Sorry to hear your Subi didn't work out.02 2.5rs sedan. I am not even kidding this time... the trade is going to happen really soon..... I would never get a Subaru again.....
Me either! My local vw dealership is teh suck and I just don't miss the hassle, I love the living hell out of my Subaru!Sorry to hear your Subi didn't work out.
A few suggestions, though, without knowing all of the details...
It sounds like your suspension wasn't dialed in correctly. What springs/shocks were you using? Any other suspension mods? If you're using shocks that don't match the performance of the springs, of course the ride will suck.
For the "sh***y" interior, I suggest using some RAAMmat and ensolite to reduce vibrations and road noise. If you don't like the seats, spend $300 for some newer WRX seats.
I missed my Passat at first, but I'd never go back to a VAG car...ever.
Shouldn't be any more difficult than doing a TB on the 2.8L B5. The parts are all the same (for the most part). I am doing the full TB and gasket job on my B6 3.0l in January. Should be TONS of fun! :crazy:The $2500 tb job is what I'd look out for. No joke. Those 3.0L are a pain from what I hear about that. At least from what I've read on Audiforums and the 'zine.
I'm not kidding. It is not like the 2.8 from what I'm told. I'm talking about a dealer quote tho. People on there were talking about it casually, like it was normal.....Shouldn't be any more difficult than doing a TB on the 2.8L B5. The parts are all the same (for the most part). I am doing the full TB and gasket job on my B6 3.0l in January. Should be TONS of fun! :crazy:
It's no $2,500 job though... The parts shouldn't cost more than $400 WITH waterpump. Tool rental is $45. Yeah it will take 12 hours... but hey.:wrench: $2,055/12 = $171.25 per hour! I pay myself well. If it takes 18 hours (like my first TB on the 2.8 did) $114.25 per hour! I'm still in the money.
I don't buy it... I looked at it and the clip is blocking the front of the motor. The parts in the kit are indentical. There is no reason it should cost that much money. The parts are $400 to do gaskets too. If they charge $800 for parts and charge $85 per hour for labor it means they take 20 hours to do the work. There is no way. So $1,600 for parts? Still leaves 11 hours labor... No way... I don't buy it.I'm not kidding. It is not like the 2.8 from what I'm told.