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Subaru Legacy, Subaru Outback, Wagon
#7629 of 8657 Re: 2007 Outback Brake/Transmission Noise [ateixeira]
Apr 02, 2008 (12:08 pm)
didn't get a look at the rotors, unfortunately. when they replace the pads, I'll try to be around the dealer when they do the rotor scoring ..... but there is not pulsating at highway speeds either ... this one's really a mystery - to me and - most distressingly - a mystery to the dealer !! this is our 5th Subaru/Outback and it has had more issues in a year than all the prior cars together .... don't like to say it, but "they don't build them like they used to ....."
#7630 of 8657 Re: head gasket thoughts [xwesx]
Apr 02, 2008 (12:36 pm)
Thank you for the reply.
I bought the car 4 years ago used. the same cars are selling in Colorado for $5000-6000 in good to fair condition (of course with a running engine).
The mechanic stated it would cost aprox $800 to get the motor out and evaluate then approx $2000-5000 to repair depending how bad the warping is. investing that amount of money into an already 11 year old car is intimidating. When do you suggest walking away and getting rid of it as opposed to a replacement car.
#7632 of 8657 Re: head gasket thoughts [mrader]
Apr 02, 2008 (5:05 pm)
I just spent $3500 for a completely rebuilt motor to replace the 2.5L in my 99 Outback. Even though that sounds like a lot of money, I now have a zero-time engine in a chassis that is known for its long-term value. I expect we'll easily get another 125K miles out of this engine. A new engine from Subaru is over $7000.
We weighed the options of replacing the blown engine or selling the chassis / body for salvage without a running engine. Without the engine, we expected very low market value. Then we looked at what kind of used car we could then buy for $3500, knowing it would be old, high mileage, and with its share of problems - some apparent, some hidden, likely to be discovered on a dark country road miles from any cellular service.
$3500 for a full rebuild sounded like very reasonable peace of mind. I did all the work to R&R the engine, and the incidentals like belts, hoses, fluids and gaskets were less than $100. Considering today's shop rates for labor, $800 may be fairly reasonable. I can recommend my source for the rebuild if you like.
Hope this is helpful,
#7634 of 8657 Height button on console doesn't appear to work on '92
Apr 02, 2008 (12:50 pm)
I just got a '92 Legacy wagon with 86K miles and I'm still trying to learn about it. It runs and rides fine.
When you push the Height button on the console, nothing happens. The indicator say HI and that's where it stays. All the fuses under the dash are all OK. Not sure where to check next. Should I try to get it back to Normal or does it really matter?
Also noticed a green male and female connector under the dash on the left side that is disconnected (not the one that makes the Check Engine light flash). I could try to connect it and see what happens, but with my luck it would probably trigger the ejector seat.
#7635 of 8657 Water Leak in topliner in Trunk space 2001SubaruLLB
Apr 04, 2008 (11:14 am)
I have had the car since November and there was no evidence of serious water problems before we purchased the car. When we have a good rain water leaks from the back hatch area into the trunk space. It is draining through the rear center seatbelt and the passenger tether restraint. Anyone know if this is coming from the moon/sun roof drain, leaking in from the hatch, or other? If so, what is the most effective and cheapest way of solving this issue.
#7636 of 8657 Re: Water Leak in topliner in Trunk space 2001SubaruLLB [mramsey]
Apr 04, 2008 (11:16 am)
I vote moonroof as the likely culprit.
I think there is a tube that's supposed to drain the water, that probably came loose. You may have to remove the headliner to gain access, though.
#7637 of 8657 Re: anti-freeze smell [ateixeira]
Apr 04, 2008 (12:12 pm)
Well, it worked out great. Dealership was very cooperative. After the coolant conditioner was added, a couple weeks later the drivers side head gasket started leaking again, and the passenger side started leaking for the first time. Dealer replaced both sides, no charge under "good will" warranty. Yes, no charge. Subaru stood behind their product here.
#7638 of 8657 Re: anti-freeze smell [bufwxguy]
Apr 04, 2008 (12:24 pm)
Glad to hear they took care of you.