Last post on May 20, 2013 at 6:51 PM
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#295 of 298 Re: new short block, check engine light is on... [kelstar]
Apr 22, 2012 (10:24 pm)
Sounds like some electrical connections didn't get reinstalled in the right way. I wouldn't worry about damaging the new engine, but don't be surprised if you suddenly have a dead battery in the next day or two. If it were me, I would be straight back in there to get this fixed on their dime.
#296 of 298 Re: 2009 subaru impreza 2.5i sedan base model [zwzachary87]
Jul 18, 2012 (12:17 pm)
zwzachary87 That is exactly what happened to my 2010 impreza 2.5i at 36,700 miles I had changed the oil every 3k per dealership and on the last one I went 7k because I was going to change the oil myself after the warantee was up... The day I was going to change it myself it spun a bearing exactly as you described it, with the traction control light and no oil etc etc. After looking at it they are going to cover it as warantee by replacing the shortblock. but what troubles me is they didnt even fight me over it. That says to me that there is a bearing issue and I just hope that it doesnt blow again soon. I am going to have to check the oil every stop for gas just to be sure the engine doesnt start burn ing oil like a champ when I least expect it and blow the engine again.
#297 of 298 Re: 2009 subaru impreza 2.5i sedan base model [k3nd0]
Jul 24, 2012 (10:30 am)
The warranty for drivetrain components, including the engine, is 5 years or 60,000 miles. That likely factored heavily into the decision they made.
#298 of 298 Re: 2009 subaru impreza 2.5i sedan base model [zwzachary87]
May 20, 2013 (6:51 pm)
This exact thing just happened to me. What did you end up doing? I've only had the car for less than 8 months... not a happy camper. It sounds like a new engine is the only way to deal with this. After this is makes me wonder if the car is worth holding onto. Thanks for your advice to help ease any issues I could be facing in the future.