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    Rod Knock

    Hey guys i was wondering what would happen if you continued to drive an 05 wrx with a rod knock? Would this risk damaging the heads? I am planning on buying a new shortblock just curious to know how long i have left with my current one? I'm guessing not long but just thought I'd ask.

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    Does anyone know what would happen? Any help is appreciated...

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    Heads + turbo will likely be damaged; assuming your new shortblock would come with an oil pump which would also be damaged.
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    +1^ I wouldnt be reinstalling anything to do with oil or coolant on the new short block if that rod lets go ( oil pickup, oil pump etc etc...), I saw one shoot out of a new Tribeca EZ36 and it took everything with it. I honestly wouldnt feel comfortable driving with it like that fore you dont know where the car is going to leave you if it does go...

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    Rod knock is not something you want to continue to drive with. Terrible idea. You've got a great shot of very quickly starting to destroy other engine compartment components pretty quickly as posted above.
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