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This is a discussion on Engine swap within the General Maintenance, Troubleshooting & Accidents. forums, part of the Tech & Modifying & General Repairs category; I have a 2008 Subaru wrx hatchback 2.5 turbo it's started knocking so I took it to my dealer they ...

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    I have a 2008 Subaru wrx hatchback 2.5 turbo it's started knocking so I took it to my dealer they said its one of my lifters and there charging me 16000 dollars to fix it cause my insurance won't cover it. I need help on what I should do either buy a new motor or rebuild it but I don't know any places where they can do that besides Subaru. Any ideas or anything?

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    You wrote 16000 dollars. Is that correct?
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    Yeah 16,000

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    Ummmm find a different motor and a private shop, no way in hell it should cost 16k to put in a new motor. I'm fairly certain I could buy an 08 wrx for about 18k.
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    hahah 16k. I'm pretty sure you could buy a drop in replacement motor for significantly less than that. Was your motor stock? miles?
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    edit: n/m wrong thread..... weird.

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    You could replace the shortblock for about $2900..

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    Look at this list and find the texas shop closest to you. Then call them and ask for a recommendation for rebuilding the engine.

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    Well when I bought it, it had an intake unknown brand and an exhaust tip it had 38k miles

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wrxberny View Post
    Well when I bought it, it had an intake unknown brand and an exhaust tip it had 38k miles
    don't go through the people you talked to. You can purchase a high end race motor for over 3 grand less than they quoted you. It doesn't matter than there was an unknown intake, and exhaust tip. Someone effed up along the line (either you, or a previous owner) and now you have to deal with it... but that doesn't mean you have to pay a dealership 16k. That's ridiculous. On top of that... Subaru doesn't use hydraulic lifters. It's a cam / valve / spring design. NO lifters. Whomever you spoke to is a complete idiot, and you need to go elsewhere.

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    1. Find an independent specialist. Pay for a second opinion.
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    4. Get the $16,000 estimate in writing. Post it here and send it to SOA with a letter of protest.
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    16 K for an engine is just out of this world!
    Find someone else, as was said above! That's just nuts.
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    Sounds like they just don't want to service the car.
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    Why did you think your insurance would cover it? I'd like to echo what everyone else said. Take it elsewhere.

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    I paid just under 20.5K out the door a year ago for a 09 with 31K miles... If the engine is 16K, the rest of the complete car must be worth about 4-5K, not a bad deal at all...
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