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Old 09-17-2019, 01:58 AM   #1
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Hello everyone,

I'm close to 12K miles on my 2017 WRX and called Subaru of Ontario to schedule a service. I was wondering how much everyone paid for this service. I read $219 for a 2017 Outback today. Maybe that was for the 3.6R, but not absolutely sure. I don't know if I can add this question, but how is Ontario's service center. I'm lowered on Teins and have Rotas on for reference. Thanks in advance!
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Old 09-17-2019, 07:46 PM   #2
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There is a 12k service?
What does the manual say?
I have been just changing oil and rotate tires.
As far as I know the only first kinda important thing you need to do is engine air filter and brake fluid change at 30k miles.
Of course HVAC filter is always replaced every 12k miles.
Then you have your normal 6k mile oil change and rotation.

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Old 09-17-2019, 07:52 PM   #3
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Man, I seriously thought you meant the Canadian province of Ontario, lol.

In Canada, that would be around 20,000KM and a "B" service schedule, is this the same for you?
https://www.subaru.ca/content/7907/m...eposter_en.pdf

it's basically a oil change with a tire rotation ('A' service doesn't require the rotation), and possibly a wheel alignment (but probably not). they also check fluid levels (include the diffs, which for the rear is a bit of a pain) and damage of things like axle boots, etc.

it's rated at 2.3 hours, and for actual items should only be a Oil Filter, Drain Bolt Washer, and Oil (5L or so). ask them which oil they use? possible to source it cheaper, or use better oil

(for example the closest Subaru dealership to me uses Mobil1, and charges $120CAD for a oil change). I can buy the filter for like $11, and the drain bolt washer for like $0.50, the oil would be like $30 for Mobil1, thats $41.50 in parts, plus whats the shop hourly rate?

$219USD would seem reasonable, might be a little more.

btw I laugh at "Inspect and adjust drive belt tension if necessary" lol, as it has a tensioner.


also, if you have a part#24020AG430 engine wiring harness (6 speed Manual, depending when you bought it) get it changed out when they do the service. it'll be covered under warranty (Subaru of America will pay them). it's explained in bulletin "07-146-19"
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Old 09-17-2019, 08:18 PM   #4
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There is a 12k service?
What does the manual say?
I have been just changing oil and rotate tires.
As far as I know the only first kinda important thing you need to do is engine air filter and brake fluid change at 30k miles.
Of course HVAC filter is always replaced every 12k miles.
Then you have your normal 6k mile oil change and rotation.
I change my engine oil at 3,000 mile intervals and it's fairly dirty. I rotate the tires when I'm waiting for the oil to finish draining (and I drain it around 70-80 degrees C)
I never change my HVAC filter, and only change my engine filter when it's dirty (however, that seems to be fairly regularly around 20,000miles)

I change the differential fluids at 36,000miles (instead of 62,000 miles), and personally I think this is the hardest thing on the maintenance schedule to do. (filling the front diff requires you to put a tiny transfer pump into the dipstick hole and pump EXACTLY 3.7q of diff fluid in - because the dipstick is basically impossible to read you have to do it by volume). the rear diff requires a 13mm square plug socket, and the front diff requires a T70 socket. both of which are rare in most toolboxs.

i've yet to do a fuel injector service on the car, I had an issue with my wiring harness before I was able to do it. it's next once the car's fixed

also important: timing belt at 160,000km (100,000m)

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Old 09-17-2019, 11:16 PM   #5
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OP has a 2017, he has no timing belt
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Old 09-18-2019, 02:38 AM   #6
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Yeah, it's just really basic maintenance. I change my oil myself anyways. Cancelled the appointment earlier today.
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Old 09-18-2019, 02:40 AM   #7
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Man, I seriously thought you meant the Canadian province of Ontario, lol.

In Canada, that would be around 20,000KM and a "B" service schedule, is this the same for you?
https://www.subaru.ca/content/7907/m...eposter_en.pdf

it's basically a oil change with a tire rotation ('A' service doesn't require the rotation), and possibly a wheel alignment (but probably not). they also check fluid levels (include the diffs, which for the rear is a bit of a pain) and damage of things like axle boots, etc.

it's rated at 2.3 hours, and for actual items should only be a Oil Filter, Drain Bolt Washer, and Oil (5L or so). ask them which oil they use? possible to source it cheaper, or use better oil

(for example the closest Subaru dealership to me uses Mobil1, and charges $120CAD for a oil change). I can buy the filter for like $11, and the drain bolt washer for like $0.50, the oil would be like $30 for Mobil1, thats $41.50 in parts, plus whats the shop hourly rate?

$219USD would seem reasonable, might be a little more.

btw I laugh at "Inspect and adjust drive belt tension if necessary" lol, as it has a tensioner.


also, if you have a part#24020AG430 engine wiring harness (6 speed Manual, depending when you bought it) get it changed out when they do the service. it'll be covered under warranty (Subaru of America will pay them). it's explained in bulletin "07-146-19"
Thanks for the advice. Good post.
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Old 09-18-2019, 06:51 PM   #8
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I never change my HVAC filter, and only change my engine filter when it's dirty (however, that seems to be fairly regularly around 20,000miles)
I've read on other vehicles if the HVAC filter isn't change it will "clog"up just like the filter on your house's HVAC system. It will put stress, make the compressor work harder, and cause it to fail prematurely.

Not sure if this translates to Subaru...but make sense in my head what I know about increased pressures in an HVAC due to dirty filter/coils.
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I change my engine oil at 3,000 mile intervals and it's fairly dirty. I rotate the tires when I'm waiting for the oil to finish draining (and I drain it around 70-80 degrees C)
I never change my HVAC filter, and only change my engine filter when it's dirty (however, that seems to be fairly regularly around 20,000miles)

I change the differential fluids at 36,000miles (instead of 62,000 miles), and personally I think this is the hardest thing on the maintenance schedule to do. (filling the front diff requires you to put a tiny transfer pump into the dipstick hole and pump EXACTLY 3.7q of diff fluid in - because the dipstick is basically impossible to read you have to do it by volume). the rear diff requires a 13mm square plug socket, and the front diff requires a T70 socket. both of which are rare in most toolboxs.

i've yet to do a fuel injector service on the car, I had an issue with my wiring harness before I was able to do it. it's next once the car's fixed

also important: timing belt at 160,000km (100,000m)
The WRX oil gets dirty is because the DI is creating a lot of soot which gets washed down into the oil.
I change mine at 5000miles.
You should change HVAC filter. Mine came out pretty nasty at 24000miles.
And no timing belt to change on a 15+ WRX. It's a chain.
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Old 09-19-2019, 02:07 PM   #10
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Cost depends on what the hourly rate is and what items are actually serviced (changed).

In my neck of the woods, the hourly rate is $150.

http://www.cars101.com/subaru/maintenance-2017.html
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Old 09-21-2019, 08:37 PM   #11
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The WRX oil gets dirty is because the DI is creating a lot of soot which gets washed down into the oil.
I change mine at 5000miles.
You should change HVAC filter. Mine came out pretty nasty at 24000miles.
And no timing belt to change on a 15+ WRX. It's a chain.
it's actually called a "Camshaft drive belt" in the service schedule
but yes, I know the FA20 does have a linked chain assembly.
also typically timing chains don't need to be replaced on regular intervals, maybe Subaru has yet to update the schedule on the website, it is listed as 2012+ models
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