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#169 of 270 Re: 2005 Subaru Outback Engine replacement [paisan]
Apr 17, 2008 (8:30 pm)
I have a related question -
I have a 1992 Legacy, this past winter (in northern MN) it was pretty rough and the battery went out, along w/ a mouse getting into my air filter. wouldn't start for a number of months (tried jumping it, tried engine block heater overnight followed by a jump, tried to jump on a warm day). finally when spring came and things have thawed, i was able to get it jumped (plus had to pump the gas a few times to get it running) and it was barely running so went to get the battery replaced. new interstate MT battery, plus new air filter and had the oil checked and changed because the light came on when driving to the shop (about 8 blocks).
everything was fine driving in town etc, no lights or anything, until today drove about 250 miles. first time i stopped to get gas (after 100 miles) the oil light came on while i was stopping. i checked it right away, was full, checked it a second time about 15 min later, still F. started it again and the light went off
drove another 120 miles, decided to stop for gas again, again as i stopped the light came on. checked the oil again, was still fine, started driving again.
this time after 30 min or so the light came on and was fading in and about for about my last 10 miles or so. no bad sounds from the engine and the level seems fine, i plan on checking it in the morning when it's cold, but if it has plenty of oil should i still be concerned?
#170 of 270 Re: Blown HG or Cracked Cylinder [grumpy13]
Apr 19, 2008 (11:38 am)
hey grumpy i have a 2000 legacy outback with 71,000 on it i was wondering if u had similar problems like i have now eg. overheating rough idle hesitation. i took it to a mechanic an i have low compression in cyl #2 he is advising me 2 change the engine. any advise i will really appreciate it wanna know it what u did would help me thank,s triniluv
#171 of 270 Re: Blown HG or Cracked Cylinder [triniluv]
Apr 21, 2008 (1:06 pm)
Most likely head gasket.
#173 of 270 1995 Legacy 2.2L oil recommendation
Apr 21, 2008 (7:21 pm)
I just purchased a 1995 Legacy AWD with 2.2L engine & 5spd. It has 167,000 miles on it the previous owner reported always using conventional oil. I had used 10W30 synthetic on my previous car that had 279K on it when I drove it to the auto wrecker today. I would like to use synthetic on the Legacy but am not sure what weight to buy or if it is not recommended. Can offer some suggestions, as this car did not come with the owner's manual, thanks.
#174 of 270 Re: 1995 Legacy 2.2L oil recommendation [geoguy09]
Apr 21, 2008 (7:39 pm)
With a car of that age and that many miles I would stick with 5w-30 or 10w-30 or even 10w-40 in non synthetic format since you can actually cause leaks by changing so late in the game.
#176 of 270 2003 Subaru Outback power steering keep geting tight to a point my wife can
Apr 30, 2008 (9:39 am)
2003 Subaru Outback power steering keep getting tight to a point my wife cant drive it. we previously replaced hoses which was frayed on the inside. we just flushed out system again
#178 of 270 96 Suburu Legacy Outback recent engine ticking sounds
May 02, 2008 (9:19 am)
I have a 96 Suburu Legacy Outback. Due to age and usage 250000+ I had to replace the engine in 2005. Last year the transmission died. I had it removed and replaced. Recently, after changing my oil from regular to sythetic oil a ticking sound appeared somewhere inside and around the bell housing. I changed back to regular oil and the ticking remains. The ticking grows louder and faster only during acceleration between 2000-2500 (from stand still). It also appears when I rev the engine during idle and while the A/C is on. I checked and replaced spark-plugs, replaced spark plug wires, replaced coil pack, checked wiring, and the ticking remains. I've taken it to a local Suburu Dealership who said it may be a flywheel or torque converter? They said it would take some time and labor to reach the root cause of the ticking. My transmission is still under warranty but the auto shop warned it may not be a transmission issue. My question is whether anyone has heard of a similar sound and what to do? Also, whether I should use the warranty playing card to do exploratory surgery on my Suburu to find this recent annoying ticking sound.