Last post on Dec 04, 2008 at 1:36 PM
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#2 of 6 Re: Periodic Maintenance Questions on 2009 Forester [grafzeppelin]
Nov 18, 2008 (1:56 pm)
Not sure about #1, but...
For #2, I recommend keeping records on My.Subaru.com. You can input each service you do, then print them out and keep them in a 3-ring binder. Staple the receipts for the oil and filter to that print out.
When you sell it, you have all the records, and you can even print out a summary sheet that lists everythinhg you did (including dealer stuff, like warranty repairs and recalls).
I did this for my 1998 model and got full price when selling it.
Nov 18, 2008 (5:55 pm)
Thanks for the info. Should I include the fact that ( ~ 1000 miles), that I changed the oil and put in a quart of Slick 50? I'm a believer in the stuff but I don't know how the Subaru folks might react.
#4 of 6 Re: [grafzeppelin]
Nov 20, 2008 (10:17 am)
Wow! Slick 50 in a brand new car.... that's got to be a first
#5 of 6 Re: [p0926]
Nov 29, 2008 (10:30 am)
I would make sure to save the reciepts for the oil changes and document it in my.subaru.com I had an engine issue and there was a question as to the maintenance until they tore it down and realized they could eat off the oil pan. I own a shop that does subaru upgrades and maintenance so when they asked for reciepts I faxed them the reciepts for 60 cases of Amsoil and 60 oil filters. Haaaa.
But I wish I had kept better records would have made my repair experience better.
As for silicone, do not ever spray it on rubber. The silicone will lift the oils in the rubber out and dry out the rubber faster. Same goes for silicone and other "tire dressing" this will dry-rot your tires.
Subaru Guru and Track Instructor
#6 of 6 Re: Periodic Maintenance Questions on 2009 Forester [grafzeppelin]
Dec 04, 2008 (1:36 pm)
Thanks for the information. Do you recommend any other product for use on rubber or plastic?