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#2197 of 2213 Sloshing water noise in my Subaru Baja 2006
Mar 07, 2009 (4:13 pm)
I live in Hawaii on the Big Island. I have just started to notice a sloshing noise in what seems my door panels. And as like all the other post after driving it around the noise is gone, I guess the water has drained out. Today I thought I'll look under the car and noticed some plugs under the door panels. After moving these plugs around some water just drained out of them. Does anyone know why these plugs are there and can they just be removed with out any problems?
#2198 of 2213 Re: Sloshing water noise in my Subaru Baja 2006 [hwnboy]
Mar 10, 2009 (6:46 am)
Odd, but you definitely want the water to drain out.
#2200 of 2213 Radio antenna locaion?
Mar 30, 2009 (6:09 pm)
I have been researching a purchase of a 2006 Baja and have looked at several of them on dealers lots. I noted that some of them have a "whip" antenna above the drivers door while others have a stubby rubber antenna center/rear of the roof.
Can anyone explain why the same model-year would have 2 different antenna locaitons?
Are there other less-visible differences with the 2006 model-year?
#2201 of 2213 Re: Radio antenna locaion? [bpeebles]
Apr 02, 2009 (9:33 am)
I found an answer to my own question...
The whip antenna above drivers-door is on model with normally-asperated engine.
The stubby rubber antenna center/rear of the roof signifies turbocharged engine.
#2202 of 2213 Re: wiper blades [fast_ford]
Jan 31, 2010 (1:00 pm)
I know this is an old string but I thought I'd give an update on a new option I found. I've been a trico neoform guy for a while now but this time I tried 'trico tech beam blades' for the subaru baja. They just came out in late 2009 and what's cool is they have a new, lower, slighty off-set attachment mounting that allows the wiper arms to sit slightly lower. The trico techs are also beefy as hell and look awesome with the lower mounts. They wipe clean and quietly without chatter. Came with removal and replacement instructions - easy install. Picked them up online.
#2203 of 2213 Re: wiper blades [jeff618]
Jan 31, 2010 (3:12 pm)
I too have tried out the new-fangled "beam blades" from several manufacturers. Personally, I bought 4 of these new-fangled "beam blades" at about $12 each. With tax that came out to about $50 JUST FOR WIINDSHIELD WIPER BLADES!!
I am sad to say that they are not well suited for winter-weather use. It is all too easy to bump them while using the snowbrush to clean off the windsheild. The plastic "endcaps" tend to break off... then the entire blade becomes unstable and may come out of the housing. (my wife and I have been using a snowbrush for over 25 years so I know it was not the fault of our snowbrush-skills - LOL)
Unfortunately, they all busted as I described above, they dont wipe any 'better' than standard blades and dont last any longer either. I have decided that my money is better spent elsewhere until they perfect the new-fangled "beam blades".
#2204 of 2213 Re: wiper blades [bpeebles]
Feb 01, 2010 (10:35 am)
Yeah, but that's for more than one car, right?
The new Forester comes with them as standard. Ours work well (OE wiper blades are often better than aftermarket I've found).
#2205 of 2213 Re: wiper blades [ateixeira]
Feb 01, 2010 (10:43 am)
Really? My '10 just had the same old basic wiper (with the armature that is very prone to ice buildup).
I used Trico Neoform (which is a beam blade) on my minivan and on my Escort, and both have proven to be durable in winter conditions. I tend to use those now just because they are less hassle than a seasonal blade. Winter blades work fine year-round, but their sheathing takes a heavy toll from summer sun and then they tend to be more brittle and tear the following winter.
#2206 of 2213 Re: wiper blades [xwesx]
Feb 01, 2010 (10:50 am)
I was just showing Frank and Bob yesterday at the DC Auto Show.
What model do you have? I have a Limited, same model from the auto show.