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#16864 of 19336 Trouble code diagnostic procedure reference
Aug 07, 2006 (4:05 am)
Where can you find diagnostic procedures for a Subaru 2001 EJ25 2.5L SOHC? On a home page for a Glasair experimental (home built) aircraft, of course!
Andy Plunkett's Glasair Project Library
Should the link break, search for part of:: 2001, 2.5L, SOHC engine EFI diagnostic trouble codes
Our 2000 Legacy GT wagon with 58,000 miles had a P0325 Knock sensor circuit malfunction. The knock sensor failed and cost about $97. Easy to replace.
keyword: CEL check engine light MIL malfunction indicator light OBD-II diagnostic procedure
..Mike Smith . Silver Spring, Maryland, USA
#16865 of 19336 Help me end this debate before I smack him!
Aug 07, 2006 (9:48 pm)
My boyfriend owns a 1990ish Loyale, which I drive occasionally. When it starts getting low on oil, is starts making "ticking noises" (his phrase, not mine). From MY experience, this means, 'pull over NOW and put oil in me, you idiot, or I'll blow up your engine up'! With every other car I've had, this was the point of risking damage, including an old Ford Pinto with the blown out idiot light. It ticked, I pulled over, and there was already serious damage done! (And, granted, it WAS a Pinto!) My boyfriend claims that some nameless person in the Subaru maintenance department, many years ago, told him that the ticking is caused by an 'air bubble', something 'totally unique' to this model, and while sure, it IS also low on oil at this point, the engine isn't being damaged at all.
Is the Loyale 'special' in this unique way, or is he just trying to win the argument?
#16866 of 19336 Re: Help me end this debate before I smack him! [sandy_c]
Aug 08, 2006 (5:32 am)
he's full of crap. his 1990ish Subaru Loyale has an overhead valve (pushrod) 1.8L flat four. pretty much any engine low on oil will make valvetrain noise. some of them make more noise than others even when there is a proper amount of oil, especially as the engine accumulates mileage.
there's no air bubble in the oil. and yes, it is being damaged in a typical way by low oil level and pressure.
#16867 of 19336 Re: Help me end this debate before I smack him! [sandy_c]
Aug 08, 2006 (9:36 am)
If he remains stubborn and doesn't wise up, maybe it's time to get a new boyfr-, oops, I mean car.
#16868 of 19336 Only slightly overdue...
Aug 09, 2006 (5:44 pm)
...was my 105k sevice (106846 miles) finished today.
Timing belt, water pump, crank seal, cam seals, thermostat.
Brakes are at 5% (yikes! - but I got my money's worth) so they get done Friday. Good for another 105 thou!
#16869 of 19336 Re: Only slightly overdue... [hammerhead]
Aug 10, 2006 (5:32 am)
Paul, you got 105K out of the brakes? Wow! About what percentage of the mileage is from towing? How much did the service cost?
#16870 of 19336 Re: Only slightly overdue... [hammerhead]
Aug 10, 2006 (5:37 am)
That is incredible. I got about 86k out of my front pads and thought that was a lot...
My rear shoes (drums on the L model) are OK, though. Then again the fronts do 90% of the work.
#16871 of 19336 Re: Only slightly overdue... [miksmi]
Aug 10, 2006 (7:15 am)
No no no... my bad for phrasing it that way... I've only had the car since 53K, and the brakes were new then. I think I meant the timing belt, etc. made me good for another 105K. No mileage from towing, and the miles we pulled it behind the motorhome didn't accumulate on the odometer.
As far as the whole service job, parts were $300: water pump, gasket, oil seals, timing belt, timing belt cover (it had a hole in it), coolant, conditioner, thermostat, gear oil. Labor was $518. Brakes will be in addition to all that, but they get done at the tire place, not the dealer.
#16872 of 19336 Rear Break (hand break) pumping ?
Aug 11, 2006 (6:18 pm)
I've got 01 Outback H6 (Canada) and I had the front rotors turned today, the mechanic told me that the hand break needs to be pumped in order to work. As of now when I pull it up it just makes contact (and slamming noise) but doesn't actually work.
Is it true that I need to pump up the hand break for it to work ? I don't want to take it apart and adjust it manually. Thanks.
#16873 of 19336 Re: Rear Break (hand break) pumping ? [vpekulas]
Aug 13, 2006 (7:32 am)
Don't recall handbrakes having a pump.
The cable probably needs to be tensioned.
IRCC the manual could guide you on that.