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Subaru Legacy, Subaru Outback, Wagon
Mar 09, 2004 (11:06 am)
I contacted Subaru about plain Legacy L models last June.
I was told that Subaru did manufacture some plain L models for fleet sales and that the dealer could special order them. At that time they had several 2003 Legacy L models in the factory lot. Early in the 2004 model year, I saw punlished prices for non SE Legacy models, so I think some were produced.
The dealers were not ordering them because the SE package was priced very low for the amount of equipment included, so I could not find any on the dealer lots.
The factory should start retooling for the 2005 models very soon, so I think they old models are no longer being produced.
Even if your dealer will special order a plain 2004 Legacy, I would agree with juice and
wait for the 2005 models that should hit the streets in June. They look more stylish and offer many refinements
Mar 09, 2004 (11:24 am)
The SE package was a bargain, you got a lot more than your money's worth.
They'd sell you a base Outback if you didn't want a moonroof. That gets you heated seats.
Subaru doesn't really sell "stripped" models, the Brighton is long gone.
Mar 09, 2004 (3:31 pm)
Pre-fill. The other thing you can do is crank the engine w/o starting it a few times. This will move the oil into the engine.
#2823 of 8641 Priming the oil filter and Tires
Mar 09, 2004 (6:23 pm)
Thank you all for the advice on the filter priming....never heard of that before but I heard the same from an avid Subaru friend of mine.
Will do this from now on.
I have another question. I need to replace one tire (because of a temp replacement...previous owner). I like to buy 60 - 70K rated tires but the Bridgestone Potenza's are rated only for 45k. I cant' afford four new tires and was wondering have any of you put on other than the Bridgestones and what do you think about two different tires on same end (225-60R-16's of course)as from the other end/???? just narrowing the options........thanks again.....since I discovered this platform I have been reassured by the help out there.
Mar 09, 2004 (6:47 pm)
You really need 4 of the same tires/wear in each corner.
Mar 09, 2004 (7:10 pm)
Make sure you're looking at the right ratings. The Potenza RE92s on my Outback have a TW rating of 360, and have a lot of life left at 38000 miles. I think these will go to 60K easy.
Other Potenza RE92s have lower TW ratings and will only last 25-40K.
Another great tire is the Potenza RE750. That is more of a performance tire (still all season) and has a TW rating of 400.
Take a look at the TireRack website and browse the selection. You should be able to find a tire that meets your needs, whether it's handling, quiet ride, etc....
Definitely make sure all the tires are within the 0.25" circumference difference recommended by Subaru. That generally means 4 new tires or getting new tires shaved to match the tread depth of the others.
Mar 10, 2004 (6:13 am)
check out the Bridgestone Turanza LS as well, it get rave reviews at Tirerack also and does very well in their tests. Has 400AA A rating which is very good traction for a non "peformance" tire . The LS H is about the same price as the W rated RE750 but the LS V is even more! When the RE92s on my Legacy are shot I'm going for the Turanzas this time.They are also not directional like the RE750 (or even the 950). Having trashed a set of Michelin Pilot XGT Hs from poor alignment in the legacy 2 years ago, I'd hate to see what woudl have happened if I had had directional tires at the time! If you haven;'t seen any on another car find a new BMW 745i with the "standard" wheels!
Mar 10, 2004 (3:53 pm)
My car has the dreaded piston slap. I took it to the dealer a couple of weeks ago. They confirmed the sound and said "would not worry to much" and "with in spec."
I am taking it back in, and have also contact SOA.
Does Subaru really have a specification for how much tapping is normal? I would think that any tapping would be abnormal. I know the boxer is not the quietest engine but my last car was a diesel and was quiter in the cabin when really cold than my Subaru.
Mind you really cold is not very cold, I live in WA.
Let's see if I can get them to fix this.
Any feedback from people who have had their pistons replaced and if this really fixes it would be appreciated. The dealer I go to has not yet offered to do that. I currently have just under 20,000 miles.
#2828 of 8641 Michael - can you please call into us about the
Mar 10, 2004 (5:41 pm)
security system issue? Is it an SOA part? Please let the Rep. know that I'd like to see the case.
I hope we can help!! Sorry for the agg.
#2829 of 8641 Rick - does the noise go away
Mar 10, 2004 (5:43 pm)
after the car has warmed up?