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#6895 of 8644 catalytic converter replacement question
Mar 27, 2007 (9:50 am)
I need to replace the catalytic converter on my '02 Legacy Outback, and finances dictate that I use an aftermarket part. While I can find CCs designated for pre-2000 Outbacks, the only parts I can find for my vehicle are catalogued under Subaru Legacy. Is there any reason why a Legacy CC would not work? Is any one aftermarket brand better than the others? (I have found parts made by Catco and Eastern Catalytic.) Thanks for your input.
#6896 of 8644 Re: catalytic converter replacement question [lpcoutback]
Mar 27, 2007 (10:31 am)
I would look for an aftermarket CC even a performance one and they usually go for about $99, then spend another $100 or so to have it installed. A subaru specific may run $500+
#6897 of 8644 Re: 1996 legacy outback blown head gasket..advice please!! [mhschmidt]
Mar 27, 2007 (2:40 pm)
Hard to say. Sometimes the problem recurs, sometimes it does not. If your first set of gaskets lasted 96K and 11 years, chances are that replacement gaskets will take you through the remaining life of your intended ownership - if the head surfaces are checked for flatness (and machined if necessary) prior to installation. Did you have any overheating issues associated with the failure of the current gaskets?
In terms of cost, it all depends on whether this ~$2000 repair is a worthwhile investment for you. That's about 5 months worth of car payments if you finance a new one, so if the repair gives you 6 months or more of reliable driving, then you are ahead of the game. *shrugs* If it was my old '96, at the mileage I had on it today (which would be about 226,000), I would fix it (myself again).... but I would grumble about it the whole time.
#6898 of 8644 Re: 1996 legacy outback blown head gasket..advice please!! [xwesx]
Mar 27, 2007 (5:06 pm)
thanks for responding. it's been having big overheatig issues. i am pretty sure the radiator is cracked and will need replacing. i am worried about other internal damaged that might creap up and bite me in the ass later.
#6899 of 8644 2000 Legacy Hesitation Starving for fuel -- Help !
Mar 27, 2007 (10:42 pm)
I'm getting hesitation driving along when accelerating. It was so bad today I didn't think I was going to make it home.Fuel filter, pluggs,plug wires,air filter were replaced at 85,000 Now has 108,000. I added some dry gas when I got home. Haven't driven it yet, so don't know if this has helped. Maybe fuel pump???? Doesn't seem to do this starting out and it starts right up. Any thoughts on what my problem is?
#6900 of 8644 Re: 2000 Legacy Hesitation Starving for fuel -- Help ! [janice96]
Mar 28, 2007 (4:40 am)
Could be the intake manifold temp sensor. If it happens when the car is warmed up but not when it's cold. Could also be a fuel injector. Are you getting any Check Engine Lights?
#6901 of 8644 Re: 1996 legacy outback blown head gasket..advice please!! [mhschmidt]
Mar 28, 2007 (11:31 am)
The most typical residual issues of overheating are warped heads and a cracked block, either of which are very expensive repairs as they require replacement of major components.
If you are getting coolant in your oil, I would at least scrap the engine. If not, and it can be verified that the block and heads are okay, I would still go ahead with it. But again, I would do the work myself, so the financial burden is much less.
If the repair comes with peace of mind, then it might be worth it. If not, then perhaps it is time to move on.
#6902 of 8644 Re: 2000 Legacy Hesitation Starving for fuel -- Help ! [paisan]
Mar 28, 2007 (9:18 pm)
Thats the strange thing about it. No Check Engine Lights at all. I have put 2 bottles of Iso in and drove it to work about 10 miles it didn't act up.I will be traveling more of a distance Thursday. So I'm crossing my fingers hoping the dry gas works.If it doesn't I guess the next thing to try will be replacing Fuel filter and running some good injector cleaner through it. Think that will work??
#6903 of 8644 Re: clutch slipping [ratbert1]
Apr 02, 2007 (11:48 am)
My 2000 OB clutch wore out (slipping) at 60,000 km. I've always driven manuals and haven't worn one out since about 1969. I tow a tent trailer with this car, but I was still dismayed. Told by unsympathetic dealership that they simply don't last long nowadays due to no asbestos.
After clutch replacement we had the pedal stick down once. My wife was driving and thought it had broken, but it turned out that it could be pulled up by hand, and after a few "sticky" occasions it freed itself completely. Something to do with operating in a different region of the slave cylinder?
#6904 of 8644 Re: clutch slipping [goosegog]
Apr 02, 2007 (11:57 am)
I would bleed the fluid out of the system completely.
That doesn't sound right to me at all.