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#19219 of 19336 How long should the engine(Y) pipe last
Oct 14, 2012 (5:40 pm)
2001 Forester S. 110K miles. As i need to raplace the cat pipe, thinking about the Walker with extra precious metals part #54760, I noticed that the flange to my engine pipe where I need to connect too is not in great shape. Wondering if these last a lifetime of how long i should expect it to last. I can get a replacement Y pipe for 150 bucks and wiondered if i should mess with a welder putting on a new flange so i can keep it. Thanks."> I have pics of the flange but not sure how to attach. Thanks
#19220 of 19336 Re: How long should the engine(Y) pipe last [msera]
Oct 14, 2012 (11:17 pm)
I would have an independent exhaust shop -- not a chain like Midas, someone that actually knows how to weld-- replace all that stuff.
It won't cost that much and they will do a professional job. Your year of Subaru was fairly known for rusting exhausts in that location.
#19221 of 19336 Re: How long should the engine(Y) pipe last [colin_l]
Oct 15, 2012 (2:27 pm)
Location makes a huge difference on how long exhaust systems last. After 220,000 on my '96 Outback, the exhaust system looked excellent. I was looking at some Outback with a third the miles, but from the NE and midwest, and they were heavily rusted.
My advice... if the flange is rusted out, do as Colin suggested because the rest probably isn't far behind!
#19222 of 19336 Re: How long should the engine(Y) pipe last [xwesx]
Oct 16, 2012 (6:55 am)
At 11 years and 100K miles my Y pipe and center (with cat) was still fine, but the flange on the muffler pipe (over the rear axle area) was rusted out and beyond repair this past summer. A shame, because the muffler itself was still fine. I debated cutting off the flanges and sleeving the pipes with some universal stock from the rack in the exhaust isle, but figured that would be a temporary fix at best.
#19223 of 19336 Re: How long should the engine(Y) pipe last [fibber2]
Oct 16, 2012 (8:23 am)
So, what did you end up doing?
#19224 of 19336 Re: How long should the engine(Y) pipe last [xwesx]
Oct 16, 2012 (11:14 am)
Why I did as my dear wife instructed, got out from under the car, gave it to a shop to replace the muffler at totally exorbitant prices, and used my new found spare time to work on her honey-do list!!
#19225 of 19336 Re: How long should the engine(Y) pipe last [fibber2]
Oct 16, 2012 (1:40 pm)
Hahah; you're a good man, Steve.
#19226 of 19336 2002 OBS - Headlight Bulb Replacement
Nov 26, 2012 (8:52 am)
Hey guys and gals. I want to change the bulb on driver side headlamp. I typically twist stuff till it breaks.... Can someone tell me how to get at the bulb. I am sure it is obvious but the bulb may be brighter than me at this point!
Thanks in advance
#19227 of 19336 Re: 2002 OBS - Headlight Bulb Replacement [stackman1]
Nov 26, 2012 (8:55 am)
My pic is 4mg on Shutterfly - is that why it didn't show?
#19228 of 19336 Re: 2002 OBS - Headlight Bulb Replacement [stackman1]
Nov 26, 2012 (9:35 am)
Bulb socket should quarter-turn twist (gently!) out from the back of the housing. Unclip, pull out, replace, re-clip, re install. Gently (again)
I might suggest doing both sides at the same time, depending on the age of the bulbs. If one's gone, the other one might not be far behind..