Welcome to the North American Subaru Impreza Owners Club Wednesday October 22, 2014
Home Forums WikiNASIOC Products Store Modifications Upgrade Garage
Vancouver Impreza Club
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 Chapters > Vancouver Impreza Club Forum -- VIC

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 04-03-2007, 08:40 PM   #1
subzero_Legacy_Gt
Scooby Specialist
 
Member#: 52185
Join Date: Jan 2004
Chapter/Region: VIC
Default 48k service! wah wah wee wah....not nice

quoted for $750 plus tax at dd for my wrx...then $550-600 at wolfe....i have heard horror stories about wolfe and richmond...so i guess its dd or specialty...
* Registered users of the site do not see these ads.
subzero_Legacy_Gt is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-03-2007, 08:46 PM   #2
mannslayer
Scooby Specialist
 
Member#: 94978
Join Date: Aug 2005
Chapter/Region: VIC
Location: Kelowna, Canada
Default

seems like quite a bit for a 48k, but i could be wrong. a friend of mine just paid about $2000 to get his wrx its 168k service!
mannslayer is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-03-2007, 08:48 PM   #3
Girn26
*** Banned ***
 
Member#: 91725
Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: burnaby
Vehicle:
02 kpro'd dc5

Default

its such a scam.. you can get it done by yourself or buy a trusted mechanic and pay way less.. all dealerships care about is making money.. thats all that is on there minds. they dont care about you or your car...
Girn26 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-03-2007, 08:54 PM   #4
Ricewagon
Scooby Specialist
 
Member#: 59703
Join Date: Apr 2004
Chapter/Region: VIC
Location: Vancouver
Vehicle:
2003 GGA
wrb

Default

I remember paying around $600 at dd for my 48k service, but now I take mine to 5Zigen.
Ricewagon is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-03-2007, 08:56 PM   #5
fukamoto
Scooby Guru
 
Member#: 13339
Join Date: Dec 2001
Chapter/Region: Tri-State
Location: Albany, NY
Vehicle:
2014 SWP WRX Wagon
White

Default

I'm doing my 48k next month and letting 5 Zigen work his magic.
fukamoto is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-03-2007, 09:06 PM   #6
subzero_Legacy_Gt
Scooby Specialist
 
Member#: 52185
Join Date: Jan 2004
Chapter/Region: VIC
Default

can someone pm me 5 zigen's contact info?
thanks
subzero_Legacy_Gt is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-03-2007, 09:07 PM   #7
fukamoto
Scooby Guru
 
Member#: 13339
Join Date: Dec 2001
Chapter/Region: Tri-State
Location: Albany, NY
Vehicle:
2014 SWP WRX Wagon
White

Default

PM "5 Zigen" yourself Eric's a great guy.
fukamoto is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-03-2007, 09:07 PM   #8
Ricewagon
Scooby Specialist
 
Member#: 59703
Join Date: Apr 2004
Chapter/Region: VIC
Location: Vancouver
Vehicle:
2003 GGA
wrb

Default

Just pm 5 Zigen here.
Ricewagon is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-03-2007, 09:19 PM   #9
J-Chow
Scooby Specialist
 
Member#: 104722
Join Date: Jan 2006
Chapter/Region: VIC
Location: Richmond, aka Hongerland
Vehicle:
2006 2.5i - SOLD
Gray

Default

+1 for your own personal mechanic.
You can probably get it serviced for well under $400 easily.
J-Chow is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-03-2007, 09:57 PM   #10
elkayem
Scooby Specialist
 
Member#: 126489
Join Date: Sep 2006
Chapter/Region: VIC
Location: Vancouver, BC
Vehicle:
07 2012 Acura TL S
BMW e90 6MT

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by fukamoto View Post
PM "5 Zigen" yourself Eric's a great guy.
Agreed. Both him and his brother are very nice people.
elkayem is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-03-2007, 10:11 PM   #11
alan ling
Scooby Specialist
 
