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    Quote Originally Posted by JainYuan View Post
    it doesn't over heat but i dunno if its normal to see the needle always in between c/h? like i dunno if when i reflash the system screwed it up but thats what i seen today after school but i'll wait till tomorrow to approve on that but right now after 2 hours of none drive it still sits at the same point as it was when i turned it off. also i'm shifter at 3 rpm using the sports shift. so if i'm not doing sometihng right tell me
    Well if you saw the neddle jumping in between c/h then there would be a problem but if stays in the same spot while your drivng then its fine and dont worry about it. The car warms up fast because of the turbo. DONT WORRY ABOUT IT.
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    your friend is an idiot! what he's really trying to tell you is "please, don't get a wrx because I will be really jealous of you" boo-hoo, then cries and run to his mommy and tells her to buy him an STI so he can smoke your wrx
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    ya i guess its ok because when i turned it on this morning and let it idle for like 20 mins and the needle was near cold but when i drove it, in 10 mins it was at middle so ya its fine ... and no the needle wasn't jumping around

    thanks tho lol i didn't know the turbo would warm up the engine that fast .... i kinda firgured it would be that but wasn't sure ... say should i buy a apexi idle timer for cooling off my engine?
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    oh and should i get a oil temp gauage to because i heard the oil runs hot when you're running turbo
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gel Mibson View Post
    I was looking to get a 05 wrx...actually going to go check one out tomorrow, but when I told my friend about it, he was quite hesitant...well here's how the convo went.

    ME: so, i'm thinking about getting an WRX now since my dad can't pay for insurance for the rsx-s. what do you think?
    HIM: so you know how to swap turbo?
    ME: why would i swap the turtbo
    HIM: because the turbo's average life is 60,000 mi
    ME: i see
    HIM: it's a pain in the ass
    HIM: plus you won't get good gas mileage
    ME: on a wrx?
    ME: it says 24mpg in city and 30mpg on highway
    HIM: right...

    The car I'm looking at tomorrow has 72k miles, and if what he's saying is right, then I should ask the dealer if a new turbo was put in. I'm kind of new to turbo's and non-honda cars, but I hope what he's saying is wrong because I feel like he's putting me under a bus. After checking out WRX's, i'm ready to let go of hondas!
    Forget what the sticker says about the mileage, at best, I get 27mpg with all highway miles...with average driving, half of the time around town driving, with a highway trip or two, I get around 21 mpg...on a 2.0 stock 02' wrx.
    Seems I remember 90,000 miles is a popular time for the stock turbo to go...replacing them isn't that hard, and you can usually find stock replacements fairly cheap.

    Yeah...when I was shopping for cars (2002) I was looking into the WRX, the RSX-S, and a Dodge stratus R/T.
    I liked the WRX the best, and the insurance was/is way cheaper than the other two options.
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    Is there any information on stock turbos failing at any mileage (90,000 is as good as any other number) with enough consistency to show a meaningful pattern?
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    Quote Originally Posted by SD_GR View Post
    Is there any information on stock turbos failing at any mileage (90,000 is as good as any other number) with enough consistency to show a meaningful pattern?
    TRUE TRUE ITS THE DRIVERS FAULT MORE THAN LIKELY IF THE TURBO FAILS... UNLESS IT WAS MADE OF A FRIDAY AT 430 PM......HAHAHAHA
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gel Mibson View Post
    HIM: plus you won't get good gas mileage
    ME: on a wrx?
    ME: it says 24mpg in city and 30mpg on highway

    it's actually 20/27. But you'll definately notice that it'll consume more gas than your rsx-s.
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    dude. get the rex. i've been driving hondas for 13. i picked up a 2006 wrx wagon with no regrets. it's so worth it. great in the snow, fast, wagon has lots of room for storage.
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    I know this is not like comparing apples to apples and I'm sure there are many more knowledgeable people on here than me. I have a Dodge with a Cummins Turbo Diesel and I don't recall any mention of replacing a turbo at 60K. I'm sure some of the over the road truckers might get 500K out of a turbo. I have no numbers to back this, but it might stimulate a conversation or thought from some of them.
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    Quote Originally Posted by JainYuan View Post
    lol okay i'm new to this as well i'm currently driving a 08 wrx automatic (i know its a waste but i'm sharing it with my dad) anyways how should i drive this car and what should i do to it to keep the engine from over heating or anything because i realize that this car heats up fast
    Automatic... Ouch. Dont worry about overheating it, you wont be pushing it that hard.
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    A turbo is not suggested to be replaced for mechanical problems at any mileage. When was the last time you researched something before you're friend said what he says? The only turbo problems I have ever heard of is the bearings busting but they were after market or rebuilt cheap stock ones. And they were not Subaru. If you buy a WRX the turbo should stay with you as long as the pistons.
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    im proud to say my 02wrx stg2 @ 19psi has hit 220,000km (not miles) today and turbo still runs/pulls great.

    so 60k miles on a trubo ? lol your friend is wayyyyyy wrong.
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    I don't get the first line. Your Dad will pay for the insurance for the RSX-S, but not a WRX? I've had both cars and the insurance was cheaper with the WRX.
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