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#7160 of 8644 2 questions for 2001 subaru
Sep 10, 2007 (7:13 pm)
Greetings, it has been a long time since I been on the board. But hopefully the board can help withthe following questions:
1. When should the timing chain on the 3.0L Outbacks get changed? My outback has 102K on it now.
2. This is a problem that I encountered tonight> Son was parking the car in the garage and he accidently turn the car off in drive. After putting the car in park, he attempted to start it and it will crank but not start. Several more trys were not successful. I disconnected the battery to clear any potential faults in the OBDC, no success. I cI disconnected the fuel line to the filter and pressed on the accelerator but no fuel squirted out so I assume the fuel pump may have been damaged by this incorrect turn off. Any suggestions?
#7161 of 8644 Re: 2 questions for 2001 subaru [20llbean]
Sep 10, 2007 (7:53 pm)
Timing Chain IIRC never needs replacement.
That's odd, doubt it's the fuel-pump. But it's possible. If it were the shift interlock, I think it would not crank.
#7162 of 8644 Re: 2 questions for 2001 subaru [paisan]
Sep 11, 2007 (6:26 am)
Car is at the dealer right now (towed last night), no problems as yet found. Odd thing is, it has been running great till this happened.
#7163 of 8644 Re: 2 questions for 2001 subaru [paisan]
Sep 12, 2007 (8:55 am)
That's the nice thing about a chain vs. a belt!
I do think it's supposed to be inspected at some point.
#7164 of 8644 Re: Shudder turning L or R [xwesx]
Sep 12, 2007 (1:51 pm)
I can feel the thunking good. It stops when I finish the turn, but not when I let off the gas. In fact it is just as bad when I am coasting in a tight turn. Thanks for you help.
#7166 of 8644 Spark plug change in a 2001 Outback 2.5 Sedan
Dec 15, 2006 (12:56 pm)
Call me ignorant but why do i see motor oil when i pull out the deep-seating boots when i'm changing my spark plugs??
#7167 of 8644 Re: Spark plug change in a 2001 Outback 2.5 Sedan [ronsoutback]
Dec 15, 2006 (2:23 pm)
Plugs might not have been torqued down properly.
The new spark plugs have a crush washer, make sure you feel them crush when you install them. Also, use anti-seize on the threads since that's an alloy block.
#7168 of 8644 Re: Spark plug change in a 2001 Outback 2.5 Sedan [ateixeira]
Dec 15, 2006 (3:25 pm)
The valve cover gaskets might also be leaking. Each of the plug recesses has a separate gasket, along with the large gasket around the exterior perimeter of the head.
#7169 of 8644 Re: Spark plug change in a 2001 Outback 2.5 Sedan [xwesx]
Dec 16, 2006 (10:36 am)
thanks folks. the valve cover gasket seemslike it's the problem. the plugs were factory original so i'm sure they were torqued correctly. also not sure how oil could escape through the spark plug threads. if there's oil in the cylinders trying to escape, i'm in DEEP DOO-DOO! btw, the plugs i removed were in VG condition. they were champions and i replaced them with bosch. good idea, bad idea, indifferent??