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Subaru Legacy, Subaru Outback, Wagon
#6614 of 8657 Re: 2003 Subaru Outback Wagon [frenchflyer]
Dec 20, 2006 (11:15 am)
I just went through the same thing - two sensors were replaced (one in the intake and one in the exhaust manifold)and neither helped the problem, then a vacuum thingy and fuel injector cleaners etc etc. Last week I stalled when decelerating to avoid a deer and of course, things did not go well, especially for the deer. I freaked and finally the dealership got on the ball and contacted Subaru. It apparently was the EGR valve sticking open sometimes but not all the time which explains the intermittent problems. They are fixing it as we speak and hopefully that will be it.
#6615 of 8657 Rear Spoiler Rattle
Dec 20, 2006 (4:58 pm)
I have a 2001 LLBean OBW with a factory installed rear spoiler. It now sounds like there are rocks rolling around inside which can be heard going around corners or when the rear gate is lifted and lower. The spoiler is tightly attached, the noise is coming from inside the spoiler.
Dec 20, 2006 (5:42 pm)
Today I was driving behind a Subaru Legacy sedan with dual exhaust. Thought that it might have been the turbo model, but there was no air scoop on the hood. What was I seeing?
#6617 of 8657 Re: dual exhaust [logtrail]
Dec 20, 2006 (7:30 pm)
All the 2007 Legacy sedans and wagons have dual exhausts, even the base non-turbos.
The base non-turbo also has a speedo that goes to 160.
I don't ask questions, I just drive it.
#6618 of 8657 Re: dual exhaust [smittynyc]
Dec 21, 2006 (6:55 am)
I wonder why, since the Forester, which has the same engine, has only one exhaust. I would think that the dual exhaust might improve horsepower, if only slightly, but I think that all of the 4 cylinder Subaru's are rated at 173hp.
#6619 of 8657 Re: dual exhaust [logtrail]
Dec 21, 2006 (8:35 am)
The dual exhaust is there more for appearance than actual performance gains. The WRX STi uses a single exhaust but makes more HP than the Legacy GT or OBXT with a dual exhaust.
Typically, the exhaust is not the limiting factor in power, especially with naturally aspirated engines. In fact, NA engines can lose power when there isn't enough backpressure from the exhaust.
#6620 of 8657 Re: Rear Spoiler Rattle [rswails]
Dec 21, 2006 (9:27 am)
Is it cold there? Probably water which turned to ice. I had the spoiler added to my wife's 03 Outback, this happens every winter. Rob M.
#6621 of 8657 Re: dual exhaust [logtrail]
Dec 21, 2006 (9:31 am)
The Legacy does have two more horsepower than the Forester -- 175 to 173. I have the PZEV version that's sold in California and NY (and their border states). I've heard conflicting information about the 2007 PZEV engine: some say it's the same # of horses, some say less.
I think the main rationale dual exhaust is primarily appearance/sound, as Ken alluded. My salesman said Subaru aggressively tuned the exhaust for 2007, and it is a lot throatier than my 04 Forester was.
But perhaps Subaru also figured there'd be some sort of cost benefit to having dual exhausts across the line (all the 07 Outbacks have dual exhausts, too)? That seems counterintuituve since it would use up more raw materials for the parts, but maybe there's a savings somewhere in the assembly/tooling process?
#6622 of 8657 Dual Exhaust
Dec 21, 2006 (9:48 am)
It's only Dual Tips really.
If you look closely, it's single until it gets past the rear axle, then it Ys into the two sides. Same is the case with the Acura MDX and most other vehicles with "dual" exhausts.
#6623 of 8657 Leg Room Question
Dec 23, 2006 (7:38 pm)
I recently traded in my '04 Forester and bought an '07 Outback Wagon (2.5i). The legroom felt a little tight during a 20 minute test drive, but it seemed OK. I then had to take a 2 hour trip. My kness are still mad at me. At least for me, the legroom is very tight for any extended drive.
Does anyone know if there an aftermarket kit to extend your seat's track to give you a couple more inches of legroom? I know there would be a warranty issue, but it would be worth it. Or are there any other suggestions? I think I tried every possible seat and and seat back combination.
Thanks in advance for any help or information.