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    I'm Roy had a few impreza's classic's just bought my first newage I'm from Leeds I'm a scaffolder. and hoping to do some shows with you guys.
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    139,000 and a little bit more as ive took into account the many trips to V-ATE
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    Thanks very much guys im delighted with the car its my first newage all I do is clean it 😁 hoping to do some shows with all of you this year
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    Thanks for the help, all taken on board hopefully find the right one soon
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    Welcome Kyle,. Good history and well looked after is more important than mileage I would say. Opinions suggest the 2 litre motor ( blob) is more reliable than the 2.5 in the hawk, but that's a big generalisation. Hawks are a touch newer so it's down to individual cars. Drive both before you decide what power characteristics suits you. Money spent well on good maintenance ( like tensioners along with / at Cambelt time) carries more weight for me than money spent on mods, unless you want those particular mods. Get the undertray off and check the crossbeam under the rad for rust,. Often the first place to start. Good luck with your search. take your time. Cheers
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    Thanks for the reply, trying to do as much research as possible before going for one, been looking out for standard ones, not a great deal of them out there but will keep looking, will also look out for the struts, seen a good example last week but it had quite a bit of blue smoke which put me off
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    Welcome. Best to look out for a standard car (perhaps with highly regarded Prodrive Performance Pack), decent service history, especially timing belt replacement if appropriate. You can always carry put some mods once the proud owner. Knocking struts are a known problem...
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    Hi Floz Ticket arrived thanks. Hope the sun shines, should be a good day. safe journey to everyone. Dave 33dne
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    Guess we have to be on our best behaviour.
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    Tickets booked.
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    Put me down for this
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    Incredibly I have agreed a total renewal premium of £371.06 with Admiral for comprehensive, protected NCD, £350 excess for the WRX STI (mods disclosed) and the Merc C350 AMG coupe! It appears that they do take account of long term conviction and claims history. Me no convictions for 54 years, last and only minor claim 1990 sliding into a snow drift and Carol, no claims or convictions over 49 years. One benefit of being oldies!!
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    Hi John I have a multi car policy with Aviva and it has been going up by 10% every year, I have just phoned Admiral to see if they would insure my WRX Sti ppp, they told me that they didn’t insure cars with increased performance, any chance you could give me a contact number. Thanks Jim
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    Welcome Kyle. All very good advice above. If you want a Hawkeye WRX with the EJ205 you could also have a look into the import route. Japanese examples tend to be less likely to suffer from rust & generally have lower mileage. Another benefit would be even cheaper road tax than UK Blobs & early 06 Hawks. £255 a year vs £315 a year currently. Couple of specs & brochures for JDM Hawks JDM WRX Hawk specs: http://www.goo-net-exchange.com/catalog/SUBARU__IMPREZA/10034669/ JDM WRX Hawk brochure March 2006: http://a15ff11300g.sakura.ne.jp/catalogue/GD.GGimpreza/2006.03 impreza WRX/2006.03 impreza WRX.html JDM WRX Hawk brochure November 2006: http://a15ff11300g.sakura.ne.jp/catalogue/GD.GGimpreza/2006.11 imprezaWRX/2006.11 imprezaWRX.html JDM WRX Hawk WR-Limited specs: http://www.goo-net-exchange.com/catalog/SUBARU__IMPREZA/10029166/ JDM WRX Hawk WR-Limited brochure: http://a15ff11300g.sakura.ne.jp/catalogue/GD.GGimpreza/2005.8 impreza WRX WR-Limited 2005/2005.8 impreza WRX WR-Limited 2005.html The UK has some cracking special editions to keep a look out for too. Blobeye WRX 300 (PPP as standard) brochure: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B6Tg7ZPMAwxqUGNuSDhDSFFLTlU/view Blobeye & Hawkeye WRX SL. Comes with heated leather seats + sunroof as standard & the option of the Prodrive Performance Pack. When looking for the PPP, always ask to see the certificate of authenticity as some owners never applied the silver sticker of authenticity to the car, preferring to keep it with the rest of the paper work. If the sticker is on the car, its generally located on the inner frame when you open the driver’s door, although I’ve seen them in various places ranging from the engine bay to the top of the driver’s sun visor… Here is a picture of things to look out for on a PPP equipped WRX, although it may have had additional modifications since the PPP was fitted. I believe the silicone intercooler Y-pipe was available in both blue & red. Prodrive recommend that 18’’ wheels & tyres are to be fitted to PPP equipped WRX's, so you may find a nice set of Prodrive or STI alloys fitted on the car too! A very rare option included the Prodrive 330mm Alcon Brake Conversion Kit as seen on the Subaru Impreza P1. I have not seen many Subaru's with this option fitted. Blobeye WRX PPP brochure: https://impreza.co/wp-content/uploads/2014/11/2003-WRX-PPP-Brochure.pdf Hawkeye WRX PPP brochure: https://impreza.co/wp-content/uploads/2014/11/2006-WRX-PPP-Brochure.pdf Hawkeye WRX GB270 (PPP as standard) brochure (Higher road tax of £540): https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B6Tg7ZPMAwxqeUdXVjZTYklMSWc/view
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    all good advice. check oil & water check engine light, airbag and abs lights must be on with ign and go off once started. treat Any £10 fix comment with pinch of salt. if that cheap would already been fixed 1. test cold start up, rattles and smoke. 2. test drive 10 to 20 test hot start smoke 3. slowly drive full lock to lock in 1st and reverse, clunking jumping 4. check oil n water again 5. look for an anal enthusiasts car also agree Johns post the WRX 2.5ltr not a Big issue tony
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    Hi Kyle If your looking for a hawk, I would recommend getting the early 06 if your lucky enough to get one. Your wallet will thank you. As road tax on the later registered models went up well over the £500 mark. Whereas the earlier models were half that. Strange though, same engine/same emissions.
