Author Topic: STi Hatchbacks  (Read 679 times)

November 12, 2013, 11:54:08 AM
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Jacques

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Why do 90% of the STi hatchbacks you see for sale, had an engine rebuild? Please enlighten me.
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November 12, 2013, 12:49:50 PM
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TheRookie

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They had the engine rebuild because the suffered from ringland failure.
 
It better to buy an sti with an engine rebuild but make sure the rebuild was done with forged internals.
 
Loads of reading material regarding ringland failure on the net..I is a common problem on the 2.5 STI's.
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November 12, 2013, 02:27:48 PM
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Cool. I thought Subaru fixed that problem by the time the Impreza turned into a hatchback.
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November 12, 2013, 02:50:42 PM
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Theonly way to fix the problen is have a good tune.This will prolong the issue.
 
Subaru reckeons the tune is good enuf but they turn a blind eye when u mention tune.
 
They wont even trade in a subaru that has been tuned.
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