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03-14-2003, 01:22 PM
This is an interesting post on a WRX board of a guy who spills his guts on the net and gets fried. He was running his turbo at 18 psi (gulp) and lost his motor, attempted to swap out the parts to original, and bring it to another dealer. But someone got in his way - one of the WRX message board members "rats" him out!

It would be interesting to see what the opinons are on this board, especially in light of the M3 engine failures. I would not play the role of rat, but I do feel justice was served.

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Nick B.
03-14-2003, 01:47 PM
the guy who modded his car, and blew the motor deserved to be ratted upon - hopefully, he'll end up in jail for fraud attempt...

IE Greg
03-14-2003, 01:48 PM
My opinion is that the guy whose motor blew deserved to get busted. There is just no excuse for dishonesty - especially when preceded by stupidity.

03-14-2003, 01:50 PM
"The good news is I beat the Honda and I pulled a 12.9 at 107mph at the track on Febuary 9th and I had a 1.8 60 ft. And only with thoose mods. Stock turbo, stock intercooler!"

bastard...guess he has to give himself some reassurance after blowing his engine over something as dumb as racing a honda!

03-14-2003, 02:10 PM
I get tired of hearing all these rice boys constantly talking about modding their turbocharged cars so that they're putting out 4000 hp! It's pretty easy to mod a turbo for greatly increased hp--there's a reason though why the manufacturer didn't tune it that way to begin with. They seem to have no clue about the effects of these changes on the longevity of their engines.

03-14-2003, 02:18 PM
been dishonest about something. Who appointed anybody on the net to be the mod police?

03-14-2003, 03:15 PM
"He should just buy an don't need to mod 'em, they just blow up all by themselves!"

Just kidding, of course.

03-14-2003, 04:54 PM
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03-14-2003, 05:33 PM
The moron is angry that he actually had to be held responsible for his actions. How sad. What he was doing, simplified, is stealing from a dealership. It is sad how few people are adult enough to own up to something they have done - a pathetic reflection on our society. I guess if I throw a turbo on my car, abuse it, and blow it up, someone else should be held respnsible because I should not be expected to actually pay something out of my pocket...heavens no. That guy is a moron. He was commiting a crime, was caught, and is simply angry he was caught. Just like a thief is not happy when a customer at a store turns them in. Common, common, common. Hopefully he will have charges brought against him.

03-14-2003, 05:37 PM
what comes around goes around, and i hope mr."warranty police" really gets it good!

strange that so many people would take the dealer's "side", i don't really understand why. Do people really think the manufacturer and/or dealer will "reward" them with something? Do they think the price will come down on products if no one "cheats" the system?
Do they all think they are being "moral" and doing the right thing? Maybe they should all start with themselves before worrying about others do or don't do.

That's my 2 cents :)

03-14-2003, 08:30 PM
Seems like most people here -- me included -- would do the right thing and rat on you if the situation presented itself here. You gonna blow us all away?

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