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    Hi Guys I haven't posted here for a few years I am pleased to see Scooby Floz is leading the club well Anyway it was a honour to attend Chris's funneral he gave much of his time at various shows judging the Show and Shines for the SIDC The SIDC was mentioned in the Eulogy as it was a big part of Chris's Life RIP Big Man Phil Stephens
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    It can only go up in value. Look after it! After three classics, incuding a RB5 PPP, a blob eye, a hawk and current WRX STI, quite like Subaru!
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    Hey friends, I would really welcome any serious thoughts or comments to my post on Friday!!! Thanks. Are you there Don?
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    Sadly, it's that time of year again. V11 received today demanding £540 from my diminishing funds. STI covers about 4,000 miles a year - some may not agree, but isn't it time VED was abolished and replaced with extra fuel duty (or at least a discount on V- Power!!).
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    So, new Enduroline 75Ah/650CCA battery from Tanya fitted today and initial impression very positive. Tanya have recommended using the CTEK charger whenever the STI is unlikely to be used for a few days... This is the third battery on my March 2014 (2015MY ) STI. Hope new one will last for at least 3 years! Meantime, little used Merc C350 7 year old battery fires it up still as if new...
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    Welcome Anthony. There are lots of good shows & runs to choose from in the events calendar. +1 for some pics of your Scooby!
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    Now back in the UK, I can confirm that the whole saga was caused by firstly a drained battery, and secondly my missus' complete lack of understanding of how keyless entry works. 🤦‍♂️ All fine now.
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    Thanks ccrien, I am fairly certain that the current STi quick rack is hydraulic, rather than electric. Oddly enough, before you posted, I had decided to seek a second opinion and the car will go to ex. Subaru dealership, Quenbys of Baldock. They still have two of their original Subaru technicians, who have been with the firm for many years and they still service and repair loyal Subaru owners' cars.
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    Strange for the rack to go before the much more likely droplinks, track rod ends or even rack bushes? Think I read somewhere that the early electric driven racks on some models ( recentish legacy or forester??) suffered from a water leak that led to deterioration but I have no idea if that's the type of rack in your STi or whether that would cause the knocking ( sure Don would know). But if the knocking is sourced from the steering rack, I would describe the cause as a faulty rack rather than a worn rack, after so few miles and its age, and if I were in your shoes I would be looking for a second opinion. As well as assurances that the droplinks and all steering ancillary parts, bushes etc are fine, before considering replacing the rack.
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    Cheers Tony will get the foam repair thingy! D
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    I live on the Isle of Man....plenty of space to ope nit up and use the power! I have a dual mapped setup so a choice of 360 or 280bhp. I can't remember the last time I bothered to put it in high boost...... That should tell you the reality of spending a fortune to get extra ponies to enable you to reach the next queue at the red lights 1 second quicker....
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    That's what our 'Final Edition ' should have been ..... 🙄
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    My car is rarely used too now. I have a nice little 10,000mAh LiION battery that can charge my phone and iPad, or jump the car. It can start a dead flat car too. Very impressive little thing. I take it away with me. Has to go hand baggage anyway, so perfect to wake the car up. I should plug a solar apck into it to be fair as it's outside facing south in my car park spot....
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    As previously said, I have been leaving the alarm unset while on holidays, although garaged, not an ideal arrangement. With the CTEK I can carefuĺy close the bonnet, set the alarm and rest in peace!
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    Would watch it again if they brought back Tony Mason!
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    Thank you very much mate. I had a look on the tag on the suspension strut and got the gearbox code. I will get the old box off just incase that has been changed at some point in its life. I had a quick look on eBay for a gearbox with the code on the tag and only one came up for £700. Would that price be reasonable or not. Engine wise I have receipts for the STI 8 engine and what was done at that point, but nothing else. Really appreciate you taking the time to explain to me mate.
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    Thanks Mark! Thinking of saving up and getting some 18” Prodrive ones, shame my mate doesn’t work for them anymore 😎😎😎
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    Hi Don It's a Scorpion tracker. Any further ideas please and could the tracking unit be discovered by my Subaru dealer and removed? John
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    Best we have achieved lately is 34mpg on a reasonably gentle journey to north Norfolk (Mrs Mac driving). Don't understand why, but I rarely get near 24 in intelligent mode, less in sport sharp. Any ideas?
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    Tickets ordered and paid
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    Tickets ordered and paid x 2 ☺
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    booked, looking forward to this.
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    Ticket purchased ☺ cheers Floz
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    Would you be able to book some time the day of the show?
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    @scoobiefloz, Great News!! I got a response back the other day from the people at JapFest... My car is going to be one of the featured cars of 2017 and they are bringing down a film crew and stuff to the club stand!!!
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    No thanks Floz.
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    Thanks for helping me get this squared away, @scoobiefloz Thanks to you, this site and PayPal, I've got my ticket!
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    Put me down for this as well. I'm trying to pay for the ticket right now, but these silly American cards only have an expiry date, not a start date.
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