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Forum: Wheels and Tires   Yesterday, 04:29 AM
Replies: 4
  ('09-'13) Wheel stud repalcement
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Posted By pliddle
FWIW, I was also cursed a second time by a...

FWIW, I was also cursed a second time by a lunkhead working with my lugnuts-on a Mazda RX7. Returning home from the Philly airport on a cold,dark December evening, I got a rear flat on the...
Forum: Wheels and Tires   07-13-2019, 06:59 AM
Replies: 4
  ('09-'13) Wheel stud repalcement
Views: 130
Posted By pliddle
"Not a hard job" It sure can be, and it can be...

"Not a hard job" It sure can be, and it can be dangerous too. My college student son bought a 95 Impreza coupe a decade or so ago--a beautiful bright red thing. I pulled the wheels to check the...
Forum: New Member Introductions   06-29-2019, 02:53 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 122
Posted By pliddle
Like the others here, good luck, Nancy. Enjoy...

Like the others here, good luck, Nancy. Enjoy your Forester, but keep your eye on the AC, as you no doubt know by now.
Forum: Problems, Maintenance, and Warranty   06-29-2019, 02:50 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 116
Posted By pliddle
While the safest route is of course to follow...

While the safest route is of course to follow mfr. recoms for timing belt replacement, especially with an interference engine, I can't help but think of my last (and hopefully final) belt change in...
Forum: Problems, Maintenance, and Warranty   06-28-2019, 04:27 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,932
Posted By pliddle
Emilio has some good recommendations, but let me...

Emilio has some good recommendations, but let me add a personal anecdote. A number of years ago my wife was driving our nearly-new GL-10 and was banged into by a careless lane-changer while visiting...
Forum: Forester Shopping   06-27-2019, 03:02 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 263
Posted By pliddle
Twospirits: "but it ended up in the "no soup for...

Twospirits: "but it ended up in the "no soup for you" scenario."

Almost choked on my coffee at that one; glad you're now driving happily.
Forum: Problems, Maintenance, and Warranty   06-27-2019, 02:47 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 20,965
Posted By pliddle
Stl: Ditto.

Stl: Ditto.
Forum: Problems, Maintenance, and Warranty   06-05-2019, 02:38 AM
Replies: 122
  ('14-'18) AC Condenser Problems
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Posted By pliddle
Or perhaps, if buying Subaru again, buy a Gold...

Or perhaps, if buying Subaru again, buy a Gold Extended Warranty.
Forum: Problems, Maintenance, and Warranty   06-02-2019, 06:33 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,314
Posted By pliddle
I'm in the same boat as MidAtlantic--2400 miles...

I'm in the same boat as MidAtlantic--2400 miles in last 12 mos. with mostly short local trips, occasionally longer and 1-2x/mo 31 mi. circuits on the local interstate loop to keep battery charged and...
Forum: Member Mishaps   05-31-2019, 05:40 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 618
Posted By pliddle
Right on, JMW; especially with the insane...

Right on, JMW; especially with the insane replacement numbers being thrown around on this thread a call to the agent is a no-brainer. The comp deductible is probably $50 to $250 at the high end,...
Forum: Problems, Maintenance, and Warranty   05-30-2019, 12:17 PM
Replies: 122
  ('14-'18) AC Condenser Problems
Views: 54,188
Posted By pliddle
That "large black spot" on the condenser is...

That "large black spot" on the condenser is exactly what the svc mgr saw on my '17--took him about 30 seconds to confirm that it's dirt sticking to a leaking condenser and ordered a warranty...
Forum: Problems, Maintenance, and Warranty   05-26-2019, 03:57 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 3,358
Posted By pliddle
Depends; straight from the factory oil drain...

Depends; straight from the factory oil drain plugs are notoriously hard to budge and easy to round, especially if a 12-pt socket is used--there are multiple threads addressing the situation. Since...
Forum: Problems, Maintenance, and Warranty   05-17-2019, 03:50 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,521
Posted By pliddle
Several of these items, although not all, are...

Several of these items, although not all, are evidence of the desirability of buying a Subaru extended warranty. I drive relatively few miles and live in a heavy winter salt area, so I quickly...
Forum: Problems, Maintenance, and Warranty   05-05-2019, 03:57 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,484
Posted By pliddle
Dragon--I'll bring my end of this dialogue to a...

Dragon--I'll bring my end of this dialogue to a close with this post--no need to persist. The owner's initial post stated her concern with "potentially serious issues" and the fact that "nobody is...
Forum: Problems, Maintenance, and Warranty   05-04-2019, 02:29 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,484
Posted By pliddle
It's probably because I practiced litigation for...

It's probably because I practiced litigation for a few decades, but my experience was pretty consistent: a simple letter can provide relief without the need to go to court.

