New to imports. I'm a proud owner of an 04' stock AUTOMATIC WRX with 140k on it. This car just came by chance last week as I was called out to tow this vehicle. Owner was taking it to a shop for unknown mechanical reasons when the dealership told him the motor was blown. The owner was being deployed that week and didn't want to fool with it and asked if I would take the car to a local salvage yard. I told him they will only give him a few hundred dollars for it. He said he didn't care cause he didn't have time for it....I told him I would give him $300.00 for it and just leave it on my truck....SOLD!!!
I have a friend that owns a foreign car shop and he looked at everything and it's only the turbo that's bad. Apparently the turbo is going out. The oil feed is leaking and when it's full of oil it's normal on the temp gauge. But when it leaks, it runs hot but the motor isn't hot.....Just going to replace with stock turbo and enjoy the DD and fuel economy
Maybe I'll do something here and there, but I don't know squat when it comes to imports. I've owned nothing but gm for the last 25 years.
I have an 01'' SS 12:5:1 on e85 that runs mid 9's if I want to get my adrenaline rush