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Old 06-22-2019, 04:44 PM   #3151
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Join Date: Aug 2002
Location: Collegeville,Pa
99' 2.5Rs


Originally Posted by Kostamojen View Post
Make: 2018 Subaru STI Type-RA

Mileage: 3600

Time Out Of Use: 3 weeks

Problem And Likely Cause: 3rd-4th gear grinding, 4th gear syncro worn, other parts found worn/damaged during inspection.

Modifications: AOS and 91 Octane tune (Type-RA ECU runs terrible on 91 octane)

Submitted For Warranty Work (Yes/No): Yes

Reason Given For Denial: Modifications

Your Story:

Bought the Type-RA last year October. Has had minor issues with 3rd gear since day one, occasionally not wanting to go into gear. Haven't missed shifts or over-revved (not my first manual Subaru, have had manual Subaru's since 2001). 3rd-4th completely failed last month, would grind every time shifting even at low speeds and any RPM. Took it in for warranty claim at the dealer I used to work at, they went to bat for me but ultimately Subaru Corporate denied the claim...

Probably have to sell the car because I was laid off recently too. Bill is over $5000. Car is paid off.
That blows. Not for nothing but the only one who would report that you had it tuned is the mechanic. Then from there the writer had to have documented it, filled out a mod report, then sent it into Subaru. If they were still cool with you they’d never turn it in or fill it out in the first place. It sucks. We’ve warrantied a lot of stuff we shouldn’t have because they would rather not deal with a bad review.
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