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#7905 of 8657 2006 Outback 2.5i 30/30 maintenance
Nov 15, 2008 (9:18 am)
This past June I bought a 2006 Outback 2.5i w/28,000 miles from NJ Avis. It's now got roughly 33,300 miles on it, and while I've done basic things like occasionally check the oil and coolant, maintain the tire pressure, and keep track of gas mileage (which has been around 26/27 mpg) I haven't had the car serviced. (I did have it inspected in NY state, which is required by law if you buy a used car out of state.)
So this past week I joined my.subaru.com and was flagged for 30,000 mile/30 month maintenance -- both overdue. I found a nearby Subaru dealer in Rye, New York, made an appointment, and asked how much this 30/30 maintenance would cost. Answer: $649 plus tax.
Here's what my.subaru.com says 30/30 maintenance consists of:
Recommended Inspection Fuel systems, lines and connections
Inspect Drive belt(s) [Except camshaft]
Inspect Camshaft drive belt
Replace Engine oil
Replace Engine oil filter
Perform Replace engine coolant and inspect cooling system, hoses and connections
Replace Air cleaner element
Replace Spark plugs
Inspect Transmission/Differential (Front & Rear) lubricants (Gear oil)
Inspect Automatic transmission fluid
Replace Brake fluid
Inspect Disc brake pads and discs, front and rear axle boots and axle shaft joint portions
Inspect Brake linings and drums
Perform Inspect brake lines and check operation of parking and service brake system
Inspect Clutch operation
Inspect Steering and suspension
Perform Rotate and Inspect Tires
Is this service worth $649 -- essentially $700 with tax -- and, if not, what should I do instead?
I haven't had any problems with the car so far ... it's driven just fine.
#7906 of 8657 Re: 2006 Outback 2.5i 30/30 maintenance [dhartzell]
Nov 15, 2008 (9:39 am)
Basically a tire rotation, oil change, brake, cooling and tranny fluid change. Seems like way too early to change plugs but that's me.
Everything else is an "inspection."
If you can eyeball hoses brakes and stuff, I'd just bring the car to an indie. My guess is you'd be saving yourself $300 at least.
#7907 of 8657 Re: 2006 Outback 2.5i 30/30 maintenance [ponytrekker]
Nov 16, 2008 (11:20 am)
I run a subaru specific shop in NNJ and we do the 30k mile service all the time (did one yesterday actually) and we charge $365 for the same 30k but with Amsoil Synthetic fluids. We charge an additional $75 for non-platinum plugs but usually only do those at 60k intervals.
Dealers charge way way too much. If you need any other info shoot me an e-mail paisanazpinstalls.com and I can get you specifics.
#7908 of 8657 Re: Noises [ted55]
Nov 24, 2008 (1:22 pm)
I was just reading another thread and someone said they paid $600, which is in the same ballpark. Ask for a discount, dealers will usually agree to 10% off or so.
You guessed it, I'm Brazilian.
#7909 of 8657 Re: Noises [ateixeira]
Nov 24, 2008 (1:59 pm)
Muito Prazer e obrigado amigo!
Nov 25, 2008 (6:30 pm)
i have a problem with my AWD unit. i have taken it into a local subaru dealership to have it checked out and they said that there is nothing wrong with it. every time i leave my place i have to go through mud a junk. well one day i ended up getting stuck and had to call in to work because of it. has anyone had this problem. if you have let me know because i dont what to go and replace something if it is any easy do it yourself fix. i am very limited on my money do to my hours being cut back
#7911 of 8657 Re: 1991 subaru legacy SW [philliptaylor]
Nov 25, 2008 (7:53 pm)
Could it be the tires? I know that it may seem far fetched but perhaps they weren't gripping?
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#7912 of 8657 Windshield washer fluid reservoir=full; however, not working.
Dec 03, 2008 (8:13 am)
I have a 1996 Subaru Legacy Outback with a bazillion miles on it (270,000) but it still runs great; I have been very happy with this car (even happier because it was a gift from a friend last year!)
I let the windshield washer fluid reservoir stay empty for approx 3 months. Last weekend, I put new RainX fluid in said reservoir, pressed the button for the fluid and nothing came out; I don't even hear the pump working like I usually did. What's even more interesting is that the rear one works; although, it shoots out fluid like it has prostate problems or something, so I don't really use it, but the pump works.
Any suggestions? Is there a fuse I can replace? (I know nothing about cars, obviously).
Perplexed in Albuquerque
#7913 of 8657 Re: Windshield washer fluid reservoir=full; however, not working. [maryp3177]
Dec 03, 2008 (9:16 am)
My guess is there are 2 seperate motors, but I could be wrong.
A lot of pumps are cooled by the fluids they pump, so that could be why it failed - overheating. That happens to fuel pumps when the tank runs on empty, for instance.
#7914 of 8657 Re: Windshield washer fluid reservoir=full; however, not working. [ateixeira]
Dec 03, 2008 (9:33 am)
Yes, there are two pumps. One is set lower on the reservoir than the other - the lower one is the pump for the front. I cannot say for sure where the fuse is located (I seem to remember there being two fuse panels - one under the hood, near the reservoir itself, and another under the dash on the left side of the car - but am unsure as to which would contain the washer fuses). I would think replacement of the motor to be inexpensive, so if there does not look to be a fuse problem, try looking for a used motor.