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Old 01-22-2004, 11:54 PM   #1
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Default 30K maint. -- how to tell if work done?

I'm approaching my 30,000 service work to be done at a local Subaru service department, and I'm a maintenance-type-stuff n00b.

I'm curious what tips anyone might have to make sure that all or most of the work does in fact get done. I'm skeptical of "big" services like this and some of the work being "accidentally" left off.

I am going to ask to have the old plugs left on the floorboard, for one. I'd like to have a close look at them.

I'm leaving a note to NOT flush the brake fluid, since it's all fresh Motul RBF600 that was put in 3000 miles ago when I did my SS lines and 4pots install.

Any coolant tricks other than trying to compare old to new color? I really want that old crap flushed out.

I really don't care about the tranny + diff oil change, as I intend to put Redline MT-90 and shockproof (respectively) in as soon as it gets warm enough to do it. If they do it, great, but I don't care to check it.

What do you think the chances are that I can get them to take an oil sample into a Blackstone Labs container?

Yeah, I know... do all of this yourself and you don't have to wonder. Save it!
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Old 01-23-2004, 12:58 AM   #2
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A little paranoid are we? If you're going to change the gear oil soon anyway you may as well tell them to leave that out too and save a few $$.
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Old 01-23-2004, 01:14 AM   #3
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Why not just do the maintenance work yourself? It's pretty simple stuff and you should be able to do it as long as you have the time.

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Old 01-23-2004, 02:24 AM   #4
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Spark plugs are not listed in the "30k" interval for replacement. .....wasn't sure if you knew that or if you just wanted them replaced anyhow.
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Old 01-23-2004, 10:31 AM   #5
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cnk: If I had a garage, a place to easily dispose of fluids, and it wasn't 15 degrees, and I hadn't already paid for a maintenance booklet... I would.

Kean: According to my.subaru.com they are
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Old 01-23-2004, 10:53 AM   #6
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Spark plugs don't need to be changed out until 60k on the WRX. You're welcome to do them before that...
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Old 01-23-2004, 10:55 AM   #7
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30,000 / 30 month service
Manufacturer's Recommended Maintenance Details
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ACTION        DESCRIPTION
Replace        Spark plugs
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Old 01-23-2004, 11:20 AM   #8
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You might want to read this:

http://www.grantheffernan.com/journal/wrx/wrxmaint.pdf

You'll note that the change interval for the non-turbo is 30k. The turbo plugs are 60k.
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Old 01-23-2004, 11:26 AM   #9
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I have the full set of FSMs.

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This is the Cityside Subaru recommended Maintenance Schedule for your Subaru. They have customized the service intervals on this schedule, based on factors like road conditions, weather, and general driving habits in your area of the country. This schedule might differ from the one outlined in your Subaru Warranty and Maintenance Booklet.
aka, no matter what anybook says, replacement of spark plugs IS on their 30,000K service worksheet.

60,000 mile plug change in a pig-rich 227HP turbo car? WTH is Subaru thinking? Sure, maybe for your grandmother who hits positive boost 5 times a year... not for anyone else though. Crazy.

But thank you for the information.
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Old 01-23-2004, 11:29 AM   #10
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cnk: If I had a garage, a place to easily dispose of fluids, and it wasn't 15 degrees, and I hadn't already paid for a maintenance booklet... I would.
Understandable. . . I've got a garage and a place to dispose of fluids and I still don't want to go do any work on the car in this weather that we're having in the NE.

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Old 01-23-2004, 11:43 AM   #11
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This is the Cityside Subaru recommended Maintenance Schedule for your Subaru. They have customized the service intervals on this schedule, based on factors like road conditions, weather, and general driving habits in your area of the country. This schedule might differ from the one outlined in your Subaru Warranty and Maintenance Booklet.
This is the dealer's way of telling you that they're going to bend you over if they feel like it.
But like I said, it's up to you.
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Old 01-23-2004, 01:20 PM   #12
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According to the maintenance schedule as published by SOA/FHI and provided with the car, it's 60k for plugs on the WRX.
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Old 01-26-2004, 06:02 PM   #13
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I just had my 30000 mile done last week. I just remembered something. Would they be using winter fluids, so it doesn't freeze up? I noticed my windshield wiper fluids freeze up almost immediately this morning!! Temp was around 19F. I hope the coolant they use is anti-freeze coolant, or is the same orange one also anti-freeze?
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