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Old 09-18-2012, 09:37 PM   #51
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This thread boosts my confidence in Subaru reliability. Seems scary seeing "spun bearing" "head gasket" etc problems.
02 wagon 97k
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Old 09-19-2012, 11:13 AM   #52
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This thread boosts my confidence in Subaru reliability. Seems scary seeing "spun bearing" "head gasket" etc problems.
02 wagon 97k
3 inch Turbo back exhaust,
Stock uppipe(until I stop being lazy and swap the one in my trunk in)
Stage 2 tune
Replaced clutch at 95k
I agree! Crazy stories about things like that but look a the stories this thread produced which was exactly what I was hoping for! This Is awesome and probably makes a lot of ppl feel better your wrx is a baby at 97k have fun!!!
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Old 09-19-2012, 11:16 AM   #53
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Another one of these threads? **** it, I'll play.

2004 wrx wagon
Cobb V1 AP stage 2 tune
Gimmic afta maf+ inlet
TBE
Sti ic
Timing belt number 3

Suspension mods
Brake mods
Etc

225,xxx miles and still spinning.
stock clutch
Stock catted up pipe
Stock 5 speed
Haha I didn't see many threads like this and what I did see they were ancient sorry! Great post though that's awesome!
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Old 09-19-2012, 11:18 AM   #54
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2005 WRX - 2nd owner
188,xxx and climbing
stock engine, turbo, trans
1st owner replaced timing belt and water pump at 100,xxx
Cobb Stage 1 since 164,xxx
Cobb Stage 2 since 167,xxx
replaced front o2 sensor at 162,xx
replaced clutch with oem and ACT flywheel at 166,xxx
replaced turbo coolant tank due to rusting at 187,xxx
pretty much basic maintenance after that oils, coolant, etc.

Turbo seems to be on its last legs though, cant blame it for lasting that long! Planning on either doing a vf39 swap or replacing it with a td04 and saving up for an EJ207. Hoping to make it to 200k!

edit: heres how she sits now
So awesome! If you do the ej207 post results I'm between that and the stroker but leaning toward the stroker in about 6 months going to drive through winter first.
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Old 09-19-2012, 11:30 AM   #55
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I have a question for everyone on here w this many miles on your car what's your oil consumption like and what do you use for oil? I am currently on m1 10-40 high mileage w about 1 qt in 3k-3500 mile intervals which I don't think is bad for almost 170k and my setup haha but curious what others have to say.
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Old 09-19-2012, 11:35 AM   #56
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Rotella T-6. About 1qt/3000 miles, change it every 5-6k miles.

My consumption is probably from my crap PCV valve that I should probably change at some point.
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Old 09-19-2012, 11:47 AM   #57
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Another one of these threads? **** it, I'll play.

2004 wrx wagon
Cobb V1 AP stage 2 tune
Gimmic afta maf+ inlet
TBE
Sti ic
Timing belt number 3

Suspension mods
Brake mods
Etc

225,xxx miles and still spinning.
stock clutch
Stock catted up pipe
Stock 5 speed
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Old 09-19-2012, 12:11 PM   #58
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Oh, and 2 pictures
Super nice wagon man! Wish I could put up some pics of mine but it's not letting me
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Old 09-19-2012, 12:11 PM   #59
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I have two 02 wrx wagons. First one had cbe, sri, xpt tune, and 220k still running when I rolled it. Second one was totally stock 220k when it got a rod knock. Pulled motor from first one and used it for 2k before it lost cyl 4. built a fresh motor.
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Old 09-19-2012, 12:12 PM   #60
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Rotella T-6. About 1qt/3000 miles, change it every 5-6k miles.

