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@Sackett Those photos of the destroyed calipers are absolutely horrifying. Is it right that if your brake linings wear down to the rotor that the Subaru will give audible warning/scraping, or can this be silent and take you by surprise? If I ever hear any warning, after those photos I am out sick at work and headed for the shop, Direct.
 

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I've seen rotors worn down to the vanes on Ford pickups with the 4-piston calipers more than once. I enjoy the photos and stories
 

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Discussion Starter · #84 ·
Ok. Sorry I've been gone, I ran out of memory on my phone. New phone now hopefully posting again.

My new forester, a 2012 with 160k. It came into the shop with oil leaking and noises. The customer traded it in, and I bought it.
The first photo shows what the engine looked like at the start, the second is the end result. Over 4 grand to replace the engine.
The 3rd is the car.
Some dings, dents, and dirty upholstery, but running ok.
Has coastal rust, removed and sandblasted the left rear spindle.. good thing I have a torch at home.
Will slowly remove suspension parts and remove rust.


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Discussion Starter · #85 ·
Looking into the shadows, you can see the hole in the block.
This is what happens when you tow a Impreza with a motorhome and forget to take the car out of gear


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Travelers. First we thought just a belt issue, but it became more than that.
Customer traded it in. A service writer is buying it from the shop and we will repair it.
Note the timing mark on the right side.
Guaranteed bent valves.


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Discussion Starter · #89 ·
Follow up to the car with the bad crank pulley


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Customer is aware of a oil leak


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So this car, a turbo forester had a oil leak.
I dropped the bottom engine cover to see this oil line with a chafing and a split.

Looking at the cover it had been dented up and contacted the line.

I trimmed the chafing and cut back and reattached the hose.
Cleaned the cover than put it in the press to create the room the line needed.
Assembled and problem solved.
Happy he didn't have a rupture and destroyed the entire engine


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Discussion Starter · #95 ·
When you wonder why the dealership cannot get "your" car scheduled in for the recall, or even regular maintenance....


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Discussion Starter · #98 ·
Number one misfire on a wrx


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I can totally see that clip wearing through the hose next to it. Could be the angle of the picture, but from this angle it looks like the clip is rubbing on that hose...

Love your stories and pictures!
 
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