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Old 09-28-2012, 07:36 PM   #6676
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yeah comes with a 3 year warranty so i should be good in the long run. It was a good investment i think, was just hesitant to drop the cash cuz of the financial crunch.
Yeah $300 seems like a lot for a battery but I've heard nothing but good things about it.
As for the winter tires, I'm jealous of all you who gets to use them in serious blizzards in the Midwest/eastcoast ill just stick to my all seasons when I go upto Tahoe lol.
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Old 09-28-2012, 07:42 PM   #6677
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Check the front swaybar assembly yourself. Mechanics are dbags like that. If you don't see damage, don't go to that shop again.
I checked it, and everything is good. Nothing broken, and they said they swapped out my bushings but the originals are still; no signs of cracks or anything.

Bushings aren't even "broken" the sad thing is hes my sister's good friend lol

But when I was under the car, the sound didnt seem like it was coming from the sway bar, so I'm confused now. Ill problably bring it into a subaru specific shop next week





EDIT: just checked the coilovers as a last ditch effort and that was the problem. You know The two adjustable adjustable rings?

The bottom one; the one the car sits on was loose. So I tightened it and the noise completely went away!

I am about to flip a table tomorrow when I go back

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Old 09-28-2012, 10:02 PM   #6678
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Lol complain and find a new mech. Even better, do your own mechanic jobs
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Old 09-28-2012, 10:20 PM   #6679
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Just bought an optima yellow top. Im still kicking myself in the arse cuz i spent $300 on a battery. Its a good battery though so far. Cranks quick and easy and can support my audio system. Guess im just mad because i could have just bought a $2 bottle of de-ionised water, bring the acid levels up, charged it and call it a day instead of dipping into my rim fund
Yeah I did exact same thing the day after I installed my Pioneer DVD BT/XM head unit, 5 channel MTX 750watt RMS amp (with REAL 4 gauge wire), Kicker Solo classic 10'' DVC 2ohm sub, etc. My factory battery still worked fine, but on the low notes everything would dim a little sometimes at night with everything on. Factort batt was only 3 years old.. Now it's in a paper bag in my basement.

I got my Yellowtop cheaper than $300 though, local Advance Auto.. can't remember exactly what I paid. The battery is awesome though. My car starts quicker than new, and everything seems snappier at night with defrost/ AC/ lights on in rain for instance. Even w/o the big stereo, with factory battery, coming to a stoplight at night with everything running, all the lights would dim a little, fans slow, etc. With Yellowtop- it's perfect always. Love it.
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Old 09-28-2012, 10:49 PM   #6680
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Lol complain and find a new mech. Even better, do your own mechanic jobs
Haha I have been until the coilovers, but ill most likely do everything myself from now on
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Old 09-28-2012, 10:57 PM   #6681
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Not sure if thiss link will work.. but just looked and that Yellowtop is $225 at Advance Auto.

http://shop.advanceautoparts.com/web...tima+batteries

I think I paid that price.
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Old 09-29-2012, 01:30 AM   #6682
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Aren't subaru batteries maintenance free? So you can't refill with distilled water?
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Old 09-29-2012, 01:56 AM   #6683
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They just say it so you can buy a new one when it craps out. I did that to all my old batteries and got the most out of em' till it was time to replace.

Question: I know most parts from a WRX can fit our cars but im just making sure. Will a front lower control arm fit? Took it in to my Mech and he said my driver side struts are bent and my LCA just slightly (Said it was straight and the bottom part that bolts to the wheel is supposed to have a slight curve.) Im not worried about the struts because I have my coilovers sitting in the garage just waiting for my lazy arse to slap em' on but it seems to be one problem after another!
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Old 09-29-2012, 02:28 AM   #6684
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They just say it so you can buy a new one when it craps out. I did that to all my old batteries and got the most out of em' till it was time to replace.

Question: I know most parts from a WRX can fit our cars but im just making sure. Will a front lower control arm fit? Took it in to my Mech and he said my driver side struts are bent and my LCA just slightly (Said it was straight and the bottom part that bolts to the wheel is supposed to have a slight curve.) Im not worried about the struts because I have my coilovers sitting in the garage just waiting for my lazy arse to slap em' on but it seems to be one problem after another!
Hahaha, i feel you. Yes to my knowledge they will work
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Old 09-29-2012, 09:08 AM   #6685
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Hey question. Was under my car last night. Noticed fluid along the front and bottom of my front diff so I traced to where its coming from. Found two tubes on the top of the diff(one on each side) that come together and are held in a bracket. That's where its leaking from. Are those over flow tubes? If so why would it be coming out. Never added fluid. It's never been over full.
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Old 09-29-2012, 09:13 AM   #6686
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"BSP671". They just say it so you can buy a new one when it craps out. I did that to all my old batteries and got the most out of em' till it was time to replace.

Actually all batteries are maintenance free now a days and no you aren't supposed to take the caps off. Most of the time once you do then they leak. I work at a parts store so I see this all the time. Now I'm not saying this of every brand of battery but those I have seen that's how it is.
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Old 09-29-2012, 11:49 AM   #6687
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Aren't subaru batteries maintenance free? So you can't refill with distilled water?
I don't think they are..

