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...Okay so I stopped at a red light...and didn't even notice that my car turned off until the light was green...no I didn't stall......I couldn't turn my car on...so I called some of my buddies to help me push to a parking lot...as they pushed...I tried to get the car started...it worked after a few tries......when I reved the engine slightly I hear a strong rattle(knocking) on the engine...my friend said that my engine is blown, that its the rods making the noise, that the same thing happened to his civic......I'm not sure if he knew what he was talking about so thats why I come to you guys to help me out...

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...I also recently cleaned my MAF Sensor with CRC...and yesterday I was racing my friend for the fun of it...redlined it a few times...hopefully this is enough info...

EDIT: Also the Red Oil Light thingy had been turning on and off a couple of times...I've ignored since it didn't stay on like CEL's do...not sure if that was smart...but yea......and I've also had CEL's that state that I have a cylinder misfire and that there is something wrong with my O2 Sensor......oh and also my battery was really dirty so I disconnected the neg and pos and cleaned it...

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Engine gone poopy.
 

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Oil light.... That means you have 4psi or less oil pressure (In most cars), and ignoring CEL's are not good either...
...so what do I do about that??...does it link to my engine problem??...

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i'd check to see if you have any oil right now. Looking into the CEL's may have also prevented this. You can't jump from engine not running/noises to blown engine, but its not looking good.

Lack of oil + misfire + redline for fun = blown engine.
 

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i'd check to see if you have any oil right now. Looking into the CEL's may have also prevented this. You can't jump from engine not running/noises to blown engine, but its not looking good.

Lack of oil + misfire + redline for fun = blown engine.
...well my oil is low...my friend said I should get thick oil......and I redlined a couple of times accidently...I raced for fun......since my engine is now blown...what are my best inexpensive options??.....and what exactly was damaged in my engines??...was it pistons, rods, ect??......tia (thanks in advance)...

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the sad hard truth

buy a civic - they're alot cheaper to fix when you ignore CEL's as compared to your impreza
 

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buy a civic - they're alot cheaper to fix when you ignore CEL's as compared to your impreza
...well theres this guy selling a b20 turbo civic that has 400whp for $5,200...but with that money I might as well get myself a new engine, don't you agree??......and plus I'm not really a civic fan...I love my suby...the AWD...the turbo...the sound...the 4 doors...the everythings...my car is my first love, I can't just dump for a civic!!!...I need a surgeon!!...I might take it to a subaru shop...

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...well theres this guy selling a b20 turbo civic that has 400whp for $5,200...but with that money I might as well get myself a new engine, don't you agree??......and plus I'm not really a civic fan...I love my suby...the AWD...the turbo...the sound...the 4 doors...the everythings...my car is my first love, I can't just dump for a civic!!!...I need a surgeon!!...I might take it to a subaru shop...

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ok, sounds like you've got the appropriately deserved affections for your impreza.... next time you see the CEL, stay out of boost, and get the code read ASAP. I keep a small code reader in my glovebox just to be on the safe side. Better to have and not need than to need and not have.

Find a local shop with a good reputation from other local subaru owners and let them have at it.
 

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Engine go boom. Buy a new one. Oh and those lights on the dash are "idiot lights" cause if the noise isn't enough to convince you then a light should. Don't forget a new turbo too since no doubt yours is full of shavings.
 

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ok, sounds like you've got the appropriately deserved affections for your impreza.... next time you see the CEL, stay out of boost, and get the code read ASAP. I keep a small code reader in my glovebox just to be on the safe side. Better to have and not need than to need and not have.

Find a local shop with a good reputation from other local subaru owners and let them have at it.
...I do go to autozone every time to check you CEL...I talked to my friend and he said the by rob bearings are friend and that I need to buy a Subaru kit...and replace the crankshaft...

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Did your friend crack open the engine or do any kind of work to find this out. Or is he just a masterful enough mechanic to tell you exactly what failed and what has been damaged beyond repair by the sound or your description. This isn't a "replace that one part" kinda thing. its not a headlight. You seriously need to have the entire engine and turbo checked out.
 

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Did your friend crack open the engine or do any kind of work to find this out. Or is he just a masterful enough mechanic to tell you exactly what failed and what has been damaged beyond repair by the sound or your description. This isn't a "replace that one part" kinda thing. its not a headlight. You seriously need to have the entire engine and turbo checked out.
...Well his brother is a mechanic, and he works with on cars with so I hope his educated guesses are correct...but he and his brother are taking a look on the engine tomorrow...hopefully its nothing as serious as replacing my engine/turbo...we'll see...

