Mortal2None Posted December 24, 2008 Share Posted December 24, 2008 Well, I had an oil change a week ago and when I left the place the car stalled 5 min later. I didnt think too much of it and drove back to work with no other issues. A few days later the cars idle was stumbling and stalling again when we had that 50 degree day and I started to hear a "whistling" while under boost. I figured I had a vacuum/boost leak and got a flashlight and checked all lines and bolts and oil levels. Today the turbocharger noise was louder and I smelled a "burning" smell and so I pulled over and checked over the car. As it turns out the guy who changed my oil did not reseat the air filter properly (they check it) and the "bottom" of the box was wide open. (about an inch) My engine has been sucking in lord knows what over the last week and 1/2. I made an anonymous call to one of the local Subaru dealers today and described the situation and he said most places have insurance for that kind of thing but was unsure of how this would affect my warranty. My question is had anyone had a similar situation like this and if I tell the dealer the full story will they void my warranty? The car runs like crap now and is now stumbling on acceleration also since properly closing the filter. (I brought it back to the oil change place and they seated it properly) I was thinking about pulling the battery terminal so the computer "resets". Can a week or so of no filtration kill an engine? I'm totally bummed after I so meticulously broke in this engine for the first 15k just to have this happen... Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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