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Old 05-21-2013, 05:36 PM   #1
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Hey folks

I have a 2002 Subaru Impreza WRX purchased new off the boat now with 53k miles- maybe the only non-modded one here in San Diego. I have followed regular maintenance schedules, never raced or trashed the car and have had no problems with the little bug eyes wagon and wish to keep it that way.

Even though my miles are very low I'm starting to get a little paranoid about my timing belt- being over the total months change interval. I'd like to do a 60k maintenance a little early and add on to that a timing belt/water pump replacement. Does anyone have any recommendation on independent shops that they are confident in, do good work at fair prices in the San Diego area (preferably downtown adjacent but have no problems traveling for infrequent, important maintenance).

I did a couple of quick searches and some threads seem a little out of date so throwing this out fresh if anybody has any recommendations. I would greatly appreciate any info. I do see Subaru Elite Auto Services in El Cajon, any feedback on this shop for recently done work?

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Old 05-21-2013, 05:55 PM   #2
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Pann Auto.
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Old 05-21-2013, 08:12 PM   #3
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Depending on if you are willing to travel a little north. You can hit up Chris at SubiWorks in Murrieta. Good prices and very knowledgeable about the subaru's. PM if you want contact information.
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Old 05-21-2013, 11:59 PM   #4
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that's seriously messed up

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Old 05-22-2013, 03:20 PM   #5
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SCIC Shops Sticky, just a click away

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Old 05-22-2013, 06:10 PM   #6
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Do not go to pann for any car repair services.. infamous performance is in escondidio. They do good work.
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Old 05-22-2013, 09:04 PM   #7
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Timing belt is not due till 100k miles.
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Old 05-23-2013, 09:01 AM   #8
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^ 100k but if its never been done, it's overdue because of how many years. Believe it's around 7 years 100k.
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Old 05-23-2013, 11:55 AM   #9
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^ 100k but if its never been done, it's overdue because of how many years. Believe it's around 7 years 100k.
That is correct, just the amount of time itself could have cause the belt to dry rot and become brittle. Don't listen to OP, they are clueless.
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Old 05-23-2013, 01:21 PM   #10
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dry rot?
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Old 05-23-2013, 02:06 PM   #11
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Belts eventually wear do to the elements. Drive belts start to crack eventually. Timing belts are the same, even if the belt only has 20k miles, but say 10 years, the belt could break
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Old 05-23-2013, 04:15 PM   #12
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I vote for infamous performance too.. Mike does good work..
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Old 05-23-2013, 04:53 PM   #13
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yeah google it idiot

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Old 05-23-2013, 05:12 PM   #14
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I kill u murr
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Old 05-23-2013, 09:32 PM   #15
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there's also Subie Shop in Oceanside. never been there, but Crawford trusts them with their cars.

I'd probably also take my car to Infamous. haven't had any work done there, but I've been to the shop and they do seem like good guys with a pretty good reputation. I mean, I got free lunch. how can you beat that?
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