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    It seems that I have moisture in the passenger side headlight. Any insight on how to get that open and dry it out, then what to use to reseal it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by bbrock171 View Post
    Welcome.


    Here are some lessons I learned with my '11 WRX trying to navigate the abundant information, misinformation and outdated threads of the interwebs...

    Pointers:
    - You don't "need" an aftermarket uppipe.
    - Your transmission isn't made of glass, but be nice to it.
    - Don't get a blow off valve (BOV) unless you want your car to run like doodoo.
    - Don't buy an exhaust until you've heard it in person.
    - Modding can't "void" your warranty...but it can cause it to not be honored if your mod is deemed to be related to an issue. Every dealer is different.
    - Be very judicious with suspension mod decisions if you care at all about ride comfort.
    - "Stage 2" consists of a downpipe and a tune, and should be your first step in performance mods should you decide to go down that road.
    - If you plan to make any performance mods, read this: Public Service Announcement. "I want 400whp!" Are you sure?
    - An Accessport is easy and convenient for tuning your car, but there are cheaper methods so do your research and decide what's best for you.
    - Always use new gaskets when changing anything.
    - There are several mods that don't require a retune, but to get the power out of it and avoid potential issues, a retune is always best.
    - You don't need an intake, but it does sound cool. <--- Requires tune.
    - Tune ≠ tune-up.
    - A kartboy shifter and some good shifter bushings is a great mod for the money.
    - Read the stickies.
    - Enjoy the new ride!

    I could go on, but that should get you started.

    Congrats on the new car and welcome.
    Great information here! Well done sir. + rep to you.


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    Quote Originally Posted by mcgrewcasey View Post
    It seems that I have moisture in the passenger side headlight. Any insight on how to get that open and dry it out, then what to use to reseal it?
    There's a TSB from Subaru about this with the brand new WRXs...it basically says leave it alone, and it will go away. It's just due to the moisture in the air and the temperature changes. They say it's not a problem, and not a warranty issue.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bbrock171 View Post
    Welcome.


    Here are some lessons I learned with my '11 WRX trying to navigate the abundant information, misinformation and outdated threads of the interwebs...

    Pointers:
    - You don't "need" an aftermarket uppipe.
    - Your transmission isn't made of glass, but be nice to it.
    - Don't get a blow off valve (BOV) unless you want your car to run like doodoo.
    - Don't buy an exhaust until you've heard it in person.
    - Modding can't "void" your warranty...but it can cause it to not be honored if your mod is deemed to be related to an issue. Every dealer is different.
    - Be very judicious with suspension mod decisions if you care at all about ride comfort.
    - "Stage 2" consists of a downpipe and a tune, and should be your first step in performance mods should you decide to go down that road.
    - If you plan to make any performance mods, read this: Public Service Announcement. "I want 400whp!" Are you sure?
    - An Accessport is easy and convenient for tuning your car, but there are cheaper methods so do your research and decide what's best for you.
    - Always use new gaskets when changing anything.
    - There are several mods that don't require a retune, but to get the power out of it and avoid potential issues, a retune is always best.
    - You don't need an intake, but it does sound cool. <--- Requires tune.
    - Tune ≠ tune-up.
    - A kartboy shifter and some good shifter bushings is a great mod for the money.
    - Read the stickies.
    - Enjoy the new ride!

    I could go on, but that should get you started.

    Congrats on the new car and welcome.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mikie13 View Post
    Great information here! Well done sir. + rep to you.
    Thanks!

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    Welcome and enjoy! Great advice bbrock171! This is one of many reasons I
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    Thats a bummer, its a pretty noticeable amount of moisture, hope it is able to evaporate

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    Quote Originally Posted by mcgrewcasey View Post
    Thats a bummer, its a pretty noticeable amount of moisture, hope it is able to evaporate
    Do you still have a warranty on the car?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mikie13 View Post
    There's a TSB from Subaru about this with the brand new WRXs...it basically says leave it alone, and it will go away. It's just due to the moisture in the air and the temperature changes. They say it's not a problem, and not a warranty issue.
    Well shoot, hope it is able to evaporate, its really wet here in Oregon

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    Quote Originally Posted by 11blackwrx View Post
    Do you still have a warranty on the car?

    It doesnt have a warranty

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    Re: New with lots to learn

    Quote Originally Posted by mcgrewcasey View Post
    It doesnt have a warranty
    Nice pic and a looker! Just go easy on the car for now, and may be consider a stage1 tune

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    Quote Originally Posted by jsBLwrx View Post
    Nice pic and a looker! Just go easy on the car for now, and may be consider a stage1 tune
    What stage 1 tune exactly entail?

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    I am getting mixed signals on if you need to tune after getting a K&N CAI whats the truth on this one.

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    Re: New with lots to learn

    Quote Originally Posted by mcgrewcasey View Post
    I am getting mixed signals on if you need to tune after getting a K&N CAI whats the truth on this one.
    You should, yes. I'm not impressed with Subaru's stock MAFv calibration; adding an intake and not accounting for the new MAF scaling only compounds the problem.

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