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    Am I just bad luck? Or what??

    So the must random things happening to my car since july of last year..
    A/c hose blew in the middle of oregon desert
    Alternator tensioning bolt snapped
    Plastic top of radiator cracked up a 10% grade
    Blew out a tire randomly on hot asphalt
    Fuel smell issue (fixed by subaru for free)
    Fuel purge solenoid breaking
    Struts all going out
    Vacuum line melting against turbo
    Power steering pump going out


    Of course there are other things replaced but not because they broke =)

    This is all on my 02wrx with about 140k miles
    '88 Sub Justy *Rock in oil pan killed on freeway
    '87 Honda Civic *Bad pistons (to lazy to fix)
    '85 Nissan 200sx *Blown engine drifting
    '00 Sub Outback *Mother literally stole
    '92 Toyota Tercel *Hated it
    '02 WRX '07 kawasaki ninja. * current

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    Quote Originally Posted by d_Ziggy_2000 View Post
    So the must random things happening to my car since july of last year..
    A/c hose blew in the middle of oregon desert
    It happens. It's most likely to happen on a high mileage vehicle during a hot day when the system is under the highest pressure.
    Alternator tensioning bolt snapped
    They snap when they are overtightened.
    Plastic top of radiator cracked up a 10% grade
    The grade is irrelevant. They crack all of the time. Mine cracked at 7k miles.
    Blew out a tire randomly on hot asphalt
    It definitely wasn't random. A collision with a blunt or sharp object was to blame.
    Fuel smell issue (fixed by subaru for free)
    Very normal.
    Fuel purge solenoid breaking
    Common on a high mileage vehicle. Solenoids do wear out eventually.
    Struts all going out
    Common on all vehicles with 100k+ miles. Also common on lower mileage vehicles that see extreme use.
    Vacuum line melting against turbo
    Incorrectly routed vacuum lines will melt against hot objects.
    Power steering pump going out
    Possible to fail on a high mileage vehicle. Definitely will fail on a vehicle that has been used to perform "donuts" or "cookies" as the kiddies call it these days.


    Of course there are other things replaced but not because they broke =)

    This is all on my 02wrx with about 140k miles
    I don't think it was your luck at all. Welcome to the world of a high mileage vehicle.

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