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#10966 of 18028 CD Changer fit? (Cross-Post)
Jun 11, 2003 (10:16 am)
I'm thinking about replacing my two-piece AM/FM Cass. head unit + one disc CD player with a 6-disc double din unit. I assume that the stock changer from a 2003 WRX will fit in my 1999 Forester. Correct?
BTW: I'm swapping out the unit because the OEM CD player died. It was one year and three months old - bought new from the dealer when I purchased the used 1999 in early-2002. My dealer wouldn't fix/replace it under warranty (one year parts and labor only). They wanted $280 (and four weeks) to fix! The '02-'03 WRX units are going for under $150 on Ebay/I-Club.
Does anyone think I should pursue Subaru to get it fixed? I could probably file a claim with AMEX under their extended warranty program, but is it worth it?
#10967 of 18028 Fram, Purolator, or Subaru OEM oil filter?
Jun 11, 2003 (11:03 am)
Which oil filter, if changing your own oil, would you use? Fram, Purolator, or Subaru OEM? I'm doing my own 26,250 mile oil change, and I want to know which one to use.
P.S. - Any way I can change my username to something else? I'm tired of this one, but I still want all my old messages.
Jun 11, 2003 (11:05 am)
I think most OEM units are configured in standard DIN settings. I also think that you can get a much higher quality new unit from name brand manufacturers (Alpine, Eclipse, Kenwood...) for the same or slightly higher price than a used unit purchased off E-bay. IMHO.
Jun 11, 2003 (11:15 am)
Not without a lot of hassle and you'd lose your posting history (posts would still be there, but there'd be no way to connect them to your new id) ....
Jun 11, 2003 (11:29 am)
Well, on the Sienna, it's trying to tell you when a tire is going flat. It'd have to be more accurate if you wanted it to be useful for AWD preservation.
Jun 11, 2003 (11:36 am)
Something else to keep track of on my Outback. Oh well....
Jun 11, 2003 (11:44 am)
I've been using the Purolator PureOne filters. Seem to work well for me. I think oem Purolator also would be fine. As far as Fram goes they were once one of the best, but not since they were bought out by another company. Sorry but I don't remember which one.
Jun 11, 2003 (12:09 pm)
Tire pressure and undue stress on the center differential have led to some lively discussions here. Subaru mentions that all tires unloaded must be within 1/4" circumference range, and they also change rear tire pressures (according to vehicle load) to try and keep them close. Yours is the first case of where I have heard of transmission damage pointed to unequal tire pressures. In any case, check pressures regularly--I do at least once per month.
#10975 of 18028 Another NAPA Gold fan here...
Jun 11, 2003 (12:21 pm)
...though not so much for my Forester (I use the OEMs or Purolator there) as for my '63 Studebaker. I'm surprised sometimes by the parts I can still get for the car there. My NAPA guy knows me by name now.