Join Date: Feb 2015
Location: Ontario, Canada
I don't have a oil cooler on my car. It may have been removed by the previous owner but I assumed my WRX didn't come with one. I want to get one but ive heard (likely what u heard too)you cant clean one that has had metal shavings threw it. I guess im going to have to buy a new or aftermarket one unless I can find one used where I know the engine was fine b4 hand.
My oil pump was cleaned and prepped by my machine shop.
My machine shop found two washers in with the blow by spring on the front of the pump(not sure what the proper name is). After my first oil change I could hear a tick witch made no sense to me. So I double checked my oil to make sure it was the right viscosity and ect. This made no sense until the machine shop found the washers. This A** H*** put thicker oil in and increased the tension of my blow by spring to hide the tick and giving the engine a healthy sound when I bought it. I don't know how anyone would protect themselves from this dirty trick besides getting a oil sample analyzed.
I bought my car from a ER doctor. He had a lot of service records on the car all from Subaru showing oil changes, recent clutch job, recent timing belt job, and ect. He said he loved the car and only reason hes getting rid of it was his wife gave him the go a head to buy a new car witch he had a 2015 WRX in his driveway
He seemed like he was honest and took great care of his car but I was wrong. You cant trust anybody these days just do what u can to test your future investment b4 u buy it.