked to my friend and he said the by rob bearings are friend and that I need to buy a Subaru kit...and replace the crankshaft...

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    Did your friend crack open the engine or do any kind of work to find this out. Or is he just a masterful enough mechanic to tell you exactly what failed and what has been damaged beyond repair by the sound or your description. This isn't a "replace that one part" kinda thing. its not a headlight. You seriously need to have the entire engine and turbo checked out.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 06PearlWRX View Post
    Did your friend crack open the engine or do any kind of work to find this out. Or is he just a masterful enough mechanic to tell you exactly what failed and what has been damaged beyond repair by the sound or your description. This isn't a "replace that one part" kinda thing. its not a headlight. You seriously need to have the entire engine and turbo checked out.
    ...Well his brother is a mechanic, and he works with on cars with so I hope his educated guesses are correct...but he and his brother are taking a look on the engine tomorrow...hopefully its nothing as serious as replacing my engine/turbo...we'll see...

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    So let me get this straight, you've been staring at a NO OIL PRESSURE light, ignored it, and continued to race?

    You just ran your engine out of oil. It's toast. Most are toast the second that light comes on. If you had immediately shut the car off THE FIRST TIME you saw the light you may have had a chance.

    I can almost promise you that every bearing in the engine is destroyed, the pistons, rings and cylinders are scuffed up, and the cams are scored. The bushings in the turbo may have also sustained damage.

    Moral of the story:

    The oil pressure light is not one to ignore. This will be an expensive lesson.

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    I didn't even know there was an oil pressure light Good info none the less.

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