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Old 04-08-2010, 07:37 PM   #1
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Default Any good/bad info about Peoria Subaru?

Well my 08 STI has decided it doesn't like warm weather and has started to overheat in 85+ degree weather. It doesn't quite get to the red zone on the temp gauge but its enough to make the A/C quit. Since the car should still be under warranty, I was going to head over to Peoria Subaru since it's the closest dealership to me. Does anybody have good/bad to say about them? I searched the dealership section and didn't find any posts.
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Old 04-08-2010, 07:40 PM   #2
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From what I heard its a good dealership.

Avoid Avondale subaru imho.
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Old 04-08-2010, 07:44 PM   #3
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Head over the Chandler Subaru Superstore.

It might be a bit of a drive, but they will impress you. Brand new facility and excellent staff. They've been huge supporters of the local Subaru community so far (organizing awesome events and hosting weekly meets) and they should be rewarded as such with our business.

And for parts, go see Raul. Pretty much a BAMF.
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Old 04-08-2010, 07:52 PM   #4
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I'd love to head over to the Chandler store but it's just too far of a drive. I'm in the far north west valley so Chandler is on the other end of town. Besides I don't want to risk driving that far with a car that's being temperamental.
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Old 04-08-2010, 08:09 PM   #5
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If you cars is overheating I would not even drive it around the block. Have it towed to the dealership.

I always had good luck with power subaru. Dunno if its to far for ya or what. I can say its always been a good dealership for repairs when I went to it. They even worked on my jdm ej205 and got specific parts for it.

www.power.subaru.com
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Old 04-08-2010, 10:17 PM   #6
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I just had my car into Peoria Subaru and they did a great job. Talk to Brad, he's there Subaru service writer right now.
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Old 04-08-2010, 11:56 PM   #7
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+1 for the Chandler Superstore. Excellent service and I order all OEM parts from them. myimportparts.com is their website for parts. Choose local pick up and you get the same parts at a discounted price right from the parts counter. Sweet.

Good luck with the service tho.
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Old 04-09-2010, 01:15 AM   #8
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id recommed staying away from camelback if it comes to that
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Old 04-09-2010, 10:54 AM   #9
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if ur under warranty subaru will pay for the tow so you can take it pretty much wherever you want.
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Old 04-09-2010, 11:34 AM   #10
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Go to Peoria Subaru, support your local dealers if you live in the West Valley.
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Old 04-09-2010, 07:56 PM   #11
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The STI is at Peoria. They're treating me good so far. Unfortunately the car has to stay the weekend.
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Old 04-09-2010, 09:05 PM   #12
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typical if a car come in later on a friday.
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Old 04-11-2010, 02:16 AM   #13
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The STI is at Peoria. They're treating me good so far. Unfortunately the car has to stay the weekend.
What did they say it was? I would guess it was a radiator fan.
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Old 04-11-2010, 11:14 AM   #14
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What did they say it was? I would guess it was a radiator fan.
No firm diagnosis yet. Apparently the car had non-Subaru coolant in it. I bought it used so I don't know the history of the car. Anyways, they flushed the system and replaced the coolant along with the radiator cap but the car still overheated on them. Thermostat is being replaced next.

I'm guessing a head gasket or turbo issue as I could smell coolant under moderate load.
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Old 04-13-2010, 12:34 AM   #15
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yeah u need to use specific coolant thats designed for alum blocks and dont ever ever ever put power steering fluid into your power steering res.
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Old 04-15-2010, 03:13 AM   #16
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most of the coolants nowa days are safe for alum blocks.
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Old 04-15-2010, 12:00 PM   #17
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And for parts, go see Raul. Pretty much a BAMF.

remove Raul, and add Wade. Now you've got a BAMF, but too bad Wade doesn't work for Subaru anymore...
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Old 04-15-2010, 03:49 PM   #18
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I hope they dont charge u 200 buck for changing that coolent. ; )
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Old 04-15-2010, 05:51 PM   #19
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The latest I heard was the water pump was changed out on Monday... Tuesday they said it still has problems so they're replacing the radiator as it may be clogged but it would be 3-5 days before the radiator arrived. I would have thought the coolant flushing would clear out the radiator but maybe they only did a drain/replace. I suspect I'm paying for the coolant change if the new radiator solves the issue.
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Old 04-17-2010, 04:40 AM   #20
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wow....one week for an overheating issue.

Either they are milking your warranty or they are complete retards.

I highly doubt a 2 year old car has a clogged radiator.

What "issues" is it having still? Did the car run any worse while it was "overheated" ? Was coolant bubbling out of the radiator cap?

Did you pop the hood while it was "overheated", was it like a furnace or did everything look normal?

Usually the only reason the A/C stops is because the condenser that is in front of radiator isn't getting enough airflow (getting too hot), usually from electric fans failing.

If they try to charge you any money, tell them to eat a dick.

Water pumps don't just "stop working", they're not something that just "stops working" specially not at 2 years old. There is a pulley that is connected to a fan that pumps coolant. The only way it would stop working was if it "seized", which you would probably hear the timing belt rubbing the pulley becasue it was locked up.

It's sounds like they don't know what tehy are doing and are throwing parts at it.

If you smell coolant, then you have a leak, that ****ing simple.

There is a testing kit that they rent at autozone, it's a pump that hooks up to your cooling system and you pump air into it, if the guage drops (air pressure) tjen you have a leak, 5 min test.

Ask them if they tested for leaks, if they say yes, ask them how they did it. If they didn't use the pump I'm tlaking about, then they might not have one or not know about it and are complete retards.
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Old 04-17-2010, 05:15 AM   #21
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Old 04-17-2010, 05:40 AM   #22
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who the hell is working there?
overheating car is simple fix. and easy to find the problem. shouldnt take a week
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What was the outcome of all of this OP?
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Old 04-30-2010, 10:00 PM   #24
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They got a tech from Camel Back... i forgot his name but i hear (from a source at SOA) thats hes pretty decent. i believe the Service manager is from a suby dealership too or was it a writer... so they do have some exp with subies.

i hope the op is using the correct coolant.
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What was the outcome of all of this OP?
BLOW'D UP!!

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