2005 Impreza WRX Sedan - What to look for at 60,000 mile service

Discussion in 'Subaru Impreza' started by bl, Mar 30, 2008.

  1. bl

    bl Guest


    I'm approaching 57K miles on my WRX. I hit all of the service points
    up to now without many big issues - just the usual stuff (brakes,
    tires etc). The biggest issue was a problem with the cruise control -
    it was engaging the throttle when idle in traffic and this burnt the
    clutch to a higher degree around 42K. This was intermittent and
    finally came to a head sitting in traffic in central Philadelphia. I
    have to lift my foot a fair bit higher than before on the clutch for
    it to engage...

    Anyway back to the service. Is there anything in particular I should
    be looking for regards this make/model of car? I think I should be
    getting a new clutch, but is this something that will be checked for
    this service? I helped a friend with a new clutch/transmission in his
    racing Miata a few years ago and that was a fairly big job.

    Thanks, Brian
    bl, Mar 30, 2008
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  2. Hmmm... has anyone moved your seat position? I think a hydaraulic clutch
    is not gonna have 'slack' develop like a cable. Or maybe something elses
    is wrong?

    Typical clutch failure would be an increase in engine RPM in 5th gear
    without a significant increase in speed.

    Doing the manufacturer's maintenance schedule (dealers sometimes 'pad'
    their business by harrassing you for an accelerated schedule) should be
    OK unless the car is used in some extreme way. Offroad, or very short
    drives or track use, etc. One overlooked area I feel is brake fluid. It
    can absorb a LOT of moisture and some folks who drive on the highway
    quite a bit may not be flushing that system out quite as often as would
    be 'ideal'. For most folks though - it's gonna be fine. Also, a coolant
    flush might be a good idea - just make certain it's done by a Soob
    experienced mechanic, and even so, monitor the engine temp for the first
    few drive cycles and return to shop if ANYTHING unusual is noticed.
    Opening and refilling Soob coolant systems can lead to problems if done
    without care. Perhaps also have the CV joint boots inspected for splits.

    that's all I have to offer

    Carl 1 Lucky Texan, Mar 30, 2008
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    Dano58 Guest

    Doesn't say in the Owner's Manual, I guess...?

    Dan D
    '99 Impreza 2.5 RS (son's)
    Central NJ USA
    Dano58, Apr 1, 2008
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