Continuing our review of reliable vehicles, the 1993 Subaru Loyale is a low-cost, capable option. This one was manufactured before the series was plagued by head gasket leaks and has accumulated over 220,000 miles in the near constant moisture of the Pacific Northwest. As a bonus, a demonstration of an alternative use for the ubiquitous ice scraper...
1993 Subaru Loyale story
This is my first car. My baby. I took her in for a routine timing belt change. They put it on wrong. Failed to turn the camshaft 180 degrees after installing the first of two belts. I waited 4 weeks for this process, then was told that my engine was busted (low compression in three cylinders) It would cost over a grand to fix, but they were willing to "take a look and see what they could do" I lost my ability to drive, resulting in loss of my catering abilities and loss of a job. I was set back potential thousands of what could of been hard earned dollars. I had no other choice but to set her up until I could afford the proper work that needed to be done. Little did I know that all that needed to be done was putting the timing belt on proper. My parent's next door neighbor heard the story and had it done in two hours! She runs perfect. We took this to the highest power of CT customer satisfaction, and the 4 month battle to get our money back resulted in complete disregard for what they had failed to do. They chose not to refund my money so this is my response. This is not the only story. This is My story. I have heard many of which other's beloved cars have either been falsely "fixed" or not fixed at all. I want to hear your stories. I want to hear everyone of them! Please. If you have a story relating to this, or have ever been jipped by our Huge "trusted" national garage, I want to hear it. Video responses are preferred. Thankyou This video was recorded and edited by my father. All work done to the car, and present in the video is our neighbor Nathan. Thanks to them. My subie is running perfectly again.
EA82 Timing Belt Procedure (Subaru GL DL GL-10 Loyale XT RX) L-Series
The Art of Subaru Maintenance #08 EA82 Timing Belt Procedure (Subaru GL DL GL-10 Loyale XT RX) L-Series
300+ HP Subaru Loyale Wagon
A 1990 Subaru Loyale wagon with a tuned up EJ255 from a 2007 WRX. Drivetrain sourced from a Subaru XT. The bad part is that this engine was only in the car temporarily. It was soon installed into a much newer Subaru, which means no more videos. I really wish I had been able to get more footage! This car belonged to my Subaru enthusiast buddy, I film many different vehicles as well as my own.