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This is a discussion on Trying to buy a 2006 WRX. Need help. New to Subarus within the Car Purchasing Forum forums, part of the ClubWRX.net Marketplace category; Originally Posted by Mikie13 Yeah I was talkin to you...whatcha gonna do about it? Makes sense, thanks for clearing that ...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mikie13 View Post
    Yeah I was talkin to you...whatcha gonna do about it?

    Makes sense, thanks for clearing that up...I'm guessing I was comparing mileage/clutch to my STI, which I assume are more durable and stronger.

    At 125k, I have absolutely no signs of slipping in 3rd-5th. Still have solid engagement and a great pedal feel. No way in hell am I spending money to replace anything now based simply on mileage, until I need to...
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    Just a note on the timing belt service:

    When you get it done or do it yourself, spend the extra and replace the idlers. If you take it to the dealer they wont unless you ask them too.

    This weekend I finally had the chance to go back and closely inspect my idlers. The small one (pic in link in sig) that showed lots of roller surface wear, has flats spots on the ball bearings and was undoubtedly "chattering" causing the wear pattern. It would not have lived another 100k miles. While the other two idlers and Cog wheel still technically good and rolled smooth, all of them had bearing play and were audibly noisy when rotating. The worst being the lower left "red centered" one, with the best being the upper idler. Which now explains why Gates just sells you two of the upper one (its beefier).
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    what is WOT?

    Quote Originally Posted by 06wrx4me View Post
    Is you taklin to me?

    If so:

    The clutch if it has not been changed it will most likely be needing changing at that mileage and undoubtedly be slipping in 3rd-5th at WOT. Factory clutches in the 06-07 usually lasted 70k-100k miles, with some going as quickly as 40k, and some lasting to 130k, but both extreme and rare cases. The clutch in the 06-07's starts to feel horrible when it gets close with the pressure plate giving up the ghost. While mine still "functioned" at 86k, and my buddy's 2007 still at 92k, both would slip and shudder at WOT 3rd-5th as the engine torque overcame the waning clamping force of the pressure plate. It doesn't feel like your typical "all my friction material is gone and my friction plates are too thin to work" slipping that most people are accustomed to. Matter of fact my friction material still had life on the side that wasn't being clamped adequately (pics in sig link).

    Knowing whether or not the clutch has been changed, is key in use as a bargaining chip when trying to acquire a car. If it has not been changed, the seller benefits 2 ways with this nugget of info; 1. Since most people tend to spend the most they can comfortably afford when buying a car (on the purchase price alone), the prospective buyer will know that in the not so distant future a $1500 service will need to be performed so as not to be blind sided and require flat bed service. and 2. Knowing it has not been changed he can bargain a little on the price, or include it in the contract as part of the deal. Trouble free motoring is the name of the game.

    * My money on this car is that the clutch has not been changed, probably feels horrible during operation, has light switch engagement, and the car is priced accordingly.
    * I'll also bet the car was driven rather extensively as a commuter by looking at the carfax.
    * I'm also betting the timing belt service has not been performed also reflecting in the price.

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    ah okay. okay so with replacing the belt what exactly does that involve?

    2. with replacing the clutch same question... lol

    will be back in an hour.

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    Check these links from 06wrx4me. Very good information on both services.

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    so the subie is going to the subaru dealership to reset the comp and i am gooing to pick it up on friday.

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    Why is it being reset?
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    when it was transferred to them it had something wrong with it. so they are fixing it before they sell it.

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    That scares me...what exactly was "the something wrong?"
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bbllfreek View Post
    when it was transferred to them it had something wrong with it. so they are fixing it before they sell it.
    Has the timing belt been changed? Clutch?
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    Quote Originally Posted by 06wrx4me View Post
    Has the timing belt been changed? Clutch?
    i will ask during lunch.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mikie13 View Post
    That scares me...what exactly was "the something wrong?"
    not sure will also ask during lunch.

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    Hope it's nothing serious. Good luck!
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    The plot thickens...

    Not sure why they would need the dealership to "reset the comp."
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