This is a discussion on Is oil an option with an oil change?!? within the General Maintenance, Troubleshooting & Accidents. forums, part of the Tech & Modifying & General Repairs category; Originally Posted by AwdTurboWrx consult with a lawyer if u want but dont bring it up unless it becomes neccessary. ...
Last edited by T0rque; 11-07-2006 at 03:15 PM. Reason: forgot a word, looked dumb..
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I haven't done my own oil change yet, but I'm sure glad that when i take it to the dealer, I can actually watch what they do since the service bays are all behind glass... if i see anything fishy like that i'd be all over them. Good luck! i hope you get a new engine + turbo
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2004 PSM WRX
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It is horror stories like this that I dread ever having to take my car to the dealer for (warranty) repair. No offense to the present company here, but more often than not the techs I've seen at dealerships look like they're on work release a definitely NOT someone I'd trust to work on my car. Hell, when I ordered my car I told the dealer not to test drive it, not to wash it, not to take the plastic off of it even.
Consulting with an attorney is a good idea, but like others said don't mention a thing about one until all other options have been exhausted. In any event, demand a brand new engine and turbo, with some sort of proof that it is new. If they stone wall that, then demand a warranty, that you DON'T have to pay for, of at least one year or 12K miles for a used engine and turbo. If you want an '06 then negotiating with them about that might work too. Just keep your cool and don't let them shaft you. Good luck!
PSM Bugeye..Cobb Stage 2
very interesting thread...
I don't mean to hijack it.
But I once went to get an oil change and the guy that normaly did it for me wasn't there... when i went to start my car the oil light stayed on for like 4 seconds.. i got nervouse shut it off and asked if he put oil in.. he said yes.. i turned it back on and it the oild light stayed on for like a second and went off. Do you think it cooked my turbo bearings? Boost is good but for a while i herd some whining coming from the turbo but it went away after 1500 miles.
Is there a safe amount of seconds to run with low oil preassure?
sorry for the novel and the potential hijack..
But i think its kinda on topic.
Don't Subarus still come with a 5 year/50,000 mile powertrain warranty? I know it's a negligence issue and not a warranty one, but this car should still have it's turbo and engine covered under warranty.
any word yet?
'05 OBP STi.
Alright boys and girls here’s the scope of what has happened over the past few weeks:
So after talking to you guys I went down to Subaru with some of your advice. *****ed and moaned about the fact that they screwed my engine over. If they didn't catch anything today eventually something would happen...
Well they checked over the engine, took it for a test drive, did all the routine ish and came back with "ya your engine is fine, no knocking so why don't you come pick it up" Well I said BS and told them that's not good enough.
I talked to the service manager the next day. His comment was: "well if we can't see/hear/detect anything wrong there's nothing we can do.”
My next step was I contacted SOA and talked to a nice lady for a while on what happened. She suggested getting the regional SOA service rep to come do a full inspect with me. Which I did.
So after all this, I take my car home the next day. And I drove it for about 2 weeks with no problems what-so-ever. Finally i get a call from the service manager stating Alex, the regional SOA would be in this week.
So i took it in today. He went through, in full, what he did to inspect the car. He said everything looked right, sounded right, ran right. The last thing he wanted to do was to pull the oil filter out and actually disect it. So he did that while me and the service director watched. Once inside the filter he used a wrench to literally pull a section apart. What did he find... Metal scrapes laced throughout it. The look on the service managers face was priceless.
So when it all comes down to it: I'm getting a BRAND new crankshaft and bearings. From what he said the turbo wasn't affected but they'll pull it off when they do the engine swap and check to make sure. So after all this I am getting a brand new engine which makes me happy.
After countless hours on the phone and there in person it all worked out. I had to fight for it though, it sure wasn't easy.
Thanks to all of you for your help, your comments did make a difference.
Moral of the story: check your oil when you leave a dealership.
Sorry for the long post.
Stage II and loving it!
Glad to hear that everything turned out ok in the end
PSM Bugeye..Cobb Stage 2
total pain in the ass, loss of car while they rebuild your motor....but at least they did what they should have done to begin with.
still a total pain in the ass...
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