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This is a discussion on Overheating issue/issues with dealer within the General Maintenance, Troubleshooting & Accidents. forums, part of the Tech & Modifying & General Repairs category; Originally Posted by Donkey A coolant analysis will easily tell if it is a head gasket. It's inexpensive and any ...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Donkey View Post
    A coolant analysis will easily tell if it is a head gasket. It's inexpensive and any competent mechanic would do one if he suspected a head gasket due to a overheating car.
    Im sure theyre going to, its at an SOA dealer for the service. I know they have to wait for confirmation from the warranty before they can start working.
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    Murky oil? Yeah that sounds bad. If it looks chocolate milky, could be signs of coolant in the oil...meaning bad head gasket.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mikie13 View Post
    Murky oil? Yeah that sounds bad. If it looks chocolate milky, could be signs of coolant in the oil...meaning bad head gasket.
    I was thinking the same thing.

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    Well, it is the head gasket. Not only that, the heads and cylinders were so warped they can't even be remachined and are being completely replaced. Dealer says it's definitely not something that would happen in 3-4 weeks of driving, especially when I showed him the video I have of long trips at 60-65 mph resulting in overheating.
    Valkyrie (named by the wife), '08 WRX Sedan

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    Are you going after the original dealer? If you have another shop backing up your claims that helps a lot. Driving over the posted speed limit ( according to them, not saying you were ) does not mean abuse. If the posted speed limit is 45 and you go 60 how is that abuse of the car? Weaving in and out of traffic ( not saying you were ) does not cite abuse either. I would put the screws to the place you bought it from as much as you can.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Venom351R View Post
    Are you going after the original dealer? If you have another shop backing up your claims that helps a lot. Driving over the posted speed limit ( according to them, not saying you were ) does not mean abuse. If the posted speed limit is 45 and you go 60 how is that abuse of the car? Weaving in and out of traffic ( not saying you were ) does not cite abuse either. I would put the screws to the place you bought it from as much as you can.
    Oh you bet I am. I've been talking to an attorney since this all started. I'm paying them a civil visit first telling them if they cut me a check for just my out of pocket expenses then I will gladly refrain from taking them to court. If they comply, great. If not, then I'll be dealing with court, the DMV (lemon laws) and the BBB, and I will end them.
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    Thats awesome glad you are
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    Yeah. I'm hoping they'll just be reasonable, I'd rather not miss work for court and have to go through the whole process, but if I have to, then by God I will.
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    She's back! And she's better than ever. The heads/cylinders were so warped they couldn't even remachine them so I have all new heads/cylinders/gaskets/water pump/radiator/thermostats, caps and hoses, in addition to a new clutch and flywheel cause they said that had about 2 months left before it died (and good Lord is there a difference.) All in all, I've put about $900 in repairs and the extended warranty has paid for itself almost by double.

    I'm going to sue the pants off this jerk.
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    Woo! Fixed!

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    Yeah. Since this is my first sporty car, and I know a few other people who have stiff clutches, I also thought that was a good clutch in there; now it's like a whole new car. Cause it pretty much is
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