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.
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.
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.
1995 Subaru Legacy - full tune-up DIY guide
A video, fully documenting a fairly complete tune-up on a 1995 Subaru
Legacy AWD wagon with an EJ22 engine and 5MT manual transmission.
In this video, I cover:
-rear differential fluid change
-transmission fluid change
-engine oil change
-spark plugs and wires
-timing belt change
-water pump change
-belts and hoses
Most, if not all of this should apply to similar generation Impezas.
Check out my blog:
How to change a Subaru Head Gasket without removing the engine
These are the sets I like to use on these EJ25 engines.
1:07 Identifying engine type
1:25 Inspection showing oil leak from head gasket
3:12 Remove air intake (discussed)
3:35 Remove battery (discussed)
4:00 Remove air compressor (discussed)
4:10 With above removed and belt covers removed
4:20 Remove belts
5:49 Remove A/C compressor tensioner bracker
7:00 Remove alternator
8:50 Remove air compressor (discussed)
8:56 Drain radiator
10:10 Remove power brake Booster
vacuum line, fuel lines
11:48 Disconnect spark plug wires/brackets
13:42 Remove A/C compressor
14:15 Remove spark plugs/bracket
15:02 Disconnect oil sending unit wire, coolant temp sending unit, crack
shaft position sensor wire
15:50 Remove radiator
How to change a Subaru Head Gasket without removing the engine
1994 Subaru Legacy will not start (timing belt jumped)
Apologies in advance for the extremely long video. I spend the first few
minutes explaining the problem I'm having with the car.
1994 Subaru Legacy EJ22 5-speed AWD. Died on highway last month and would
not restart. Have been getting diagnostic help from
http://bbs.legacycentral.org . This video is to show a grinding noise I'm
getting while cranking. Car will crank but will not start. Sounds like it
is trying to start. Checked and I have spark, fuel and air.
More background on the car:
292,000 miles on body and engine
216,000 on transmission
30,000 on timing belt
apx. 5,000 miles since tune-up (spark plugs, fluids and filters (except
This has me stumped. I'd like to fix it, but I am also car shopping.
Car was running perfectly before this. I bought it in October, 2006 with
204,000 miles on it and have driven and maintained it since then. Was a
reliable daily driver until last month and handled my 90 mile round trip
commute with ease in al weather.
UPDATE - car has since been fixed and sold. Traced issue to a jumped timing
belt (idler pulley had seized). Car would crank OK, but would not start,
check out my blog:
Subaru Loyale H6 SportsWagon... in Action!
It is so Sad, a real Shame that the Music was Removed by Youtube due to
Copyright Issues, Because I Edited the Video Around the Music Meanings...
Great Video, where you can see my Yellow Subaru Loyale in Action! ... I
Edited it from Many Different Videos Taken on Vacation Trips Across
Honduras, Taken Mainly Off Road, where there`s No Road intended for Any
I Love Nature, so You`ll See Great Outdoors, Mountain Landscapes, Also Some
Main Cities, Beaches, etc...
Please: See it Complete.
Come Travel with me, Coast to Coast Across Honduras! ;)
Subaru Head gasket installation instructions
Get a torque wrench on Amazon
Subaru Head gasket installation instructions for putting your new head
gaskets on. Another thing people will usually replace at the same time is
the head bolts. I recommend doing this if there has been severe warping of
the heads due to severe overheating. Often times the original lead based
gasket fails due to age/heat cycles/expansion and the bolts are fine. In
this case it's fine to clean the old ones with a wire brush and dip the
tips in motor oil and re use them.
[HD] 1990 Subaru Loyale -- My Second Car
So basically this is a walkaround and overview of my new car, a red 1990
Subaru Loyale wagon. My old car, the 1981 Subaru GL wagon, died from a
cracked block or head and was towed away on Easter, 2012. A week after, I
picked this up. When I bought it, it had three main problems. The first was
the battery was dead from sitting for a couple months. Fixed this because I
had a new battery installed in my old car a couple months before it died,
and I just transferred it over. The second problem was the tires would go
flat within a day or two. Fixed this by buying a set of four wheels/tires
off the Ultimate Subaru Message Board for $30, swapped them out, and sold
my set for $20 on the message board. The third and final problem is the
passenger axle. Both the inner and outer boots are torn, and the actual
axle is bad. Went to the Pick-N-Pull to get an axle, but I didn't have the
right tools. Instead, I got two new headlights (the originals were yellowed
and not bright), a new clock, two speakers, a bunch of fuses, and a couple
headlight bulbs. This car is better than my old one because it's go 90 horsepower (versus
73), runs better, has five gears, and is fuel injected. It's also got a
softer suspension for a better ride. Still has on-demand 4WD, so that's
useful. It's just overall a better car. I'm glad I got it. Be looking
forward to dashcam videos!!
Hillclimbing in a subaru loyale!
This hill was a lot steeper than it looks on video! Plus the car has 272k
miles on it and a blown head gasket! Still going strong though...
Installing a Subaru Timing belt
I forgot to mention in the vid a check that can be done to make sure the
belt is aligned correct is counting the number of teeth on the belt between
the index mark on the cam pulley and crank index mark..
The left side (in a subaru, side with the oil filler & tensioner #2 and #4
) there is 40 and a half teeth on the belt.
The right side (#1 and #3 has 44 teeth.
This is with the SOHC engines.