Member#: 5233
Join Date: Mar 2001
Chapter/Region: VIC
Location: Surrey, BC, Canada
Vehicle:
2005 STi
C'Dale Rize Carbon 2

Default

How much for this service at Rocket Rally?
alan ling is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-04-2007, 06:02 AM   #12
5 Zigen
Scooby Guru
 
Member#: 769
Join Date: Jan 2000
Chapter/Region: VIC
Location: Burnaby, BC, Canada
Vehicle:
04 SoBaLo EsTea-ai
ZERO/SPORTS/99 GM6/05 BP6

Default

thx everyone and pm replied
5 Zigen is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-04-2007, 04:46 PM   #13
banman
Scooby Specialist
 
Member#: 12408
Join Date: Nov 2001
Chapter/Region: VIC
Location: Lotusland
Vehicle:
2006 Legacy GT
Silver

Default

I did my 48k myself. IIRC, it was a coolant drain and flush, oil change, diff oil change, transmission oil change . . . er, am I forgetting anything?

Total cost: price of oil.
banman is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 04-04-2007, 05:00 PM   #14
2wheelsx2
Scooby Specialist
 
Member#: 44045
Join Date: Sep 2003
Chapter/Region: VIC
Location: Vancouver, BC, Canada
Vehicle:
2004 Impreza WRX
White

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by banman View Post
I did my 48k myself. IIRC, it was a coolant drain and flush, oil change, diff oil change, transmission oil change . . . er, am I forgetting anything?

Total cost: price of oil.
You got the coolant for free? For those of you who flush your own coolant, where do you get rid of it? That's always been my dilemma in doing my own rad flushes.
2wheelsx2 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-04-2007, 05:13 PM   #15
banman
Scooby Specialist
 
Member#: 12408
Join Date: Nov 2001
Chapter/Region: VIC
Location: Lotusland
Vehicle:
2006 Legacy GT
Silver

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by 2wheelsx2 View Post
You got the coolant for free? For those of you who flush your own coolant, where do you get rid of it? That's always been my dilemma in doing my own rad flushes.
Coolant is so cheap it's almost free

My brother works at a Honda dealership, so he can dispose of it. I imagine Canadian Tire would take it as well.
banman is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 04-04-2007, 05:28 PM   #16
tora
Scooby Guru
 
Member#: 5851
Join Date: Apr 2001
Chapter/Region: VIC
Location: Vancouver
Vehicle:
09 Forester XT
+ NA Miata

Default

One thing to keep in mind if doing your own work, make sure to keep the receipts for oil and parts/liquids etc. It is worth making a "logbook" of service for your car...when it comes time to get warranty work done or re-sell the car this could save a lot of headaches.
tora is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-04-2007, 07:11 PM   #17
GD6Noob
Scooby Newbie
 
Member#: 119979
Join Date: Jul 2006
Chapter/Region: VIC
Location: Vancouver, Canada
Vehicle:
2006 Impreza 2.5i
Aspen White

Default

but i figure that if you do plan on selling your car, having it done at a dealership sounds a lot better then DIY, no???
GD6Noob is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-04-2007, 07:12 PM   #18
fukamoto
Scooby Guru
 
Member#: 13339
Join Date: Dec 2001
Chapter/Region: Tri-State
Location: Albany, NY
Vehicle:
2014 SWP WRX Wagon
White

Default

Sure. But if you have documentation which proves you've done a 48k service, or service every 6k, it works just as well. Whether its Rocket Rally or DIY, I always document all my servicing if/when I sell my car.
fukamoto is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-04-2007, 08:03 PM   #19
Girn26
*** Banned ***
 
Member#: 91725
Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: burnaby
Vehicle:
02 kpro'd dc5

Default

wanna trade cars fuka? :P
Girn26 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-04-2007, 08:05 PM   #20
fukamoto
Scooby Guru
 
Member#: 13339
Join Date: Dec 2001
Chapter/Region: Tri-State
Location: Albany, NY
Vehicle:
2014 SWP WRX Wagon
White

Default

If the right price and right buyer came around, I'd sell the STi in a heartbeat. Last weekend was my one year anniversary with her.

