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Old 11-04-2008, 12:53 PM   #1
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Subaru Enthusiast please help: where is a good subaru shop in Lower Mainland?

I am about to buy a used 2004 subaru forester XS , 2.5 NON turbo engine , 5 speed manual
it has high mileage,

now I would like a quote from a car shop
how much would it be to rebuilt the engine / buy used engine and swap it in?

any subaru enthusiast here can tell me where to go for this type of service that would be great.

Thanks
also is there a local subaru forum? Nasioc does not seem to have a local division...
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Old 11-04-2008, 12:58 PM   #2
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Do, they do have regional on nasioc
http://forums.nasioc.com/forums/forumdisplay.php?f=30

btw try contact ronald, he has a good mechanic in North Van, he used him for his Sti and wrx
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Old 11-04-2008, 01:02 PM   #3
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Old 11-04-2008, 01:10 PM   #4
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Rocket rally is where we as a subaru dealership send any tricky or custom work to be done. its worth the drive out there!!!
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Old 11-04-2008, 01:35 PM   #5
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thanks for the info guys

any one have replaced their subaru engine in the past (some one here must have)? how much is it roughly? is it easy to source used forester engine ?

insomniacRA: ronald online most of the time, hopefully my post catch his eyes and response here, if not I make sure I message him, thanks dude

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Old 11-04-2008, 04:26 PM   #6
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rocket rally is nice but pricey
its not hard to find a forester engine you can even swap an STI engine in
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Old 11-04-2008, 04:33 PM   #7
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me me with more details on your situation. i have a private subaru mechanic i'm going to ask for you... couldn't hurt to ask.

the only other place i can think of is tekam in bby... or kon's in vancouver?
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Old 11-05-2008, 09:47 AM   #8
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Old 12-30-2008, 01:05 PM   #9
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bump for new infos?

"where is a good shop for subarus in GVRD?"

what we have learned from this thread, rocket rally is good(even better being a north van person myself) but is thought of as being expensive.

there is a ronald on this forum who deals with subs, anyone else have any idea of where to take a subaru in vancouver?
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Old 12-30-2008, 06:20 PM   #10
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Rocket Rally is expensive because your getting experience through Patrick Richard. In case you don't know who he is, he's a Canadian National Rally car champion. I'm not sure exactly how much work he does, but he does work on customer's cars. He's very informative and he definitely knows what he's talking about. If your gonna be doing any engine work, as in mods, tuning, whatever, he's the guy to go to. But if your looking to drop in another 2.5L NON-turbo engine, honestly, most mechanic shops/dealership can do it for you.
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Old 12-30-2008, 09:54 PM   #11
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That's good for the OP's original question, and to elaborate, I personally am interested in finding a shop in teh GVRD that is competant with FI on subarus more specifically the ins and outs of STi's.

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Old 12-31-2008, 03:23 AM   #12
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That's good for the OP's original question, and to elaborate, I personally am interested in finding a shop in teh GVRD that is competant with FI on subarus more specifically the ins and outs of STi's.

thx in advance
Depending on what your looking to do. If your thinking of upgrades + tuning, I would only suggest Rocket Rally like some previous posts. However, if your simply looking to avoid the costly dealership maintenance, there are some local Subaru mechanics on VIC of NASIOC that can help you out.
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Old 01-07-2009, 03:48 PM   #13
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Depending on what your looking to do. If your thinking of upgrades + tuning, I would only suggest Rocket Rally like some previous posts. However, if your simply looking to avoid the costly dealership maintenance, there are some local Subaru mechanics on VIC of NASIOC that can help you out.
thanks ill check it out!
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Don't cheap out and bring your car to another place just because you save a few pennies. Go to RR and do it right the first time and save yourself the headaches.
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local mechanic for regular maintenance would be Kons Auto on venables and Clark
Specializes in Volvos and Subarus

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Don't cheap out and bring your car to another place just because you save a few pennies. Go to RR and do it right the first time and save yourself the headaches.
there are plenty of other respectable shops that will tune/work on subs, which ones and where, well that's what this thread is catering to.
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Call Racing Greed. They build the fastest and quickest Subaru's in Western Canada and they are located in Coquitlam near IKEA. Give them a call; 604-931-8885
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