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#7384 of 8657 Re: 2006 Subaru Legacy 2.5i Limited Spark Plug Replacement [xwesx]
Jan 03, 2008 (8:24 pm)
I was under the impression that platinum plugs were specified for the DOHC engine and regular plugs for the SOHC because it was harder to get to the plugs on the DOHC.
My dealer claimed (incorrectly) that my 2000 Legacy SOHC had platinum plugs and didn't need changing at 30k. I changed them myself at 60k and confirmed that the plugs weren't platinum.
Back in the 80's I had a Golf GTI. The specified plugs were expensive Bosch Silver plugs. I do the first plug change and guess what comes out of the engine...ordinary Champions!!!
#7385 of 8657 Re: 2006 Subaru Legacy 2.5i Limited Spark Plug Replacement [jfl]
Jan 04, 2008 (6:28 am)
I'm not sure if it was a SOHC vs. DOHC thing, as far as easier access.
I think it was a Forester/Impreza vs. Legacy/Outback.
My Forester's engine bay was narrow, making access more difficult. Some myths even said you had to pull the engine, not true at all, but it was tight.
My wife's Legacy was very easy because you have more space to work with. Same engine, wider engine bay. Hers was SOHC, but it was the extra width that made it easier.
#7386 of 8657 Re: 2006 Subaru Legacy 2.5i Limited Spark Plug Replacement [jfl]
Jan 04, 2008 (11:30 am)
I should have looked this up yesterday.
Spark plug specification for the EJ253 (2.5 L, SOHC, non-turbo) is FR5AP-11 (NGK, platinum)
Spark plug specification for the EJ255 (2.5 L, DOHC, turbo) is SILFR6A (NGK, iridium)
Spark plug specification for the EZ30D (3.0 L, DOHC, non-turbo) is ILFR6B (NGK, iridium)
#7387 of 8657 Subaru 2005 OB 2.5i Wheel Alignment and Tire Issues
Jan 04, 2008 (9:15 pm)
Surprised didn't find any posts addressing my problem so writing to see how should this be handled. Currently have 29,000 miles on the car. Have had 2 wheel alignments and 6 new tires, 4 tires and the alignments were covered under the 3 yr. or 36,000 mi. warranty. The warranty will be up soon and this issue is a real deal breaker. The warranty on the tires (80,000 mi.) does not apply when the car is the problem. Subaru dealer have sublet the alignments and supply the constantly changing specs. Any suggestions?
#7388 of 8657 Re: Subaru 2005 OB 2.5i Wheel Alignment and Tire Issues [mostreasures]
by MrShift@Edmunds HOST
Jan 05, 2008 (10:10 am)
Can you describe the type of tire wear or do you have a photo of it?
#7389 of 8657 Re: Subaru 2005 OB 2.5i Wheel Alignment and Tire Issues [Mr_Shiftright]
Jan 05, 2008 (1:33 pm)
Thanks for your quick reply. Cannot supply pics of tires as they were replaced. However, the rear tires had the biggest problem and primarily were worn the most on the outsides.
#7390 of 8657 Re: Subaru 2005 OB 2.5i Wheel Alignment and Tire Issues [mostreasures]
Jan 05, 2008 (4:35 pm)
Seems like the rear had too much positive camber. Unfortunately I don't think there are any adjustments on the rear alignment so there isn't much they can do for you. Just seems odd.
#7391 of 8657 Ball Joint installation
Jan 05, 2008 (5:14 pm)
I am attempting to replace the ball joint on my 1996 Subaru Outback Wagon (front driver's). I've removed the old ball joint and connected the new one to the Control Arm, but am unable to get the Ball Joint back into the steering knuckle. I've applied a light layer of grease, I've pryed on the pinch slot on the steering knuckle, I tried putting the jack under the control arm pushing up on it (but backed off for fear of pushing the car off the jack stands), I've hammered on it, but to no avail. I've held back hammering too hard on the ball joint bolt for fear of damaging it (I did put the nut on it to keep from damaging the threads). I've tried to line it up, but when I hit it a few times or press on it, it slightly cocks to one side and won't go all the way in. Should I just pound on it until it goes in? Do you have any techniques or suggestions that would help me with this.
#7392 of 8657 Re: Subaru 2005 OB 2.5i Wheel Alignment and Tire Issues [mostreasures]
Jan 06, 2008 (8:27 pm)
I have a very similar problem on 2005 Subaru OB (31K miles), namely the rear tires get worn on the shoulders very quickly (so far 3rd set). The camber is too positive. I observe this on several Subaru OB-s (2005+). I was not correcting this under warranty but finally intend to do this. Is this a know problem to Subaru (I assume YES) and how do they correct it? Thanks for any input.