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Offline CalgaryWRX

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Calgary New Member
« on: September 24, 2018, 03:10:31 pm »
Hi Folks,


Just a little bit about myself; I work and live in the south end of Calgary and I own a 2015 WRX in Dark Metallic Grey. This is my third Subaru, my previous two cars were a pearl white 2009 WRX265 and a silver 2007 2.5i impreza.

Overall, I am pretty happy with this new car, despite having a few warranty issues over the past 80 thousand KM. Gas mileage is great on this new FA motor!


Thank again for inviting me into the forum!

Rolland

Offline kijho

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Re: Calgary New Member
« Reply #1 on: September 24, 2018, 03:15:34 pm »
Welcome!  What kind of issues did you have under Warranty?

We hangout on Tuesday's @ McKnight Tim Hortons if you ever wanna meetup! Although it becomes a bit less active there during the Winter, or we're all packed indoors having hot drinks! :)

PS: Post pictures!!

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Re: Calgary New Member
« Reply #2 on: September 25, 2018, 02:00:51 am »
Welcome!
I occasionally stream games on Twitch


Offline DaDuke99

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Re: Calgary New Member
« Reply #3 on: September 25, 2018, 05:07:38 am »
Welcome man! As kijho said, we (they) meet every Tuesday, come say hi!

Offline CalgaryWRX

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Re: Calgary New Member
« Reply #4 on: September 26, 2018, 02:51:21 pm »
My previous two Subaru’s where rock solid!

My 2007 2.5i


My 2009 WRX265, "I forgot what my old WSC username/account was"...



Offline CalgaryWRX

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Re: Calgary New Member
« Reply #5 on: September 26, 2018, 02:55:15 pm »
My current 2015 WRX has spent a lot of time in the dealership for diagnosis and repairs... If the fuel mileage wasn't this phenomenal, I would have sold this car off a long time ago!

Issues & resolutions:

Clicking in the front suspension driving at slow speed
   - Front sway bark links replaced
        - Front strut top mounts replaced
        - There is a Technical service bulletin “TSB” for this issue

Electrical gremlins, dash lights up like a Christmas tree
   - Factory battery was replaced as per TSB

Rough idle at 30+ degrees Celsius, forcing the car into limp mode
   - Engine light; Ecu lost its internal timing. Dealership cleared the code and reset the ECU
        - Engine light; bad cam sensor, dealership replaced one of the 4 cam sensors

TSB for 2015 FA motors
   - ECU was detuned/re-flashed
        - I lost a bit of horsepower as per my butt dyno and pedal response changed to be more linear
        - Compression test was completed to validate the health of the motor

Code - P0420 - Catalyst system efficiency below threshold
   - Dealership cleared code

My final issue which remains unresolved

Odd whirling fluttering sound when releasing the clutch, this happens intermittently during low torque, low speeds starts. It happens randomly; when the car is hot or cold, during summer or in the middle of winter. It may happen once a week or multiple times in a day. Car now has 80K km on the Odo. Clutch pedal is also now intermittently clicking and groaning.
   
        - Dealership had difficulties acknowledging this issue as they could not reduplicate it, despite having the car for 5 visits and 3 full days. They do acknowledge that my clutch holds strong and is not slipping.

        - I finally managed to record a video of the sound and the Dealership will be replacing the throw out bearing next week. They found a TSB for the throw out bearing and there is a new revision of bearing that they will be installing on the pressure plate.





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Re: Calgary New Member
« Reply #6 on: September 26, 2018, 02:57:53 pm »
Thanks for the invite to your meeting! Hopefully I can make it out one of these days! :)

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Re: Calgary New Member
« Reply #7 on: September 26, 2018, 03:05:45 pm »
It's probably the TOB. Kihjo reproduced the sound for me exactly. On his, you really, really gotta ride the clutch in reproduce the sound.


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Offline CalgaryWRX

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Re: Calgary New Member
« Reply #8 on: October 09, 2018, 10:59:17 pm »
Dealership replaced the TOB, clutch disc and pressure plate last week! The fluttering whirling noise has not re-occured. :D

Has anyone had issues with a groaning and popping clutch pedal 2015+ models?