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Old 02-20-2007, 07:33 AM   #1
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Old 02-20-2007, 07:53 AM   #2
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I always took it to be CYA (covering your ass) in progress. The chance of making a mistake after having a VIN number really gets cut down. It's less risk than taking what the customer says at face value. I know that fellow-Nasioc-ers are educated about cars but the general populace might not know the difference from the MY05 to the MY06. They might think that any Impreza is an STi and the list goes on. At least that's my two cents.

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Old 02-20-2007, 07:54 AM   #3
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I was asked for my VIN when I was buying 4 OEM lugnuts last week
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Old 02-20-2007, 07:56 AM   #4
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I always took it to be CYA (covering your ass) in progress. The chance of making a mistake after having a VIN number really gets cut down. It's less risk than taking what the customer says at face value. I know that fellow-Nasioc-ers are educated about cars but the general populace might not know the difference from the MY05 to the MY06. They might think that any Impreza is an STi and the list goes on. At least that's my two cents.
Even non-forum people should know what year car they own but oh well
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Old 08-23-2007, 12:57 PM   #5
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shame on whoever doesn't know what year their car is.
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Old 09-08-2009, 01:31 PM   #6
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Even non-forum people should know what year car they own but oh well

one would hope, but even this isnt always the case.
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Old 09-08-2009, 02:30 PM   #7
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I stopped reading by page 5 so I know im missing a lot, but how did this thread make it to 13 pages? Pure curiosity.
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Old 10-27-2009, 10:51 AM   #8
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I stopped reading by page 5 so I know im missing a lot, but how did this thread make it to 13 pages? Pure curiosity.
Dude it started in 07 I don't think anyone has realized that yet.
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Old 12-03-2007, 03:17 PM   #9
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I always took it to be CYA (covering your ass) in progress. The chance of making a mistake after having a VIN number really gets cut down. It's less risk than taking what the customer says at face value. I know that fellow-Nasioc-ers are educated about cars but the general populace might not know the difference from the MY05 to the MY06. They might think that any Impreza is an STi and the list goes on. At least that's my two cents.


i dont even know the difference between MY05 and MY06 (oh i think i just got it a bit, "model year"05/06?)
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Old 02-20-2007, 07:57 AM   #10
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Honestly i think it's a scam. IE: You get turbo exhaust gaskets. Then 6 months later you bring the car in under warranty for a blown motor. You have a stock turbo on the car but you may have returned it to stock. Why did you buy turbo exhaust gaskets?

See where i'm going with this.......
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Old 02-20-2007, 08:01 AM   #11
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Honestly i think it's a scam. IE: You get turbo exhaust gaskets. Then 6 months later you bring the car in under warranty for a blown motor. You have a stock turbo on the car but you may have returned it to stock. Why did you buy turbo exhaust gaskets?

See where i'm going with this.......

Conspiracy theory...
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Old 09-22-2007, 05:01 AM   #12
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Honestly i think it's a scam. IE: You get turbo exhaust gaskets. Then 6 months later you bring the car in under warranty for a blown motor. You have a stock turbo on the car but you may have returned it to stock. Why did you buy turbo exhaust gaskets?

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Conspiracy theory...
Since Subaru has trolled these forums and used the posts made by people seeking repairs against them, it doesn't seem to be a conspiracy theory to me.
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Old 06-24-2010, 12:49 PM   #13
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Yea the dealers are big time scammers. You are making a better upgrader that should make the engine last longer and you get the dirt in the face for it. I see it as if you are not taking parts off they should have no choice... But hey thats how they get cha.
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Old 02-20-2007, 12:23 PM   #14
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Honestly i think it's a scam. IE: You get turbo exhaust gaskets. Then 6 months later you bring the car in under warranty for a blown motor. You have a stock turbo on the car but you may have returned it to stock. Why did you buy turbo exhaust gaskets?

See where i'm going with this.......

thats the dumbest thing I've read so far today.

And my service desk at the subaru dealership is within ear shot of the parts department. You'd be surprised at just how many people don't know information about their car. "Uh... its a 2004... no wait... 2002... uh..."

Parts even asks us service guys for the VIN for everything as well.
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Old 02-20-2007, 12:27 PM   #15
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thats the dumbest thing I've read so far today.
then you've missed some beauties!
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Old 02-20-2007, 12:33 PM   #16
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then you've missed some beauties!
Yeah, competition is hot today.
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Old 02-20-2007, 02:51 PM   #17
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then you've missed some beauties!
lol well I had just got on the board... one if the first things I read. I'm sure there will be others haha.
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Old 03-15-2007, 05:29 PM   #18
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Parts even asks us service guys for the VIN for everything as well.
+1 I get asked alot.

We use ADP websuite which is better than the older ADP Reflections which I had with Toyota

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Old 04-07-2007, 04:52 AM   #19
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thats the dumbest thing I've read so far today.

Sucks to be you.



I left Anchorage, Alaska not long ago after three years of residence where a PAIR of local Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep dealerships in town were blacklisting Rubicon owners all over the city for warranty work, and kept electronic records of the respective vehicle's u-joint, stub shaft, and hub replacements, as well as drivetrain fluid conditions (i.e., silt, sand, shavings) at change intervals. These were submitted to a database shared by the dealers in order to prevent warranty-work to customers who had been flagged as possibly, GOD FORBID, taking their Rubicons....... gasp...... off road.

This is fact, and admitted by one of the two Dealerships. Do you honestly believe that new-car dealerships are honest, customer centric operations still in this age?
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Old 02-24-2007, 07:33 PM   #20
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Honestly i think it's a scam. IE: You get turbo exhaust gaskets. Then 6 months later you bring the car in under warranty for a blown motor. You have a stock turbo on the car but you may have returned it to stock. Why did you buy turbo exhaust gaskets?

See where i'm going with this.......

Why do people think this is just SO unthinkable?

Mitsu dealers are writing down VIN's at auto crosses and to even insinuate that SOA might use this as part of a claim denial makes you some kinda dink.

Silly
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Old 02-24-2007, 08:47 PM   #21
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Why do people think this is just SO unthinkable?

Mitsu dealers are writing down VIN's at auto crosses and to even insinuate that SOA might use this as part of a claim denial makes you some kinda dink.

Silly
Did you not read this thread from start to finish? NO DEALER records VINs.
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Old 02-25-2007, 12:16 AM   #22
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Did you not read this thread from start to finish? NO DEALER records VINs.
did you read post#75?
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Old 03-15-2007, 11:20 AM   #23
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ahah a bus dealer, they need a way to track all those parts. Every part sold has a warranty, and they probably sell tons and tons of parts for buses. They are constantly being worked on.
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Old 02-20-2007, 07:59 AM   #24
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It's the programming of the system they use. Instead of looking it all up in books, everything is in the computer. The computer now can tell all the parts based on vin.

It should be more accurate instead of manually going through the original manual/fiche and giving you a part that has been superseded/replaced.

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Old 02-20-2007, 08:09 AM   #25
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I don't see what the big deal is...
Im in the same sort of business but work with machinery rather than cars.. You'd be surprized how many small differences there are and running changes. I would Hope that Subaru has far less of these changes than the machinery industry.

Information about the VIN/Serial number along with the parts I obtain are recorded by the manufactuer. WHat if people all over the country were replacing a specific part on a specific range or batch of machines/cars whatever. that may help the manufactuer identify a larger issue. I'm not sure if Subaru does this.

HOWEVER. the parts people should be astute enough to identify the common parts, and if nothing else, create lists or spreadsheets denoting interchangibilty. even for a new guy to take notes of things as he finds them while looking up a part for someone using their VIN.
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