Welcome to the North American Subaru Impreza Owners Club Friday August 1, 2014
Home Forums WikiNASIOC Products Store Modifications Upgrade Garage
NASIOC
Here you can view your subscribed threads, work with private messages and edit your profile and preferences Home Registration is free! Visit the NASIOC Store NASIOC Rules Search Find other members Frequently Asked Questions Calendar Archive NASIOC Upgrade Garage Logout
Go Back   NASIOC > NASIOC General > General Community

Welcome to NASIOC - The world's largest online community for Subaru enthusiasts!
Welcome to the NASIOC.com Subaru forum.

You are currently viewing our forum as a guest, which gives you limited access to view most discussions and access our other features. By joining our community, free of charge, you will have access to post topics, communicate privately with other members (PM), respond to polls, upload content and access many other special features. Registration is free, fast and simple, so please join our community today!

If you have any problems with the registration process or your account login, please contact us.
* Registered users of the site do not see these ads.
Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 12-02-2001, 03:33 PM   #1
Hyudra
Scooby Newbie
 
Member#: 7559
Join Date: Jun 2001
Vehicle:
2002 Impreza 2.5RS
Midnight Black Pearl

Default 7,500 mile check-up

I'm supposed to set up a 7,500 mile check up soon, in the beginning of Dec, but I'm at 5,600 miles. Should I take the check up or can I wait?
* Registered users of the site do not see these ads.
Hyudra is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-02-2001, 05:18 PM   #2
Snowphun
NASIOC Supporter
 
Member#: 1800
Join Date: Jul 2000
Chapter/Region: NESIC
Location: Way South Shore MA
Vehicle:
WRX /Cooper S/Miata
awd/fwd/rwd

Default

Why do you need to do it in early December? Why not wait until you're around 7500?
Snowphun is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-02-2001, 11:08 PM   #3
Hyudra
Scooby Newbie
 
Member#: 7559
Join Date: Jun 2001
Vehicle:
2002 Impreza 2.5RS
Midnight Black Pearl

Default

Ya know the sticker they give you, that says Dec 1st or 7500 miles. If you guys are saying that it's not necessary, then i'll just wait till I have 7500 miles.
Hyudra is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-03-2001, 02:22 PM   #4
Poseidon
Scooby Specialist
 
Member#: 4864
Join Date: Mar 2001
Location: North Bend, WA USA
Vehicle:
2004 WRX
Silver

Default

Why even bother? The only things that need to be done are oil and filter change, and rotate the tires. The first you could do yourself, the second you can get done for free at Les Schwab. If you don't want to do the oil change yourself, go to the dealer, but make sure you tell them that's all you want. Otherwise they'll charge you up the wazoo for all kinds of unnecessary procedures.

Jordan
Poseidon is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-03-2001, 03:38 PM   #5
Julian
Scooby Specialist
 
Member#: 1182
Join Date: Mar 2000
Location: Ventura, CA
Vehicle:
MY00 RS
BRP

Default

I hate being charged up the wazoo!

You can do the 7.5K service yourself. It doesn't amount to much, really. The details of what is required by Subaru are in your owner's manual. Whatever services you have performed by a dealer, make sure they follow the factory recommendations, not their own interpretation of how to get more money from you.
Julian is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-03-2001, 05:13 PM   #6
LordBass
Scooby Specialist
 
Member#: 3266
Join Date: Dec 2000
Chapter/Region: NESIC
Location: Dover, NH
Vehicle:
2006 Jetta 2.0T 6MT
2009 Jamis Aurora Elite

Default

Wait. And don't do the tire rotate and balance at the dealer unless it's free, or very cheap. I just learned that the hard way, won't be doing that again..

lb
www.trancelab.com
LordBass is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-04-2001, 12:10 AM   #7
Ken Levin
Scooby Specialist
 
Member#: 1416
Join Date: May 2000
Chapter/Region: BAIC
Location: SF Bay Area
Vehicle:
2/01 WRX SportWagon
Aspen White

Default

Do it at 7500 miles. Should be under $100. If you like your dealer it's always good to build a relationship unless you do mechanical work yourself. My dealer does free oil changes, so the 7500 check-up was $60. Includes hand car wash.
Ken Levin is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-04-2001, 02:56 AM   #8
GOT_WRX
Scooby Specialist
 
Member#: 7241
Join Date: Jun 2001
Default

Just do it yourself. It's cheaper, and more fun

Without additional jack or stand, or anything, I had to jack up 6 times to rotate the tire using spare tire. There must be a better way but I didn't have any equipments.

As for the engine oil change, I put in Mobil 1 synthetic 10-30 and it's the BEST oil I've ever used. Maybe there are better but I am happy with this. It seems like my car never bogs anymore, and it's sooo smooth even when cold. Also installed fumoto valve which will make my life easier later.

Point: Do it yourself! It's not that hard, and it's fun actually.

BTW, adjust your tire pressure after rotating. Make sure front pressure is about 3-5 psi higher than rear.
GOT_WRX is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
WTS: 2006 STi WRB - 7,500 miles CarbineReloaded SWIC Private Classifieds 10 10-15-2006 08:23 PM
FS: 2005 STI; blue/gold; 7,500 miles jeremyt Private Vehicle 'For Sale' Classifieds 2 07-19-2006 06:14 PM
Coming up on 7,500 miles fobert Service & Maintenance 4 09-06-2003 02:48 AM
$140 for 7,500 mile service? Acadian Service & Maintenance 9 05-24-2003 11:23 AM
Selling 10 qts AMSOIL 25,000 mile synth, + 2 AMSOIL super duty 7,500 mile Oil Filters ImprezaRS dot com Rocky Mountains Impreza Club Forum -- RMIC 0 10-31-2000 06:04 PM


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 05:56 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.7.0
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Powered by Searchlight © 2014 Axivo Inc.
Copyright ©1999 - 2014, North American Subaru Impreza Owners Club, Inc.