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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 04-21-2013, 11:49 PM Thread Starter
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looking for the best subaru shop in the south east


not sure if this is the place for this post, but here it is. i'm looking for a place to take my 08, 2.5i outback to have the engine rebuilt. i haven't been impressed with the local dealership, and it's the only one in town. i'm willing to travel several hundred miles to have a competent, professional do this work for me. if you guys have any recommendations, they would be greatly appreciated.

i'm not opposed to having a this work done outside of a dealership. i just want to have the work done by someone that actually cares about the service they provide. i want to find someone that takes pride in what they do and has put in the time to know they can.


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rather than taking your car to a shop several hunderd miles away, why not buy a rebuilt engine and swap it in.

CCR, Colorado Component Rebuliders does a nice job and thay have a good reputation on most forums. i don't know what yuor budget is , but if you are considering a dealer rebuild you already know this is going to cost $$$$. you can google them.

by just for grins, what is wrong with your engine.?

i'm not familiar with 08s but others will be.

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its been leaking oil where the exhaust manifold meets the block for a while, but now its collecting on top of the heads too...it's probably not a proper state for the engine to be in, and i'm tired of the smell...checking the oil level every other day is getting old too...

also, the gas mileage is dropping off and i'm assuming it's got a good bit to do with the oil passing whatever seal/gasket its passing.

an engine rebuild is way less expensive than a new outback...
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That could just be valve covers, which is an awful lot cheaper than a rebuild.

Heck, even if it's the head gaskets they would be cheaper than a rebuild.
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