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#11653 of 11746 Helpful hints for new '92 Subaru Legacy Wagon owner?
Mar 21, 2008 (3:52 pm)
Hi Guys, Just got a 1992 Subaru Legacy wagon with 86K miles on it. It runs good and I have not noticed any problems so far. It appears to be in good shape but I don't know much about Subaru's.
It just passed vehicle inspection, at a shop I know, so hopefully the safety stuff is good.
I want to bring it up to a known state of maintenance as I plan on keeping it a long time. So far I've changed the plugs, wires, oil, fuel filter, air filter, changed a couple of vacuum hoses, cleaned the MAF sensor, have new fan belts ready to go on, and adjusted the air pressure in the tires.
It's going in the shop next week to have the auto transmission serviced. After that, I may have them change the timing belt. I think the A/C is still running on R12?
Are there other things I should do, or check, on a Subaru with this age and mileage? Helpful hints on things to watch out for would be appreciated. Jim
#11654 of 11746 Re: Helpful hints for new '92 Subaru Legacy Wagon owner? [chartiers]
Mar 21, 2008 (5:11 pm)
Front and Rear differentials (On an AT the front Diffy has it's own resivoir) would be just about the only thing I'd add to your list. You may also want to flush/drain-fill the coolant as well.
#11655 of 11746 Helpful hints for new '92 Subaru Legacy Wagon owner?
Mar 21, 2008 (5:33 pm)
I'll have the shop check the differentials since they will be doing auto trans service next week. The coolant looks real clean so I suspect it's been done recently.
I'm almost afraid to ask the shop how much it would cost to do a timing belt. I know a lot is based on labor rates, but do you have an idea of a ballpark cost, and does Subaru recommend you change the water pump and/or seals at the same time? Jim
#11656 of 11746 Re: Helpful hints for new '92 Subaru Legacy Wagon owner? [chartiers]
Mar 21, 2008 (6:01 pm)
Should be about $500 for the timing belt and water pump all said and done. It should be done at 60k intervals, You can check it by taking the plastic cover off the front of the engine on one side to see if it's cracked etc.
#11657 of 11746 Re: Helpful hints for new '92 Subaru Legacy Wagon owner? [chartiers]
Mar 22, 2008 (1:54 pm)
I don't know much about Subaru's
One thing you want to know about Subaru is that they offer a credit card which applies 3% of your credit card purchases to maintenance at a dealer, as well as purchases and leases of new cars or CPO cars. Reportedly, some dealers will let you apply the vouchers to tire purchases also. The limit is $500 yearly and each $100 voucher is good for 4 years. By the time my 5-year service is due in June, I should have enough vouchers to cover the entire (major) maintenance expense. This is the link: link title
#11658 of 11746 Re: Helpful hints for new '92 Subaru Legacy Wagon owner? [driveright]
Mar 24, 2008 (9:50 am)
I have that Chase Subaru card, it's brilliant.
We've used $400 already, and saved up another $1600, which we will use to buy a Forester soon.
Basically we hit the $500 cap for each of the 4 years we've had it. My wife uses the card for business expenses, most of them reimbursed, so it's like free money! Woot!
#11659 of 11746 Re: 95 Subaru Legacy starting problems [drdave1]
Mar 27, 2008 (6:16 am)
hello there...I was wondering if you were able to figure out your car??? I have a 98 and it doesnt start either and has no spark...we have replaced a lot of things on it also and still nothing.....Please let me know if you figure out yours so I can let the person trying to fix it know.........I just hope its nothing serious.....Please let me know.....thank you...
#11660 of 11746 2004 Subaru Outback L.
Mar 29, 2008 (7:33 am)
Hi , I plan to sell my Outback because I use it less often than my toyota Van (for work purposes)and want to save of for a Diesel when they come out in 2010.
I live in Ft. Lauderdale where you don't see many Subarus. When I was in Ashville, NC about 1/3 of every car on the road was not only a subaru OUTBACK, it was the same color as mine. Quite an unusual experience. Wondered if I should try to sell it up there...and how having never sold one by myself OR out of state. Is it worth it?
Car is in excellant shape. Brand new Kuhmo tires, leather, 10 spker upgraded wonderful radio,ONLY 19,000 miles. I would supply any records. so, ...
what are your best results in selling online; which sites etc.?
#11661 of 11746 Re: Helpful hints for new '92 Subaru Legacy Wagon owner? [chartiers]
Mar 29, 2008 (8:54 am)
Are the radiator and heater hoses good?
Check the axle boots for cracks or tears and replace them ASAP to prevent CV joint damage.
If the inspection didn't include it, check the rubber brake lines for cracks or bulges and replace as needed, and in any case bleed the old fluid out of the brake system. If you have the timing belt done have them do the water pump at the same time (which will also get you new coolant).
#11662 of 11746 Re: 2004 Subaru Outback L. [feliciatwo]
Mar 31, 2008 (9:03 am)
There will be more buyers, but there also might be more sellers.
Can't hurt to try, I suppose.
If you sell it in Florida, put something like "Great traction in the rain" in the ad.