General Repair Work and Maintenance


12 month/12,000 mile warranty on all parts and labor. Warranty work has to be performed in our shop and cannot exceed the original cost of repair. In the event a car breaks down further than is practical to be towed, another shop may do the work but only with prior approval from Apple Automotives' owner, David King. Authorized, licensed repairs will be compensated at no more than Standard Mitchell Book or All-Data time and at a flat rate of no more than $60 per hour.



Limited Warranty--Rebuilt Engines

Apple Automotive warranties their rebuilt engines for 3 years or 50,000 miles and their head gasket jobs to 12 months/12,000 miles, whichever comes first, to be free of defects in materials and workmanship under normal use and service. This extends only to the original user.

* The motor oil must be changed every 3,000 miles. *Engine oil must be a conventional oil of good quality such as Valvoline. The use of Pennzoil will void this warranty. *Proof of oil changes must accompany a warranty claim. *The weight of oil must be in accordance with the owner’s handbook, typically a 5w/20 or 30 wt. This information can also be obtained by calling a Subaru dealership. *Synthetic or synthetic blends will void the warranty during the first 12,000 miles.
* Only Subaru Genuine oil filters will be used at all times. * Failure due to contamination or lack of lubrication will not be warranted. It is recommended to check your oil at every fill up. Some oil consumption is normal during break-in.
* The engine will not be allowed to overheat. The heat tab attached to the engine must remain in place and intact at all times to prove that such overheating has not occurred.
* Failure due to improper priming of the oil pump will not be warranted.
* The engine has not been abused, misused or modified.
* External parts of the engine (e.g., water pump, timing belt, idler bearings, and tensioners) are warranted for 12 months or 12,000 miles only. *Oil leaks are only warranted if they appear immediately.

The obligation of this Warranty shall be limited solely to repairing or replacing the product, or any defective part thereof, after Company inspection. In no event shall the Company be liable for any consequential, indirect, incidental or special damages of any nature arising from the sale of the engine, including but not limited to rental car charges, any tow charges, labor not done by Apple Automotive or any failure of accessory parts such as hoses or gaskets which are not part of the engine, unless pre-authorized by Apple Automotive. Unauthorized repairs will not be paid.

Authorized licensed repairs will be compensated at no more than Standard Mitchell Book time and at a flat rate of no more than $60 per hour.

* Performance modifications are considered abuse and immediately void the warranty.






The engine is NOT full of oil. Please Use Valvoline 5w/20 for break-in, put in a full 5 quarts, this will only overfill it by ˝ qt. The engine has already been primed. There is over 1 qt of oil in the gallys, pump, etc. I always overfill Subie motors by ˝ qt. It tends to slow down the normal oil consumption. There is a long explanation to this.


Here is the recommended break-in—


*To purge the engine of air, fill the engine through the top radiator hose—it takes at least one gallon of coolant. Fill the radiator with the rest—about another gallon, fill the overflow container about 2/3.


*Start the engine and run at 2,000 rpm until the cooling fans come on. Record the oil pressure during this time. Also record the oil pressure at idle. Shut off the engine and remove the pressure gage. If you have a coolant pressure gage, use it! Monitor the engine temperature! After the engine has cooled off, re-check the coolant level in the overflow. If it is near the bottom, there was some air in the system that self-purged or else a leak. Fill the container back to about half-way.

*Make a test run at 30 miles per hour and accelerate at full throttle to 50 miles per hour. Repeat the acceleration cycle from 30 to 50 miles per hour at least ten times. No further break-in is necessary. If traffic conditions will not permit this procedure, accelerate the engine rapidly several times through the intermediate gears during the check run. The object is to apply a load to the engine for short periods of time and in rapid succession soon after engine warm up. This action thrusts the piston rings against the cylinder wall with increased pressure and results in accelerated ring seating.

*Drive vehicle normally but avoid sustained high speed during the first 100 miles.

*Change the oil between 100-200 miles and then every 3,000 for the first 3-4 oil changes. After that you can increase intervals to 5,000 if you wish. You can also switch to full synthetic if you wish.