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Subaru Crew Cafe

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  • nygregnygreg Posts: 1,936
    I would probably go for it if it was me. Now that christmas is over the church should be empty enough for you to find her (sorry, pet peeve).

    Greg
  • joybelljoybell Posts: 275
    After having two wonderfull Subies rust out before they wore out (though they did last 10 years each), I would like to rustproof my new Impreza (don't have it yet but will soon). What is the best method of doing this, where is it done, how often, and what material is used? Also, my mom would like to rustproof her 1998 Impreza (has no rust yet), but I think it might be too late. This is probably not the place to discuss this topic, but I don't know where to go!
  • hondafriekhondafriek Ottawa CanadaPosts: 2,922
    Stay away from Ziebart and all the rest of the wax based rustproofing they do not work period, and can actually make the car rust quicker by blocking up drain holes.

    I have had every car I owned rustproofed with either Krown rust proofing rust check is another one, or any of the other ev nironmently friendly oil treatments, I have always owned Hondas before buying Subaru, I have sold all my cars at around 10 years old and all were rust free.

    The oil treatment is done yearly, It costs me $100 CDN. per year.I do not know if you have similar places in the your area but I would recommend this as the way to go.

    Cheers Pat.
  • joybelljoybell Posts: 275
    Is it too late for my mom to oil-treat her 5 year old car? Would it cover some small rust spots and let them grow under the oil coat (as I think might happen)?
  • rshollandrsholland Posts: 19,652
    was a big problem for Japanese cars 10-20 years ago. I don't think it's an issue now.

    Bob
  • rshollandrsholland Posts: 19,652
    Just tried logging on to the I-Club (not nasioc), and the site could not be found?! Anybody else have the same problem?

    Bob
  • hondafriekhondafriek Ottawa CanadaPosts: 2,922
    Its never too late with Krown and rustcheck rustproofing, while they will not cure rust that has started they do slow down the spread, have your moms car done it is well worth it.

    The nice thing about having it done on a new car is that it makes mechanics life much simpler as the car ages it prevents nuts and bolts seizing due to rust. B.T.W. what part of Canada are you in?
    Cheers Pat.
  • hondafriekhondafriek Ottawa CanadaPosts: 2,922
    Au Contraire Bob, they still rust, I saw a 4 year old Impreza today with an advanced case of the rusties on the left rear door and signs of rust starting in a couple of other places.

    I spoke to the owner and the rust started on the door where the skin is folded over the frame, he did try to address the problem through his dealer but was told that the rust is surface not perforated.he did have it sandblasted and painted once at his expense but because the rust is in the seam it quickly returned.

    Technically it is surface but the door will be total junk by the time is considered a perforation, while I agree that cars are better than they were, I still believe they need all the help they can get in this inhospitable climate that is Canada in the winter.

    Cheers Pat.
  • rshollandrsholland Posts: 19,652
    I think the rusting that Joybell was referring to was *huge* problem years ago. I'm sure rust can still be a problem—with any car, under the right circumstances. In fact, I had an F-150 rust away, because it was parked in a damp area, for long periods at a time. I just think current Subies, and other Japanese brands, are far less susceptible today, than in the past.

    Bob
  • rshollandrsholland Posts: 19,652
    Your link worked, but my old link still doesn't!?

    I've logged on several times since they switched sites a month or so ago. Did they change their URL again? Anyway, thanks. I've bookmarked the new link.

    Bob
  • hondafriekhondafriek Ottawa CanadaPosts: 2,922
    We are in agreement that cars are definitly better than they were, but Joy referred to the fact that she had two subes rust out long before they were mechanically dead.

    She wants to keep her new one longer than that if possible.

    As an example I had a 1979 and a 1983 Accord both cars were notorious for rusting, I had them both treated with Rustcheck every year and both were rustfree when I sold them, both of them were over eight years old when I did sell them.

    Given the copious amounts of salt dumped on the roads here believe me, cars need all the help they can get.

