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Old 02-05-2004, 05:40 PM   #1
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Unhappy 30k maintenance

Hi folks-I was just quoted $660.00 plus taxes for a routine 30k maintenance by my dealer service department. Appears to be on the higher side to me after reading thru many threads essentially discussing the same topic.My 01 july rex is stock and sparingly used. So I changed the air filter myself and did the oil change(mobil1) and filter,tire rotation,brake fluid flush and brake inspection, lubing chassis (??) and hinges at the dealers today-alladded upto $185.00. (excluding the cost of mobil1-I provided it).Still both differential oils, Auto tranny fluid, power steering fluid,coolant flush remaining-and Iam getting dizzy. Any advice folks?
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Old 02-05-2004, 07:38 PM   #2
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WOW thats a high quote. I am a tech. at a subaru dealer in Mass. I dont rememebr what we charge off hand but its not that high. Doing all the work really isnt that hard if you have the knowledge, but having the time and place to do it could be a problem I would shop around if I were you call a few different delaers and see if they will price match a lot of dealers may do so if you are gonna spend a lot of money.
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Old 02-05-2004, 08:06 PM   #3
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This is what I would do at 30k

Actual Service
-Oil Change
-Tire Rotation
-Coolant Flush
-Trans/Front Diff Fluid
-Rear Diff Fluid
-Brake Fluid Flush
-Air Filter
-Fuel Filter
-PCV Valve
-Wiper Blades
-Replace Spark Plugs (copper core)

Adjust Parking Brake
Check and Adust Drive Belt Tension

Lube all door, hood, trunk hinges
Lube all weather strips/seals.
Check all lights

Im probably missing something but I think thats the most important stuff.

this is my own personal list made up of what I think shoudl be done based on my experiance as a tech

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Old 02-06-2004, 09:00 AM   #4
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Thanks folks for the info-I plan to call a few places in and around chicago and see who can come up with a reasonable offer.I park in a shared garage- so working on my baby there is not allowed .
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Old 02-08-2004, 10:23 AM   #5
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TRy an independent garage; none of that really needs to be done by a dealer. They have highest rates so I only use them if it is work that requires specialized knowledge of Subarus.
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Old 03-21-2004, 01:35 AM   #6
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Anser, let me know what you come up with around Chi-town. Sears on the corner of North and Harlem do good work. However, I was only there for a flat tire.

by the way, I'm the other Blue WRX you been seeing around town.
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Old 03-21-2004, 09:12 AM   #7
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Take McDades list and reference it with your owner manual and take the list with you and ask for estiments. This assumes a good service department that will actual do ALL stuff on the list. Ed Hayes
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Old 03-21-2004, 09:30 AM   #8
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I had my tranny/diff oils changed (oem stuff) at Roto in Arlington hts for about $113,did fuel filter myself ($29) after getting them from subaru parts.com, oem airfilter myself ($25 from my dealer parts shop).
Had coolant change, oil change, oem oil filter, brake service, tire rotation at my dealer midcity with different coupons -all added upto about $230-plus I got the mobil1 at walmart for $20 which I took to the dealer.
Everything added upto around $420- a far cry from my original quote of $659 plus taxes at my dealer for 30k maintenance.
Hi chi-town, being the kind of novice with doing stuff on cars that I am, I am glad that I saved about $275 for my 30k maintenance and still did most of the stuff. I know that $420 may seem high for some,(some threads discussing the same topic had folks who had completed this job themselves for much less) but then as I mentioned earlier, I am not allowed to work on my car in my shared parking garage-so this is the best I could do.
See ya around,chi-town, Anser.
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Old 03-22-2004, 02:21 PM   #9
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on my service manual and the maintainace schedule on the web, the 30k service requires only "INSPECTING" the transmission and differential oil...

should I stick by the manual or get the fluids changed anyway?
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Old 03-24-2004, 09:33 AM   #10
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Default Chassis Door Seals Lube..

What do you guys use to "Lube" the weather seals?

Also to lube the chassis to you just get underneath and start shooting all the "zirk" fittings with a grease gun?

Lastly, to lube the door hinges what do you do? I have some of that beeswax like stuff called "doorquiet" do you use that kind of stuf? and then some black grease on the latch mechanism?

I don't have the tech manuel so enlighten me if you would.

Thanks.

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Old 03-24-2004, 10:07 AM   #11
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There are no grease fittings on the chassis; everything is sealed and does not need to be lubed. I use axle grease on the hinges, latch, etc. Just make sure to clean off the excess so it doesnt get onto your clothes.

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on my service manual and the maintainace schedule on the web, the 30k service requires only "INSPECTING" the transmission and differential oil...

should I stick by the manual or get the fluids changed anyway?
Yeah, that's odd. If you look at the severe service recommendations it says "replace." I can't imagine the car is intended to be driven forever with the original gear oil. I would say replace every 30k.
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