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Old 07-16-2010, 05:10 PM   #1
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Hey Everyone,
My name is Jay. I just bought a 2002 Subaru Impreza 2.5 TS for my daily driver. I'm wondering if anyone knows of a good mechanic in the Tri-Cities area that knows Subarus well?

Also, what are some good upgrades for this car? I used to own a 1991 BMW 318is, and consider myself an enthusiast still. I was thinking of some good alloys, maybe an intake and minor cosmetic upgrades.

Any problems to watch out for? The car has a really thorough service history so far.

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Jay
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Old 07-16-2010, 06:05 PM   #2
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welcome on board Jay, dunno if there is any good mechanic in Tri-Cities area but if you do a search, there is Dale's in Langley (brakes and alignment), RR in Sqaumish (custom tune / rally car), Me in Burnaby (mechanical and general), Loomin in Vancouver (for body), Fast Track in RMD (for body) etc...

Have you got the car inspected? Mileage and head gasket is ok? I have seen cars with 210k on stock HG or 80k that needs HG...

you will find out a lot of information on this forum
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Old 07-16-2010, 06:27 PM   #3
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Hey thanks man! I'll keep you in mind in Burnaby.

The head gasket and timing belt were both done at 90k and the car currently has 113k on it. I could use an inspection so I might have to bring it down. There is a binder of service history, so it seems as though the previous owner did a pretty good job.

Thanks a lot!
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Old 07-16-2010, 08:22 PM   #4
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Hey thanks man! I'll keep you in mind in Burnaby.

The head gasket and timing belt were both done at 90k and the car currently has 113k on it. I could use an inspection so I might have to bring it down. There is a binder of service history, so it seems as though the previous owner did a pretty good job.

Thanks a lot!
that's good, it's very important that everything is up-to-date
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Old 07-17-2010, 02:55 AM   #5
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Once the headgasket is replaced, is there a chance that it would need replacing again? Or is it generally a one time deal?
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Old 07-17-2010, 02:58 AM   #6
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i dun think anything is a one time deal, as a stock one can last some people till 210k and some won't even last over 80k, it has sth to do with luck and of course, how well you take care of your car!
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Old 07-17-2010, 11:05 AM   #7
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Welcome!
I was like you starting out with a 02 n/a car. Loads of fun. Im selling a AEM cold air intake that came off my 02 rs that might work for you if your looking for some small add on's


I have heard great things about all the people 5 Zigen recommended. Most guys here are helpful and good people. Watch out for Brent tho...

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Old 07-17-2010, 06:49 PM   #8
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Old 07-17-2010, 10:07 PM   #9
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Watch out for Brent tho...
Bahaha. Brent can't even escape an introduction thread. Priceless
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Old 07-19-2010, 11:56 AM   #10
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Thanks guys! rs420 pm sent!
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Old 07-19-2010, 12:04 PM   #11
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Old 07-19-2010, 12:26 PM   #12
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^This...+1


welcomes to the webernet
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Old 07-19-2010, 01:26 PM   #13
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Old 07-22-2010, 12:38 PM   #14
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Old 07-22-2010, 12:59 PM   #15
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Old 07-23-2010, 03:58 PM   #16
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Damn, I miss my 318is even though it was seriously bust. I sold it to my former roommate as a parts car when I moved out here. He's got an '84 325e and '91 318i sedan, both of which he bought here in BC and then drove back to Ontario. E30s are sweet!
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Old 07-23-2010, 08:00 PM   #17
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Thanks man! Here are a couple photos of my 318is




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Old 07-24-2010, 12:44 AM   #18
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