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    Newbie True or False

    Hey folks...I'm new to Subaru's and I just purchased a new 2004 WRX, it was a demo and had a dealer installed Prodrive Stage 3 kit installed.

    1. Anyway I am wondering are these boxer engines mechanically noisy? Listening to the engine outside at idle it sounds like its going to suck a valve ant moment....

    2. So, do these engines need to have routine valve adjustments?

    3. Are there replaceable timing belts at say 80 100 thousand miles?

    Thanks for any insight..I tried a search but had no specific luck..

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    1. Yes, Boxer's are noisy. Some people liken them to farm equipment. However, they are reliable and make great power in a small package.

    2. No. Valve adjusting went out with mechanical lifters.

    3. Yes, the timing belt can be replaced. Its one of the recommended service items around 60,000 miles.
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    I have a question: Why weren't any of the questions "True/False" as advertised
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    Quote Originally Posted by Darrell
    I have a question: Why weren't any of the questions "True/False" as advertised
    And why didn't your question have a question mark, so we could know that it's a "question", as advertised?

    3. Yes, the timing belt can be replaced. Its one of the recommended service items around 60,000 miles.
    Actually, the service schedule recommends "inspection" of the belt at 30, 60, and 90K miles, and replacement at 105K.
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    Quote Originally Posted by RayfieldsWRX
    And why didn't your question have a question mark, so we could know that it's a "question", as advertised?



    Actually, the service schedule recommends "inspection" of the belt at 30, 60, and 90K miles, and replacement at 105K.
    that is by the book. hey i hit 500 posts it is my lucky day

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    Quote Originally Posted by RayfieldsWRX



    Actually, the service schedule recommends "inspection" of the belt at 30, 60, and 90K miles, and replacement at 105K.

    sweet! less work and money for me
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    Quote Originally Posted by RayfieldsWRX
    And why didn't your question have a question mark, so we could know that it's a "question", as advertised?
    Neverending question. Zing.
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    Engine noise goes away when you upgrade to a better sound system. I recommend the Basslink sub and the Alpine XM receiver.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Just Be
    Engine noise goes away when you upgrade to a better sound system. I recommend the Basslink sub and the Alpine XM receiver.
    I also have a Basslink. Good stuff.
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    Thanks!

    Darrel..your video clip cracks me up....!


    Boxer engines need valve adjustments...false
    Timing belts don't need replacing.....false
    Boxer engines are inherently noisy....true

    Ok the stereo in this car sucks big time...! What can I do...replace whole thing? Or the speakers and add an amp? HELP

    Whats the basslink?
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    Quote Originally Posted by sixfingers
    Ok the stereo in this car sucks big time...! What can I do...replace whole thing? Or the speakers and add an amp? HELP

    Whats the basslink?
    Basslink is a small, powered sub, made by Infinity. Fits neatly in a corner of the WRX trunk.

    http://www.crutchfield.com/S-xoIdcBX...earch=basslink

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    Quote Originally Posted by RayfieldsWRX
    Basslink is a small, powered sub, made by Infinity. Fits neatly in a corner of the WRX trunk.

    http://www.crutchfield.com/S-xoIdcBX...earch=basslink

    I wasn't happy with the stereo 'til I had replaced the HU, added an amp, replaced front speakers, and add the sub.
    interesting... I never figured for a guy that would upgrade the sound system too.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DTR rex
    interesting... I never figured for a guy that would upgrade the sound system too.
    One of the first things I did to the car.
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    Quote Originally Posted by RayfieldsWRX
    One of the first things I did to the car.



    rockin the maiden and sabbath, lol
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    Quote Originally Posted by DTR rex


    rockin the maiden and sabbath, lol
    Yeah, among other things. I also listen to jazz, classical, classic rock....just depends on what kind of music cycle I'm in...
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