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    All on this forum was wrong

    I started a thread in April regarding my son's scooby blowing out blue smoke.
    Most replied that it sounded like the turbo.
    After a lot of idiot mechanics.

    We took it to a specialist. It was discovered that it has cracked two pistons. So a full re-built was started. New forged pistons to be fitted after a 1mm skim on heads. All bearing replaced new steel connecting rods fitted.

    This was an WRX import, and the company doing the work were puzzled that the engine had a RA inclosed block. It will be returned hopefully next week, and now for a run-in on mineral oil for 1000 miles. Just goes to show that not all on the forum is that genned upon subaru's.
    Lots of Monies spent but will end up with a engie that will now boost to 1.5 bar, and a top speed of 143MPH whoopee

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    No offense, we went off what you told us.....

    You told us you went to a mechanic and he said there was a "95% chance" that it was the turbo. We were trying to help you without actually being able to look at the car.

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    Im glad you sorted it out but did you seriously just post this to tell everyone hear that they don't know everything?
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    I don't even know what he is talking about....its confusing to read.....well if it means anything...I have never received any bad advice on this forum!

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    Quote Originally Posted by SUBknight View Post
    I started a thread in April regarding my son's scooby blowing out blue smoke.
    Most replied that it sounded like the turbo.
    After a lot of idiot mechanics.

    We took it to a specialist. It was discovered that it has cracked two pistons. So a full re-built was started. New forged pistons to be fitted after a 1mm skim on heads. All bearing replaced new steel connecting rods fitted.

    This was an WRX import, and the company doing the work were puzzled that the engine had a RA inclosed block. It will be returned hopefully next week, and now for a run-in on mineral oil for 1000 miles. Just goes to show that not all on the forum is that genned upon subaru's.
    Lots of Monies spent but will end up with a engie that will now boost to 1.5 bar, and a top speed of 143MPH whoopee
    I feel directly responsible. I am truly sorry and I will do everything in my power to make it right. Please PM me with your bank account and routing number so I can deposit a large sum of monies into your account of choice.
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    why didnt you take it to a specialist to begin with?

    like brfatal said, forum members can only contribute based upon the information thats provided. we cannot see your car in person to fully diagnose the issue. we do the best we can based off of what we have to work with

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    You almost seem upset that a car forum that have never personally seen the car lead you in the wrong direction.

    Trouble shooting anything is hard enough...you are really taking your chances with asking for help and trying to explain the issues with text.

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    Boot him ..... I have NEVER had bad advice here.... Because that's exactly what it is..... ADVICE...

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    Quote Originally Posted by SUBknight View Post
    Lots of Monies spent but will end up with a engie that will now boost to 1.5 bar, and a top speed of 143MPH whoopee




    For some reason, I don't think that you're going to get any sympathy. Everyone on here has the best wishes for everyone else's car. We are a very tight Subaru community, and try our damnedest to assist any other Subaru owner. If your son has blown pistons, he probably trashed his car as it was, and I have no remorse.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SUBknight View Post
    I started a thread in April regarding my son's scooby blowing out blue smoke.
    Most replied that it sounded like the turbo.
    After a lot of idiot mechanics.

    We took it to a specialist.
    Uhhh........I guess we will give you your f-ing money back?We gave you free advice OVER THE FRIGG'N INTERNET?Ever tried to diagnose a car over the internet?Works pretty well.We tried to help you the best we could.Glad you appriciated it.............and by the way,reading comprehension fails you.This guy suggested a compression test back in your very first post which probably would have helped correctly diagnose your problem if you would have listened to him.
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    These guys are right; it does sound like the turbo, but I'm surprised no one told you to do a compression test first just in case. I would do a compression test on all cylinders just to make sure you're getting a good amount of PSI in the motor before you go tearing out the turbo. At least do it for the process of elimination, as a compression test is very cheap (or free if you have a compression gauge). If all cylinders are getting the right amount, then you've narrowed it down to the turbo.

    It's worth it to check, because it could be rings or valve seals...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Integra96 View Post
    I feel directly responsible. I am truly sorry and I will do everything in my power to make it right. Please PM me with your bank account and routing number so I can deposit a large sum of monies into your account of choice.
    No no. I accept responsibility and will send him a cashiers cheque for 2000 MORE then he feels is needed. I just need him to Western Union me the 2000 back immediately upon receipt of the cheque. As I am a deposed dictator that is exiled in Algeria with no direct access to my monies.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SUBknight View Post
    I started a thread in April regarding my son's scooby...

    Lots of Monies spent but will end up with a engie that will now boost to 1.5 bar, and a top speed of 143MPH whoopee
    I'm sure you feel better about your son being able to do 143mph again....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Integra96 View Post
    I feel directly responsible. I am truly sorry and I will do everything in my power to make it right. Please PM me with your bank account and routing number so I can deposit a large sum of monies into your account of choice.

    LOL..I almost died laughing at this one....


    To the OP- #1 this is a forum where people try to help other people not everyone on here is an experienced Subaru Mechanic #2 It is EXTREMELY difficult to diagnoise a noise/smell/sight of smoke over the internet without touching/seeing the vehicle...SO take from that what you will...

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