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Old 08-10-2021, 09:26 PM   #1639
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What is the latest status on the valve spring recall?
Are people still doing it? Or did everyone who is gonna do it, already do it?
I never did the recall. I doubt I will bother at this point.
Who else decided to skip the recall ?
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Old 08-11-2021, 07:57 AM   #1640
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What is the latest status on the valve spring recall?
Are people still doing it? Or did everyone who is gonna do it, already do it?
I never did the recall. I doubt I will bother at this point.
Who else decided to skip the recall ?
We have no real way of knowing if people are still getting the recall done, but it is likely since those in CA are required to do it.

I did it early on, and have had no issues, but if given the choice again and given my car had 100K miles on it at the time, I would not bother. At the time I used it as some "free labor" to get other work done such as changing plugs, etc.

The general agreement seems to be skip it because if they were going to fail, it's likely they already would have.
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I'm at 60k miles, and don't plan to bother with the recall.
Was just curious if dealers are still screwing up the repair
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Old 08-11-2021, 04:30 PM   #1642
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I'm at 60k miles, and don't plan to bother with the recall.
Was just curious if dealers are still screwing up the repair
the requirements for the recall for registration purposes have passed so doubtful any more will happen
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Old 08-11-2021, 04:40 PM   #1643
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the requirements for the recall for registration purposes have passed so doubtful any more will happen
Actually, probably not true. Not everyone that owns the car knows there is a problem, and actually that is the majority of owners.. Also, many dealers clear recall work when reselling a car (it may required in some states). So it is possible more will be successfully done, and some may fail.

Not sure if there is a place you can get the progression on a recall (how many are complete) but that would be interesting.
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My car was on PNO for the past 4 years so never did the recall. California forced me to do the recall before I could reactivate my registration.

I feel like I just started the clock to my car's demise


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Is there anything I can do to verify the sealant was properly placed?
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Necro.

My car was on PNO for the past 4 years so never did the recall. California forced me to do the recall before I could reactivate my registration.

I feel like I just started the clock to my car's demise


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Is there anything I can do to verify the sealant was properly placed?
Drop the oil pan.
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Drop the oil pan.
Forgive my lack of knowledge here, how difficult is it to drop the oil pan to inspect? Is it as simple as lifting the car and accessing it or is more disassembly required?

Are there any DIY guides or YT videos I can reference? I checked around but don't see anything definitive.

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@l0aded you might get a borescope camera through the oil drain hole and inspect the oil pickup for silicone debris
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Drop the oil pan.
That will tell you if there is sealant in the pickup tube but not if any of the channels were plugged. Unfortunately the only way to check that would be t I pull the timing cover which means you have to reseal and be back to not knowing.
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Forgive my lack of knowledge here, how difficult is it to drop the oil pan to inspect? Is it as simple as lifting the car and accessing it or is more disassembly required?

Are there any DIY guides or YT videos I can reference? I checked around but don't see anything definitive.

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Keep in mind that those that had issues were the tiny minority not the majority.
Many of the failures occurred before Subaru issued the updated instructions and tech awareness was low. They are all well aware by now!
Not to say that it couldnít still happen but the odds are much much lower now than they were 4 years ago.
Even if you pull the pan and see sealant a shady dealer isnít going to do anything about it anyway. A good dealer may but even then if it hasnít failed then there is no issue in their mind.
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