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Re: killer B oil pickup
« Reply #25 on: June 28, 2018, 09:25:17 PM »
I literally read on here 5 minutes ago about a replacement pump failing

http://www.westernsubaruclub.com/smf/index.php?topic=55285.msg689442#msg689442

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Re: killer B oil pickup
« Reply #26 on: July 05, 2018, 04:41:06 PM »
What is the quality like on the replacement pump in the gates racing timing kit?

Varies, from ittshay to OEM quality:
https://legacygt.com/forums/showpost.php?p=4766804

Also, I'm not sure if the tensioner "problem" has been resolved with newer Gates kits:
http://www.westernsubaruclub.com/smf/index.php?topic=51844.0

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Re: killer B oil pickup
« Reply #27 on: July 05, 2018, 10:38:23 PM »
If you do the pickup/baffle during an oil change on a very new vehicle, does something small like this have warranty implications or would it be negligible?  Personally I don't see how they'd tell unless they really went looking.

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Re: killer B oil pickup
« Reply #28 on: July 06, 2018, 09:34:19 AM »
If you do the pickup/baffle during an oil change on a very new vehicle, does something small like this have warranty implications or would it be negligible?  Personally I don't see how they'd tell unless they really went looking.

If you threw a rod or two I'm sure they would start doing some looking. That being said, the point of this mod is to prevent oil starvation which in turn prevents something that catastrophic so its a bit of a catch 22.
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Re: killer B oil pickup
« Reply #29 on: July 06, 2018, 09:39:59 AM »
If you have a new car, I'd just let them fix the motor under warrantee if the pickup goes.
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Re: killer B oil pickup
« Reply #30 on: July 06, 2018, 09:53:27 AM »
Pretty sure they replace the tube when it spins a bearing to get the metal bits out? I am sure they need to alteast clean and inspect it in case that was the cause of the failure?

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Re: killer B oil pickup
« Reply #31 on: July 06, 2018, 10:51:07 AM »
Pretty sure they replace the tube when it spins a bearing to get the metal bits out? I am sure they need to alteast clean and inspect it in case that was the cause of the failure?

I'm under impression the blown motor goes directly back to Subaru Canada for analysis...If I was a service manager I'd be hesitant to crack the oil pan and introduce variables to Subaru Canada when they need to work out the warranty claim.


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Re: killer B oil pickup
« Reply #32 on: July 06, 2018, 06:11:33 PM »
Not time yet, but just from curiosity ... How much they charge for timing belt?

Just got the car back. Timing belt was $900, including labor. Like others have said, they replace the belt, idlers and tensioner, but not the water pump. Was charged 2.5 hours labor for the oil pickup and windage tray, which I thought was quite reasonable. Got them to install lower shifter bushings that I had sitting around, as well as crossmember bushings, which made a surprisingly big difference.

This is only the second time I've had the STI into Vex, but I'm quite happy with the price and level of service that I received from them.
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