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Subaru Legacy, Subaru Outback, Wagon
#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.
#6624 of 8657 Auto Dimming Problem
Dec 25, 2006 (6:31 pm)
I noticed that my rear view dimmer only dims the middle part of the rear view. It recently happened, and unless I move at a certain angle, I have a mixture of bright and dimmed lights shined to my eyes. Is this the leak that I have read about? Is there a fix where I can jog it about, to reactivate the outer cells back to function?
Its an 02.
#6625 of 8657 Re: Rear Spoiler Rattle [rob_m]
Dec 28, 2006 (8:47 am)
Thanks, I arrived at the same conclusion. The rattle seems to stop when the temp is above freezing. I can hardly wait for spring.
Any ideas on how to get the water out?
#6626 of 8657 2007 Outback - what fluid leaked?
Dec 28, 2006 (4:32 pm)
Hi Dear Friends,
First time post here because I just bought my first Subaru yesterday. It is a new 2007 Outback 2.5i Basic. I hoped it's going to be a fun ride but not 100% sure now
Today after my wife drove the car for her work, I noticed there're several fresh drops of fluid at where it parked and the drops left a trace showing the car were backed out of the garage. Seems something leaking while the car was parked and was moving. – I am a little freaked since this is just the second day we own this car.
The largest drop is about 2 inches wide and the fluid is in very light red or pink color. I used toll to sip it and smelled it – it has a stink odor. Do you know what it can be? What should I do next?
Thanks a lot for your input.
#6627 of 8657 Could be trans fluid
Dec 28, 2006 (5:08 pm)
Often time the dealer will need to top-off the trans fluid before delivery. Perhaps they spilled some and it's just risidual. Either way I'd have em check it out.
#6628 of 8657 2002 Outback front brake issue
Dec 28, 2006 (5:35 pm)
I drive a lot and hence opt to service the brakes myself... I did it many times (car now has almost 140000 miles) without problems. Today, I replaced front pads. One strange issue I'd like to learn how to solve:
On the front left brake, the sleave arround the one of the two bolts that hold the caliper (in particular, lower one/one typically taken out to open the caliper for pad replacement) is stuck. Upper one and both on the right side operate properly. There was no problem in removing the bolt and replacing pads. However, I barely closed the caliper back and I am quite sure brake operation will be affected by this...
I tried to apply pressure on it using small vice and have lightly pounded on it with small wooden mallet. No budge. I am able to move rubber part that surrounds the metal and metal looks good. Shiny, some silicone grease and no rust or damage.
Somewhat interested in why this have happened... Extremely interested how to repair this issue. What is the proper procedure to get this unstuck?
Any advice is welcome...
#6629 of 8657 Re: Could be trans fluid [paisan]
Dec 30, 2006 (4:54 pm)
Thanks a lot for your suggestion.
Here is the following story - Next day I kept watching the leaking problem and it disappeared. It seems it is ok if the weather is warm or the engine is not cold enough. Then I left the car in the garage overnight. The next day morning, I checked the underneath ground and seemed everything was clean. Then I started the engine. Wula! – The leak re-emerged. It was from a place under the hood and close to the driver side(the steering weel?).
Then I checked the leaking fluid and knew it is power steering fluid. I also opened the hood and saw the power steering fluid reservoir – seems it is a little bit overfilled.
I already talked with the dealer to bring the car in the week after next to get an alignment problem fixed. Should I move the appointment earlier? Is it very big problem for power steering fluid leaking so that it has to be treated ASAP?
Thanks a lot.