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I recently purchased a new 2010 WRX with only 127000kms on it. After 5 days of driving it, I found metal shavings in my oil and there was a very audible knock in the engine. My mechanic said that the cold weather caused the turbo to fail and destroyed my engine. I am now looking at over 8 grand in repairs and I am livid. Is this a common occurrence? Because right now I am thousands of dollars down the drain and I don’t even know if it’s worth it to replace the engine if it can’t handle a little cold. I purchased this vehicle for the AWD so I could safely travel through the winter months. It came highly with reliability reviews so I was confident that this car would last years to come. 5 days of me owning it and it’s already needing a new engine, absolutely unreal.
 

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Apparently the turbo engines in the wrx are super susceptible to cold weather? That’s what I was told. It sounds stupid considering the car is almost perfect for winter driving. I just don’t understand how having the turbo in the engine can destroy the engine as it did. I had never heard about this happening before.
 

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Apparently the turbo engines in the wrx are super susceptible to cold weather? That’s what I was told. It sounds stupid considering the car is almost perfect for winter driving. I just don’t understand how having the turbo in the engine can destroy the engine as it did. I had never heard about this happening before.
No that guy is an idiot. Find a better shop.
 

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I live in -60F temperatures and never had an issue with any turbos here in alaska. Clearly he doesn't know what hes talking about.
 

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I live in -60F temperatures and never had an issue with any turbos here in alaska. Clearly he doesn't know what hes talking about.
Do you chisel you balls off your legs or just wait for them to thaw. -60°. I think I would just go ahead and be dead.
 

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I live in -60F temperatures and never had an issue with any turbos here in alaska. Clearly he doesn't know what hes talking about.
I think at this point that the previous owner didn’t take care of his fluids and drove the car to shit. Based on everything i’ve researched it doesn’t make remotely any sense for it to cause total engine failure because of the cold weather. If the car was properly maintained this should never have been a problem.
 

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Even neglected engines last a lot longer than 127k miles. Don't take the previous owner's word that the car is stock. Find either a better mechanic or a subaru specialist and check for mods and tunes.
 

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Even neglected engines last a lot longer than 127k miles. Don't take the previous owner's word that the car is stock. Find either a better mechanic or a subaru specialist and check for mods and tunes.
mine has only 127k kilometres. it’s in pretty much mint condition. i’m probably gonna replace the engine on it, i’m just worried it’s gonna fail again. i’ve already spent thousands on it including a whole set of brand new winter tires.
 

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As long as you find a reputable shop you can put 100k miles on it no problem. My only suggestion is to opt for a new block over a used engine.
 

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I think at this point that the previous owner didn’t take care of his fluids and drove the car to shit. Based on everything i’ve researched it doesn’t make remotely any sense for it to cause total engine failure because of the cold weather. If the car was properly maintained this should never have been a problem.
110% because of improper maintenance. Were you monitoring anything on the engine? Oil pressure?
 

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It didn't have anything to do with the turbo.

I wouldn't trust that shop with anything more than the exit door.
 

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As far as I know when the turbo fails what you experienced is the outcome - metal in the engine. There are others like you :cry:
OP found metal in the oil NOT in the engine. We are talking two different things.

This is classic bearing failure. It happens.
 
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