My consumption is probably from my crap PCV valve that I should probably change at some point.
I'm going to go back to 5-40 t6 for winter and try that again that was burning more for me not sure if it's from switching from the hm oil so I'll try a few changes w the t6 I like that stuff good oil for cheap
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Old 09-19-2012, 03:48 PM   #61
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I started with M1 when I was stage 1 (I read somewhere that T6 can clog cats in the exhaust). Once I went stage 2 and catless I switched to T6 and have been using it ever since. At about 170k I started changing my oil every 5k or 6k or whenever I got the chance from my usual 3k intervals. Oil consumption is fairly low ~ 1.5q every 6k miles or so.
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Old 09-19-2012, 09:29 PM   #62
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Can anyone vouch for stage 3 on an 06 being reliable? Hate that my wifes 03 is almost as quick as mine.....but i can only hope mine makes it to the same mileage with as few problems
I hope so. I bought my car at 86k, went stage 1 at 87K and just installed TBE and stage 2 flash at 94K...planning to get a VF39 or big 16G and STI TMIC and go stage 3 like you and not have to worry about anything failing for a long time, though will save up for it just in case.
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Old 09-20-2012, 07:00 AM   #63
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I hope so. I bought my car at 86k, went stage 1 at 87K and just installed TBE and stage 2 flash at 94K...planning to get a VF39 or big 16G and STI TMIC and go stage 3 like you and not have to worry about anything failing for a long time, though will save up for it just in case.
Always save when possible just incase but if I'm going to be pausing 350whp and close to that in torque when done w 200k on stock tranny you will be more then fine w 100k less miles haha it's all in the tune and how you drive it!!
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Old 09-22-2012, 02:26 PM   #64
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I have a 04 wrx wagon java black pearl 5 speed all stock except a borla hushback exhaust, still spinning at 232k runs like a top no oil burning or noises

love her to death best car hands down

nothing done besides normal maintence

hoping many more years to come!
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Old 09-22-2012, 03:18 PM   #65
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03 WRX wagon 136k miles
vf34 setup on it for 90k of those
tranny broke at 124k, replaced with 07 6spd
good amount of suspension work (adj struts, springs, sways/endlinks, stress bars, ALK, H brace)
upgraded to 06-07 4/2 pot brakes
other visual and interior mods

I drive the crap out of my car. Run autox's, track days, romp on it daily and it's been super dependable. I use Rotella T6 and it uses 0.5-1qt between oil changes, done every 4-5k miles. Oil consumption is based on how I drive it. Going up and down the freeway it doesn't go through oil, it'll go through 1qt during a track day.

Really tough to beat the performance, reliability, and versatility for the money.
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Old 09-22-2012, 03:40 PM   #66
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GF drives a 2005 STi with 134K on the clock. Stock w/ SPT cat back.

Leaking cam shafty seals, but moderate. About 2 quarts between changes every 4K.

Tien Flex w/ EDFC is only other serious mod.

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Old 09-22-2012, 04:48 PM   #67
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03 WRX wagon 136k miles
vf34 setup on it for 90k of those
tranny broke at 124k, replaced with 07 6spd
good amount of suspension work (adj struts, springs, sways/endlinks, stress bars, ALK, H brace)
upgraded to 06-07 4/2 pot brakes
other visual and interior mods

I drive the crap out of my car. Run autox's, track days, romp on it daily and it's been super dependable. I use Rotella T6 and it uses 0.5-1qt between oil changes, done every 4-5k miles. Oil consumption is based on how I drive it. Going up and down the freeway it doesn't go through oil, it'll go through 1qt during a track day.

Really tough to beat the performance, reliability, and versatility for the money.
Sweet man! Hey how much about did the 6mt swap run you? I'm looking into this after building my engine.
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Old 09-22-2012, 05:05 PM   #68
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2006 WRX AP stage II 93 octane OTS map with 110,3xx miles -__-


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Old 09-23-2012, 01:46 AM   #69
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Sweet man! Hey how much about did the 6mt swap run you? I'm looking into this after building my engine.
It can be done for less than I paid. I just wanted to install new or new as possible parts.
$7330 all together:

-$4475 for 07 6spd w/ just 22k, came with driveshaft/shift linkage/ shift fork
-$650 new STI clutch/ flywheel.
-$105 for R180 input flange (kept R160 diff)
-$65 Cobb front & rear shifter bushings
-$150 small parts i.e.. axle stubs, seals etc.
-$600 for a new dp cause mine was an earlier Perrin version and the cat didn't clear the bell housing of the 6spd tranny...OUCH!
-$810 labor, no access to a lift or friends available to help the 1 weekend I could have fit it in

