Stefanie :: 2013 Scion/Toyota/Subaru FR-S

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  1. Code3_Mini

    Code3_Mini New Member

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    I fully agree, Firebro. I would have to say that this one is named after the cutest girl I know, and it seems to fit the car well. Hope to get some track time with you one of these days!
     
  2. Stefanie

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    This chick must be pretty darn cute, whoever she is...:confused:
     
  3. Code3_Mini

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    Lol! Well, I can say with all honesty that I personally don't know of a cuter chick myself. I'm probably biased, but I am okay with that, because I was always taught to never do anything my name, rank, or pay grade can't handle. :p
     
  4. Stefanie

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    Shucks...:eek:
     
  5. Code3_Mini

    Code3_Mini New Member

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    I guess now I can't name my Mini GP "Stefanie", unless I go with "Stefanie2", but that's kinda cheesy. So the FR-S is going to have to be a keeper ;)
     
  6. Crashton

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    I think you have 2 keepers there. :Thumbsup:
     
  7. DneprDave

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    How about Stefanie Jr.?

    I know a Tanya Jr. and a Kathy Jr.

    They are both named after their mothers and though not official, that's what friends call them.
     
  8. MCS02

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    Well I guess it's true, "a family that drives together stays together." .:D

    Code3_Mini, Thank you for your service!
     
  9. Code3_Mini

    Code3_Mini New Member

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    I agree, Crashton. Although the one that drives the Chili Red Mini is much more fun to be around than my FR-S.
     
  10. Code3_Mini

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    Hahaha....that's true. But if I do end up with a GP someday, and it ends up with more mods than Stefanie, does it then become Stefanie Sr even though it's younger? I feel like there's some sort of Arkansas issue here...
     
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    I love doing it, brother. Get out here to the Sacramento area and do a ride along with me! We will go grab coffee, bust jaywalkers, and do donuts in the patrol car (the physical, lights and siren dust kicking kind, not the proverbial "only food group that matters" kind).
     
  12. Code3_Mini

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    So I guess I hit a snag today. I mentioned earlier in this thread that one of the problems with the FR-S is its fuel pump. It makes this obnoxious, loud chirping noise very similar to baby birds but noisier. It's actually so noisy that people sitting next to me at stoplights sit there wondering what in the world is going on under my hood (bonnet, because I'm proper like that). I had a new fuel pump installed at the Toyota dealer ($2000 in parts, according to the service writer, none of which came from my account), but within two days the chirping continued, if not louder.
    I took the car in today to hopefully get the problem fixed once and for all, and Toyota's answer was to wrap the fuel pump in sound deadening material. But there's still a chirp. Here's the thing: if I drove off the lot and the sound was there, I would accept it as just part of the car, and look for ways to quiet it down. But it didn't start making this noise until about 3 months after I took delivery. And I have heard many others with the same issue. And with the install of the new fuel pump last time (in June), it ran flawlessly for about 2 days before the sound came back, only stronger this time.
    I am going to be in contact with Subaru to see if there's anything for the BRZ, since the motors themselves are identical save for some brand stamping on the intake plenum. But if I don't start getting some viable and helpful answers, I may just begin my search for a Mini and kick it to the curb. Frustrating!!
     
  13. Metalman

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    Are they still having issues with the fuel injector seals.... Or have those problems been fixed?
     
  14. Code3_Mini

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    Toyota/Subaru have a technical service bulletin that reads the only fix they have for it is to basically wrap the pump with sound deadening material. The seals issue itself has been fixed, but the chirping comes from the pump (contacts, according to Toyota) and has no real fix (which I find annoying and...well...stupid).
     
  15. Nathan

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    Garage of the Day 8/30/14
     
  16. MCS02

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    Great FR-S!
     
  17. Code3_Mini

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    Thanks all!
     
  18. Firebro17

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    You could name the GP Stefanie if you ditched the first car... Just say'n.
     
  19. Code3_Mini

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    Lol...I don't think a Mini is in the cards for me anymore. Now that I'm a single dad with 3 crib midgets, I have to have something a bit bigger...
     
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