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Old 01-11-2001, 10:11 PM   #1
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2004 STi Blue/Gold
2000 RS BRP

Post 15K service today, advise for current RS owners

GET RID OF THE CHAMPION PLUGS ASAP!! Many RS owners have them because as I am told when they run out of NGK's on the assembly line, they just put in Champions I had my 15K service today and here's all that was done:

1) Oil Change (duh)
2) Tire Rotation/Balance
3) Full visual/driving inspection of the car.
4) New Fuel Filter
5) Brake Bleed/Fill
6) Lubricate hinges, etc
7) Change to NGK Sparkplugs (this was my idea, I asked for it)
8) Trans fluid change

I only paid 200 for all of this and think it was money well spent. The car runs alot better now with those crap champion plugs out of there, although the new fuel filter couldn't hurt either.

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Old 01-11-2001, 10:31 PM   #2
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I don't think mine lasted more than 1000 miles before I ditched them. Best ten bucks I ever spent on a car.
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Old 01-11-2001, 11:13 PM   #3
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Damn, 200 bucks! I guess that's reasonable for dealer service, but it's all quite easy to do yourself, IMO. But then again, I need all I can to go into the WRX fund.
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Old 01-12-2001, 01:39 AM   #4
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If I remember correctly tranny fluid can be recycled with the motor oil, but what about the brake fluid? What do you do with that?
I did a search on fuel filters, seems they're under the hood and cheap/easy to replace yourself. I love Subaru designers... I've had three Subarus and they're the only vehicle that you can change the oil without jacking the car up or crawling around underneath. My '96 Bronco drained the oil smartly down the front axle, so it went all over the place. My '99 Jeep has all kinds of stuff in the way... My '91 Honda.. well, we just won't go there.
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Old 01-12-2001, 05:28 AM   #5
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$200! That's expensive. That's why I never take it to any mechanics to do all that. I can do all that under $70, using high quality products!

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Old 01-12-2001, 02:52 PM   #6
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I did the dealer thing too. It's too damn cold to be working on the car lately.
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