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Old 04-26-2005, 02:46 PM   #1
RickDaTuner
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Default STi 24k Service Worth the money

should i let the monkeys at the Dealer do the service or should i go in and just buy the Fuel filters/Air filter and look the car over myself?

I am a mechanic of sorts (took highscool mechanics) and am more than capable of doing what needs to be by myself..

what do you tink joo cunadiauns
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Old 04-26-2005, 02:54 PM   #2
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When I booked in my car at Charles English at 25,000 km I dealt with a Jaguar service writer and he said it wasn't worth it.

Boy, was Paul ever pissed when I told him why I hadn't had it done on my next visit

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Old 04-26-2005, 03:10 PM   #3
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I've only brought in the car once to the dealership, and that was for the cruise control module thingy recall. I'd say if you know what you're doing, then just do it at home. Pretty easy anyways.
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Old 04-26-2005, 04:18 PM   #4
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Just do it yourself and document it in the service manual, and keep the receipts. This is all I ever did w/ my old WRX and my current STi.
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Old 04-29-2005, 04:00 PM   #5
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.... and if something goes awry after you do the work, they'll ask what licensed mechanic did the work.

PS If you did the work, and you're not a licensed mechanic, buy-buy warranty.

Just my 2-cents.

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Old 04-29-2005, 05:37 PM   #6
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im with Markus on this one. I'll continue to get my car dealer serviced untill warranty is up. IIRC the 24K service wasnt that bad ~$280 id have to check receipts. Km's seem to fly by to quickly in this car. i think im due for my 30k now......
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Old 04-29-2005, 07:42 PM   #7
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haha you guys are whipped by the man, oil change and a general overlook of the car is not gonna void your warrenty, if you do kink a fuel line, or strip some threads while changing out other things then sure they warranty on that specifically damaged part is gone, but it is still intact on every thing else that is covered on the car.

ive decided not to take it in, I am though taking it in to have the struts replaced, and a speaker too, but thats about it

really do you think its fair to be charged 280 bucks, wich is what the service costs by the by, to only have a air filter, oil changed and have a fuel filter chaged out? , all wich can be done in less than 30 min, oh and they do check the "hoses" and "fluid levels" but cmon you should be doing that anyway, and how the hell do you service brakes? with out actually changing them out? its not like they are bleeding your system?

gah hahaha, sorry for the rant reply to my own question
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Old 04-29-2005, 08:29 PM   #8
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Might want to check where your fuel filter is
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Old 04-29-2005, 08:50 PM   #9
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RickDaTuner
Might want to check where your fuel filter is
but these guys are experienced, you do something repeatedly you are bound to become efficent at it..
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Old 04-30-2005, 12:26 PM   #10
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FWIW, a brake service includes: removing the caliper, cleaning ALL contact surfaces on the caliper, pads, shims, sliders & rotors. Then lubricating the slide pins, contact surfaces, pad backings, shims & pedal pivot point. At the same time you test complete operation/movement of the pistons in the caliper individually for equal/smooth pressure delivery. Then inspection/testing of the vacuum system & brake fluid. Some shops even test for caliper brake pressure. This takes equipment, time & knowledge which is what you are paying for. You know FWIW.
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Old 04-30-2005, 12:27 PM   #11
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How much is your safety worth?

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