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Old 08-13-2009, 12:51 AM   #1
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Default Buying 2003 wrx w/ high mileage, first maintenance?

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I am buying an '03 wrx with a lot of miles on it. (94k to be exact.) Is there a general list of maintenance that should take place the second i get it? IE: Changing certain fluids, ect? I am comfortable doing all the work myself, and am just wondering if there are some general things that should take place once i pick the car up to insure that it runs longer then 94,001 miles.
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Old 08-13-2009, 01:22 AM   #2
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dealer maintenance is 30k 60k and 90k then 105k. make sure at 90k, all fluids were flushed and accessory belts were changed. Your getting closer to 105k and thats when you do your timing belt. People change them early sometimes so see if yours has been done. Im at 101k on my 05, i got the whole 105k kit and gotta do it sometime. but these cars run 100k+ no problem, just make sure you do regular maintenance.
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Old 08-13-2009, 04:27 AM   #3
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105k is big maintenance. going to cost you 500-1000 bucks parts and labor

timing belt, pullies, seals, water pump + maybe oil pump.

take that into consideration in your used car pricing.
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Old 08-13-2009, 09:12 AM   #4
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105k is big maintenance. going to cost you 500-1000 bucks parts and labor

timing belt, pullies, seals, water pump + maybe oil pump.

take that into consideration in your used car pricing.
Or, it could be ~$300 if you buy some parts online and do the work yourself.
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Old 08-13-2009, 09:16 AM   #5
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If you buy the parts online (check rockauto.com, subarugenuineparts.com), you're still going to spend 600 dollars. If you're buying this from a dealer, you should present the maintenance schedule to them and use it as a leveraging point for the price. Pocket that money and make sure its done at a reputable place if you're not doing it yourself. Dont let some half ass place replace the belt and call that the timing belt change. Yes, it may be sufficient, but for me - peace of mind goes a long way. Because you're doing the tbelt, you end up changing the coolant there too, so you might as well do all the other fluids and get them done right the first time.
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Old 08-13-2009, 02:38 PM   #6
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if you're buying used, check/change ALL the fluids. Do you know how the car has been driven? Do you know that the seller is being truthful in their maintenance history?
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Old 08-13-2009, 08:28 PM   #7
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The guy is asking 7500 for it, il offer him less and tell him about the maintenance that needs to be done. There is a subaru dealer right by my house so if there is some big 105k checkup that needs to be done then il bring it to them.
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