If you want a battery cheap, go to Costco. If you don't have membership i can get it for you and you can pick it up from me. Lol
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Hey question. Was under my car last night. Noticed fluid along the front and bottom of my front diff so I traced to where its coming from. Found two tubes on the top of the diff(one on each side) that come together and are held in a bracket. That's where its leaking from. Are those over flow tubes? If so why would it be coming out. Never added fluid. It's never been over full.
I believe that is just moisture/water from the A/c
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Old 09-29-2012, 04:37 PM   #6688
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I don't think they are..

If you want a battery cheap, go to Costco. If you don't have membership i can get it for you and you can pick it up from me. Lol

I believe that is just moisture/water from the A/c

Nah, i got a costco card. Ill problably see if i can refill with distilled water after i get off work.

If not ill grab a new battery; most likely a fairly good one so it's not cheap but not expensive at the same time LOL
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Old 09-29-2012, 04:39 PM   #6689
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Hey question. Was under my car last night. Noticed fluid along the front and bottom of my front diff so I traced to where its coming from. Found two tubes on the top of the diff(one on each side) that come together and are held in a bracket. That's where its leaking from. Are those over flow tubes? If so why would it be coming out. Never added fluid. It's never been over full.
touch the fluid; check if its oil or water from condensation of the A/C or among other types of fluid in your car. Or it might be a dead racoon stuck under your car. True story; my friend actually had a racoon get stuck around his exhaust piping. So it stunk like crazy and dripped blood


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I don't think they are..

If you want a battery cheap, go to Costco. If you don't have membership i can get it for you and you can pick it up from me. Lol

Nah, i got a costco card. Ill problably see if i can refill with distilled water after i get off work.

If not ill grab a new battery; most likely a fairly good one so it's not cheap but not expensive at the same time LOL
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Old 09-29-2012, 05:42 PM   #6690
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Actually all batteries are maintenance free now a days and no you aren't supposed to take the caps off. Most of the time once you do then they leak. I work at a parts store so I see this all the time. Now I'm not saying this of every brand of battery but those I have seen that's how it is.
Just saying I do this all the time with my previous batts. It even says in the manual "It is unnecessary to periodically check the battery fluid level or periodically refill with distilled water. However, if the battery fluid level is below the lower level, remove the cap. Fill to the upper level with distilled water. "
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Old 09-29-2012, 07:21 PM   #6691
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Speaking of being your own mechanic... I was installing my coilovers today and the fronts took an hour and the rear..lets say I didnt finish 4hrs+. The lower rear strut bolts were impossible I went to home depot and bought a metal saw I had to cut the bolts out...now I have to find replacement bolts. I spent my alignment budget on a metal saw :/
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Old 09-29-2012, 07:23 PM   #6692
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Speaking of being your own mechanic... I was installing my coilovers today and the fronts took an hour and the rear..lets say I didnt finish 4hrs+. The lower rear strut bolts were impossible I went to home depot and bought a metal saw I had to cut the bolts out...now I have to find replacement bolts. I spent my alignment budget on a metal saw :/
....Did you at least try heating the bolt, PB blaster, or WD40...?
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Old 09-29-2012, 07:25 PM   #6693
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....Did you at least try heating the bolt, PB blaster, or WD40...?
PB blaster should've done the trick! Or an impact gun from a friend. Or a $15 power wrench and a $10 socket?
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....Did you at least try heating the bolt, PB blaster, or WD40...?
I tried pb blaster and wd40 is a water displacement spray hence wd. I didnt bother using a torch since I couldnt salvage the bolt since I deformed the heads from using a breaker bar. the first tool that I used was actually an impact gun. In all honesty pb blaster has never worked for me.
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Old 09-29-2012, 07:40 PM   #6695
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Speaking of being your own mechanic... I was installing my coilovers today and the fronts took an hour and the rear..lets say I didnt finish 4hrs+. The lower rear strut bolts were impossible I went to home depot and bought a metal saw I had to cut the bolts out...now I have to find replacement bolts. I spent my alignment budget on a metal saw :/
Wow, I don't even think it took me an hour total for the front and rear.
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Old 09-29-2012, 07:55 PM   #6696
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I tried pb blaster and wd40 is a water displacement spray hence wd. I didnt bother using a torch since I couldnt salvage the bolt since I deformed the heads from using a breaker bar. the first tool that I used was actually an impact gun. In all honesty pb blaster has never worked for me.
Wow I'm surprised! That sucks though dude. Good luck!
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Old 09-29-2012, 09:48 PM   #6697
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Put my wheels on today. Tint, exhaust, and WRX struts w/ lowering springs up next!

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Old 09-29-2012, 11:26 PM   #6698
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Looks good! Liking that blue and gold combo.

Wish my car didnt have have door dings. Stupid mindless a-holes. I got dings on both sides and every time I walk to my car, I swear, I cringe every time lol
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Old 09-30-2012, 01:13 AM   #6699
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My factory battery sure as hell looks non-maintenance-free. I assumed by looking at it that it was a POS old-style weak ass battery. It worked fine, but always felt weak. I'm pretty sure those caps open up easily.
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I tried pb blaster and wd40 is a water displacement spray hence wd. I didnt bother using a torch since I couldnt salvage the bolt since I deformed the heads from using a breaker bar. the first tool that I used was actually an impact gun. In all honesty pb blaster has never worked for me.
I know wd-40 is water displacement, but from time to time wd-40 has loosened bolts very well
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