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Old 02-07-2005, 08:49 PM   #1
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So I am planning on getting some normal maintance done at the dealership, I am doing most of it but, timing belt replacement and such i don't feel like doing, tranny fluid **** like that. I got an aftermarket ECU in the car and no cats, should I put the stock ECU back in and do I have to be worried about the dealership documenting the car and letting the DMV know?

Also, do you think they will fix something i broke while modding my car? I torqued a bolt off when installed the kartboy bushings, and was wondering if I could just have them fix it. any thoughts?
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Old 02-07-2005, 09:10 PM   #2
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Well, they wouldn't let hte DMV know, because the DMV doesn't car.

WHy not just get it done at a mechnaic...probably cheaper, better, quicker and no risk of SOA complaining about your warrenty.
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Old 02-07-2005, 09:14 PM   #3
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If you're in the Sacramento area I can point you to an awesome Subaru mechanic. They did my 30k service on my WRX, with all synthetics for less than half of what local dealers are charging.
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Old 02-08-2005, 05:14 AM   #4
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... I got an aftermarket ECU in the car and no cats, should I put the stock ECU back in and do I have to be worried about the dealership documenting the car and letting the DMV know?...
Your worry is really will the dealer (or independent mechanic) even agree to work on your car. Technically, if they let it leave their shop w/o the cats, they can be fined something like $10,000 by the EPA (even if you brought it in w/o the cats and they didn't change anything). Also, the dealership may refuse to work on a car w/o OEM ECU.
Your best bet is to find out in advance if your dealership (or independent mechanic) is mod-friendly before you take the car in.
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Old 02-08-2005, 07:16 AM   #5
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I was gonna call, the vehicle is out of warrenty due to an accident. I got more motivated when I noticed that my steering wheel vibrates from 50-80 mph but after that from 80 up to 120 it doesn't so I didn't know if it was just better to have the subaru people look at it or not. I had and am still having a horrible experience with a mechanic in new york who originally repaired my car so I am so reluctant to go to another dude with a shop.|
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