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Old 05-05-2006, 05:01 PM   #1
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Default My trip to subaru...tech says...hahaha please read

K to start off...

two weeks ago when removing old struts i dropped the strut on the cv boot putting a hole in it ,grrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr
soi make a appoinment to have it replaced (250$ for labor) and get an alignment while its there

i drop the car off and get a call one hour later stating that there is to much work done to the car and subaru will not work on it...i argue and state i am not asking for warrenty work, i am paying FULL, just fix my Fu*King car...
...ok, the boot gets replaced

two hours later i get another phone call...stating that my car is "illegally low"? and subaru can not work on the car...what ever this means...so ok...

i go to pick the car up and the tech stops me, as i see a "kid" banging on someones brake disc with a hammer, to tell me i "should raise the car cause its illegal to be this low and its not good for the car" ok on the not good for the car, but never heard of it being illegal...this is where i piss my pants...

he states "also you should really turn your intake manifold around, the car wont run as good as it should", i got in my car with my wet pants and sat there for a minutes and realized that subaru hires these people to fix cars and they get a **** load of money for it....

let me say this is the last time my car will ever go to subaru for any work what so ever...i dont care what its for

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Old 05-05-2006, 05:06 PM   #2
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So did you turn your intake manifold around? Sounds like a good idea.



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Old 05-05-2006, 05:07 PM   #3
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you should've told the mechanic to turn his brain around so maybe he would stop saying stupid **** like that. that's funny...and $250 is pretty expensive for cv boots. i went to DS1 and Dylan replaced both cv boots and installed my cusco fsb for under the cost of just labor the Suby dealership quoted you. anyway, your engine bay looks sick!

-I was a victim of a cv boot damage...don't let it happen to you!
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Old 05-05-2006, 05:07 PM   #4
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haha not all subaru mechanics are as stupid as the guy you saw. but thats hilarious!
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Old 05-05-2006, 05:08 PM   #5
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omfg your manifold is backwards...your car won't run "good" now...

lol, yeah that's pretty lame...I can trust the subaru technician in Oklahoma
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Old 05-05-2006, 05:09 PM   #6
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ya it may seem dumb to someone who modifies their car well and knows whats goin on but if you worked at subaru as a mechanic and you just worked on subarus then you would obviously say the same about the intake manifold. i mean, subaru would probably turn it around in the factory if they felt that it was better. the tech is prolly just going on the same thoughts of subaru. i'm sure it works out for you and the guy didnt realize all that you had done but from the techs pov it would be worse. its the same reason that warranties are voided. if someone puts a high-flow shortram intake not made by subaru, it most likely voids the warranty because it is not stock. subaru manufactures these vehicles to work emaculately the way the come off the line. i bet thats what the dude was saying. whatever though bro im with ya, i see why you pissed your pants. he shouldnt have said anything in the first place really.
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Old 05-05-2006, 05:10 PM   #7
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good lord they suck
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Old 05-05-2006, 05:11 PM   #8
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haha not all subaru mechanics are as stupid as the guy you saw. but thats hilarious!
+1

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Old 05-05-2006, 05:11 PM   #9
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what i would like to know is...i went in for a CV boot, what was the tech doing under the hood of my car?
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Old 05-05-2006, 05:33 PM   #10
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thats crazy they would even call you.. what do they care if your paying top dollar to them to do it.
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Old 05-05-2006, 05:49 PM   #11
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wow...that tech is SO RIGHT! quick, somoene send him this picture...


maybe with his inside Subaru contacts he will know who to talk to and get that sh** fixed before they blow the manifold bolts on that rallycar! those crazy b@stards!!

riiiiight
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Old 05-05-2006, 05:55 PM   #12
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Was this the mech. " I aint never had much call for reverse manifold, mmhmm".
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Old 05-05-2006, 06:17 PM   #13
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that is why i am glad my subaru tech is also a Drag racer with a 9 second RX-7, he fixes stuff for free
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Old 05-05-2006, 06:21 PM   #14
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wow you're flaming a subaru mechanic for being ignorant? it's the other way around my friend...

a) yes car's can be TOO low, the law requires a car to have a certain ground clearance so they don't scrape on driveways and possibly damage the streets or their own car.

