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#8313 of 8657 How do I know my new engine relacement is a new one?
Apr 30, 2010 (12:04 pm)
Our 2006 Outback broke down last week and needed a new engine replacement. Quotation from the dealer was $4950 and we negotiated down to $4,500. We thought this would take at least a week for the fix - we thought a special order from Subaru was needed. To our surprise, the dealer called up back in less than 24 hours and told us the car is ready for picking up. We are worried if the dealer has actually put in a new Subaru engine for our car.
As we know nothing about mechanic stuff, how do we know the dealer has replaced with a new engine? How do we know if the new engine is a Subaru one but not something else? Please advise.
#8314 of 8657 Re: Cloudy Headlights [pilot1226]
Apr 30, 2010 (1:00 pm)
I was watching one of those shows on TV and they used 2000 grit sandpaper, which is very fine.
Sounds like you have a good plan. Start less aggressive, and progress only if needed.
#8315 of 8657 Re: How do I know my new engine relacement is a new one? [unlucky2]
Apr 30, 2010 (1:01 pm)
They could clean up any block to look new, but I'd be asking about what sort of warranty they offer. Hopefully it's at least a year.
#8316 of 8657 Re: How do I know my new engine relacement is a new one? [unlucky2]
by MrShift@Edmunds HOST
Apr 30, 2010 (1:19 pm)
One wonders what was meant by "new engine"? Was it a "new short block" (engine block w/ all internal parts but no cylinder heads or accessories), or a "new long block" (entire engine without accessories), or a "rebuild" (disassembly and re-machining or replacement of ALL parts to factory specification) or an "overhaul" (disassembly and replacement or re-machining of all DEFECTIVE parts, with old parts still usable left in).
These are all different, and often carelessly interchanged.
#8317 of 8657 Re: Cloudy Headlights [ateixeira]
May 02, 2010 (1:09 pm)
I spent about an hour or so doing them today. The first time I did it, they were absolutely see-through except for a small horizontal bar near the bottom of the plastic that seemed to be extremely oxidized. This is the same area I had trouble with before when I tried using the TurtleWax kit I mentioned in my first post.
It seems you're right - the grit starts at 800, 1200, 1600, and 2000. They recommend using the ball first, which I did, and the sandpaper applications really couldn't be easier.
Except I suppose my arms got a little tired as I progressed through the sandpaper stages (they say to do it a little bit longer on each step), so as a result, while I have some pretty clear looking headlights right now, I most certainly need to have another go with the 1600 and 2000 grit pad in the next day or two.
All and all a good purchase, and I would recommend it. Just make sure you actually spend enough time with the higher grits otherwise you'll end up doing a second application like I'm going to have to do to get rid of some scratch marks in the plastic.
The 800 grit (coarse) pad melted the oxidation away almost instantly, so I didn't spend much time with that pad. Perhaps if you're trying something similar you might want to start with Pad #2 (1200 grit, I think).
#8318 of 8657 Check Engine light on NEW Outback with only 270 miles!!
May 02, 2010 (6:02 pm)
Just got a Brand New car last week. This Saturday while I was driving, Check
Engine light comes on, and several other lights came on or started blinking. Called sales at dealer since the service was closed. I was told most likely it would be caused by loose gas cap. I then added more gas and tightened the cap. After several trips, short and long, the light are still on or blinking!!
I got really frustrated now! What should I do except for having the car
checked at the dealer tomorrow? To file a complaint? Anything else I can do?
#8319 of 8657 Re: Check Engine light on NEW Outback with only 270 miles!! [new_outback]
May 02, 2010 (6:59 pm)
First, you can stop cross-posting in more than one forum. We all read most of 'em, we'll get the message.
Next: with only 270 miles underneath the car, filing a complaint is way premature. Call the dealer first thing Monday morning, explain the situation, and allow them to deal with the problem. Obviously something is amiss, and it could be something relatively easy to mitigate. Give them a chance.
#8320 of 8657 Re: Cloudy Headlights [pilot1226]
May 03, 2010 (8:04 am)
Glad to hear it seems to be working.
Thanks for sharing.
#8321 of 8657 Re: Cloudy Headlights [pilot1226]
May 03, 2010 (10:12 am)
Hello, If the Mother's doesn't do the job, try Meguiar's Headlight Restoration Kit. My 2003 Legacy headlights were completely and badly clouded over. After about half an hour on each headlight, they looked like new again.
#8322 of 8657 Burning oil smell
May 07, 2010 (4:00 am)
Just bought 2003 outback 130,000 miles, while driving home noticed burning oil smell coming from engine. Especially noticeable while stopped. Any idea what is causing this?