Total Money Cost to me: $0
Total Time cost: ~4 hours (including driving time to and fro)
Total Gas Cost: ~ 6 gallons of 93
Yes Holy, while I had my suspicions I thought everything was good to go and we'd be ready to roll! However, I always told myself if I tuned before warranty was up I'd...
Man i must have a knack for timing on these things, got a call today, should get it back tomorrow with a clean sheet of health. Tech is taking it home to put some mileage on it so nothing crazy happens.
Close to the same buying process as a VW, except the following you do NOT have to do:
-Check all electrical circuits front to back
-Make sure interior doesnt smell like a crayon
-Make sure it's not bagged
-Make sure it's not herrafrush (this can still happen to subies but not nearly as often)...
My guess is they did the compression wet already long ago to no avail, because that's what i expected actually on the first go around "compression is fine, now pay us". Really the dealership is screwing themselves as i've put 6k miles on their loaners.....ROAD TRIP!!!
Yea, or they did the work, checked the compression and it was the same, cause I had these calls early to mid last week and havent heard shit yet. I was also under the assumption that if machine work was involved they just replaced with new generally. Regardless I'm not taking the car back...
Update: Does not seem loss of compression was due to anything in the shortblock. Service advisor called me and said "a valve needed to be tightened and theyre fixing it up good as new and id have it back soon".
I wasn't exactly sure what tightening a valve meant and when I pressed for details...
As others have stated, if the smoke is blue its burning oil and a bad sign. Get a compression check done if you're super nervous, mine would spit a little blue out on startup if i hadnt driven in a week+. Mine ended up having bad compression in cyl 3 (for a unknown reason, but speculation is...
Small update, called customer relations at Subaru of America and they said they need to call the dealership and the DPSM and get the scoop then they'll call me back. Not getting a warm fuzzy feeling about what will happen
oh yea, always make your money work for you. Personally I use bank of america cash rewards and pay the balance every month, then every now and again i get a check of "free money" to do whatever i please with and not feel guilty :)