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Unread 14th July 2014, 11:00 PM
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I just got a phone call from ARB regarding a replacement Idle Control Sensor re one of the codes.
$825!!!! and no charge for fitting as it only takes a few minutes!! Bloody hell...that seems like a rort!! He also advised me they did clean it when it was in for a check.
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Thought I would put this up just for interest.
http://au.bosch-automotive-shop.com/..._keyNumber=392
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I would def get an quality aftermarket sensor then
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Get a quote from subarupartsgirl over at subaruforester.com I get my sensors from her and the price is much better even including shipping
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^ That's plain ugly and outrageous, Silver!

How can a single sensor cost 2.5% of the cost of an entire new car of the same model range?

Simple answer is that it can't.

The Mafia and the banks are honest by comparison with that.
It's plain and simple gouging ... .
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That's exactly what I thought....37 sensors = 1 new car???? Bulls..t!!!
The car is running good once you have it going...the idle was too high and yesterday I disconnected the battery and reconnected it this morning before going out and the light was off and it was running fine but the light came back on in about 10 mins and it is back to stalling if you don't watch it.
I'll try that subarupartsgirl as suggested. The car is going anytime after this August and to tell the truth it probably needs some $2 or $3k spent on it to bring it up to scratch. Ideally the clutch would be done and the two sensors fixed and a good wheel alignment done. That's close enough to $3k if the price of the senor(s) is the same.
I don't really want to do anything to it and might just have a price and reduce it by $3k and let someone else worry about it. When I'm ready to part with it i'll post up anyway as it could well suit some handy person here.
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Kevin....I have joined up with subaruforester.org and have seen subarupartsgirl name around but have not yet had a good look over the site. I see she is in the US and was wondering how that affects parts like the idle control motor I am after?? Would their cars been tuned different or anything like that? How do you initiate contact with subiegirl if you want a part???
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As long as the part numbers match, it should be interchangeable. I always get a part number first, either on the net or calling the local parts department and work from there when sourcing a part overseas/internet land. Hydrowill had success with Logicar in Melbourne for some sensors at a much more reasonable price than from Subaru, could be worth asking them? Sure they could post to you.
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subiepartsgirl (Jackie) is very knowlegable - give her your exact model and she should be able to work it out. Send her a PM on SF.org.
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OK Thanks.
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