Then I had some stalling issues so I paid $400 for an AP to data log and try to figure it out. Ended up being a combination of things, paid $100 for a used MAF and $77 to replace the neutral position switch.
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Old 09-23-2012, 08:07 AM   #70
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VF43 turbo swap (18.5 psi peak)
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Still running strong, and about to go onto its third timing belt... (because I can)
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Old 09-23-2012, 09:34 AM   #71
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It can be done for less than I paid. I just wanted to install new or new as possible parts.
$7330 all together:

-$4475 for 07 6spd w/ just 22k, came with driveshaft/shift linkage/ shift fork
-$650 new STI clutch/ flywheel.
-$105 for R180 input flange (kept R160 diff)
-$65 Cobb front & rear shifter bushings
-$150 small parts i.e.. axle stubs, seals etc.
-$600 for a new dp cause mine was an earlier Perrin version and the cat didn't clear the bell housing of the 6spd tranny...OUCH!
-$810 labor, no access to a lift or friends available to help the 1 weekend I could have fit it in

Then I had some stalling issues so I paid $400 for an AP to data log and try to figure it out. Ended up being a combination of things, paid $100 for a used MAF and $77 to replace the neutral position switch.
Thanks for the info man! I may start to piece one together after I build my engine that's more important right now haha. I'm trying to figure out if it is worth it for me the way I drive 98% highway and don't beat on it... Might just throw in a low mileage 5 speed if I have to haha.
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Old 09-23-2012, 11:00 AM   #72
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Im thinking of buying a high milage still so these posts are great to read
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Old 09-23-2012, 11:14 AM   #73
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Im thinking of buying a high milage still so these posts are great to read
One good thing (depending on previous owner) w a high mileage car is that most of the time like w my car all the major maintenance is done already!
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Thanks for the info man! I may start to piece one together after I build my engine that's more important right now haha. I'm trying to figure out if it is worth it for me the way I drive 98% highway and don't beat on it... Might just throw in a low mileage 5 speed if I have to haha.
The cost of a 5spd replacement is $2-3k. I regularly track my car, plan on keeping it for a long time, so that was out of the question.

06 and 07 6spds have the same 3.90 final drive as all 2ltr WRX's so you can drop one in w/o swapping your rear diff. You can use your WRX clutch and WRX front axles with adaptors. Be sure to install a 6spd nuetral position switch, using the 5spd one caused stalling issues for me. I also installed a braided stainless clutch line, not a necessary expense.

Depending on the deal you can find on a tranny, plus doing the labor yourself, you can do it for $3500 to $5000 realistically. I've seen people that have done it for less, but that window is the norm. I did a LOT of research prior to my tranny breaking and even more when it did, before buying anything.

There is no warning or any type of signs before it goes, it just goes. I happened to be on the track running my last session of the day. Thankfully it was local so I just had it towed home.
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Old 09-23-2012, 01:56 PM   #75
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The cost of a 5spd replacement is $2-3k. I regularly track my car, plan on keeping it for a long time, so that was out of the question.

06 and 07 6spds have the same 3.90 final drive as all 2ltr WRX's so you can drop one in w/o swapping your rear diff. You can use your WRX clutch and WRX front axles with adaptors. Be sure to install a 6spd nuetral position switch, using the 5spd one caused stalling issues for me. I also installed a braided stainless clutch line, not a necessary expense.

Depending on the deal you can find on a tranny, plus doing the labor yourself, you can do it for $3500 to $5000 realistically. I've seen people that have done it for less, but that window is the norm. I did a LOT of research prior to my tranny breaking and even more when it did, before buying anything.

There is no warning or any type of signs before it goes, it just goes. I happened to be on the track running my last session of the day. Thankfully it was local so I just had it towed home.
Thank you for all of the advice/info!
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