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Subaru Legacy, Subaru Outback, Wagon
#6289 of 8657 Re: Outback First Oil Change [nerd]
Aug 05, 2006 (1:35 pm)
From the 2005 Legacy/Outback service manual, section/page PM-8, the torque spec is 33 ft-lb (44 N-m in metric). Of all the cars I've had, this is one of the easiest for oil & filter change. By the way, I find it very odd that a Subaru service advisor wouldn't know this. An afterthought: If you want, I can email the oil service pages (.pdf) to you; just make your email visible.
#6290 of 8657 Re: Outback First Oil Change [larrycrowell]
Aug 05, 2006 (2:58 pm)
Mr. Crowell, thank you for the information. The owner's manual has decent instructions on oil changes, so I think I'll be OK now that I know the torque value. I, too, was surprised that the service guy didn't know - he just told me to tighten the plug until the gasket was fully crushed.
Where did you purchase the service manual? Eventually I would like to get one. Thanks again.
#6291 of 8657 Re: Window Electrical Problem [gearhead4]
Aug 05, 2006 (3:13 pm)
I have ascertained that the motor is dead (put 12V on the connector both ways and got no response). But getting the entire regulator out to replace the motor and more to the point, putting it back in again, looks tricky. So I think I'll leave this to a mechanic.
But having done the diagnostic and much of the disassembly work It shouldn't be too much for labour. I found the motor online at a Subaru dealer for US$165 and at a non-Subaru parts supply place for $73 exchange. Which probably means its about CAN$300 at my local Subaru dealer.
#6292 of 8657 Re: Outback First Oil Change [nerd]
Aug 05, 2006 (3:41 pm)
The service manual is impressive; it fills 9 2" 3-ring binders, printed both sides. As I remember its about $1000 to buy it, which was too steep for me. Another option is to download it from techinfo.subaru.com. They offer a 72-hour subscription for about $30 or so. However, they limit you to 20 .pdf files per hour (I think it is 20) so the download task will keep you busy for those most of those 72 hours. And you can pick & choose. For my 2005 OBXTMT I did not download the normal engines, auto transmission, sunroof, VDC, etc. Now I have what I need both printed and on CD-ROM (with a copy in the car). In the future you can purchase another 72-hours and download updates and changes. Now for my opinion: I think Subaru should supply car purchasers with the CD-ROM in the first place. And I'm surprised that some scofflaw is not selling bootleg copies.
#6293 of 8657 Re: Outback First Oil Change [larrycrowell]
Aug 05, 2006 (7:25 pm)
Again, thank you for the valuable information. I agree that $1000 is not affordable. I'll look into the downloads.
#6294 of 8657 Re: Drivetrain problems. [sugardog]
Aug 06, 2006 (11:23 am)
I sold my vehicle Oct of 2005.
Excellent resale value.
I am very happy to be rid of the vehicle.
Needless to say, I won't be making anymore entries into
#6295 of 8657 Spark plug on '05i OB replacement
Aug 06, 2006 (1:22 pm)
It's time for me to change or get changed the plugs in my 05i. The owners manual says something along the lines that perhaps you should bring in the car for this one. Looking at it, it seems like there is not a whole lot of space to work, and removal of the battery and air filter assembly may help, but it doesn't look too bad to do.
So anyone have any advice on it? Is it really something that I should bring in?
#6296 of 8657 Re: Spark plug on '05i OB replacement [tkanic]
Aug 06, 2006 (1:57 pm)
According to the service manual (page PM-11) for 2005 OB 2.5 nonturbo:
1. remove intake duct and intake chamber
2. remove battery
3. disconnect spark plug cord
4. remove spark plug
5. recommended plug NGK PFR5B-11, tighten to 15 ft-lb
This doesn't sound too bad assuming that you have a socket set with various length extensions and a u-joint.
#6297 of 8657 2006 legacy gt wagon question
Aug 07, 2006 (6:28 am)
i just brought home my brand new 2006 legacy gt wagon and there is some kinda greenish/yellowish residue that almost looks like paint or something thats splashed on all the brake calipers, anyone have an idea what that is? the brakes work great so i dont know what it is thx
#6298 of 8657 Re: Spark plug on '05i OB replacement [larrycrowell]
Aug 07, 2006 (9:28 am)
Agreed. The process is not too bad, but you do need to have a u-joint in the mix. I have found the best way is to place the socket on a 3" extension, then attach the u-joint, then another 6" extension, followed by the ratchet. In 10 years' time, there are probably a few changes in there, but all in all the layout looked quite similar to me.
Good luck - it is a pain to do, but less so than the hit taken by the wallet to have someone else do it.