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    Subaru Recall 04 - 07 Impreza

    All sorted - IM contacted Subaru in Japan and they authorised the work and gave them a work round for the VIN code issue. All completed in 30 minutes this afternoon
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    Subaru Recall 04 - 07 Impreza

    Time for some thread resurrection - got the letter and booked the wifes car and mine in at the4 same time. Hers was done 2 months ago I've just had the call that they can do mine.... maybe! My car is a Jap import and has a 6 digit Vin Code. Subaru need a 17 digit vin code to input to the system. There are loads of imports in the country so I'm lost as to how Subaru don't know what to do. I was told we may not be able to do the fix on your car, I pointed out it's a Global recall so they should be able to do it. Anyone else had this problem!
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    MOT emissions fail

    I'm having the same problem with mine. Been in the garage for 2 weeks now and won't pass the emissions test. I've had an engine light on for over 12 months but was told i'd had a mouse under the bonnet and a wire or 2 had been chewed and the fault was on an O2 sensor - they'd checked it and all was well. Turns out it was the Lambda sensor - now changed £550 just for the sensor. But they now think due to the fault the car was slightly over fuelling and thats ruined the CAT. Now waiting on the price of the new cat to onto the bill for the service, MOT, rear brakes and sensor (already sat at about £1,400). I've got a full Milltek system from the down pipe back fitted so lord knows what this is going to add to the bill. Usually it passes with some engine flush / injector cleaner and a little run to warm the cat up properly. Nice big bills like this have me looking at alternative cars it has to be said!
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    Which Type Of Fuel Is Cool?

    For a WRX standard unleaded is fine. I ran my blob on it for years with no issues. But - there is an alleged slight gain in power and fuel ecconomy if you use Super Unleaded. I certainly saw more MPG with 99ron than i did on 97 or 95ron. I've got a hawk STI and the wife has a Hawk WRX SL we both use Tesco Super Unleaded and haven't had any issues. I've put BP Ultimate, Shell V-Power (or whatever it's called these days) and Tesco 99 in mine with no noticeable difference in performance or fuel ecconomy. At the end of the day put in the best you can afford to run it on, 99 is better but a WRX should be fine on 97.
  5. Just a heads up for those with an 04 - 07 Impreza. Subaru have a recall out for a possiblt passenger airbag inflator issue. http://subaru.co.uk/news/subaru-recall-notice-impreza-models-2004-2007/ SUBARU RECALL NOTICE: IMPREZA MODELS (2004 – 2007) 4th June 2015As part of its quality processes Fuji Heavy Industries, parent company to Subaru Automobile has issued an official recall campaign relating to possible front passenger air bag SPI inflator failure. The recall notice applies only to Impreza models (including WRX and STI) built between 2004 and 2007. The recall does not affect any other models in the Subaru range. The vehicles affected are equipped with front passenger air bag SPI inflators manufactured by air-bag maker Takata. The recall has received widespread media coverage as Takata supplies a number of Japanese vehicle manufacturers. It has been found that the inflators in the passenger airbag may experience an alteration over time, potentially leading to over-aggressive combustion in the event of an airbag deployment, leading to risk of injury. Subaru UK is advising owners of all Impreza models built between 2004 and 2007 to contact their local dealer at their earliest convenience to have the front passenger airbag inflator replaced free of charge. Please note, this applies to passenger side airbags only and we therefore advise you avoid seating occupants in the front passenger seat until the work has been carried out. For details of your nearest dealer, please see the Dealer Locator on www.subaru.co.uk. Better get my 2 booked in!
  6. Hi welcome to the forum. Service intervals are 12 months or 10,000 miles (or there abouts), with that mileage the timing belt should have been changed by now - check for a receipt for it. The rear suspension has an issue and can start knocking as they grease in the dampers dries out - they can be stripped and serviced (depending on internal damage) or it's a replacement job. On the newages I've not heard of any major rust issues (I've got 2 hawkeyes a JDM STI import and WRX Wagon and they're both rust free apart from under the odd stone chip) I'm sure others will be around to add to this.
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    Fuel And Oil Additives

    Once a year i use an additive - on the fling when we can't get decent fuel. Then a bottle of Octane Booster comes in handy. The only other additive used is by the garage to clear the injectors and fuel system so the can can scrape through th eemmisions test! Apart from that decent oil and fuel and all should be well. Though i do know of a few who have theirs mapped for an ethanol mix so they need an additive everytime they fill up.
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    Exhaust Recommendation Please !

    Loads of options out there. My old blob had a Magnex system that wasn't too loud unless you were giving it the beans. Got a full Milltek on my Hawk (bit pricey) and that's a screamer.
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    Subaru Impreza Drivers Club

    Haha it's a right royal pain in the ass. One of the reasons the MAD Scoobies facetube page still says Impreza.... it was getting silly trying to change it
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    Time For A Change - 2015 Sti

    Nice, i'm almost tempted!
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    Tow-Bar For Hawk Wrx Wagon

    Subaru did a removable tow hook I do believe - at least there's one fitted to the Hawk Wagon I was looking at today to replace the blob WRX we have. |No bumper cutting involved and looked ok
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    Bc Coilovers

    they've been changed at some point the standard units are made by KYB. They can be a bit pricey through Subaru but you can get replacements from Camskills at a decent price without having to go down the coilover route. Not sure what BCCs are like, hopefully someone will be along to say. Like any suspension set up it depends what kit you go for - street, track, etc. things just get stiffer and crashier if you can put up with it
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    Decent Touch Up Paints?

    I usually use Paints4U. Decent prices and paints a great match!
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    Advise On Tuning

    6 speed good for MPG... New one on me I average 20mpg out of my JDM STI. The only time it's good for MPG is if your cruising in 6th the rest of the time it's manic. The 6 speed box is built stronger than the 5 speed and I've not heard the slows the acceleration time down before, 4 secs to 62mph (100kmh) is quick enough
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    Isle Of Man Tt Lap Record Attempt

    He was out on Sunday having some track time i haven't seen anything on an offical lap time yet.