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#47: 01-12-2010, 06:49 AM
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Originally Posted by derffred View Post
They have to take your cylinder head off to see whats goin on. To do that, they have to pull the motor... if you go for the diag, you might as well go for the whole repair..
Well, I got the final post mortem on my ex-Legacy. Turned out to be a ring (cracked/broken) on one cylinder which caused some scoring to the walls and a carbon fouled exhaust valve on another. The estimate to fix this was $5-$6k (basically a rebuilt motor). This doesn't include the clutch or the brakes which would have needed replacing this year. Good thing I dumped that turd while I had the chance. Having read more and more stories about aging Legacys, I'll never buy another one and I won't suggest to anyone else to buy one either. Long live the Dodge Ram 1500 Hemi.