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I went for 1k free servicing recently. The service advisor recommended to spray two layers of rubberised coating to protect the undercarriage against corrosion and abrasion etc & it can also improve the soundproofing. It cost around $800 for the two layers of rubberised coating.

 

I didn't go ahead with the rubberised coating yet as I'm not sure how effective is the coating. Any bros here who have applied the coating can advise? Thanks.

I just did the corrosion one... Soundproofing one I think it's not necessary.
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I went for 1k free servicing recently. The service advisor recommended to spray two layers of rubberised coating to protect the undercarriage against corrosion and abrasion etc & it can also improve the soundproofing. It cost around $800 for the two layers of rubberised coating.

 

I didn't go ahead with the rubberised coating yet as I'm not sure how effective is the coating. Any bros here who have applied the coating can advise? Thanks.

Did it for my last car and did not notice any significant difference in sound insulation. Not too sure about the rust protection part because my past cars without the coating also never had any undercarriage rust problem.

 

Was offered the option during my 1st servicing last week and I politely declined. Not cheap at $800...better spend it elsewhere if looking for improved sound insulation.

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Neutral Newbie

Anyone here know how to de-activate the remote? This is when I want to leave the remote in the car and use the pin lock.

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Did it for my last car and did not notice any significant difference in sound insulation. Not too sure about the rust protection part because my past cars without the coating also never had any undercarriage rust problem.

 

Was offered the option during my 1st servicing last week and I politely declined. Not cheap at $800...better spend it elsewhere if looking for improved sound insulation.

Go hardware shop buy 2 spray cans of LPS 3 anti rust and a N95 and safety glasses... Given the clearance of the car you can spray on yourself

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Turbocharged

Don't waste money, corrosion resistance is more for cars in winter countries that salt their rods regularly. Moreover, it's not likely you will keep your car longer than ten years.

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Anyone here know how to de-activate the remote? This is when I want to leave the remote in the car and use the pin lock.

Should be in the manual. If not, try this

https://www.cars.com/articles/2014/11/subarus-pin-code-system-provides-easy-keyless-access/

 

 

I went for 1k free servicing recently. The service advisor recommended to spray two layers of rubberised coating to protect the undercarriage against corrosion and abrasion etc & it can also improve the soundproofing. It cost around $800 for the two layers of rubberised coating.

 

I didn't go ahead with the rubberised coating yet as I'm not sure how effective is the coating. Any bros here who have applied the coating can advise? Thanks.

For the 1k servicing, was there any oil change? I heard for some brands like Mazda, there is no oil change. It's more a check and inspection. Edited by Jamesgetz

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Thanks bros for the info. At the mean time, I'll put the rubberized coating on the shelf first until my mileage reach 30k then decide:-)

 

Yes, there is oil change for 1k servicing.

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1st Gear

Question for Forester owners - how do you change the fuel consumption display from L/100km to km/L? The manual says to press the trip button, but that doesn't change the units for me. It only changes from Trip A to Trip B. 

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3rd Gear

Should be in the manual. If not, try this

https://www.cars.com/articles/2014/11/subarus-pin-code-system-provides-easy-keyless-access/

 

 

For the 1k servicing, was there any oil change? I heard for some brands like Mazda, there is no oil change. It's more a check and inspection.

Yes, there is oil change. After driving in, a service consultant will attend to your car. Mine told me what will be checked and also Shell Helix Ultra Fully Synthetic will be used for the servicing.

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Question for Forester owners - how do you change the fuel consumption display from L/100km to km/L? The manual says to press the trip button, but that doesn't change the units for me. It only changes from Trip A to Trip B. 

 

Use a calculator  :secret-laugh:  :secret-laugh:

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4th Gear

Use a calculator  :secret-laugh:  :secret-laugh:

Dont like that lah. From what I understand, it will only display L/100km and not km/L.

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Dont like that lah. From what I understand, it will only display L/100km and not km/L.

For me, I memorize these figures - 9.1, 8.3, 7.7, 7.1 and 6.7

 

If you can get anything lower, you shld be very excited taking out your calculator

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For me, I memorize these figures - 9.1, 8.3, 7.7, 7.1 and 6.7

 

If you can get anything lower, you shld be very excited taking out your calculator

6.7l/100km = 14.92km/l even better than specs for NA. 99% highway?

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I went for 1k free servicing recently.   The service advisor recommended to spray two layers of rubberised coating to protect the undercarriage against corrosion and abrasion etc & it can also improve the soundproofing. It cost around $800 for the two layers of rubberised coating.

 

I didn't go ahead with the rubberised coating yet as I'm not sure how effective is the coating.   Any bros here who have applied the coating can advise?  Thanks. 

 

During the workshop, someone asked and we were told that this rubberised coating thing will add an additional of about 10kg more to the car.

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Turbocharged

During the workshop, someone asked and we were told that this rubberised coating thing will add an additional of about 10kg more to the car.

That's a good professional answer. Hee Hee. Basically it could mean "if you want to spend the $$$ spend la.. " or it could mean " what the hell you want to spend for what?"

 

I belong to the category that spend the $$$ thinking it was worth it and necessary to have for a 5 year old car. Thinking about it .. Won't say it's a waste of $$$ but....

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IMO, regarding FC, I wouldnt be too bother by it. Especially if it is a 2.0L car, with/without turbo. Unless one is on the road 6 hours daily, else I feel the few litres more wont make a difference. We are not in those countries where travelling daily 50km one way for work.

 

If we get too obsessed with FC, it takes the fun out of driving, let alone the pleasure of owning a more powerful car. So live and let live, the cut back on ciggi or one less restaurant meal will save more than the meagre return of FC monitoring. 

 

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Hi Bros,

 

was thinking of adding these LEDs to the FXT...but its quite costly to do at MI...thinking it might be cheaper to do via other workshops. Would it void any warranty from MI though?

 

http://www.subaru.jp/accessory/forester/item/#p_exterior

 

Hi. May I know how much does MI charge to installing the LEDs at the front bumper? I am thinking of fixing it in the future too.

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