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#5907 of 10833 Re: Head Gasket Problems [larryv]
Dec 30, 2004 (1:05 pm)
I'm not too sure about that story since the 2.5 engine has had head gasket problems since it's introduction back in 1997. With each revision, Subaru has improved the design and reduced the occurance of the HG problem.
The latest H4 engine may in fact have the latest and greatest design. Earlier this year, Subaru issued a TSB for the 2000+ 2.5 engine. The use of a special coolant additive is supposed to extend the life of the HG. I'm sure Subaru was on to something and probably implemented these measures in the latest engine design.
The 2.5 turbo used in the Forester XT, Legacy GT, Outback XT and WRX STi uses a completely different lower and upper engine design consiting of a semi-closed block and higher performance headers. Although it has only been out for a couple of years, there has not been any reports of HG problems with this particular engine.
#5908 of 10833 Any '05 Legacy Sdn owners need snow/ice tires?
Dec 30, 2004 (1:11 pm)
I've got a set of 1-seadon old 215/45-R17 Michelin Pilot Alpins (they're HR-rated snow/ice) used on my BMW last season. They've got about 2800 miles on them, with 90-95% tread remaining. Was gonna' use them on my OB, but figured they would throw off my speedo by about 5mph.
Lookin' to get $250 o.b.o. for them, would prefer local (NJ/NY/CT/PA) buyer but will ship at buyer's expense.
Thanks for the bandwidth,
#5909 of 10833 Re: Head Gasket Problems [kens]
Dec 30, 2004 (1:30 pm)
I've heard this term before in regards to the newer 2.5L engines - "semi-closed block ". What does that mean?
#5910 of 10833 Re: Center Armrest Extension [snowbird]
Dec 30, 2004 (1:32 pm)
I also have a taupe interior in my OBXT and the ivory arm rest extender matched perfectly. There only two colors, one for the dark interiors and one for the light.
It is made of hard plastic which blended in with the center console. It can be raised or lowered so that you have option of using it or not. I always keep it raised so that my elbow is resting on it. I find it great, especially on long trips.
Dec 30, 2004 (1:42 pm)
hey Tim, you should be able to unload those. the 215/45-17 fits a lot of Subarus well, especially the 93-01 Impreza.
#5912 of 10833 Re: [locke2c]
Dec 30, 2004 (1:49 pm)
Thanks! I was unsure of the fitment for other years. Wish they fit my own car
Appreciate the info,
Dec 30, 2004 (1:50 pm)
yeah the implied thing in my last post was my agreement that they're too short for your OB.
now it's explicit!
#5914 of 10833 Re: Car is great in the snow [hilbert]
Dec 30, 2004 (2:59 pm)
I agree with the other guys -- probably the snow crunching under the tires.
#5915 of 10833 Re: Center Armrest Extension [rwoods]
Dec 30, 2004 (3:29 pm)
Bob: Thanks for your quick response. I think I will definitely get the Extender. Jason
#5916 of 10833 Historic roads...
Dec 30, 2004 (3:49 pm)
Not sure this belongs here, but anyway here it goes...
Maryland Rt. 144 (aka Frederick Rd.), which begot US Rt. 40, which begot I-70.
I live about .7 mile from Rt. 144, the original road west from Baltimore to Kentucky and points west. It dates back to the 1700s, if not earlier. It still has large stones that were used as mile markers. In fact there are several mile markers within a couple of miles of where I live, on old Rt.144.
Ok, now back to our scheduled program...