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Subaru Legacy, Subaru Outback, Wagon
#6599 of 8644 Re: Coolant Odor - 2003 Legacy [famof3kids]
Dec 07, 2006 (7:28 am)
Picked up my Legacy from the dealer. I was shocked to have the car back and ready 24 hours after dropping it off. They didn't have to pull the engine. They replaced the head gasket and all associated gaskets, changed the oil and oil filter, refilled the antifreeze, replaced the water pump and gaskets. My only cost was the rental.
When I asked if it was common and if it would happen again in 40,000 miles...The service advisor told me it was fairly common and that Subaru had changed the gasket material, so, hopefully it wouldn't happen again.
2003 Subaru Legacy Spec Edition
#6600 of 8644 Re: Coolant Odor - 2003 Legacy [famof3kids]
Dec 07, 2006 (8:13 am)
Glad that's behind you.
#6601 of 8644 Re: Coolant Odor - 2003 Legacy [ateixeira]
Dec 07, 2006 (1:53 pm)
Indeed, but did they only replace the one gasket? I think I would have preferred both be replaced if Subaru would have been willing to do it under warranty. Seems a moderate risk though if the one failed.
#6602 of 8644 Braking Noise '06 Outback XT - Normal?
Dec 07, 2006 (5:14 pm)
I have had my '06 OBXT for six months and it just started making an almost grinding sound when I brake hard sometimes. I don't think it's the brakes. The only other time I've had this happen is when I had a bearing assembly go in another vehicle. Suggestions? Hate to lose a day or two of work taking it to the dealer. I am self-employed and work out of my car, no work, no money!
#6603 of 8644 Re: Braking Noise '06 Outback XT - Normal? [hamez]
Dec 07, 2006 (10:09 pm)
its probably the brakes, or something attached to them (such as a pebble) that you are hearing. But like you said, the grinding sound could be brake noise from a loose wheel bearing. I had something similar happen on a Trooper we owned--when we braked with the front wheels turned, it made a hard grinding noise.
Have you checked torque on your lug nuts lately?
#6604 of 8644 Re: Braking Noise '06 Outback XT - Normal? [once_for_all]
Dec 08, 2006 (1:43 pm)
No I haven't checked the lug nuts. Do you think they could have been over tightened by my shop? The noise doesn't happen on every stop, but if there is something wrong it's only going to get worse.
#6605 of 8644 Oil Filter for the Subaru Outback 2.5i engine
Dec 09, 2006 (3:18 pm)
I am unable to find an after market (brand other than Subaru's) oil filter for my 2007 Outback 2.5i engine (EJ253). I mostly used Fram filters, with good success, in my 2002 4 cyl Outback that I recently sold, but nobody handles a filter, especially Fram, for my new 2007 model. If anyone knows of a brand name filter, with the correct number, please post the information as I'd certainly appreciate it. I always change my own oil and want to continue. Thanks ahead of time!
#6606 of 8644 Re: Oil Filter for the Subaru Outback 2.5i engine [crazyhodag]
Dec 09, 2006 (3:48 pm)
It is the same as the 2006.
#6607 of 8644 Re: Oil Filter for the Subaru Outback 2.5i engine [terry92270]
Dec 09, 2006 (6:39 pm)
Or use Subaru's. I'm guessing it's only a few bucks more.
#6608 of 8644 Re: Oil Filter for the Subaru Outback 2.5i engine [zman3]
Dec 09, 2006 (7:59 pm)
they are cheap enough (~$6).
Don't forget the crush washers. They are about $1 each at the dealer.
I bought a 5 year supply of filters, washers, etc. using my Subaru bucks. "Free" and OEM quality, can't beat that combo.