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Old 04-12-2003, 04:40 AM   #1
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Has anyone done their 60,000 mile service on the WRX from the dealer and is it worth it ~$750-800 from Santa cruz

Also I have vishnu stage 0 will the dealer care
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Old 04-14-2003, 06:16 AM   #2
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If that number includes timing belt replacement, it's probably not ridiculous for a dealership. All depends on exactly what they do. If you have a good independent Subaru mechanic, you could probably save 20%.
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Old 04-14-2003, 10:30 AM   #3
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Thanks armand1

do you know a good subaru mechanic prefer one Between San Mateo to Santa Clara
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Old 04-14-2003, 12:03 PM   #4
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can you list what you're getting for that price? aside from what is done at the 30k service, plus maybe the hoses and belts....what else are you getting for that 750-800 price?
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Old 04-14-2003, 12:13 PM   #5
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That's a lot of money for a service. According to the service schedule in the factory manual the 60K service consists of replacing oil, plugs, coolant, brake fluid, air and fuel filters. Otherwise it's just a lot of inspections. Typically the dealer will try to sell you their own recommended maintenance "package" which you really don't need. There isn't $700 worth of work here and it's all stuff you can do yourself.
Recommended timing belt replacement isn't until 105K.
Save the money and have a party for the car for having reached 60K
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Old 04-14-2003, 01:35 PM   #6
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Notice the required spark plug cost for the WRX at bottom

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3750 Mile Oil and Filter Change Service (or every 6 months of infrequent use)
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q 2. Replace engine oil filter
q 3. Replace engine drain plug gasket
q 4. Set tire pressures / advise on tire condition and wear pattern
q 5. Check / top off underhood fluid levels
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q 12. Check operation of outside lights
q 13. Check and adjust external drive belts
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q 22. Service battery
q 23. Check coolant protection (good to _______ degrees F) and Air Conditioning (cools to ______ degrees F)
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q 25. Replace fuel filter
q 26. Replace brake fluid
q 27. Replace engine coolant
q 28. Inspect engine cooling system operation Only $474.95
q 29. Inspect intake hoses and PCV system
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q 30. Replace cam belt(s) [Note: GL/Loyale models should have cam belts replaced at 52.5K mile intervals]
q 31. Replace external drive belts
q 32. Inspect front engine oil seals, cam belt idler/tensioner pulleys, tensioner mechanism, water pump, oil pump, for leaks/excessive play (while timing covers are removed)
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Old 04-14-2003, 01:45 PM   #7
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I'd think Subaru knows what they are doing recommending a 105K interval for the timing belt. Older cars needed them done at 60K but the newer ones are made to last longer. It's your call if you want to go for it, probably not necessary. If you want you can remove the left side timing cover to get a good look at the belt and see what condition it is in, it's probably fine. Combined time and mileage are what causes them to go bad, and if you've put a lot of miles on in a relatively short time the belt is less likely to be worn.
You can change the plugs yourself if you are at all mechanically inclined, many vendors here sell them. Drive belts are also wickedly easy to change and you don't have to take anything apart to see what shape they're in.
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Old 04-14-2003, 04:04 PM   #8
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if i'm reading that right.....is that another 161.00 on top of the 754.00 for the wrx cuz of the spark plugs? they on crack?

i don't see how they can justify charging that much for 60k service. they include replaceing the cam belt....are they referring to the timing belt? if so, it doesn't require replacing till 105k mi.

as for everything else, seems like you're only getting what you'd normally get for the 30k service, but w/the belts, like i mentioned earlier

i'm surprise there's no mention of replacing your radiator hoses as well, and another thing, how come everyone always overlook the little pcv?

way over price if ya ask me
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Old 04-14-2003, 05:37 PM   #9
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LOL $161 extra for platinum tipped spark plugs. If anyone on this board ever pays that much for plugs I will find you and kick your ass. Go buy some nice NGK copper plugs for $2.00 each and put them in. Personally I would do the rest of the stuff myself as well, but def. don't pay that for the plugs.
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Old 04-14-2003, 06:19 PM   #10
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I had my 60000 mile tune done for under $300, before I had the LED fuses replaced in the cruise and foglight buttons. I know they do different stuff, but damn, that's pretty expensive. It's still just fluids and checking everything out.

Edit: I'm teh st00pid.
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Old 04-14-2003, 08:04 PM   #11
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I'm sure most of that 161 bucks for plugs is due to the amount of labor involved in replacing them. As anyone who has done the replacement on a WRX knows it isn't a simple 15 min job. Not that it's difficult, but it is time consuming.
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Old 04-14-2003, 11:13 PM   #12
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i'm surprise there's no mention of replacing your radiator hoses as well

way over price if ya ask me
Definitely high price; do as much as you can yourself.

I don't think replacing rad hoses is a routine item. They should be inspected, but that's it. (My 95 Legacy has 165,000 miles on it and still has the original hoses. They seem to be fine.)
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Old 08-27-2008, 03:59 AM   #13
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$161 for plat. plugs.......cost me under 40 for my iridiums and it took me 20 min to change them...
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Old 08-27-2008, 08:03 AM   #14
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Man thats crazy! Do it yourself and save sooooooo much money. If you don't know how or have any questions just do some searching around and you can find step by step instructions with pics.
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Old 08-27-2008, 08:24 AM   #15
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I did my 60K myself. Buying all of the parts / fluids at a subaru dealer it only cost me about $200. If you have time / patience / willingness - do it yourself. If you don't have the time and $ is not an issue - have a shop do it. You may try an independent - should be less.
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Old 08-27-2008, 11:33 PM   #16
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Modern hoses seem to last forever. When I had my van inspected at 110K, I asked the mechanic whether he thought the hoses needed replacing and he looked at me like I was crazy!
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