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#8512 of 19285 This post is for Patti
Mar 29, 2001 (4:39 pm)
Patti, I have just bought a 2001 GT wagon and I would like to put on aftermarket cross drilled rotors, my problem is the dearth of performance stuff for the Legacy at least here in Ottawa Canada. The performance shops here only have a listing up to 1999, the parts people at the two Subaru dealers here tell me that the brakes on the 99 GT are the same size as the 2001GT but the part #s are different but again I am told they will interchange, I have read somewhere that the2001 got bigger brakes, so I thought I would go to the source and ask for your help in getting the relevant information also is it possible there is any difference between the brakes on Canadian and US. models I can;t see it but I thought I would ask. You can either reply to me here I am sure there are others who would be interested in the reply Or feel free to e-mail at subefriekaol.com if anyone else has pertinent information to this query please feel free to reply also.
#8513 of 19285 Impressions after almost 3 weeks (GT wagon)
Mar 29, 2001 (4:57 pm)
Well guys I have to say I just love this car,surprising how quickly you get spoiled, after only three weeks I would not give up my heated seats at any price they are just awesome on my poor aching back. I am contantly amazed at how smooth and quiet this car is, I have no problem with squeaky brakes although I took pains at the beginning to properly season the pads and rotors, whether this had made a difference or not I am sure, time will tell. If I do experience squeaking I will post it. I thought it would take a long time to win my heart after my beloved Honda wagon but this has been love at first sight,(I almost feel like I am being unfaithful here)I am looking forward to many happy years with this car, incidently my long suffering wife who has almost zero interest in cars (despite living with a certifiable car nut all these years) loves this car about as much as I do.
#8514 of 19285 Is it me? or ............
Mar 29, 2001 (9:07 pm)
II have to share this with you. Just received a recall notice from Subaru Canada for my 1997 Outback to do with the alternator. This recall involves 1996 through 1998 Subaru Legacy vehicles and involves the loss of voltage regulation due to a broken brush wire. They want to replace the regulator which is a good thing!
Anyway, I traded in my 97 Outback for a 2000 Outback at the dealer sixteen months ago. On this form, they advise that if you have changed your home address or sold your Subaru, please complete the "change of address" postcard located in your glove box and mail to us.
1 - If I had changed my address, and not notified them, I would not have received the recall notice.
2 - If I had sold the car, which I did, the glove box would not exist in my driveway.
O.K., have I missed something here or is this just an interesting request?
p.s. Ross, I have always considered myself anal retentive, is that better or worse then OCD?
Mar 30, 2001 (7:02 am)
I think a heated garage is OK. The tough stuff comes when you leave the garage, not while in it.
Pat: the 2001 Legacys all got 0.7" bigger front brake discs. I doubt they are interchangeable. Since they have only been out for 6 months, there may not be aftermarket ones yet.
Mar 30, 2001 (7:04 am)
that depends upon you aspirations (ouch - unintentional pun, but I'll keep it). It's a step in the right direction if you think OCD is next to godliness. Perhaps you might want to sign up for the workshop.
#8517 of 19285 Gordon Diamant's Sube-Directory
Mar 30, 2001 (11:22 am)
Pat, this doesn't answer your question but it's a plethora of international Subaru links. Try Mike Shield's site (SPD Technical Info), among others. Let us know which site(s) you find most helpful.
Gordon Diamant's Sube-Directory. Gordon is the man.
Hope this helps.
#8518 of 19285 Outback manual vs. automatic transmissions
Mar 30, 2001 (9:42 pm)
Do people really get that much more power with the manual? How responsive is it? How often have people had to replace it?
#8519 of 19285 When to Start w/Synthetic Oil?
Mar 31, 2001 (8:39 am)
This might be a pretty basic question for this group, but I am not mechanically inclined, and would like to form an opinion based on the concensus of many - not just of one. Please keep my inexperience in mind, as in the future I may ask somewhat dim-witted questions...and oh, by the way I am OCD too!
Here is my first as I just picked up my OWB this past Thursday --
When I picked up my OBW this week I told the Service Manager that I planned on using a synthetic (Mobil 1 or Havoline), beginning at my first oil change.
They recommended that I change oil at 1000, then again at approximately 5K with regular oil -- and not switch to a synthetic until roughly 8 - 10K miles, as to let the egine seals 'seat' appropriately.
Has anyone else heard this logic applied? What are the pros / cons.
My thanks as always in advance.
#8520 of 19285 One more Question - Temp Gauge
Mar 31, 2001 (8:44 am)
I forgot,...just one more post for this weekend (I hope).
One item that I have noticed is that the Outside Temp readout located below the 'Tach' is consistently approximately 5 - 7 degrees warmer than what other temperature signs (from banks, etc.) display. It is not accurate.
Is this normal; do other OWB owners note the same? Should I have the unit replaced at one of my oil changes?
Mar 31, 2001 (8:56 am)
I'd probably agree with the oil - wait a couple of regular changes before switching to synthetic.
Temp gauge: my '00 OB doesn't have this feature. The temp gauges at the banks around here, even ones across the street from each other, vary a few degrees. Having said that, the temp sensor in your OB probably is getting some influence from the heat of the engine. I think it's mounted in one of the fenders, if I remember correctly.
If you're really out to prove it's accuracy, just get a regular temp gauge and place it in the same area as you OB. See if the two match. A cheap plastic outdoor one probably will do, but you may also see some variance in it too.