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My warranty was up on my 2017 WRX Limited the first week in June 2019 and on Nov. 9, 2019 my engine had a major bearing failure.
The only after market equipment I had was the COBB Stage 1 Cold Air Intake Mod. And yes I waited until after my warranty was up by
4 months.

Any one else have this type of like issue?
 

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Well that sucks man. I know the feeling. Spun a rod bearing on my STi last September. Builds are not cheap. Time for you to sit down and decide what route you want to take next.
 

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My warranty was up on my 2017 WRX Limited the first week in June 2019 and on Nov. 9, 2019 my engine had a major bearing failure.
The only after market equipment I had was the COBB Stage 1 Cold Air Intake Mod. And yes I waited until after my warranty was up by
4 months.

Any one else have this type of like issue?
Ugh dude. Thats terrible. I'm currently dealing wiith this for the SECOND time. (look at my build thread in the sig.. It'll give you more detail)

IF i'm not mistaken, you are under the settlement warranty. But, you're going to have a hard time with the intake, tune, etc. I had the exact same mods on mine as yours when mine blew the second time (58K). First time BONE stock (and 14k miles). I have a fantastic relationship with my dealer and they are getting my engine warrantied under this. I just have to pay to have my car turned back to stock. (1K in total. new ECM was the bulk of the cost at $855).

Theres a few companies out there you can get remand long blocks. Or, you can just build up the block completely from ground up. Good luck, whatever you decide. How many miles on the clokc?
 

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hey Mark,

I had 37,754 miles on my WRX. I have a Tuner in Rodgers, MN that ordered a IAG Performance short block from
Westminster, MD. It cost me $5,400 but they get the short block from Subaru and then re-machine using stronger materials and Balance & Blue print the block. They guarantee 526BHP. I also have to but another slightly bigger turbo ($1,500). It should be completed in another 2 weeks. Then I will drive it for a while before selling it. But at least the engine should be bullet-proof. I have a complete set of rims and snow tires (which you really need in Minnesota) as I drive my car all year long. I volunteer driving Vet's to their appointments and other such needs.
I don't need to be in a hurry to see if I can attach myself to a "Class action" procedure but I'm looking for a one.
Anyway thanks for letting me go on about my Subaru. I do love the car and who won't.
Later.....
 

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There is more than a slightly bigger turbo to get 500+bhp from a 260bhp engine.

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This is a Balanced and Blue Printed short block from IAG Performance out
of Westinster, MD.
 

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This is a Balanced and Blue Printed short block from IAG Performance out
of Westinster, MD.
I'm aware. Iag is a respected performance company in the Subaru world. I'm just saying there is more to your build than a block and turbo for it to make 500+bhp.

I do find it odd you are unhappy with the longevity of your engine and decided on a path that leads to even shorter life.
 
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