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Old 30 Dec 2014, 03:19 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Hi all. Got my first impreza yesterday and im saying hello by asking a couple of questions.
What's the top tips for owning a bugeye sti ?

Does anybody know any places near Grimsby that I can take her to be looked after?

I'm running her on tesco super 99 and gunna book her in for a service soon. Along with getting her some new brakes. Looking forward to good times ahead at the shows this next year (japfest regular ) thanks in advance.
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Old 30 Dec 2014, 04:29 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Welcome. How many miles has it done? Newage STi's are bulletproof if looked after properly i.e. service every 10k and cambelt every 50k. Mine's done 109k, mapped to 330bhp and never missed a beat
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Old 30 Dec 2014, 06:02 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Hi mate, its got 87k on it and was last serviced at 81k so its probs OK but...im sure you know what its like with a new toy lol. So fancy getting it done early. Its got a great service history with the last owner of seven years. I was actually after a blob eye still PPP but was happy with this after a test drive. After which I found its had a down pipe, exhaust, fuel pump and map which was a nice supprise haha. Its running 325 at the fly. Is there any special things I should do or look for running this power pal? Like special oil or maybe a boost controller? Its not got a boost gauge. Lovely standard example other than that....I'm well happy considering......looks over shoulder......I'm a Honda boy lmao. You had your long?
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Old 31 Dec 2014, 03:56 PM   #4 (permalink)
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You don't really need to do anything else but a boost gauge is always handy. STi's can run that power all day without an issue but as you say, using good oils is always a good idea, i use millers. I've had mine for 8 years now and still love it!
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Old 01 Jan 2015, 10:57 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Cheers for the welcome tidgy . Looking for some new discs and pads ATM, has anyone tried the mtec drilled & grooved kit complete with pads? They look good value on eBay at 220.
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try AS Performance, AS Performance

alan is a great help
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Old 02 Jan 2015, 05:48 PM   #8 (permalink)
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Nice one tidgy will do cheers. Sounds like ive got the dreaded knocking rear suspension. Ive splashed some white lithium grease at it for the time being but whats the fix for this? Probably be the original suspension by the looks of it.
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Some folks add grease nipples but that just covers it up, New shocks is only real fix.
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