2007 Subaru Forester
Hi. 2007 Forester (97 K miles) blew an engine on a
mountain pass recently. (In defense, it was still within the
allowed mileage of my last oil change and there was never
a clue of oil leaking anywhere or smoke coming out the
exhaust). Oil light never came on and it did not even
occur to me that I might be running out of oil.
The rest of the car is still in good shape. Paid $10,000 for
it about two years ago
Anyway, that is my sad story.
What would be the best approach to replacing this
engine? My mechanic says a short block rebuild engine
($5200 installed ) is the best approach.
If I were you I would consider spending $5,000 as a down payment on a new vehicle...and just sell the old vehicle as parts.....
If you ran the engine out of oil the heads/cams may be damaged as well. It is best to check your oil level at each gas fill up. A used engine might be the best way to get your car back on the road. If you install a used engine have the head gaskets and cam belt replaced before installation.
IF you decide to fix your car FORGET the used.engines, they're not good and you'll wind up right back where you started, try this, http://www.jasperengines.com/blog/jasper-offers-remanufactured- subaru-25l-sohc-boxer-engine
Used engines are a fools errand... They're junk... You don't know anything about them... On the other hand, a remanufactured engine is like new or better...
Read this FAQ about their products, it explains why a remanufactured engine or transmission is better..3 years or 100k http://www.jasperengines.com/remanufactured-transmissions-faq
These guys have been in business for 75 years...no joke... You think they know what they're doing.....???
Grasshopper would not know a good engine from a bad one. If you buy a used engine check it out and get a warranty with it.
Mark - Is the used engine in your Outback junk? Think about it.
Used engine would be a good bet. The difficult part will be finding one with a good documented service history. I would not even consider a Jasper rebuilt Subaru engine. Jasper for a Ford or Chevy might be okay, but the Subaru engines are a strange and finicky beast.
When I say "used engine" I mean that there's no history of the car... I have history on my Subaru.... Listen, why don't you stop assuming what I know and make your own decisions... I know what to do to take care of my cars, which is why most of them last 15 to 20 years like my old Honda Accord.... I'm not listening to your remarks or following your advice.
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