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Old 04-20-2018, 09:38 AM   #51
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Originally Posted by cerbomark View Post
As a former investigator this information can be a good tool for drivers (younger/inexperienced) to see what can happen and be aware of certain situations as many close calls and accidents have the same circumstances to them.

My latest with the WRX barely at 1000 miles. On a two lane rural road with speed limit of 55 MPH and commonly 65 without law enforcement issues. I come up behind a car doing maybe 50 MPH (or less). After a mile or so I wait for a passing zone. Drop a gear and start my pass. As soon as I get about his rear bumper out to the left in the passing lane the other driver starts to slow rapidly to make a left into a driveway and I can see him coming over to me and I am too far behind and going too fast to really do anything. So I get hard on the brakes and attempt to go hard right as the other car is already committed to cutting me off. I managed to get over to the other lane and other car makes it s left. I never got down under 45 MPH or so as this happened.
I have seen this many times and this type of action is involved in many pretty serious accidents. People just make the left never looking to see who s behind them or consider that some one could be in the passing lane as they are so involved in looking to the front on coming traffic.(Never mind no signal) I can say I was super hard on the brakes at a high speed and the WRX had nice braking power and the car pulled down straight although I could feel the ABS assisting as they did not fully lock up.
Happened to me, but I was the car in front and we did make contact. I was driving along on a 2 lane road at night. Slowed to turn left into a driveway. Car behind me decided to pass at the same time (apparently didn't see my turn signal). When I turned left they hit my left front wheel.

My closet call was again at night on a country road. 2 lanes, hilly, no-passing zone, 55 mph speed limit. I came up over the crest of the hill and saw headlights in both lanes. I don't know if they were racing or if someone was impatient and passing, but there was nowhere to go. I was traveling at 60 mph. If he/she was passing I suspect they were 60+. There is no time to think about it. No way to know who is going to steer which direction. I slammed on my brakes and ate up what space was left between me and the car on the other side of the road. The passing car / driver chose to steer toward the ditch on the other side. We missed each other by a few feet. Had either of us done anything differently it would have been a 100+ mph head-on collision. Rural area...plenty of time to bleed out before EMS arrives.

It's been 15 years and I still find myself expecting to encounter the same event at the crest of every hill on every country road.
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Old 04-20-2018, 09:53 AM   #52
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Just this morning, the rear left wheel started rattling like crazy on the way to work. I checked the tire in the mirror, it wasn't flat. Finally got to work and looked closer - I had three lug nuts nearly ready to fall off the wheel and the other two on the way!

Check your lug nuts, people.
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Old 04-20-2018, 07:44 PM   #53
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Originally Posted by Altephor View Post
Had one yesterday, at my Subaru dealership no less.

Brought my car in for some work, was parking in their service lot. Car in the spot next to me was being moved to start working on it, the tech started backing out as I was pulling in the spot next to him. No big deal.

Except once he was backed out, he started straightening and moving forward, directly at me. Slammed my horn and he slammed on the brakes. ****ing ridiculous.
Should of got free service for dealing with that idiot. Parking lots are the worst.
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Old 04-20-2018, 11:54 PM   #54
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Originally Posted by carcrazy85 View Post
Timing belt? You would think anything over the year 2000 would have a timing chain.

Thatís not a guarantee.


Another difference with the 3.5 as opposed to the 3.3 is that it has a timing belt, not a timing chain. The water pump is also driven by the timing belt on the 3.5
Hell my friends 08 eclipse is a belt too.

Funnily enough the EJ is also a timing belt and last I checked there is one in the 2018 STi...
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