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#6068 of 8657 Re: Subaru Outback 2001 head gasket and clutch problems [goosegog]
May 09, 2006 (2:24 pm)
To ensure long clutch life, it is important to keep the clutch properly adjusted. Two of our Subaru's (95 Impreza and 98 Legacy) have manual transmissions; the Impreza had its clutch replaced at 110,000 miles and the Legacy at 140,000 miles. I've noticed for both of them that the clutch fork adjustment needs to be checked frequently. It is easy to check, even if you are not mechanically inclined. If the clutch fork does not have the clearance it needs, the clutch may be dragging constantly and it's life will be drastically shortened.
#6069 of 8657 Re: OEM Hitch [ateixeira]
May 09, 2006 (6:21 pm)
Here's a couple shots of my hitch...
The second shot shows the Thule Lock attached to the threaded pin.
By the way - what do you use to display your images?
#6070 of 8657 Re: OEM Hitch [ucfknight91]
May 10, 2006 (5:53 am)
Wow, that is very different. I doubt it's even the same manufacturer.
I guess you could apply heat and bend that bracket back a bit. Too bad it doesn't flare upward.
As a Community Host I am helping Edmunds test a few features, but I think they ended up adopting other ideas.
#6071 of 8657 Re: OEM Hitch [ucfknight91]
May 10, 2006 (5:58 am)
The Subi hitch on my '02 OBW is structured much like the one on Juice's.
I have a Yakima rack, and the lock cylinder is considerably narrower. You might want to see if it is thread compatible with the nut in the bikerack tube. A $20 expense, but less grief than changing the hitch. Other longshot - consider 'trimming' the overhanging tab on the hitch.
#6072 of 8657 Re: OEM Hitch [ateixeira]
May 10, 2006 (6:02 am)
Yes, that would have been a brilliant design - to have it bend upward. I wish that you worked for Subaru. This design severely limits the use of the hitch.
Well, it would be nice if there was a simpler method of adding images. Something that would take larger images, create a thumbnail size image, and set up the html to display it. I'm just lazy - LOL.
May 10, 2006 (6:16 am)
I use ImageStation some times, but you have to be registered to see the pics.
I've also heard people talk about PhotoBucket.
Edmunds has a new space for members but I forget what it's called, anyone?
#6074 of 8657 Re: Photos [ateixeira]
May 10, 2006 (6:58 am)
"Edmunds has a new space for members but I forget what it's called, anyone? "
Carspace.com here at Edmunds.
#6075 of 8657 TPMS question
May 10, 2006 (7:19 am)
This past weekend I took my 06 3.0 Outback Wagon on a long trip. About 2/3's of the way to my destination, I noticed the TPMS light blinking on the dash. When I checked the pressure, all the tires were at 40. I had started out with all 4 still at my wiinter setting of 36.
I know the light is supposed to come on when the tire pressure is below 29 psi, but my question is does it come on when the pressure is too high?
Once at my destiantion I did drop the pressure to 34psi all around and had no problems coming home.
#6076 of 8657 Re: Subaru Outback 2001 head gasket and clutch problems [stevenm1]
May 10, 2006 (2:55 pm)
I have been told by those who should know (dealer), that the clutch is not adjustable on my 2000 model. I do tow a light trailer at times, but always go easy on the clutch to avoid the probably toxic fumes it produces.
#6077 of 8657 Re: Subaru Outback 2001 head gasket and clutch problems [goosegog]
May 10, 2006 (3:22 pm)
I would find that shocking, if true. Any system that experiences wear needs to have a method of adjustment. No wonder the clutch goes out so frequently.