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A lot of times you'll hear things like "15k mile service is just an oil change and air filter change". Yeah, that's part of it, but there are also inspections that should be done as well.

If you're going to do your own periodic maintenance, here's how to do it right:

Periodic Maintenance PDF

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i would also ask your dealer for a "regional suggested maintenance schedule" i know most New England Dealers suggest other items to check and grease and maintain due to the climate. i would imagine the southern people would have something similar due to the dry/humid hotter climate.

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Better spark plug change instructions.

The instructions in the periodic maintenance section are for both the WRX and RS and kinda suck for the WRX. Here are the instructions from the DOHC (WRX) engine section:

http://home.comcast.net/~chmoore3/plugs.pdf

Be a bit careful about "regional maintenance schedule". My dealer keeps sending me emails trying to get me to do all sorts of BS and calling it "scheduled maintenance". I do do just about everything in the "expanded schedule" though. They have it broken into several driving conditions, and I just assume that mine is totally extreme conditions.
 

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dude, you rock for posting that info

i'm sure tons of people have printed that pdf file already

btw, do you take request? ;)
 

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GV27 said:
The instructions in the periodic maintenance section are for both the WRX and RS and kinda suck for the WRX. Here are the instructions from the DOHC (WRX) engine section:

http://home.attbi.com/~chmoore3/plugs.pdf

Be a bit careful about "regional maintenance schedule". My dealer keeps sending me emails trying to get me to do all sorts of BS and calling it "scheduled maintenance". I do do just about everything in the "expanded schedule" though. They have it broken into several driving conditions, and I just assume that mine is totally extreme conditions.
that link no workie for me
 

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Calgary said:
Looking for suggestions where to find the 2003 WRX Factory Service Manual on CD.

Thanks!

Your dealership can probably sell you the set for about $300-$400. Once you have the paper copy you can go Here and get a backup copy on CD that includes tech training resources for about $15 (in case your paper copy gets dirty!) ;)
 

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onearmedscissor said:
ditto, for 05.:sadwave:


Your dealership can probably sell you the set for about $300-$400. Once you have the paper copy you can go Here and get a backup copy on CD that includes tech training resources for about $25 (in case your paper copy gets dirty!) ;)
 

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Spark plug replacement interval

Where did you get the info? Is it for an early model WRX? My 2005 service book recommends spark plug change at 60000 miles for my WRX.
 

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Anyone have the periodic maintenance schedule for an STi? I'm looking for the brake pad/rotor inspection stuff specific to the Brembos. Also, what does "worn" look like when inspecting a rotor. I know what, "totally f-ed" looks like, but just wondering when a rotor is old and needs to go.

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"Anyone have the periodic maintenance schedule for an STi? I'm looking for the brake pad/rotor inspection stuff specific to the Brembos. Also, what does "worn" look like when inspecting a rotor. I know what, "totally f-ed" looks like, but just wondering when a rotor is old and needs to go.

~Tim"


Bump in hopes someone can provide :D
 

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usually you can resurface a rotor ONCE given theres no ripples or major grooves. Putting just new pads onto a rotor that hasn't been resurfaced with significant grooving will worsen the rotor for obvious reasons...
 
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