Andy69

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    WRX STI

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  1. Good news, my dealer has replaced the clutch assembly under warranty and the problem has gone.😁 Not only that, the clutch feels better with a more positive, smoother clutch engagement and the pedal is not as stiff as before. The old clutch was slightly worn unevenly and burnt. As I am the new owner of the car, I of course do not know how it had been treated previously. But I am very happy now it is fixed. So it is with thanks to my local Subaru dealer MTC Cars for getting it sorted. 👍
  2. Hi, thanks for the reply... It was serviced very recently and I have mentioned about the clutch as it was like it when I first got the car. But I didn't notice the clutch judder until a few days afterwards. I am not a mechanic but I cannot see any oil leaking by looking with a torch under the car from the side. I am quite concerned about it to be honest, but the dealer was certain it was normal.
  3. Hi, I have a 2016 WRX STI with 25000 miles and have a slight juddering of the clutch as it engages. This is most noticable if I move the car slowly with no throttle in 1st or reverse and the clutch pedal is just high enough for the clutch to engage. (With the clutch fully engaged and the car moving at walking pace, all is fine with no judder of course). It sometimes is noticable when pulling away from rest out of a junction. Is this something to be concerned about, as the car is soon to come out of warranty. It has always done this since I bought the car in February. Oddly enough, it seems to be worse in damp and wet weather. I have mentioned it to the dealer and they say this is normal for STI's. Many thanks.
  4. Hi, I decided on the Cobb exhaust after much internet and youtube viewing as it seems to be pretty good and get positive reviews. It arrived the other day and my local Subaru dealer installed it for me today. I am very pleased with it too, and so were they as it fitted easily without issue. The sound is perfect with a deep growl and burble without having an irritating drone at cruising speeds. I notice an improvement in mid-range power too. My next step in the future will be to get the Cobb downpipe with sports cat and hopefully Scoobyclinic will install it and re-tune the car. https://dsportmag.com/the-tech/showcase/2017-subaru-wrx-sti-exhaust-shootout-cobb-tuning-ss-3-inch-cat-back-exhaust/ https://www.vipmotorsport.co.uk/Shop-by-vehicle/subaru/subaru-impreza/GK-GT-16-Present/GK-GT-16-Present-Exhausts/GK-GT-16-Present-Cat-Backs
  5. Hi, I recently changed my BRZ for a WRX STI. The car is amazing and I love it. It came fitted with an unamed cat-back straight-through exhaust with no resonator or rear silencers. (Likely the previous owner had it fitted). It sounded great for thrills, but for normal driving I found it was way too loud and droned at steady speeds. The dealer has since fitted the stock exhaust FOC for me. But yes, you guessed it, the stock exhaust is just too silent now and utterly boring. So an aftermarket exhaust is on the cards. I'm after a nice deep sound that befits the car, yet not over the top with volume or with drone. I have spent some time on youtube looking at differing exhaust's and like the Cobb 515132. Your valued opinions are sought.😉 Should perhaps of posted this here.... Subaru Engines, Exhausts and modifications
  6. Andy69

    New BRZ

    My BRZ was a great fun car and I enjoyed the time I spent with it. However, it's bigger brother has rather won me over.
  7. Andy69

    New BRZ

    Erm well I just happened to notice a rathe nice WRX STI at the dealer and thought I'd go for a test drive. It is used and only slightly older than the BRZ being a 16 plate. The result of a couple of test drives proved more than enough to convince me and it now resides on my drive after trading in the BRZ.
  8. Andy69

    New BRZ

    Despite my moanings last July about the air-con, I must say the desire for powerful air-con was NOT the reason for buying this car. Obvious really isn't it? I love my BRZ for what it is. It is great little car and I still get a thrill when driving now, as I did when I first took one out for a test drive.
  9. Andy69

    New BRZ

    It is amazing how time flies and it will soon be two years since I got my BRZ. The good and bad points of this car can be found all over the internet, so there is no need to repeat it all again here. However, there is one more negative thing that has made me think that I will likely not get another BRZ in the future. Now we have some hot weather, it is apparent just how under powered the air-conditioning really is (like the engine). The system remains in full recirculate mode (not nice, with stale air) and the temperature in the car never gets hugely below the outside ambient. Probably three or four degrees at best, in the shade. The system is only any good if the outside temperature never goes much above 21 degrees centigrade. Yes, the air-con is working according to spec... apparently. Total pants IMHO.
  10. Andy69

    New BRZ

    Time for another update, done 12,000 miles now and still love the car. The only let-down is the lack of power, but can't have it all I guess. It feels oh-so-slow at times. Yes there are options for improving that of course, but they sure ain't cheap. Boy, would I love to have the Cosworth upgrades and around 290BHP !!
  11. Andy69

    New BRZ

    Hi, just a quick update, now done 1500 miles and still loving it. No issues, and can't wait to get behind the wheel each time I drive it.
  12. After another month of driving, the fuel consumption has averaged out at 36.5mpg on the computer and I work it out to be approx. 37 mpg so it is pretty accurate.
  13. It was on the car's CPU, so may not be entirely accurate.
  14. Hi, I have been getting an average of 42mpg on a new car that's not run in yet. Have done 450 miles so far and the kind of driving is variable, some runs at 60-70 mph, commuting to and from work, in town stop-start conditions too. This figure could go down of course after the run in period when I can increase the rev's beyond 4000 !!!
  15. Andy69

    New BRZ

    Just a little update, done 250 miles so far and I am over the moon with this car. It simply ticks all the right boxes. The handling and cornering is amazing, just so solid on the road. I found the gear change from 1st to second a bit notchy at first, but this seems to be easing off a bit the more I drive it. Also, there is a kind of gear- whirring noise as you drive off but is only slight and sometimes not noticeable.....it seems to vary. Still taking it easy of course until the run-in period is over.