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Hi , awesome site and thanks for sharing ur profesionalism ! I found you're site in my search to make sure i take the right steps with this most recent problem i have with an impreza p1 . The bolt that holds the cam shaft pulley had snapped in two, obviously causing the engine to die. I had the vehicle recovered to my nearest local garage. However....3 months ago i purchased the car, and on my trip to take it back to them to sort a notch/1st gear crunch the bottom end went on me. So anyway the car was left with them to rebuild the engine so obviously they dis assembled the part in question ( cam shaft pulley bolt) and re assembled. I was told to bed the new engine in softly for 1000 miles then have the engine oil i had this done at the same local garage mention before. And it was within the 1st 100 or so miles of this oil change that the bolt snapped on me. Please help me in taking the right steps here, cos i wouldnt at all be suprised if im expected to fit the bill. Also one important piece of information that is worrying i never pushed for any paperwork giving me evidence of them guarantee'ing the work they'd done :/ oh also, the bolt quite clearly shows 2 different where it snapped and one really small one approx 1-2mm further up with a more blackish colour (suggesting a crack basically). That is the crux of my question, i hope u can help me. Thanks Marc

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It may require a big bit of bluff here but it is generally accepted that all bolts under tension are replaced as a matter of course . Workshop manuals all say that big end bolts, main bolts, crank shaft pulley bolt, cam shaft bolts and head studs all should be replaced to avoid problems after reassembly. It amounts to wether the mechanic is professional and well trained or not . The shop / mechanic should have a parts and labour warranty for at least 30 days to cover this problem. Talk nicely but firmly and maybe you can come to an agreement. Check for local /state law on your entitlements before starting the discussion.. You could be surprised at where you stand

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