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#13: 09-07-2012, 10:28 AM
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Originally Posted by CarlyCurran88 View Post
I will check the battery and see. It will stall with AC on or off. It idles at 800 rpm's. The 2009 Forester I just sold had 86,000 miles and I had to adjust the valves, I think it only took my mechanic about 2.5 hours to do both sides.
Woah, woah, woah.

1. Why would you need to adjust the valves on a Subaru with only 86,000 miles? I've never heard of any other Subaru needing that, and my family has had several Subarus that got to that mileage or above.

2. How would it take only 2.5 hours? In order to adjust the valves, you need to re-shim them, which involves taking off the valve covers and cams, which is very hard to do without pulling the engine, which takes way more than 2.5 hours.

I think your mechanic took you for a ride.