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.
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.
Subaru Head gasket installation instructions
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.
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 Car.
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! ;)
My Subaru Leone RX
A little video of my black RX.
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.
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1990 Subaru Loyale with blown head gasket running
We drained all of the fluids, and replaced the oil to see if the head gasket would be worth fixing. We did not run it long and didn't put any coolant in it so it wouldn't mix with the oil again. I had to keep the RPMs up and it was smoking badly because it was burning off what was left of the oil/water we drained.
1994 subaru loyale $3000
no oil or volt gauge?
push button 4x4
clean as a whistle