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#8475 of 8642 Alternative for 00-04 Outback wiper insert
Sep 25, 2011 (10:15 pm)
I use OEM HONDA wiper insert for my 02 OUTBACK.
For front driver side wiper insert (Length:550mm; Width:8mm) for Outback: Equivalent is 2006 Honda Odyssey passenger side (Part# 76632-SHJ-A01).
For front passenger side wiper insert (Length:500mm; Width:6mm) for Outback: Equivalent is 2004 Honda CRV passenger side (part# 76632-S6M-003).
I went this route because my local Subaru dealer would not sell me insert only. With coupon, I got the insert for $5.00 each at Honda dealer.
Previously, I cut my 2000 Honda Odyssey inserts to fit them on my Outback.
#8476 of 8642 Re: Same old dreaded overheating issue that has been so discussed. [Mr_Shiftright]
Sep 26, 2011 (10:34 am)
Thank you so much for taking the time to reply to my message. Oh My Gosh!!! It's been like pulling teeth to get someone to take a look a little deeper than just what the computer readout is on the car down here. I am sure if I went to a Subaru dealership they probably would spot it, but I can't afford the diagnostics or repairs to be done there. I have insisted that it's most likely the headgasket, but my insistings have fallen on dead ears. Thank you to all of you on here who have posted to my response, and also other newer and older responses I have read that has saved me a ton of money at the repair shop. All of you are awesome! I could have gotten soaked a lot worse so many times trying to figure this out. After I get this fixed I am going to save up and take a mechanics course.
#8477 of 8642 Re: Same old dreaded overheating issue that has been so discussed. [hammerhead]
Sep 26, 2011 (10:50 am)
Thank you Hammerhead and Mr. Shiftright! I appreciate the help more than you will ever know.
#8478 of 8642 Re: Same old dreaded overheating issue that has been so discussed. [summerlover97]
by Mr_Shiftright HOST
Sep 27, 2011 (7:37 am)
Yer welcome. The members here are great aren't they? come back and see us and your host anytime.
#8479 of 8642 Subaru Legacy 2006 100K mile Tune-up
Sep 28, 2011 (11:05 am)
I was wondering if some of the more car-savvy users on this forum can give me some feedback on my fiance's 2006 Subaru Legacy Sedan. This car has nearly 100K miles on it (98K to be exact) and he has NEVER had any maintenance work done on it! The car has never had any problems and has only had the usual oil changes, new brakes, new tires over the 5 years he has owned it.
I am more the proactive type (well, at least not the "neglect it for 100K mile type") and would like to take his car in to have all the maintenance neglect taken care of before something worse happens. My question is: can anyone give me an idea of which services I should have done at this point? I'm scared that the automotive shop might try to take advantage of me considering the amount of disregard that has already gone into this car. What definitely needs to be done? What should be done if recommended? What should I not get done even if recommended?
Thanks in advance for all the input!
Sep 28, 2011 (12:04 pm)
You need a baseline for all the fluids. I would do:
* gear oil or ATF
* rear diff fluid
* brake fluid
Then the spark plugs, plug wires, and maybe even the ignition coil if you have any misfires or codes.
Fuel filter, air filter, oil and filter, cabin filter, PCV valve.
Maybe even the 02 sensors.
You want to replace all the serviceable items, basically.
#8481 of 8642 Re: Baseline [ateixeira]
Sep 28, 2011 (7:00 pm)
In addition to that, 105K is coming up rather quickly, which means timing belt time! I would recommend you replace the belts and hoses, as well as the coolant and thermostat (which is pretty much a necessity since you have to pull apart that system to do the timing belt).
Also, check the CV boots for cracks/splits, inspect the tie rod ends and ball joints, and ensure the struts are in good working order (or replace them).
Oh, and if it is an automatic transmission, be sure to change out the front differential's gear oil as well.
Honestly, your fella's car likely isn't suffering much yet from all that neglect, so it's a good thing the car (and he) has someone like you looking out for it.
If you end up having a shop do all this, and they replace all those basic maintenance items, you could be in for upwards of $2,000 by the end of it. Were you doing it yourself, parts would be somewhere around what, about $600-700?
#8482 of 8642 Subaru 2.2 lagacy enigne noise
Sep 28, 2011 (7:51 pm)
I have a 98 Legacy L with 225000 miles. The engine has made a clicking noise for about a year which seems to go away under load or when the rpm is raised. Temp & Oil level makes no difference. Now when I raise the engine speed quickly there is a clunking. Sounds like a loose flywheel, but that is hard to believe. In spite of this it has run well until the last trip to Southern Oregon.
The first thing I noticed was a miss in the engine. Then the check engine light started flashing, then after a few minutes just stays on.
After talking to a Subaru mechanic I removed the timing belt and looked at the idlers and noticed the water pump leaks. The idlers look good, except the one with teeth on it. It feels dry. Water pump seems to turn fine, but will get replaced because it leaks. The belt was not loose.
What I am concerned about is I am not sure that is where the noise is coming from, in spite of what Subaru says. I can easily change all the idlers and water pump and belt, but that would be frustrating if the problem continues.
Any one ever run in to something weird like this? The clicking sounds like it is deep in the engine.
What the heck could it be? Broken piston? Something loose?
Any help would be appreciated
#8483 of 8642 Re: Subaru 2.2 lagacy enigne noise [bradwilson49]
by Mr_Shiftright HOST
Sep 29, 2011 (10:00 am)
could be piston slap with that many miles on the engine or perhaps a loose wrist pin. In any event, the engine can run quite happily with either of these conditions but it is a sign of lots of internal wear.
Piston slap requires a trained ear but the way to test for a loose wrist pin (the pin that attaches the piston to the connecting rod) is to pull off each plug wire with the engine idlling (using insulated pliers of course)..if the noise suddenly doubles in frequency (from "click" to "click-click") then that's a loose pin.
#8484 of 8642 Re: Subaru 2.2 lagacy enigne noise [Mr_Shiftright]
Sep 29, 2011 (1:30 pm)
I would say piston slap is not likely because it does not seem to change as the engine warms up. However I had not thought of a loose wrist pin. That would actually make sense. I guess the thing to do is replace the idlers, water pump and timing belt, then try removing the wires one at a time and see if that is it.
There is that clunking when I rev the engine from an idle. Any ideas on that?
Thanks for your reply.