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  1. Very interesting and reassuring!
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    Subaru teases ultimate WRX STI

    Agreed!
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    Wheel scrubbing

    Our 2015 WRX STi shows similar on full lock, even now with new Dunlop Sport Maxxes alround. Just live with it I guess.
  4. Bought our EJ25 2.5 hawkeye WRX PPP in 2006 and replaced 2016 with current 2.5 WRX STi. No problems whatsoever, but never driven enthusiastically until warmed up, rev limit not exceeded and always run with relatively expensive Millers competition oil...
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    2015 WRX STi flat battery

    Amazing!
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    2015 WRX STi flat battery

    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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    2015 WRX STi flat battery

    Looks good, but the 2015 on WRXSTi has so many (too many) settings options, I guess I would lose all pre-sets, as happened last three times the battery died and not totally logical to reinstate. Bring back the good old simplistic days of the Classic... Although moderately expensive, I believe the CTEK will be ideal for me.
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    2015 WRX STi flat battery

    What is that?
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    2015 WRX STi flat battery

    Have now attached the CTEK eyelet fly leads directly to the battery terminals, so next holiday, simply plug in and go and come back to a fully charged STi!
  10. Thought the Lavorg estates were bloody quick at Snetterton last autumn and as for the sound. Awesome. As it happens BMR are based just a couple of miles north of me. Often see their transporters on the B1368.
  11. Perhaps Team BMR could assist Tony. I believe their Levorg racers are 1.6 flat 4 turbos, although very slightly breathed on!!
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    2015 WRX STi flat battery

    Don, you should start charging for you excellent advice. Thank you!
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    EJ201 legendary reliability

    Personally I don't understand all of the bad press regarding the EJ25 2.5. Our previous WRX PPP was owned from 2006 until 2016 with no issues and so far, our 2015 WRX STi has been similarly reliable. Both have been regularly serviced, treated to Miller's nano tech race grade oils and with some respect!! Not to say that both have been on the rev limiter on occasions...
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    2015 WRX STi flat battery

    Following Don's thoughts, I have bought a CTEK MXS 5.0 charger which I will employ when away for two weeks next May. From feedback, it appears to be completely safe and I am confident it will do the job.
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