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Old 08-22-2012, 12:32 PM   #141
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Rumor is his starter is dieing again. I think he should check his battery.
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Old 08-22-2012, 12:33 PM   #142
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If a battery can cause a starter to sound like Min is starting the car with a sawzall, then I'll start to be concerned with the battery.
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Old 08-22-2012, 04:21 PM   #143
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have you tried having Min start the car with a sawzall?
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Old 08-22-2012, 04:26 PM   #144
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It might work better...
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Battery Problems?

Needs a Borgwarner s366

Starter problems?

Needs a Borgwarner s366
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Old 08-22-2012, 04:36 PM   #146
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Boost problems? Needs ALLOFIT
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Old 08-22-2012, 04:37 PM   #147
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ha.

maybe a week or two of having this starter installed, I noticed it wasn't spinning smoothly. I could hear a weird grinding/hollow/resonate noise along with it.

Then it was having trouble starting, where it would hang while cranking and sometimes just stop and kinda slam stopped.

yesterday i had the same, turn key, then lose all power happen. I pulled the 12v cable from the battery, replaced it, and was able to get the car started.

it was fine this morning and did the same no-power thing at lunch...I'm now driving the miata without a/c. I plan on pulling the starter and getting another replacement and see how it goes.

then i just need to get it to pass inspection and ill sell it in the next few weeks and buy a wrx. Ill need help with that...i know nothing about them.
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Old 08-22-2012, 04:38 PM   #148
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and buy a wrx. Ill need help with that...i know nothing about them.
I got you baby
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Old 08-22-2012, 04:46 PM   #149
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im waiting to see pictures of this: Used 2008 Subaru Impreza WRX w/VDC For Sale in Owings Mills MD | JF1GH74658G810571

I want a pearl white one. I'd prefer a 2011, but I'd also prefer keeping it under 20K. Some 08-09 I've seen are ugly as sin. I'd almost rather a 06-07 wagon over the 08-09, I need to drive them all first I suposse.
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Old 08-22-2012, 04:48 PM   #150
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Holy crap, Faefae has infected Brainy into joining the subie club?
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Old 08-22-2012, 04:49 PM   #151
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08 is fail year. you want 09+ or 06-07
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Old 08-22-2012, 04:53 PM   #152
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what happened between 08 and 09 that matters?
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Old 08-22-2012, 04:59 PM   #153
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fail turbo
fail suspension
probably other stuff I don't really care about..but still.
it retains the td04 while adopting the "new" style setup (plastic mani, fail tmic, etc) of the 09+. Said td04 is a ---- hair larger than the previous td04's, and only made for the 08 year. makes like 5hp more or something stupid.
suspension is about as stiff as a camry's.....body roll out the wahoo

probably other stuff too, but like i said no one even cares about 08's anymore because of their shortcomings.
I tuned like 1 08 and the dude didn't even know they were so much different than the 09s. now he's upgrading to 09+ turbo and other stuff

if you get a sweet deal on one (and I mean REALLY good) then get it then slap on the vf52 from an 09+ and get tuned accordingly
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Car will remain stock for life more than likely. but thats good know about the 08, ill avoid.
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2011-2012. Solid stage1 tune (difference is big and car otherwise stock) DONE

Its what I would do if in your shoes.

For rizzell
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Old 08-22-2012, 05:18 PM   #156
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so to sum up this thread:

car wont start
it's the battery
nope, not the battery
nevermind (weeks go by)
car wont start again
replace with wrx
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At least if he buys a WRX, it'll come with a different battery.
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11+ WRX hatch is sooo much nicer than the older WRXs,Foresters,etc.

Nicer to drive, better FE, better road noise/wind noise

I heart

but I'll stick with my FOZ because I can't afford newer WRX
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I still don't believe he will actually pay for one. You know, with money, checks, or whatever.
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I prefer the styling of the 2011-2012, but there's a huge price just that comes along with it. around 5K...but yes, I WILL buy one. you'll see.

I'm still interested in the 06-07 wagon, but would rather stick with the latest model. Or i just buy a really cheap MS3, they are a really good value, but I really want the AWD i decided.
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