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Old 01-07-2013, 08:57 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Hi another new Foz

Hello my name is Dan and I'm addicted to Subaru's.
Just picked my second suby..
A 2004 XT red 5sd

I live in Buckley WA
I work on cars for for right now.
I own and operate a glass film installation business.
Looking forward to sharing and gaining information.
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Old 01-07-2013, 09:14 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Old 01-07-2013, 09:58 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Hi guys,

Im a super noob for this forum stuff but I got an interesting situation ahead of me and my partner and though I would seek some advice from fellow subaru nuts so here goes!!

We bought the 2ltr turbo diesel forester late February, so we have now 18,900 km on it.

on the 28th of December at a set of traffic lights my partner noticed the car bouncing up and down a little and said that dont seem right and I dismissed it thinking it was just the air con making the motor work a little harder at idle. Around 20 km later 3rd of the way up a hill my partner changed from 6th gear to 5th to both my self and my partner noticing a loud knocking noise. We pulled up as soon as possible to find the motor barely idling and running really rough.

I got out and popped the bonnet to see the motor bouncing around like crazy in the engine bay. I turned the motor off and tried to start it. It was almost like it was seized with little movement, the second attempt it started but with a loud knocking really obvious.

We phone road side assistance and waited around an hour for a tow truck to pick us up and take our 10 month old car back to a Subaru dealership.

a few days later we were phone by the dealership to be informed that there were metal bearing shavings in to bottom of the motor and Subaru were making a decision on what to do.

With no courtesy car for over a week we were offered a Mitsubishi (Didnt we buy a Subaru ?)

Now Subaru are saying that they can replace what is called a short engine in our 10month old car and have it back to us in another 4 weeks.

How is it possible that metal shavings have not gone through the turbo and the inter-cooler aswel. We are very disappointed and either want the full motor replaced or the car replaced. Are we being unreasonable and can anyone offer any advice please?
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Welcome to both of you to the forum from Niagara Falls!
You've got a nice pair of subies there.

@2012subi for starters, you should start your own introduction thread so people can address your post directly as it will likely be overlooked in somebody else's intro thread.
If your engine ate a crank or rod bearing it is possible for metal shavings to get into the turbo, but it will be through the oil system and not the vacuum/intake tract. Therefore your intercooler should remain problem free despite the bearing failure. Also, there are filter screens in place on the Turbo to prevent things such as metal shavings from passing through it, and if the dealership cleans those filters as well as flush the oil feed lines during the install of the new short block there shouldn't be any issues.
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