Join Date: Apr 2010
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I have an Outback Diesel '08 with 103K km (about 60k mi.) on the clock.
Subaru changed the short block 10 months ago due to a faulty crank shaft bearing. At that time the car had 42k km on the clock. The car got fixed and I went back on the road. For several months I have only been bothered with the change of a clutch, a fly wheel and a front wheel bearing.
But now, 10 months and 61k km later, I am changing the short block again, along with the turbo. The only difference is that this time there's no warranty to cover the "dent" in my wallet, and I am about to end up with a repair costing what equals to 13.000 euro or almost 20.000 usd (Denmark is quite expensive, when it comes to cars and parts, due to a f***** up tax system).
Luckily Subaru has decided to help me and they'll cover the cost of the turbo, the short block and a gasket kit, along with 4 garage hours. That means that I am "only" ending up with the bill for 20+ garage hours (at usd 171/hour).
My questions are;
- Am I the only one who's experienced problems to that extend with a Sub Diesel ?
- Should I change the car, since I have already worked my way through 2 boxer diesel engines ? Or should I believe the people who says that it can't happen a third time ?
(For the suspicious part of you guys: It has been maintained by an aut. Subaru garage, it has never been driven hard - I drive alone, and are never putting any strain on the engine or anything else).
In hope of some encouragement from fellow sub owners...