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So let me get this straight, you've been staring at a NO OIL PRESSURE light, ignored it, and continued to race?

You just ran your engine out of oil. It's toast. Most are toast the second that light comes on. If you had immediately shut the car off THE FIRST TIME you saw the light you may have had a chance.

I can almost promise you that every bearing in the engine is destroyed, the pistons, rings and cylinders are scuffed up, and the cams are scored. The bushings in the turbo may have also sustained damage.

Moral of the story:

The oil pressure light is not one to ignore. This will be an expensive lesson.
 

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if there is one light that should never be ignored in any car it's the oil light. i learned that before i learned to drive. the oil light is not like a cel and there is no "limp mode" once you run dry.

at this point your best (least expensive) bet may be a salvaged engine. between parts and labor the cost is bound to be high. rebuilding an engine that has run dry could leave you with future issues since undetected damage from hot spots can lead to weaknesses at any friction points in the engine.

as 06PearlWRX suggested, you want a pro to diagnose this and not "someone who knows someone who knows a mechanic's friend".

good luck, that's a sucky thing to have happen and i hope it works out for you.
 

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I didn't even know there was an oil pressure light:screwy: Good info none the less.
Every single vehicle sold in this country (and most others) has an oil warning light. It can signify both low pressure and low oil level. The reason every car has them is that oil is the single most important fluid for your engine PERIOD.

Don't mess with your oil unless you like expensive repairs like the OP learned. Ignore the idiot lights and the car will be sure to show you you're an idiot.
 

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So let me get this straight, you've been staring at a NO OIL PRESSURE light, ignored it, and continued to race?

You just ran your engine out of oil. It's toast. Most are toast the second that light comes on. If you had immediately shut the car off THE FIRST TIME you saw the light you may have had a chance.

I can almost promise you that every bearing in the engine is destroyed, the pistons, rings and cylinders are scuffed up, and the cams are scored. The bushings in the turbo may have also sustained damage.

Moral of the story:

The oil pressure light is not one to ignore. This will be an expensive lesson.
...actually the light didnt stay on so I didn't stare at it...it turned off...and did the turn on/turn off thing a couple(alot lol) of times...I thought it was the ecu acting up since my CEL's that I've gotten remained lit once the engine was on......oh and to add up my idioticies, for my last oil change I bought Redline 75w90ns since this website http://www.flatironstuning.com/shop/pm-677-37-redline-75w90ns-transmission-oil.aspx said that it is "Suited best for 2002+ Subaru models."...and its tranny oil...BUT, my friends dads who is a mechanic (I know, I know) said that I could use it for an oil change (another idiot)......and now I have learned an expensive lesson(s), which is...

-DON'T IGNORE YOUR OIL LIGHT
-DON'T TRUST YOUR FRIENDS MECHANIC DAD
-AND DON'T USE TRANNY OIL FOR AN OIL CHANGE

...expensive lesson learned...


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if there is one light that should never be ignored in any car it's the oil light. i learned that before i learned to drive. the oil light is not like a cel and there is no "limp mode" once you run dry.

at this point your best (least expensive) bet may be a salvaged engine. between parts and labor the cost is bound to be high. rebuilding an engine that has run dry could leave you with future issues since undetected damage from hot spots can lead to weaknesses at any friction points in the engine.

as 06PearlWRX suggested, you want a pro to diagnose this and not "someone who knows someone who knows a mechanic's friend".

good luck, that's a sucky thing to have happen and i hope it works out for you.
...I hope I can find a salvaged engine...and STi just had his front and back smashed yesterday...one of the victims was my friends Tib...maybe I can salvage that guys engine......I went along with my friends mechanic dad cuz he's a hellalot cheaper than a pro...but a pro is a pro, and any put it won't go in vain...

Every single vehicle sold in this country (and most others) has an oil warning light. It can signify both low pressure and low oil level. The reason every car has them is that oil is the single most important fluid for your engine PERIOD.

Don't mess with your oil unless you like expensive repairs like the OP learned. Ignore the idiot lights and the car will be sure to show you you're an idiot.
...Me=Idiot...+1...I'm not ignoring lights anymore...I'm shutting off my engine even though there is an angry irish midget mob threatening poisoned 4 leaf clovers running after me...

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please for the love of all things bright and beautiful stay away from your "friends dads who is a mechanic". If this is the same guy that told you to put tranny fluid in your engine i would not trust him turning a lug nut.
 
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