But anyways, back on topic...

Eric, I PM'd you
fukamoto is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-05-2007, 03:50 AM   #21
rs_two_five
Scooby Specialist
 
Member#: 99206
Join Date: Oct 2005
Chapter/Region: W. Canada
Location: Cold Lake, Alberta, Canada
Vehicle:
2007 WRX STi wagon
WR450f (501cc) Supermoto

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by banman View Post
I did my 48k myself. IIRC, it was a coolant drain and flush, oil change, diff oil change, transmission oil change . . . er, am I forgetting anything?
add to that..

Plugs,
Fuel filter
Break Pad shim re-lube

I know, cause I've discussed it extensively with my local suby mechanics, cause i'm at 46K now on my baja..
rs_two_five is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-05-2007, 04:29 AM   #22
GlobalWaste
*** Banned ***
 
Member#: 74792
Join Date: Nov 2004
Chapter/Region: VIC
Default

all of which are reasonably cheap things to do... just a bit time consuming = pricey at dealership

Last edited by GlobalWaste; 04-05-2007 at 04:35 AM.
GlobalWaste is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-05-2007, 10:58 AM   #23
banman
Scooby Specialist
 
Member#: 12408
Join Date: Nov 2001
Chapter/Region: VIC
Location: Lotusland
Vehicle:
2006 Legacy GT
Silver

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by rs_two_five View Post
add to that..

Plugs,
Fuel filter
Break Pad shim re-lube

I know, cause I've discussed it extensively with my local suby mechanics, cause i'm at 46K now on my baja..
No plugs for me - not until 96K. But yeah, I did the fuel filter - that's easy. I didn't bother with the brake pads, since I usually end up swapping them every few months anyway.
banman is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 04-05-2007, 07:24 PM   #24
5 Zigen
Scooby Guru
 
Member#: 769
Join Date: Jan 2000
Chapter/Region: VIC
Location: Burnaby, BC, Canada
Vehicle:
04 SoBaLo EsTea-ai
ZERO/SPORTS/99 GM6/05 BP6

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by banman View Post
No plugs for me - not until 96K. But yeah, I did the fuel filter - that's easy. I didn't bother with the brake pads, since I usually end up swapping them every few months anyway.
brake fluid, clutch fluid, pcv valve dude

and spark plugs will actually be nice to prevent uncessary mis-fire?!

edit: fuka, pm replied
5 Zigen is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-05-2007, 07:34 PM   #25
banman
Scooby Specialist
 
Member#: 12408
Join Date: Nov 2001
Chapter/Region: VIC
Location: Lotusland
Vehicle:
2006 Legacy GT
Silver

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by 5 Zigen View Post
brake fluid, clutch fluid, pcv valve dude

and spark plugs will actually be nice to prevent uncessary mis-fire?!

edit: fuka, pm replied
I don't remember seeing clutch fluid on the 48k list - and I'm 99% sure the factory manual says 96K for the WRX plugs. I had already changed the brake fluid, so that wasn't an issue. Yeah, I guess I should have done PCV.
banman is online now   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
48K service due ForEveR2.5 Vancouver Impreza Club Forum -- VIC 9 10-13-2005 04:26 PM
WRX 48k Service Uncle Ben Vancouver Impreza Club Forum -- VIC 24 04-22-2005 11:15 PM
Cost for 48K service? dunny Vancouver Impreza Club Forum -- VIC 20 05-15-2004 10:54 AM
48k service Rudypoo Vancouver Impreza Club Forum -- VIC 2 12-05-2002 03:56 AM
$600+ for 48K Service? Warz Vancouver Impreza Club Forum -- VIC 8 04-06-2002 06:08 PM


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 02:37 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.