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Old 09-24-2012, 09:51 PM
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Forced Induction Systems - Built 2.0L - 1,200 miles - Thrown rod the 1st time I floored it. Warranty repair refused.

Forced Induction Systems - Non-built 2.5L hybrid - 17,000 miles - Killed by Clark Turner

Subaru of Plano - Built 2.5L hybrid - 1,200 miles - Valve lash not set properly. Warranty repair refused.

Cobb Tunining Plano - Built 2.5L hybrid - 15,000 miles - Valve lash not set properly, pistons had too much clearance, nothing torqued properly. Warranty repair refused.

Andrewtech - Built 2.5L STI long block - 400 miles - Rod knock at start up until oil pressure builds. Unknown cause.

Andrewtech - Built 2.5L STI long block - Warranty build in progress

There is another motor somewhere in there that I'm forgetting.
God damn! All pretty reputable shops too!

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Powerfactor Shortblock with WRX Heads machined to 57cc. Running strong at 55k miles so far.

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Old 09-25-2012, 06:58 AM
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Originally Posted by Drew's rex View Post
God damn! All pretty reputable shops too!

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Powerfactor Shortblock with WRX Heads machined to 57cc. Running strong at 55k miles so far.
FIS was the only Subaru shop in Dallas after Cobb left in 2002. He went out of business. I wonder why.

Dealership bent me over for $6k because I figured "dealership repair" would make it easier to sell the car, and refused to warranty their work even though it was misfiring before I was handed the keys.

Cobb is no longer a reputable shop after their disastrous build that they refused to warranty when it started to go bad during the stated coverage.

Andrewtech's built was....complicated....so I don't blame them for the failure (more likely than not it one of the tuning issues I had with 2 different tuners) but they are covering it anyways. Good guys.
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That's very depressing to hear. Especially Cobb not backing up a customer and refusing warranty. I expect that from the stealership, but not Cobb. Glad Andrewtech is taking care of it though.
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Old 09-25-2012, 09:40 AM
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Forced Induction Systems - Non-built 2.5L hybrid - 17,000 miles - Killed by Clark Turner
Just curious. What happened here?
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Old 09-25-2012, 09:50 AM
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He was flown in to tune a bunch of local cars over a weekend. In that event and the next time he was flown in shortly after a combined total of 5 motors blew. Mine didn't even last a full tank of gas afterwards. Clark has a bad name in tuning circles (tune as many cars as possible and scoot before problem start), I just happened to find out after the fact.

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Old 09-25-2012, 10:01 AM
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He was flown in to tune a bunch of local cars over a weekend. In that event and the next time he was flown in shortly after a combined total of 5 motors blew. Mine didn't even last a full tank of gas afterwards. Clark has a bad name in tuning circles (tune as many cars as possible and scoot before problem start), I just happened to find out after the fact.
Ya I have heard/read a few things, and have some experience. What happened to the motor. Did it run really hot?
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i got about 1000 miles in the rebuilt motor
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