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Old 10-28-2006, 10:40 AM   #1
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http://www.autotrader.com/fyc/vdp.js...g=1&cardist=30

02 wrx - Monarch Motorspots.

is a 104k too many miles in your opinion?
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Old 10-28-2006, 10:45 AM   #2
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104k is not a lot of miles for a modern Subaru, and at $9k it could be a good deal. You need to look for signs of mods that ould bother you, and get an independent mechanic to inspect it (including a compression test).
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Old 10-28-2006, 10:47 AM   #3
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104k is not a lot of miles for a modern Subaru, and at $9k it could be a good deal. You need to look for signs of mods that ould bother you, and get an independent mechanic to inspect it (including a compression test).
they say it has a turbo timer in the description so I am guessing who ever owned it did not know too much about the car, otherwise they would have known that they did not need it. how much does a compression test cost usually?
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Old 10-28-2006, 10:56 AM   #4
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they say it has a turbo timer in the description so I am guessing who ever owned it did not know too much about the car, otherwise they would have known that they did not need it.
That all depends on the level of mods. I have a TT but I all so have an oil cooled only turbo.

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how much does a compression test cost usually?
Go buy a kit at autozone or sears. Some kits cost as much as having someone do it for you. A compression tester is a very good tool to have.

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Old 10-28-2006, 11:06 AM   #5
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That all depends on the level of mods. I have a TT but I all so have an oil cooled only turbo.



Go buy a kit at autozone or sears. Some kits cost as much as having someone do it for you. A compression tester is a very good tool to have.

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im assuming this car is running the stock turbo, hence why i said was pointless. who knows maybe it has an upgraded turbo and they dont realize it? As for a compression test, thanks I had no idea that you could buy one yourself. I will definitly go check into that. Thanks.
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Old 10-28-2006, 11:08 AM   #6
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could anyone explain how the tester from autozone would work for engine compression? Thanks all.
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Old 10-28-2006, 11:59 AM   #7
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BOV = clueless previous owner = pass on this one.

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Old 10-28-2006, 02:20 PM   #8
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There's also always the possiblity that at one point it HAD a different turbo on it that was oil only cooled, and then when they sold it they took it off. A lot of people do this with used cars, a) because the dealer will give you in many cases more money for a stock car and b) because you then can make some of th emoney back selling the parts or you can reuse them.

This is why it's important to get the car checked out by a mechanic to make sure it's all in good working order.
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Old 10-28-2006, 02:35 PM   #9
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There's also always the possiblity that at one point it HAD a different turbo on it that was oil only cooled, and then when they sold it they took it off. A lot of people do this with used cars, a) because the dealer will give you in many cases more money for a stock car and b) because you then can make some of th emoney back selling the parts or you can reuse them.

This is why it's important to get the car checked out by a mechanic to make sure it's all in good working order.
very true

i just got back from looking at it. seems nice, ran ok. Might go back for a test drive. front end hit though at one point I believe.
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Old 10-28-2006, 02:55 PM   #10
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I've seen this same car for sale on multiple online car searches... for 9k, it seems to be a deal. But yeah, throw out the BOV (i.e. sell it to someone who doesn't know better :P).
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Old 10-28-2006, 07:29 PM   #11
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Fred @ Monarch is a good guy. Just to throw that out there.
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Old 10-28-2006, 07:35 PM   #12
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Fred @ Monarch is a good guy. Just to throw that out there.


i am glad someone had luck with him ...

i went to go look at a black STI 04 he had said thing was mint walked around the car while i was on the phone and picked out everything ... i drove all the way up there from the cape and the car was smashed before on the right rear side and had horrible body work done to it ,then he starts the car up cold and revs the piss out of the motor 3-4 times so i can hear the BOV ...he had no history on the car ...i was just upset i drove all the way up there and the car was a ****box i feel bad for whoever bought it


PS i would stay away from a car that was modded
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Old 10-28-2006, 07:57 PM   #13
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Old 11-27-2006, 09:33 PM   #14
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Fred @ Monarch is a good guy. Just to throw that out there.
i can't agree... i looked at a psm 02 wrx that was repaired very poorly there... just check it over well
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Old 11-27-2006, 10:26 PM   #15
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Could anyone explain how the tester from autozone would work for engine compression? Thanks all.
Generally you unscrew One sparkplug, and screw in a fitting connected to a hose with a compression gauge at the other end. You then run the engine (on three cylinders) and obtain a reading. Then you replace the fitting with the sparkplug and repeat the process for the remaining cylinders.

You then compare the readings (they should each be within 10 percent of the other cylinders) with the readings of a healthy new production engine and from these numbers decide upon the relative health of the engine you just tested.
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i am glad someone had luck with him ...

i went to go look at a black STI 04 he had said thing was mint walked around the car while i was on the phone and picked out everything ... i drove all the way up there from the cape and the car was smashed before on the right rear side and had horrible body work done to it ,then he starts the car up cold and revs the piss out of the motor 3-4 times so i can hear the BOV ...he had no history on the car ...i was just upset i drove all the way up there and the car was a ****box i feel bad for whoever bought it


PS i would stay away from a car that was modded
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i can't agree... i looked at a psm 02 wrx that was repaired very poorly there... just check it over well
or not...
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Old 11-28-2006, 05:03 AM   #17
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Generally you unscrew One sparkplug, and screw in a fitting connected to a hose with a compression gauge at the other end. You then run the engine (on three cylinders) and obtain a reading. Then you replace the fitting with the sparkplug and repeat the process for the remaining cylinders.

You then compare the readings (they should each be within 10 percent of the other cylinders) with the readings of a healthy new production engine and from these numbers decide upon the relative health of the engine you just tested.
NO NO NO
You take out ALL the plugs. Screw tester into one cylinder, disable the ECU by pulling the fuse. Crank the motor with the starter while holding the throttle WOT. Has to be done on a warn motor.

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