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It seems odd to me that they are changing the water pump on an engine with only "6000 miles" on it. Yes, it's easy to do while the engine is out, but it sure seems like changing a part just because you can. Hmm...
I asked that question also. The reasoning is that they don't know how long the engine has been sitting, so they would rather do it as a preventative measure. I've also had oil going through my cooling system so I'm not super opposed to it. In the grand scheme of things it's not that much more money, and since they are going to warranty the parts I'd rather do what they recommend.
 

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Update: Dropping my car off at the shop on Thursday. I'm going to go ahead and do the full shebang, engine and transmission. The warranty is 12 months or 12,000 miles. Just the fact that they warranty used parts from wrecked cars is pretty amazing. Guy at the shop said there is a possibility the parts will be in in the next couple of days.馃 I'll update soon.
 

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Update: Dropping my car off at the shop on Thursday. I'm going to go ahead and do the full shebang, engine and transmission. The warranty is 12 months or 12,000 miles. Just the fact that they warranty used parts from wrecked cars is pretty amazing. Guy at the shop said there is a possibility the parts will be in in the next couple of days.馃 I'll update soon.
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Just curious, did you not contact subaru of america to see if they'd provide any assistance before committing to an independent shop? I know the mileage is way out of warranty but it's a 2018 and under 100k miles, I figure so long as you have service records you'd get some help. SOA has helped me out big time on the three subarus I own. Hope all goes well from here.

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Not too much money for who? lol. Yeah stuff happens I know. I'm just one of those people who feels like it always happens to them. Had to get the transmission rebuilt on my last car for 3400 bucks. A couple years later it started puking coolant. Got it diagnosed and it was a hole in one of the coolant channels in the engine block. 2500 bucks to fix. I still owed $1,200 on the car. That was the most painful part. Ended up selling it to one of the service guys at the dealership for 500 bucks and I had to eat the rest of the loan. The only good part was that he fixed it and I saw it on the road about 6 months later, haha.
Anyways, a bit of a rant. It's just discouraging since the reason I bought a brand new car was to not have to deal with this crap, at least for more than 92,000 miles.
OH! Forgot, I also got backed into by a truck in my last car as well. Never fly on the plane with me, or invite me along to a casino, I'm sure my bad luck would rub off, lol.
Lol sorry. I have WAY more than that in my STI engine so I use that as my baseline. In general, the overall cost that you are putting together doesn't seem too bad for an engine change.
 
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