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Old 04-13-2011, 02:06 PM   #1
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I'm looking to buy an '06 STi in the very near future. The description of the car has a few things that need questioning. Here is the car described:
GREAT condition
60,300mi
UTEC ECU
Turbo XS FMIC
Blouche Dom 2.5 xtr turbo (after 4k rpm, it's a demon) ~22psi
BC racing coilovers (ez adjustable)
Rays eng wheels (VERY nice)
Blitz Short Ram
HKS Turbo back, Ti tip exhaust (distinctive yet LOUD)
unknown bored DP
Agency Power Fuel Rails
800cc Deatchwerks Injectors
Upgraded fuel pump
ACT Street clutch and prolite flywheel (brand new, quick shifting)
HKS short shifter (very short throws = fun )
I mounted an oil catch can but did not hook up (lazy me, I have all the tubing lol)
I will be removing the tinted tail lights (not street legal), replacing the windshield (small crack, I can pay for that fix), and replacing front O2 sensor (cruise light on due to possible O2 sensor malfuncition). Other than that the car is solid. I will miss it but it's time for me to grow up (at least a little).
This part is where I turned to NASIOC for help. I've asked him how the 02 sensor has to do with his Cruise Light, whic he said is "one of those things". Also, I made sure the 60k mi service was done. So far everything seems legit, but what do you guys think? Thanks.
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Old 04-13-2011, 02:14 PM   #2
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Ahem:

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Should I buy a Subaru XXXX or a Subaru YYYY? We don't know. Sit in the cars, drive them, compare cost, insurance, and the 900 other variables and decide for yourself. You cannot diagnose cancer online and in the same line of reasoning we cannot decide which car is right for you without a horrendous amount of information.
http://forums.nasioc.com/forums/show....php?t=1679821

Unless you can get someone near you (fill out your profile so we know where you are) to give you a second opinion, it's hard to do this over the web.

Pics might help too.

Does it have service records?
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Old 04-13-2011, 02:24 PM   #3
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Pictures: http://images.craigslist.org/3n83pd3...84a8421826.jpg
http://images.craigslist.org/3nd3k33...ad495b16c7.jpg
http://images.craigslist.org/3n43o33...bcf0691825.jpg

Your link was very helpful, but I have asked most of the regular questions. We've agreed to run a diagnostic check on the vehicle along with a test drive. I just didn't know how a Cruise Light didn't also produce a CEL, but instead was the effect of a bad 02 sensor.

PS. Profile filled and as far as service records, I have to check on that.
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Old 04-13-2011, 02:30 PM   #4
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Originally Posted by topp View Post
Pictures: http://images.craigslist.org/3n83pd3...84a8421826.jpg
http://images.craigslist.org/3nd3k33...ad495b16c7.jpg
http://images.craigslist.org/3n43o33...bcf0691825.jpg

Your link was very helpful, but I have asked most of the regular questions. We've agreed to run a diagnostic check on the vehicle along with a test drive. I just didn't know how a Cruise Light didn't also produce a CEL, but instead was the effect of a bad 02 sensor.

PS. Profile filled and as far as service records, I have to check on that.
http://forums.nasioc.com/forums/show...t=cruise+light

If it's got an aftermarket tune, they may have disabled the CEL for that code...
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Old 04-13-2011, 02:37 PM   #5
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Go to AZP Installs with the car and have them check it PRIOR TO purchasing. They will recommend X, Y, and Z tests, do them no matter the cost. Then they will tell you if you should purchase the car or not. If you do not follow my advice I will ban you from these forums, track your IP to your address and mail you a large mouth bass covered in mayonnaise third class parcel post.

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Old 04-13-2011, 02:42 PM   #6
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The problem is the car is located 4.5 hours South of me in Virginia
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Old 04-13-2011, 02:46 PM   #7
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Where at in Virginia? I know every single Subaru owner in Virginia and every single Subaru shop within 1900 miles. Give me a city and I have your back.
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Old 04-13-2011, 02:48 PM   #8
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Spotsylvania? He said he went to Mach V for everything. Black '06.. d.bag
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Old 04-13-2011, 02:54 PM   #9
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Wonderful, then all you need do is give Dan at call at www.fastwrx.com and chew his ear about it. He will give you an honest opinion, can perform a pre-purchase inspection or tell you of a closer shop to have this done and what checks he'd recommend. Dan's a good dude....will steer you right.
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Old 04-13-2011, 05:23 PM   #10
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I agree Dan is aces, give him a ring! Then when you get home, you can bring it to us for service, we'll take care of your car as if it was out own.

-mike
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Old 04-18-2011, 12:15 PM   #11
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^^^This is correct. Anyone who is lucky enough to live within an hour or two of AZP should use them for sure. It's a shop run by honest Subaru enthusiasts, and their prices are very fair. I go to them for anything I cannot do myself.
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