2002 WRX Wagon, 154,000 miles, with engine troubles. The engine began running rough (bad knocking) over the course of ~1hr, firing on 2 cylinders last checked. Located a gash at the air intake coupling to the turbo. Diagnosis (pressure / leak-down) below:
Cylinder 1- Pressure: 105 Hot, 90 Cold - Leak 26%
Cylinder 2- Pressure: 105 Hot, 90 Cold - Leak 10%
Passenger Side - Nominal
If you think you're able to repair, then my loss is your gain. Mechanic thinks there could be scoring in the cylinders and that rebuild/replacement engine is required. I've already purchased and new vehicle so this car has to go.
I believe everything to be stock except for after-market springs/struts (lower, brand/type unknown) and K&N air filter. The suspension rattles when going over bumps, but I believe this can be fixed. The front driver-side tire is flat and must be replaced. The compressor belt has been removed since I bought the car, unsure if the A/C works. The body is decent, there are some small dents and scuffs, very little rust but probably not rust-free. The windshield has some very small chips and some pitting from gravel. The interior is in generally good condition, but a small tear in driver-side seat, could use a cleaning. Disc-changer does not work, radio and cassette OK. The battery is drained, but held a charge well prior to engine troubles. Passenger window button does not work. In the photos, the air filter and some cover plate on the engine have been removed by the mechanic during diagnosis. Everything not listed is in good condition.
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