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Old 03-26-2003, 10:55 AM   #1
adamrules
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sorry for the newbie post but i'm looking for a parts shop/ "tuner" shop where i can get some basic stuff for my wifes wrx wagon. i've seen it all online but i usually find shopping at a normal store to be less hassle. i also don't claim to know everything about these cars so it would be nice to talk to an actual person about what parts to buy. i live in kirkland, so the closer to kirkland the better.

like i said, it's my wifes car so it's not going to see any mods, i just need some service parts, some advice and maybe a service manual. we bought the car at auburn cause everyone said the kirkland store was so crummy but i need to change the oil today so i think i'll just go over to eastside subaru to get a filter. can i assume that the mobile one synthetic i use in my vw's is going to work good in this car also? 5w30? it's probably in the owners manual i guess i can look it up.

and my last question. is there a decent service manual availible for this car for less than a hundred bucks? i saw a set on subaruwrxparts.com but it was over 300 bucks, i'd like to spend a little less than that.

thank you for your time.
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Old 03-26-2003, 11:06 AM   #2
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www.allsubaru.com

also known as www.cartersubaru.com

feel free to email me if you have any questions...

shop manual...
broken down in to several different volumes...
each volume pertaining to a different aspect of the car.
i.g. -
chassis
engine
electrical...
etc.

you can buy just the volume you need for now,
but to get them all will run you right close to $300.
and no, i dont believe there is another option at this time

feel free to stop by here, ask for me and chat about any of the wagon bits you'd be interested in upgrading....
i know a thing or 2 about them...

my wagon


we carry OEM and aftermarket goods...
any aftermarket goodies can be purchased over the counter for the on line price...
OEM discounts that you see on allsubaru.com - prices will only be honored on line....

i'd be happy to chat at you for a bit if you have time...
hope this helps answer a few of your questions
have a gooooooooood day
Jamie www.subiegalracing.com
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Old 03-26-2003, 12:21 PM   #3
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thanks for replying jamie, i've seen your car before from somewhere, maybe i saw a link off of the subedriven website? i havn't been to this one in a while, i lost the addy, or it changed or something. wish you good luck with the racing season. maybe i'll try to make it to an event to chear ya on, i love watching the wrc on tv. isn't there a race just down in shelton or something?

funny story is i tried to buy the damn car at carter but the sales guy was being a real jerk to a buddy and me about letting us take a test drive, i think he thought we were just looking for a joy ride, i'm sure they get a lot of that from 20something's in lowered gti's maybe i'll drive over and chat you up if i ever decide to try and sneak in some aftermarket parts while my wife isn't watching (i already got yelled at for disabling the daytime running lights)

but anyway, no aftermarket places? sometimes you can save a lil money with the aftermarket.

looks like a lot of subaru dealerships are carrying aftermarket parts though, so i guess thats good. is your dealership being nice to people regarding warentee issue's if they but there stuff there?

sucks about the manual, that must be the official factory/dealership tech manual for that price?

and i finally just went and checked my owners manual and it says to use 5w-30 and that i can use synthetic. so i guess i answered my own question there.
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Old 03-26-2003, 12:55 PM   #4
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heya... yeah the full rally schedule for the NW region can be found here:
http://www.nwr-scca.org/rally/events.html

not too suprised you found it difficult to get a test drive...
u know that we've had cars totalled on test drives?
they're pretty cautious these days...


>>but anyway, no aftermarket places? sometimes you can save a >>lil money with the aftermarket.

we have a whole warehouse full of aftermarket bits...
just let me know what you're after our new showroom (aftermarket) will be opening up SOON!~!! yay!!


>>is your dealership being nice to people regarding warentee >>issue's if they but there stuff there?
as nice as subaru allows them to be.
if you come in here and your tranny is missing teeth... well we cant help you... but for the most part, they're pretty accepting of the mods and the aftermarket...

>>sucks about the manual, that must be the official >>factory/dealership tech manual for that price?

correct. the shop mauals are designed for dealerships really,
subaru hasnt quite caught on to the fact that many of the owners like to do maintenance themselves...

oh.. fwiw? there is no markup on shop manuals.
dealerships pay the same (or very near the same) price for the manuals as they retail for over the counter...


cya!!!
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Old 03-26-2003, 01:37 PM   #5
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You can also check out http://www.worldoneperformance.com/

They don't have a store front but they are local. Garrett comes to a number of our meets and install days and is a really good guy (although I haven't bought anything from him yet). Just another thing to look into. But if you're not planning on modifying much I'm not sure if there's anything he can help you with. Doesn't hurt to try though.
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Old 03-26-2003, 01:51 PM   #6
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You can grab the purolator pureone pl14460 (iirc?) at just about any Fred Meyer if you don't want to make the trek to a dealership. The only thing I haven't been able to find at parts stores is the drain plug gasket.
Also if you haven't finished the break-in period on the WRX I'd hold off on the synthetic. But that's just my opinion (and a lot of other people too).
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Old 03-26-2003, 03:18 PM   #7
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cars at almost 8k already, we have had it about a half a year. so i hope i'm fine on the syth, should be.

big question, the drain plug washer has a flat side and a side with sort of a taper or ball fit. which side goes against the oil pan?


and now i'm curious, just how many wrx's have been wrecked on test drives? thats pretty funny, when i test drove the car for the second time in auburn, i had this cowboy sales guy that subaru had just sent to some driving school in az. this guy was reving the piss out of the car on a cold engine, literally drifting it around these corners by the dealership. then he had me pull into that dog track parking lot and told me to floor it in second with the wheel cranked so i could spin donuts. this was to show me how well the car handled . it was fun but that car had less than a hundred miles on it so needless to say we didn't buy that one. found one with 10 miles on it in the back of the lot.

funny thing about it was that this was just after i had already pulled him aside and told him to emphasize the safety and the child seats in the car and downplay the performance.

thanks again everyone for the help.

edit- o ya got the oil filter from eastside subaru, it's like 5 min from my house, paid 8 something with the washer so i might have to buy a pack of six of em or something from one of these online places.
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Old 03-26-2003, 04:15 PM   #8
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what are they called? Speedware? in Redmond. i have been in there a few times and seem like good people. never bought anything but they always have a scooby along with a few other imports/exotics in the back getting worked on. i have the card around here somewhere and if you really want to know about them lemme know i will pm you some info... like i said i know nothing about the Quality of work they do, but i assume it is good because there is always a new scooby in the shop.

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Old 03-26-2003, 05:26 PM   #9
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Old 03-27-2003, 02:06 PM   #10
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Speedware isnít all that bad. They tend to be a bit pricy for work but its done right and done well. Price for labor is comparable to Fordahl Motorsports (the other race shop on the east side http://www.fordahlmotorsports.com/). The only work I have had them do was my alignment ($70) and they got it exact down to the .001. Nice shop to go and ogle race seats at and dream of all the money you can spend on your car turning it into a track whore. Their price on parts wont exactly make you giggle with glee but their intent is on service and not rock bottom prices.
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Old 03-28-2003, 01:44 AM   #11
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big question, the drain plug washer has a flat side and a side with sort of a taper or ball fit. which side goes against the oil pan?

dunno. I don't think I've ever really paid it much attention and I know I've never had a leak (on one of my new subarus).
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Old 03-28-2003, 04:55 PM   #12
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put the side with the slight taper against the oil pan. pretty sure thats how it came apart, but i wanted to double check. it don't seem to be leaking so i guess i will not worry about it.
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