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Old 10-15-2016, 07:11 PM   #1
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I just ordered my 2017 Wrolf rally blue wrx yesterday. Now have to wait 2 dreaded months. First time subie owner just have a few questions. First off i ordered a base model with about 1000-1200 in extras. Short throw shifter, fog lights, tweeters, floor mats, extend arm rest. They quoted me 27,300 for it. After destination fee. No tax or dealer fees included. I live in Cali. Price seem about right? Second the dealer said there is no real break in period for the engine. That is wrong correct? Everything i have seen has said 1k mile break in period. Dont go above 4k rpm. Third how often should i change the oil and what oil should i use? As dealers seem like they dont know anything. I live in so cal so it can get very hot. Thanks in advance
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Old 10-15-2016, 07:27 PM   #2
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2 of these questions could have been found with a quick search. I'm not bashing you, but someone else will. Oil change is around 3k miles. People on the forum recommend using what the manual suggests on the new motor, unlike using a typically more expensive oil like Rotella T6. I believe 5w-30. As for break-in period, my advice is just don't go crazy with you're new turbo sports car for 1k miles or so. I wouldn't launch it or try rolling against someone on the highway as examples. But that's my opinion. Most salesmen I encounter either know next to nothing about the car or act like they don't. Seems like you got a fair price.
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Old 10-15-2016, 07:44 PM   #3
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Old 10-15-2016, 07:53 PM   #4
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Don't do anything but what the Subaru manual says for your new car. Everybody has an opinion and a story to go with it. For every way someone has had a successful break-in, someone else has had a fail the exact same way. That brings you full circle back to the recommendations of the authority on the subject; Subaru.
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Old 10-16-2016, 02:13 AM   #5
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2 of these questions could have been found with a quick search. I'm not bashing you, but someone else will. Oil change is around 3k miles. People on the forum recommend using what the manual suggests on the new motor, unlike using a typically more expensive oil like Rotella T6. I believe 5w-30. As for break-in period, my advice is just don't go crazy with you're new turbo sports car for 1k miles or so. I wouldn't launch it or try rolling against someone on the highway as examples. But that's my opinion. Most salesmen I encounter either know next to nothing about the car or act like they don't. Seems like you got a fair price.
Sorry about that. I was looking around. OK thanks for the info.
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Don't do anything but what the Subaru manual says for your new car. Everybody has an opinion and a story to go with it. For every way someone has had a successful break-in, someone else has had a fail the exact same way. That brings you full circle back to the recommendations of the authority on the subject; Subaru.
Ok thank you. My last question is does the factory sts have the same slop problems as the stock one? Would i need to buy the shifter stop or the brass bushing?
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Old 10-16-2016, 10:40 AM   #6
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Sorry about that. I was looking around. OK thanks for the info.

Thanks.

Ok thank you. My last question is does the factory sts have the same slop problems as the stock one? Would i need to buy the shifter stop or the brass bushing?
I believe the answer is yes. I am planning on doing the same, but my car is at the dealer for the sts install. I'm just going to wait and see how it feels before I purchase the bushing and shifter stop. I didn't really mind the "slop" of the stock shifter.
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Old 10-16-2016, 12:49 PM   #7
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I just ordered my 2017 Wrolf rally blue wrx yesterday. Now have to wait 2 dreaded months. First time subie owner just have a few questions. First off i ordered a base model with about 1000-1200 in extras. Short throw shifter, fog lights, tweeters, floor mats, extend arm rest. They quoted me 27,300 for it. After destination fee. No tax or dealer fees included. I live in Cali. Price seem about right? Second the dealer said there is no real break in period for the engine. That is wrong correct? Everything i have seen has said 1k mile break in period. Dont go above 4k rpm. Third how often should i change the oil and what oil should i use? As dealers seem like they dont know anything. I live in so cal so it can get very hot. Thanks in advance
1. We don't discuss pricing here ever as what Tim in Cleveland paid for his Subaru bears zero roll in what you will pay. You and the dealer agree on a price. If you like said price, you buy...if not you deuce out.
2. Your owner's manual is the ALPHA AND OMEGA of break in information, not some idiot at the dealership. Trust in paper, not a brain.
3. Your oil information.....Read item 2. The fact that you like in Death Valley, CA or Iceland bears no role in what oil you use.
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Old 10-18-2016, 01:09 PM   #8
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Yes I agree you definitely need to take it easy for a couple thousand miles.
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