Hello everyone I am very new to the STI community and seeking some help. I have recently begun the task of fixing up a 2004 STI for a family member. The car has been siting in a garage the past three years due to an engine issue that never got fixed. It was brought to the dealer a while ago and was diagnosed with a knocking rod or spun bearing. A full tear down would be required to see the real problem. 5k estimate
My question is how much should this cost? My mission is to sell the car. I just finished replacing a few interior parts and fixed the exterior up a bit. I do not know if I should sell the car as is for someone who is going to replace the parts with forged internals anyways or fix the engine in hopes that someone buys it.
The only thing I did so far was an oil change
and I could not find any shavings
Here is a link to a youtube clip of the engine running
for a few seconds.
YouTube - STI