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.
1973 Subaru GL1400 Coupe at AlphaCars in Boxborough MA
1973 Subaru with original 63Kmi at AlphaCars. Two owner car (both very
caring), Solid Body, minimal under-body surface rust, no structural rust.
Car was treated by "Rusty Jones" several times. It has a very solid Maaco
paint job that was done about three years ago and holds up really good.
Engine has typical Subaru light thumping noise at idle that according to
the owner was there for years. Car drives perfect, excellent brakes and new
tires, new clutch and new alternator. Very clean interior, minor wear
through the driver's side carpet to the left of the clutch pedal. Seats ant
trim are perfect with the exception of the driver's seat bolster that has a
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.
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.