so im reposting regarding my wrx, i posted a while back telling my story on how i bought an 04 wrx and the motor started knocking three days later.. 106,xxx miles on car. i was considering doing the shortblock on my own using a friends garage but i lost access to the garage so i decided i had to take a loan out to get the motor replaced.... my main questions and reason for this post is, how/what can i do to prevent this from happening again? when i bought this car i pulled out a loan and i will be paying for the car and the new engine for a while...
i cannot affored to have this happen again if possible.. i felt like i did alot of reasearch on a wrx before i bought this and didnt even find anything on rod knock (somehow) and now that it happened to me i see i am one among a million.
is the ej205 a garbage motor? because it seems like everyones has blown up at some point in time.
so all in all i just want to ask everyones opinion on what i can do to take good care of my engine and prevent another costly failure.
thank you everyone for any and all replies it is much appreciated.