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#9773 of 11746 Where I've been hiding...
Mar 18, 2004 (5:06 pm)
It's been rather busy! I've been listening more than posting, but here's a quick synopsis of the recent past...
I'm now in B/300, attached to the eData team. After more than 20 years as a programmer I'm finally an engineer (my degree is in EE). Test data is a foundry contract deliverable, just like wafers, and reviewing/straightening out the problems keeps me on my toes. I laughed about you getting an OBW at Hertz recently, but now I know to ask for it on my next trip to Burlington. My dept is primarily BTV based, and I need to go for a visit in the next few weeks.
On the home front... DH and I are planning our move to the Poconos. We'll be building just off I-84 about 10 miles west of Milford in a community called Hemlock Farms. Construction is expected to start in June. The commute will be longer but less curvy than the Taconic. I've done the trip several times already, so I know what I'm getting into.
We're now a 2 Subaru couple, picking up a 2001 Legacy L last December when the Neon bit the dust. Unfortunately we couldn't wait for the new 2005s, but so far Blue has performed well. Both cars will really come in handy as we shift all the stuff over to the new place. The Poconos are also Subaru country!
We're now officially empty-nesters. Our daughter was married last Saturday to a nice young man she met in Athens last summer while backpacking in Europe. He's here in the US on a 90 day fiance visa, so the wedding (really an elopement plus) needed to be performed by early April for him to legally remain here. This weekend will be spent moving them down to Philadelphia. I've been drafted to drive the rental truck, while my daughter follows with SueBee. Pray for nice weather for the move!
#9775 of 11746 Bridgestone Turanza LS-H
Mar 18, 2004 (8:23 pm)
I replaced the OEM Firestone Wilderness on my '01 Outback Ltd at 45,000 miles with the Turanza LS-H. There was a nice 2-3 inch snow storm in NH last night and got to try them out. They are great! I also drive 120 miles/ day all highway and they are also a lot quieter. The combination of the recommendations from Tirerack.com and Consumer Reports clinched my choice.
Great on the highway! Highly Recommended.
Mar 19, 2004 (8:08 am)
Good to hear from you, Lyn. Congrats on the freedom of the empty nest, too.
Mar 19, 2004 (10:09 am)
That is great news all around. Sounds like you have been busy indeed. When you mentioned building West of Pt Jervis, I was worried that maybe you were taking early retirement! You will certainly rack of the miles on your OBW (twin sister of mine...).
Note on Hertz - the OB is not a C-class, and will cost you more if you reserve it. The accounting Nazi's will beat you up big time. But if they are not busy, adding a little begging, nice smile, etc., at the counter will probably secure it at the approved rate.
Did you know that SteveK works in B/330, so there are now 4 of us?
#9778 of 11746 '03 Legacy SE Maintainance tips
Mar 19, 2004 (10:32 am)
I just bought a used 03 legacy SE with 8500 mi on it.
I plan to get an Oil Change at 9000 mi is there any tips re: other maintainance I should do to maximize the Car
I want to drive it till she won't go no more.
Mar 19, 2004 (8:29 pm)
Actually the switch in jobs last July, 3-1/2 months before I hit the magic 30, was what led me to think about the Poconos. I'm now having too much fun to retire early! Being able to work from home a day or 2 a week once we move would sure keep me happy.
SueBee will pass 43K tomorrow on the trip to Philadelphia. Blue (2001 Legacy L) has just over 36K, so once the weather becomes more Spring-like it'll be time to give her a vacation and let Blue catch up a little.
No, I didn't know about SteveK -- maybe we should have a lunchtime meeting in the B/330 cafeteria...
#9780 of 11746 Moonroof air deflector
Mar 20, 2004 (9:37 am)
Hi there Subaru fans.
I own an 03 Legacy SE Wagon. This is my first car with a moonroof and last summer, I found I used it very seldom as the air noise with the moonroof open was too annoying.
With summer approaching, I am thinking about using it again and was considering having a moonroof air deflector installed.
I'm curious if others who have these would recommend them. Do they help to cut down on the noise that comes with opening up the moonroof?
Is there any impact on the gas mileage with having one?
Thanks in advance to those who post. David
Mar 20, 2004 (10:26 am)
The deflector would definitely help on cars with a single pane moonroof that drops into the roof (like my wife's Forester). I am not sure it would help much on the Legacy, however, since the front roof already pops up. Plus, you're still going to get noise off the rack side rails no matter what.
You did remove the rack crossbars, correct? They make the most noise.
I find that I can get up to about 50 mph on my Outback with the moonroof open (front popped up and back panel opened 2/3) before it gets too noisy.
With a deflector, my wife's Forester gets up to about 65mph before becoming too noisy.
Mar 20, 2004 (10:43 am)
David, my Legacy GT sedan came with the moonroof deflector installed. I took it off after 2 weeks. I couldn't tell if it helped with the noise, but was a PITA with the snow, ice and rain. Just my opinion! Rob M.