Well didnt want to have to do it but....
Three months ago my sister daily driver 2007 subaru WRX all stock spun 2 rod bearings the middle 2 so after adding up all the parts and cost we figured the local tuner and build shop (semi close to western pa there aint many) came up with an ok price at least they knew what there doing (i think)(2 months prior we just did a new clutch)
So we had the shop build it up bottom end supposedly good for 600hp new short block the shop did all the work killer bee pick up and baffle manely H beams and bearings new crank forged piston arp bolts and studs all around. And they were supposed to rebuild the turbo
We set it up so if down the road we ever wanted to bump it up to do turbo and injectors we could figured it would handle it. I did always have a slight knock from first build.
the car has always stored inside not a race car by no means she get on it sometimes but nothing major.
The subaru put down 285HP on there dyno which aint bad but nothing should ever go wrong with it at that HP
So anyways now 3 months down the road 6k miles its spins number 2 rod after driving 30 miles home from work the less than 2 miles form home it started knocking so it turned out to be the rod bearing went out. The car had tons of boost prior to this. the car just had an oil change with what they recommended with brad penn oil 6 days prior to the second failure.
After fighting with the shop saying its our fault and giving us lame excuses like low oil (i just put 5 qts in it we got 5 qt out)
And if the car is launched to hard it will suck oil..... so your telling me that on a low hp car that its that powerful.
So we get to today they calls and say turbo went out and that and cause 1 bearing to go out-so why would that cause a rod bearign to go out when it had all the power in the world and why wouldnt the shaving in the oil not ruin the turbo. Also why is it if a turbo goes out in a big truck train or what not that the bottom end dont go out in them??
And if it was an oil problem why would only 1 rod go out of it?
Im just tired that such a well known shop is beating us up so bad
ill post pictures of the build sheet and dyno chart its cost nearly $8500 for and engine that lasted 3 months of non race miles
They ended up blaming it on the turbo and want $5000 to put it back to gather, I can get a 2010 engine with 4k for $4000 but thats not the point
Im just curious on what all of you guys and gals opinions is on the situation. And sorry for the long post but had to get it out
i want to make sure the people see this to ensure that noone else gets in this situation.
I dont want to mention the shop untill i get your opinions