    Cheers Pat.
  • rshollandrsholland Posts: 19,652
    but Joy's Subarus were old cars, probably from that era when rusting was more of an issue, than's with today's cars.

    Bob
  • hondafriekhondafriek Ottawa CanadaPosts: 2,922
    They were older cars Bob no doubt, but I would rather have the peace of mind that any extra protection brings, all of my cars are rust free when I am done with them, I have absolutely no trouble selling them.

    I have no doubt whatsoever that having them oiled, vastly contributed to the fact that I never have rust problem.

    In addition since I started having my cars oiled underneath years ago I have never had to use heat or brute force of any kind to undo nuts and bolts that have been exposed to Ottawa winters for years. This alone for me is worth the cost of the oiling. B.T.W. the oil in question is environmently friendly.

    Cheers Pat.
  • rshollandrsholland Posts: 19,652
    http://www.autonews.com/article.cms?articleId=41858


    Interestingly, there's no mention of Subaru...


    Bob

  • subearusubearu Posts: 3,613
    They're saving it for the Chicago show instead. ;-)


    -Brian

  • rshollandrsholland Posts: 19,652
    They're got a press announce scheduled for Jan. 6 around 4:00 PM. I'm sure that's when the new, face-lifted Imprezas and STI will be introduced.

    I also expect some announcement at Chicago, however. Probably the turbo Forester, or turbo Baja, or both!?

    Bob
  • kenskens Posts: 5,869
    Bob:

    The DC Auto show sounds just like the setup they have for San Francisco. In fact, the Subaru line-up is identical! They probably drive all the vehicles into trailers and ship them back East! BTW, did the brochures get to you? I mailed them on the last day before our two-week office shutdown. If you haven't gotten them by now, I suspect they might be sitting in our mailroom.

    Colin:

    Catching up here a bit, but I'd go and meet her. What's the worst thing that can happen?

    Ken
  • rshollandrsholland Posts: 19,652
    Yes the brochres did arrive. I sent you an e-mail, thanking you. It sounds like you didn't get it, so I'll post it here, as I have some questions too:

    Ken

    Perfect timing! The brochures arrived Christmas Eve! What a nice Christmas present! Thanks again! I know I'll be spending some time going through these. I was especially happy to get the Impreza brochures and the Blitzen H-6 brochure.

    Interesting to note—and speaking as a graphic designer—there appears to be very little continuity in terms of design from one brochure to another. They almost look like they were all designed by different designers, who never spoke to one another. You rarely see that in brochure design here in the USA. There's always a very strong "family look" to whatever is being marketed, when it involves various product lines. Also, the accessory brochures have a very "commercial" look to them, as opposed to a "consumer" look. And again, the mixing of English and Japanese, to my eyes looks odd, even though I know it's an accepted practice in Japan. Sure wish I could read Japanese...

    Question: I know the Japanese cars are RHD, but it looks as if they *drive* on the same side of the road as we do here in America? Is that correct? A few of the photos in some of the brochures suggest that to be the case.

    Also, you had mentioned that juice might have some additional brochures? If so, do you remember which models? I'll have to contact him when he gets back from Brazil. I've also got 3 sets of Impreza accessory brochures. I wonder if he's got any in his collection? If not, I can give him a set so that he has a full set of brochures.

    Again, thanks a million! Hope you have a very Merry Christmas. You certainly helped make mine merry! :)


    Bob
  • lark6lark6 Posts: 2,565
    Good morning all, just got back home. Got a call yesterday afternoon that my company's facility was broken into between Friday night and then and that my office was one of several that were specifically hit. They broke the lock to my office and stole my PC (laptop with docking station) and a video projector. Several VPs and sales people were hit as well as our A/V webcasting group. Mostly laptops, projectors and video cameras stolen. We suspect an inside job. Fortunately most if not all critical info not on my machine but on the network which is intact.

    I will likely be working from home until I get my office machine replaced. Must resist urge to stay out here and surf all day.

    So how was everyone else's holiday?

    Ed
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