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Old 09-28-2020, 06:33 AM   #1951
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Just a good wash n seal. Is it just me, or does the clear coat on a newer WRX seem really soft?
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Old 09-29-2020, 07:08 AM   #1952
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Checked the oil level (good), added a few fluid ounces of coolant, and adjusted the tire inflation pressures (adding an extra psi or so in anticipation of temperatures continuing to drop).


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Old 10-05-2020, 07:48 PM   #1953
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Took her to the shop to get an oil change and have some new suspension bits installed: lower control arms, end links, and sway bar, plus an alignment of course.
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Old 10-06-2020, 11:33 AM   #1954
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Just a good wash n seal. Is it just me, or does the clear coat on a newer WRX seem really soft?
I have a 16 STI and 19 WRX. Paint harness/durability is about the same if not identical.

I did have my dealer temporarily ruin the lower sections of my rear bumper and fender where their tire dressing slinged onto the paint and stained it (my WRX is a pearl white). I tried clay and polish but it was literally 'stained' into the clearcoat so I used my friend the Sun to UV it out. Stains were completely gone after a few weeks.
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Old 10-06-2020, 03:32 PM   #1955
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Took her to the shop to get an oil change and have some new suspension bits installed: lower control arms, end links, and sway bar, plus an alignment of course.
Been tackling the suspension components myself. Just finished up the rear with all new lateral links, trailing arms, whiteline sway bar /mounts and coilovers. The front is next for me.
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Old 10-06-2020, 11:56 PM   #1956
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Installed an air oil separator. Looks like I could use an engine bay cleaning.

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Old 10-07-2020, 12:19 AM   #1957
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Changed the oil and filter, cleaned MAP and MAF, changed spark plugs fork me that was a pain in the.
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Old 10-08-2020, 10:43 AM   #1958
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I need to do my Forester's first oil change this weekend. Going to see if I can drain the oil without lifting the car, but probability very low due to my pumpkin head. I'll just use my ramps.

Going to install a Fumoto valve as well.
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Old 10-09-2020, 08:19 AM   #1959
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Yesterday washed the car cover on my WRX using a MF wash mop (while still on the car to make it easier), allowed it to dry 3-4 hours before stowing it away possibly for good.

Hardwired a battery manager umbilical to the battery, made a cord tunnel under my garage door to prevent pinching the cord (and any snow/ice bug entry), wrapped the entire cord with plastic coil wrap as it will be exposed to many cycles of melted snow and ice, then cleaned up the wheels, interior and took her out for a spin. Car felt good. Going to look for a radar detector.. probably will go with the MAX360c again.
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Old 10-09-2020, 11:10 AM   #1960
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Did my 2020 Forester Limited's oil change this morning at shy of 4000miles. Fumoto F108S fit just fine. My pumpkin head would not fit under the car without lifting to get sufficient clearance to get a good visual, but next time I won't have to raise it because I have the Fumoto valve installed.
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Old 10-09-2020, 08:39 PM   #1961
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I got in and drove to work. Got out at work and realized I need to wash it this weekend. SMH
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Old 10-10-2020, 12:58 PM   #1962
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Old 10-10-2020, 04:00 PM   #1963
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Took my WRX for a drive this morning.. I quickly remembered this car has weak brakes and inconsistent throttle response at lower RPM even with AP Stage1+.

Overall a good daily driver, but not much of a weekend toy.
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Old 10-10-2020, 05:23 PM   #1964
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Never changed the brake fluid on my 2016 STI. The inside bleeders valves on both front calipers were nicely seized. Don't be like me.
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Old 10-10-2020, 06:00 PM   #1965
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Never changed the brake fluid on my 2016 STI. The inside bleeders valves on both front calipers were nicely seized. Don't be like me.
Yeah, mine was seized on the driver side when I did my 16' STI's brakes a few months ago as well.

I ended up using a deep socket to break the nozzle loose before hooking up a bleeder tube so I do not shear the hex on the bleeder with an open wrench.
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Old 10-11-2020, 07:36 PM   #1966
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Replaced my Kartboy front endlinks with Cusco spherical ones yesterday.
Dropping the car off tomorrow to get the Do-Luck trunk's clear coat sprayed on.
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Old 10-13-2020, 01:14 PM   #1967
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Kochi- GL with your clear coating the CF trunk lid. Hope it turned out for ya.
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Old 10-15-2020, 12:47 AM   #1968
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Gave her a bath and got her cleaned up to sell!
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Old 10-15-2020, 02:42 AM   #1969
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Kochi- GL with your clear coating the CF trunk lid. Hope it turned out for ya.
Thanks. I hope so too. I'll find out next week. Driving around in the shop's beater for now.
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Old 10-15-2020, 11:19 AM   #1970
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Washed it, lmao.
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Old 10-15-2020, 12:13 PM   #1971
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New battery, covered under warranty. Car will be two years old on Nov. 13th, 3400 miles. Ill need to use a battery tender from here on out. Weekly trips to and from band practice won't cut it for these batteries.

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Old 10-15-2020, 01:04 PM   #1972
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I got a new Escort MAX360c. I still need to buy another one when my STI comes out of hibernation next Spring.
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Old 10-16-2020, 04:27 PM   #1973
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Finally completed my first engine removal on my 08, overall everything went smooth. Only took around 4 hours. Would have went a lot quicker if my lower engine mounts would have cooperated more. Spent a solid hour cutting one out laying in a puddle of coolant as pb blaster kept dropping on my face..... next up is replacing HG along with anything else I find leaking.
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Old 10-16-2020, 07:54 PM   #1974
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Old 10-16-2020, 08:21 PM   #1975
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Help... 15 STi won't make more than 5lbs of boost. Ran a smoke test no visible leaks. Car was fine one day sat over night got in the next day and it is noticably quieter. No exhaust pops nothing almost like a non turbo car. No weird noises, no cel, dam is at 1.0. could the BCS taken a ****? I'm lost my mechanic and I can't figure it out. Stock car with muffler deletes. 60k miles. Anyone had this issue any help would be appreciated. Thanks.
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