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Old 02-14-2013, 11:23 AM   #31 (permalink)
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Any news Big Mac?
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Frtaid not.

The boys @ Foresters are a bit busy @ the moment.

I will give them till next Tuesday & thenn call in to see how my pride & joy is getting on.

Thanks for asking.

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Mmmmmmm Big Mac. I'm off to Mac D's.
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Watch out for these speed cameras & the lasagne burgers little Fiz
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For reference the 'hard acceleration' was from 40-50mph to match the speed of traffic in lane two. The auto box kicked down at the wrong moment and the rest is history :)
Out of interest how many miles on the clock when it happened?

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did i hear my name mentioned?

sorry to hear about the new glitch,just remember a good saying for a subaru owner "you can't take it with you" i've got a set of good sti rods left, and 3 good pistons if you need em!(the first was serious the second a stab at making you chuckle).

i ended up with ringland issue it was running fine but burning oil(exon valdeese had nothing on me)once apart crank was slowly grinding itself away on swarf and that much sh*t had gone through the heads they were done for aswell.all the forged parts and full gasket set(cosworth gaskets) were 1500 from litchfeilds and the rest of the job was left with scooby clinic (last e-mail below)

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Skim block, hone cylinders..............250.00
Crankshaft..............................499.00
Toothed idler...........................34.95
smooth idler............................36.95
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re fresh heads..........................350.00
oil pump................................139.95
fluids and filter.......................199.95

Total parts ..........1510.80

Labour originally estimated at 1500.00 I seem to remember, so as it stands we seem to be around 3K + vat, if you want to havbe a run over let me know as we are open tomorrow

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then last couple of hurdles the turbo turned out cracked and exhaust got an advisory

there were certainly a lot of area's i could have saved money idlers,rod's etc. but was thinking about longevity,could have just dumped a 2nd hand 2.5 in and sold it on but that's not realy me, once foresters have yours dianosed you'll obviously have a better idea,got my fingers crossed for you.hagd,
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Even repairing it from near death is cheaper than a new car....
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especialy now they seem to be going up in price,paid 9k for mine and they are up for 11-14k these days bogo standard.
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especialy now they seem to be going up in price,paid 9k for mine and they are up for 11-14k these days bogo standard.
No they aren't.... they are advertised for that!
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got to justify in my head one way or another
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If its any use I have a set of pistons and rods from my dead Legacy's EJ253 engine (block and crank were damaged but the rods, pistons and heads are fine) - though I have a strong feeling that wont be a lot of help for a turbo 2.5 engine?
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I'm sure the decreased ride height won't have helped.

Maybe you needed to go faster?
Major reason why the Foz is the ultimate back road explorer. If you hit a yump a bit faster than intended (it didn't look that fierce...) you don't smack the front end on the ground when you land!

Mine's off on the 22nd for some panel beating, a new rear bumper and reinforcing bar after some nitwit in a white van ran into the back of me. Glad they're actually going to repair it as it seems very hard to find a late SF turbo with under 120k on the clock at the moment.

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Out of interest how many miles on the clock when it happened?

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Hi only 74k mainly motorway cruising. Seviced bang onwith oil/injector flushes @ Foresters.

Pretty miffed I can tell you.

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Thanks for all the Kind regards offers/heads up etc. I find out a week today what my options are. As I said Foresters have a lot ofwwork on at the moment. They will have the engine out, show me what damage, options etc. If it isa new engine (lord knows where the will come from) I love this motor, its tthe best I have ever owned. I have NEVER scrimped on it in any way. It will probably be forgedpi stons goodd rods etc.this is our 6th forester (is thta a record?) So there you go.

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As its the best you have owned it makes even more sense to repair and keep.

Time to sell anything you can? Tell the bank manager its a future classic and museum piece much sought after etc.
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