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Old 01-30-2007, 03:05 PM   #1
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Hello, I plan on getting my car serviced when my Tax Check shows up. I am at 93k miles in an 02 WRX...only mods are down pipe and cat back...I would like to get a good service done to make the REX smile...what did it cost members here who had there 90k service done, and what did you get done for your money ? I have about $800 expendable, so including parts and labor...what should be done ??
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Old 01-30-2007, 04:15 PM   #2
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do it yourself and save yourself a bunch of money....
(split the money you save between unabomber and myself though please)

the faq here is great! check it out...
http://forums.nasioc.com/forums/showthread.php?t=995498

105k is the timing belt, but the 90k service isn't too bad

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Old 01-30-2007, 06:27 PM   #3
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A 90k shouldnt cost you anymore than $450 with an Auto, 5 speeds a little cheaper.
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Old 01-31-2007, 10:40 AM   #4
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do it yourself and save yourself a bunch of money....
(split the money you save between unabomber and myself though please)

the faq here is great! check it out...
http://forums.nasioc.com/forums/showthread.php?t=995498

105k is the timing belt, but the 90k service isn't too bad

dm

buddy im mechanically RETARDED !!!!!

and $450 is a blessing...I was thinking $700+
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Old 01-31-2007, 10:51 AM   #5
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buddy im mechanically RETARDED !!!!!

and $450 is a blessing...I was thinking $700+
its mostly easy stuff to do...
find some locals to help you and it will only cost you the price of the fluids and maybe some pizza and beer depending on your locals..

oil / filter
coolant
fuel filter
air cleaner
brake fluid
tranny/rear diff

get a few quotes if your going to have someone else do it, and watch for extras, things not needed during the 90k service...

good luck
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Old 01-31-2007, 11:51 AM   #6
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Print out maintenance schedule and shop it via Goodyear, Firestone, XXXXX local mechanic. Dealers have higher labor rates usually and will try to dupe you into bogus things. A list from SOA will set you free. Please forward savings to me and dm!
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Old 01-31-2007, 05:42 PM   #7
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Half the private shops services end up being higher around here as half the techs at Goodyear, and, Firestone cant do the plugs nor do they want to touch a subaru. The other half screw it up and I get the repair and service.
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Old 01-31-2007, 07:19 PM   #8
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Half the private shops services end up being higher around here as half the techs at Goodyear, and, Firestone cant do the plugs nor do they want to touch a subaru. The other half screw it up and I get the repair and service.


so do you have a suggestion or you just wanted to point that out?
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Old 01-31-2007, 09:19 PM   #9
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Both.

Find a place that has had experience working on Subarus. You will know when they price out the labor. Ask questions, what type of plugs they use(NGK are the best, champions suck), type of fluids, pricing, etc.
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Old 01-31-2007, 09:25 PM   #10
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alright....cool....what are the benefits of getting a fully synthetic oil change rather than a normal one and is ther a price difference?
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Old 01-31-2007, 10:02 PM   #11
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Yes there is always a price difference in full synthetic oil verse conventional. I run Synthetic oil in both my LS1 and Cobra.

There are tons of info on oils but the best one out there is
http://www.bobistheoilguy.com/
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Old 02-01-2007, 12:25 PM   #12
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thanks...what brand of oil do you run or what is the most recomended for a WRX
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Old 02-01-2007, 04:36 PM   #13
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thanks...what brand of oil do you run or what is the most recomended for a WRX

I was running Mobil 1 but my wrx liked to burn it, now I'm running ROYAL PURPLE 5W30
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Old 02-01-2007, 04:39 PM   #14
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alright...ill use that kinda and see how the Rex likes it....I hear good about the Royal Purple...so I think ill go with that.
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Old 02-01-2007, 05:54 PM   #15
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I run Mobil 1 in the Cobra and LS1
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Old 02-03-2007, 09:20 PM   #16
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I run Mobil 1 in the Cobra and LS1
will that run different in a Subaru ? or will it work the same ?
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Half the private shops services end up being higher around here as half the techs at Goodyear, and, Firestone cant do the plugs nor do they want to touch a subaru. The other half screw it up and I get the repair and service.
why can't they do plugs? whats so hard about workin on a Subaru?

My friend has been a Dodge tech for the last 3 years. He just recently got a job at a gass station that works on everything. Some of his first cars where Subaru's. And he said they where some of the easiest things to work on he has ever seen.
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will that run different in a Subaru ? or will it work the same ?
We use Mobil 1 at our Dealership.

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why can't they do plugs? whats so hard about workin on a Subaru?

My friend has been a Dodge tech for the last 3 years. He just recently got a job at a gass station that works on everything. Some of his first cars where Subaru's. And he said they where some of the easiest things to work on he has ever seen.
I cant speak for everyone. I can speak for what I have been told by my customers and the fact that many techs around here dont want to work on them. They rather work on something easier.
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