New Sti Owner. Maintenance in first 10k miles? DIY or take to dealer?
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    New Sti Owner. Maintenance in first 10k miles? DIY or take to dealer?

    I just bought an 06 STi w/ 2,900 miles on it, I'm just wondering if I should do the oil changes myself or if it's even gonna save me much money. If not, should I take it to the local tire & repair shop to do oil changes & service or should I drive a little extra and pay a few more $$ to have the subaru place do it? Are there any other things besides oil I need to monitor within the net 5-10k mileS? Hope that wasn't too confusing, thanks for any input!

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    I'm a big believer in doing it yourself. You know that it got done correctly, (crush washer replaced, correct oil used in correct amount, filter hand tight, etc...), and you get a nice sense of accomplishment from maintaining your own vehicle.
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    Quote Originally Posted by RayfieldsWRX View Post
    I'm a big believer in doing it yourself. You know that it got done correctly, (crush washer replaced, correct oil used in correct amount, filter hand tight, etc...), and you get a nice sense of accomplishment from maintaining your own vehicle.
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    i would take it for the 30k service tho but thats just me
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    I do all my own maintenance even the 30k mile one. You know it is done right and can also keep an eye out for problems that could be arrising. Not to mention I had a dealership try to kill me one time after replacing a wheel by double stacking hubcentric rings on one rim.

    Plus you get a feeling of satisfaction or pride knowing you did it and did it right.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 06wrx4me View Post
    I do all my own maintenance even the 30k mile one. You know it is done right and can also keep an eye out for problems that could be arrising. Not to mention I had a dealership try to kill me one time after replacing a wheel by double stacking hubcentric rings on one rim.

    Plus you get a feeling of satisfaction or pride knowing you did it and did it right.
    where is the pcv valve ? do u have pics ?
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    I do all my oil/filter changes, you name it. I take a digital picture using the cameras date stamp of the oil/filter receipts and odometer when changed and burn it to a blank cd I keep secure. Did the same thing to my last car I traded in and got more then book value when presented to the dealer who then could get more retail of the car themselves.

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