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Old 22 Oct 2016, 08:12 PM   #1 (permalink)
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New to the Subaru scene. Brought myself a 06 wrx today from a Subaru dealer. Picked it up with a big smile on my face driving home and after 5 minutes I left the garage the whole car started vibrating and getting worst over 30 seconds then a huge bang and then knocking as I slowed down to pull over. Felt like either the prop or diff dieing but couldn't see anything underneath. Just wondering is this going to be a regular thing with me spending more time fixing the thing than being on the road. The car is standard and I have been looking around for a while. Seen some sheds and this one was the best I've seen so far and being from a Subaru dealer thinking I couldn't go wrong. What do you guys think it could be? And should I cut my loses?
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Old 22 Oct 2016, 09:02 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Re: Drive train issue

return to garage and hand them the keys and tell them to sort, if it isnt fixed get ya money back.
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Old 22 Oct 2016, 09:07 PM   #3 (permalink)
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I have done and they have done nothing but be helpful but don't want a knacker. Just worried that's the start of other issues.
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Old 23 Oct 2016, 09:48 AM   #4 (permalink)
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Re: Drive train issue

what have they said was wrong ?
a car is just a collection of parts, if the parts are ok the car will last, so if something is wrong what was it and what have they done to correct, if they have correctly repaired it wont be a knacker . . .
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Re: Drive train issue

Now they have one chance to fix it then they have to give you your money back, so bear that in mind
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Old 31 Oct 2016, 07:00 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Quick update lads

Here's one for you now lads. They put a reconned diff in last week and that one started whining within 5 minutes and it killed that one. There now sticking a brand new diff in today at the apparent cost of 1600. And also put 4 new tyres all round because they reckon it was because of the different tyres on the front to the back? Are they feeding me a load of sh**e now? Getting to the end of me tether now. Also heard it could be a fu**ed gearbox that's taking them out. If it ain't sorted by the end of the week with warranty I'm getting my dollars back.
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are they matching the diff to the gearbox?
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are they matching the diff to the gearbox?
fiver says not.

different tyres wont kill a diff in 5 mins
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Old 01 Nov 2016, 07:05 PM   #9 (permalink)
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Doesn't look like they are matching it to be honest. If it's chewing them up that quick there's something not marrying up properly. I knew the tyres wouldn't be to much of a issue not to wreck a diff in 5 minutes anyway
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