$$ for rebuilt Forester engine???

Discussion in 'Subaru Forester' started by OORAH!!, Oct 29, 2003.

  1. OORAH!!

    OORAH!! Guest

    Wife's car was hit in the front end - some piece
    of metal disturbed the timing belt, and the
    result is a fritzed engine.

    What will it cost to buy a rebuilt (or even new)
    engine for that car?

    OORAH!!, Oct 29, 2003
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  2. OORAH!!

    ed Guest

    If the valves got bent, have a valve job done to replace bent valves, which
    is less expensive than replacing the engine. For an engine, search the
    internet for wrecking yards, Forester uses the same 2.5 engine as Legacy,
    Outback and Impreza (not WRX!), so there must be a few around.
    My understanding is 1998 used DOHC engine which is interference (ie bent
    valves if Timing belt breaks), 99 and above used SOHC engine (no bent valves
    if belt breaks). Dealer says both are interference engines, Gates timing
    belt site lists both as non-interference.
    Ed B.
    ed, Oct 29, 2003
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    Tony Hwang Guest

    Isn't there an outfit specialized in importing used Japanese engines
    in California? Japanese used engines typically have low mileage. Japanese
    islands being small in size compared to our land.
    Tony Hwang, Oct 29, 2003
  4. OORAH!!

    OORAH!! Guest

    This is a MY00 - and empirical evidence says
    it's "interference". The dealer quoted the
    insurance company more than $3k to rebuild the
    engine (replace it?). I'm really thinking of
    buying it out of salvage and keeping the car.
    OORAH!!, Oct 29, 2003
  5. Both incarnations of the 2.5 are "interferencial".
    Verbs Under My Gel, Oct 29, 2003
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