b) the reverse intake manifold is a mod, dealer mechanics usually have a vast knowledge about repairing cars, not modifying them. he's trained to fix cars and make them running the way they are supposed to.
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Old 05-05-2006, 06:32 PM   #15
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wow you're flaming a subaru mechanic for being ignorant? it's the other way around my friend...

a) yes car's can be TOO low, the law requires a car to have a certain ground clearance so they don't scrape on driveways and possibly damage the streets or their own car.

b) the reverse intake manifold is a mod, dealer mechanics usually have a vast knowledge about repairing cars, not modifying them. he's trained to fix cars and make them running the way they are supposed to.
Wow...the flaming is more than appropriate.

A) I doubt his car was near scraping, but regardless he would be responsible if anything did happen as a result of his lowered car. Any experienced tech would have realized that he more than knew what he got himself into and would have left it at that...

B) The reverse intake manifold is a mod, but nothing about it will make your car not run "good". Again, any experienced tech would have realized that this person obviously had some knowledge of what he was doing before he switched the intake manifold around. Any logical mechanic would have realized that it drastically reduces the length of IC piping

I still dont see where the owner was ignorant, he didnt ask for anything except some repairs that he was going to pay for
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Old 05-05-2006, 06:34 PM   #16
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To bad precision is so far.
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Old 05-05-2006, 06:43 PM   #17
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Wow...the flaming is more than appropriate.

A) I doubt his car was near scraping, but regardless he would be responsible if anything did happen as a result of his lowered car. Any experienced tech would have realized that he more than knew what he got himself into and would have left it at that...

B) The reverse intake manifold is a mod, but nothing about it will make your car not run "good". Again, any experienced tech would have realized that this person obviously had some knowledge of what he was doing before he switched the intake manifold around. Any logical mechanic would have realized that it drastically reduces the length of IC piping

I still dont see where the owner was ignorant, he didnt ask for anything except some repairs that he was going to pay for
that's a lot of assumptions you're making.

dealer mechanics are trained to repair/restore customer vehicles to factory specs, it's not some tuning garage where you get everything done the way you want it to. they might've refused to work on his car because his car was too low to be lifted, i've had that happen with my previous car.

you can't assume a mechanic will assume you know these things
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Old 05-05-2006, 07:04 PM   #18
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He was not having any work done on the manifold though, or really susp for that matter. He should have just fixed the cv boot and gone on to the next car IMHO!
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Old 05-05-2006, 07:16 PM   #19
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haha not all subaru mechanics are as stupid as the guy you saw. but thats hilarious!
+2 my dad knows his sh**
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Old 05-05-2006, 07:22 PM   #20
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lowered vehicles require special attention when doing an alignment. i'm not sure exactly why but most places will ask you if your vehicle is lowered, there are certain shops that specialize in lowered vehicle alignment. dropping your car changes the suspension geometry drastically, simply re-aligning it to factory specs does not mean it will handle like it should.

and also those alignment ramps are pretty steep sometimes, they might not have wanted to risk scratching/damaging his car.
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Old 05-05-2006, 07:24 PM   #21
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and also lowerd cars are a bitch to get on the lift as well
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Old 05-05-2006, 07:25 PM   #22
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Im a Subaru Mechanic in traning and I know alot of this aftermarket stuff just because it is a huge passion of mine. I also know that alot of older mechanics really dont keep up on what is new and what is going on. They either don't have enough time or simply are out of the loop and don't care. GFunk, while working in a garage you would be surprised how many people do things to their cars that really are bad like poor lowering or tire and wheel setups that drasticly change scrub radius and SAI. To grant the customer the benifit of the doubt and supose they know what they are doing is not a luxury a technician can afford, because the buck stops with us. Should his car somehow break and cause him to get into an accident we were the last ones to work on it and we should have said something, so it's a thin line. As for the manifold he was just being nice and looking out for the customer interest, though I think he should have reasoned with his logic there and figured out.....after looking at that gorgeous engine bay that he is a hardcore modifier.
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Old 05-05-2006, 07:35 PM   #23
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So whats this hilarious post doing in member gallery?
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Old 05-05-2006, 08:06 PM   #24
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Let's see how illegally low your car is
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