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Old 02-24-2007, 07:33 PM   #76
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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, 07:37 PM   #77
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Old 02-24-2007, 08:47 PM   #78
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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   #79
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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 02-25-2007, 07:14 AM   #80
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Yawn.....
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Old 02-25-2007, 09:35 PM   #81
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Quit nit picking Nick lest I send you a tin foil hat.
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Old 03-05-2007, 07:00 PM   #82
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I called up for a trunklid today for a 02-07 impreza and they wanted a vin for that
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Old 03-05-2007, 07:18 PM   #83
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Me: Hi, I would like an oil filter for an 06 Subaru Impreza 2.5 liter STi.

Parts guy: I'll need your VIN, DOB, Drivers License, insurance, registration, passport, travel papers, and a note from your mommy...
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Old 03-06-2007, 08:30 PM   #84
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Or....
You can do what I did. Just get the vin from a wrecked car, same model/ year and they are none the wiser. Hell, we could just circulate a few vins on the web.

Dealer: why have you purchased 20 d/p gaskets in the past two months?
You: I'm working on an art project, don't worry about it.
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Old 03-06-2007, 08:35 PM   #85
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wow....
...should have read the whole thread because I just read basically the same thing I wrote, less the wrecked car.

-1 for not reading.
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Old 03-09-2007, 06:33 PM   #86
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Or....
You can do what I did. Just get the vin from a wrecked car, same model/ year and they are none the wiser. Hell, we could just circulate a few vins on the web.

Dealer: why have you purchased 20 d/p gaskets in the past two months?
You: I'm working on an art project, don't worry about it.
That doesn't make any sense. There is no way they'd know how many of anything you purchased unless the guy recognizes you and has an awesome memory.

99% of the counter tags I write go under a generic account name. No one is conspiring against you.
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Old 03-14-2007, 10:53 PM   #87
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I just had to read the thread after seeing the title. OMG!

I've been in Subaru Parts for close to 10 years and never heard a customer complain about providing a full or partial VIN for any part. Before you start whining how about cutting us a break and let us do our job the right way and avoid you yammerin' in our face about how we sold you the wrong part.

I may be considered an old schooler by McDade since I slightly preferred ProQuest/Bell & Howell/Snap On catalog [http://www.proquestautomotive.com/]
over SubaruFAST. Our B&H system was always able to accept the last 6 digits to narrow down and select the VIN from a short list it generates. With SubaruFAST you always need the entire VIN or you have to fill in the fields (build a car) to narrow down what you need. Both catalogs have pros and cons but after learning SubaruFAST I have found more pros in it. I think the hot keys in B&H should be incorporated in to SubaruFAST though. Makes it faster and easier to jump through the catalog.
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Old 03-15-2007, 08:01 AM   #88
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^ Part slingers should know their stock well enough to get me a simple gasket that has never changed for any wrx and sti. Or get me an oil filter for an 04 sti. That's not whining. Glad you're not my local parts guy, jeez.
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Old 03-15-2007, 11:13 AM   #89
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subyfanatic isn't a "parts slinger".

A good percentage of Subaru dealers are not stand alone dealers, they are add on dealers from bigger company's. Like Ford, or GM. The parts guy you are asking for parts from probably is not a dedicated Subaru parts guys.

Asking for a vin for a oil filter or common parts is a bit excessive. You all still seem not to understand that even though you think ''its just a wrx and they are all the same'' you are wrong. The vin will help narrow down things like color codes, build dates, emissions qualifications, option codes, it filters out all the stuff that the car doesn't have.
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Old 03-15-2007, 11:20 AM   #90
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I didn't say he was. I said they, parts managers, (affectionately termed slingers) should be able to .
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Old 03-15-2007, 11:20 AM   #91
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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 03-15-2007, 12:05 PM   #92
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I may be considered an old schooler by McDade since I slightly preferred ProQuest/Bell & Howell/Snap On catalog [http://www.proquestautomotive.com/]
over SubaruFAST.
Also almost 10yrs. I like the ProQuest better, too.

I just can't get used to the Fast system. It's a lot like the guys next door at Ford use. Every time I play with it I get frustrated. It probably has a lot to do with it being Ford, but still. I know the system I have and I'm good with it.

Though being in a new place I'm having to learn ADP. Grrr...
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Old 03-15-2007, 04:15 PM   #93
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Try reynolds and reynolds like we do here
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Old 03-15-2007, 04:18 PM   #94
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Try reynolds and reynolds like we do here
That's what I used to have, but the owner here wanted ADP so we got ADP. Not my call.
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Old 03-15-2007, 04:21 PM   #95
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I think ADP is better anyway, we used to have ADP
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I worked at a Toyota dealership and we used Reynolds which in my opinion is MUCH easier to use than ADP...I now work for a Honda dealer and we use ADP. Honda sucks anyways because even if you have the VIN it still will not filter the vehicle's exterior or interior colors...Toyota was so much easier to work with and i made a ton more money at Toyota.
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Who, for extra credit, can name off all the part numbers used in a DOHC (the common ones) head gasket job? We'll throw in extra credit for the tensioner and idler pulley numbers as well as the timing belt (since you're that far in).11044AA610
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THAT SHOULD DO IT!
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Old 03-15-2007, 05:29 PM   #98
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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 03-15-2007, 06:03 PM   #99
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It's funny how all the dealership dorks come out of the woodwork for threads like this.
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Old 03-15-2007, 06:45 PM   #100
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subyfanatic isn't a "parts slinger".

A good percentage of Subaru dealers are not stand alone dealers, they are add on dealers from bigger company's. Like Ford, or GM. The parts guy you are asking for parts from probably is not a dedicated Subaru parts guys.
Like me. The main car line I look up is Nissan. some parts are a no brainer, like oil and air filters (or head gasket jobs! ), but for the other stuff, it is all about C.Y.A.

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Also almost 10yrs. I like the ProQuest better, too.

I just can't get used to the Fast system. It's a lot like the guys next door at Ford use. Every time I play with it I get frustrated. It probably has a lot to do with it being Ford, but still. I know the system I have and I'm good with it.

Though being in a new place I'm having to learn ADP. Grrr...
The dealer I work at switched to FAST about a year ago...much less user friendly than the FAST system for Nissan. In fact, it is just plain stupid because you cant page through the illustrations! Also, does it drive you nuts when you cant close the illustration page?

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It's funny how all the dealership dorks come out of the woodwork for threads like this.
You hit it on the head, sir.
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