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Should I do the 60 K service only through Subaru? It costs about 400 which seems like a lot to me. Also if I get the service done somewhere else what should I get done for 60K. What type of spark plugs should I buy??
 

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i would stay away from the dealer. i would say go to a tire place like sullivan tire, or direct tire. price it out with them the dealership's maintenance are way inflated.

use NGK plugs.

i'm about to do my 60K service, here's the list i'll be taking to the mechanic.

OIL & FILTER CHANGE
ALIGNMENT
ROTATE TIRES
TIGHTEN E BRAKE CABLE
REPLACE AIR FILTER
REPLACE FUEL FILTER
REPLACE SPARK PLUGS
TRANSMISSION FLUID REPLACEMENT
RADIATOR FLUSH
REPLACE PCV VALVE
FLUSH & CHANGE DIFFERENTIAL FLUID
REPLACE TRANSFER CASE OIL
LUBRICATE 4 WHEEL DRIVE SYSTEM
FLUSH & CHANGE BRAKE FLUID
CHECK BRAKES
HEAT SHIELD RATTLE


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REPLACE TRANSFER CASE OIL
Transfer case?!?!? :eek: :confused: :sadwave:

You sure you got the right list there pilgrim? Ain't got no transfer case on that thar buggy o' yorn, mister.
 

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A tire joint? I'd try to find a good Subaru specialist!

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GV27 said:
A tire joint? I'd try to find a good Subaru specialist!

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Any qualified mechanic can do these maintenance items. The most comlicated part is the plugs, and most people can do that in their driveway.

I would not reccomend paying the $75+ per hour at subaru for this type of work. find a respectable mechanic and pay half the price for the same work.

subaru specialist is BS. They're regular mechanics.

dR
 

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But a tire monkey?
 

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GV27 said:
But a tire monkey?
Must be different out west. Most of the better mechanics are at the tire stores. The tire shops out here (Sullivan Tire, Firestone) are not just tire shops.

Personally, I have a particular customer of the family's store do most of my work. He's thorough, and I trust him. But I use a couple of tire shops as well depending on what the service is.

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Yep, a lot of us in Massachusetts consider the geeks from Sullivan Tire "The Pros From Dover."

They're sharp.
 

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LOL. Must be a west vs. east thang.
 

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Here in NJ or PA, I wouldn't let anyone from a "tire joint" or "local mechanic" to work on my WRX. I've had the technician that installed my transmission ask me if my car was turbocharged!!!!

I was thinking, did you miss the HUGE ASS EXHAUST PIPE coming from ABOVE the engine?!?!?!!!! I answer, "yes."

I hear, "We don't work on Subarus much." ALL THE TIME.

The only places I trust to work on my car are Precision Tuning in Brick, NJ and Platinum Performance in wherever the hell I am at the time. ;)

-Jim
 

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Part of my suggestion for a SUby Specialist also is a Colorado thing. There are TONS of Subaru-only shops around. 'Cause there are tons of Subarus here. It's pretty easy to find a place that does excellent work at a fair price and knows everything there is to knnow about Subies.

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GV27 said:
Part of my suggestion for a SUby Specialist also is a Colorado thing. There are TONS of Subaru-only shops around. 'Cause there are tons of Subarus here. It's pretty easy to find a place that does excellent work at a fair price and knows everything there is to knnow about Subies.

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you mean private shops, not SOA related?

*jealous*
 

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dark_rex said:
you mean private shops, not SOA related?

*jealous*
Sorry for the late response! ;)

Yep, independent. Lots of 'em. With a bunch of old Subarus in the yard.

This place is only ten minutes from where I grew up. Unfortunately I live over an hour away now:

http://www.superrupair.com/
 

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Very off topic, the whole "westside" thing reminds me of that scene in ALIGINDAHOUSE where they are all like, "east side is the best" "Westside is the best."

Didn't mean to crap on the tread but it was there! I couldn't hold back lol.
 
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