"My client has advised...
Forum: Problems, Maintenance, and Warranty   05-03-2019, 01:56 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,484
Posted By pliddle
Prepare to document a Lemon Law claim if this...

Prepare to document a Lemon Law claim if this utterly unacceptable process continues. Save all your service receipts and note on a calendar each day you didn't have the car because it was at the...
Forum: Dealer/Vendor Reviews   04-30-2019, 03:43 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 4,947
Posted By pliddle
"So here's the good part, the mechanic left two...

"So here's the good part, the mechanic left two nuts in between the wheels and the rotors causing my wheels to wobble. trying to blame it on my new wheels."

Bizarre!
Forum: Forester Shopping   04-28-2019, 02:33 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 20,486
Posted By pliddle
goffprof: I agree totally with Luke referral. ...

goffprof: I agree totally with Luke referral. One note, however, you don't mention the deductible on the 10/100 offer--there's a difference in price (duh). So apples to apples--$100, $50, or $0?
Forum: Forester Shopping   04-26-2019, 02:25 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,112
Posted By pliddle
[QUOTE=markfitter;7531795] At the final stage of...

[QUOTE=markfitter;7531795] At the final stage of a sale, the new car customer is ushered into the inner sanctum, which is the finance office. There you will be at the mercy of the sharpest operator...
Forum: Problems, Maintenance, and Warranty   04-17-2019, 01:39 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,752
Posted By pliddle
[QUOTE=garyg7133;7529123]Stopped at AZ on the way...

[QUOTE=garyg7133;7529123]Stopped at AZ on the way home. P0456. Going to replace the gas cap tomorrow and go from there.


I was going to suggest a gas cap issue from your first post. Same thing...
Forum: Problems, Maintenance, and Warranty   04-14-2019, 02:04 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 20,965
Posted By pliddle
I hope it works out for you. It's one example of...

I hope it works out for you. It's one example of why there are so many posts here about Subaru extended warranties.
Forum: Product Reviews   04-09-2019, 10:35 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,093
Posted By pliddle
Wow; brings back memories. While in college I...

Wow; brings back memories. While in college I had an old Ford sedan that I didn't think had any rings at all with all the oil it burned. I used to buy 2.5 gal. cans of re-refined used oil at a...
Forum: Forester Shopping   04-05-2019, 02:16 AM
Replies: 556
Views: 123,470
Posted By pliddle
Check out one of several previous threads. ...

Check out one of several previous threads. Luuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuke.
Forum: Transmission and Driveline   04-05-2019, 02:14 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 5,337
Posted By pliddle
Hoshie--No need to take, it's...

Hoshie--No need to take, it's "automatic."
Forum: News, Rumors and Media   03-31-2019, 02:58 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 840
Posted By pliddle
380 mi rt--ouch! Ontario is a large province for...

380 mi rt--ouch! Ontario is a large province for sure, but is Buffalo near at all to your location? There's an outstanding Sub dealership in Amherst, 15 mins from Ft. Erie & 25 mins from N. Falls.
Forum: Forester Shopping   03-12-2019, 11:41 AM
Replies: 556
Views: 123,470
Posted By pliddle
I live in NY, so of course sales tax was applied....

I live in NY, so of course sales tax was applied. As to the original issue presented, yes, document closely, but remember that in the event of a dispute over claim coverage the burden is on the...
Forum: Problems, Maintenance, and Warranty   03-10-2019, 01:52 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 6,947
Posted By pliddle
L. Boyd: "I don't even own a set of 12 point...

L. Boyd: "I don't even own a set of 12 point sockets. They should be illegal since nothing good has ever come from them."


I tend to agree; the situations where your turning radius is so tight...
Forum: Driver-Assist Technology and EyeSight   03-10-2019, 01:45 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 6,519
Posted By pliddle
I don't disagree with any of the comments on the...

I don't disagree with any of the comments on the subject of my cautionary post; I just tried the turn signal/ACC combination on the day I posted and found the loss of control unnerving. A good habit...
Forum: Driver-Assist Technology and EyeSight   03-09-2019, 03:10 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 6,519
Posted By pliddle
Alex F. posted earlier: On my SJ the adaptive...

Alex F. posted earlier: On my SJ the adaptive cruise will accelerate up to your set limit when you use the turn signal as it “knows” you are trying to pass.

Just be aware that as soon as you...
Forum: Forester Shopping   03-08-2019, 03:22 AM
Replies: 556
Views: 123,470
Posted By pliddle
No offense, but why ask here? Just call...

No offense, but why ask here? Just call Luke--he's very pleasant and forthcoming and if the answer's yes, you'll get the best deal offered anywhere.
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