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Subaru Legacy, Engine, Wagon
#228 of 270 Re: Valve cover torque? [az906]
Jan 31, 2009 (9:56 am)
The oil on the spark plug boots is from the round rubber o-rings that seal around the spark plug holes in the valve covers. My mechanic had had to replace these every other tune-up, or about 60K miles. This has been consistent on my 2001 Forester, which currently has around 190K and my wife's '03 Outback, now at around 97K. He replaces the valve cover gaskets at the same time he does the o-rings, but there has never been any indication of oil leaks from these gaskets. I also change my spark plug wires at that time.
Just another Subaru quirk.
I hope this helps.
#229 of 270 Re: Valve cover torque? [leo2633]
Mar 08, 2009 (12:27 am)
I need your help,im looking to buy a used 2001 outback limited (2.5 engine) with 41,000 miles on it this week.I've done some researched on the vehicle and found out alot of people have problems with the Head Gasket going out? Anyone had any problems with this on their 2001 Outback? Please share i need to know quickly..i put deposit for the vehicle...Thanks
#230 of 270 Re: Valve cover torque? [leo2633]
Mar 10, 2009 (7:44 am)
I wouldn't complain - my Miata eats through spark plug wires every 30k miles. Not a mile longer.
At 30k you start to notice a marked drop in power output, then you know you need wires.
May 10, 2009 (10:12 am)
I have the same problem as this poster.
have a 1992 Legacy sedan. I have had this problem twice now once about a month ago and just today. It acts like its starving for fule sputter and then dies. Wont start and when you take the fuellines off the filter no fuel is coming out while you crank. First time I replaced the filter and added dry gas. Also took the fule pump out of the tank and checked it . That was operating fine. I should mention when i took the feul line off the filter it was under a lot of pressure. Ok back to the problem . I put the pump back in and tried it by cranking the enigine with the fuel line off it pumped. out line back on and the car ran fine. Today it did the same thing. I pulled the lines took the pump out again and it ran fine after it was put back in. Any help on this woyld be appreciated.
Our car is a 1995 model.
Poster suggested intake leak or MAF, MAP as problem
#232 of 270 Re: feul problem [lamericus]
May 11, 2009 (9:32 am)
When is it happening? During driving or at idle? How about the relay for the fuel pump - could that be failing intermittently?
#233 of 270 Legacy GT Engine Issues
May 15, 2009 (10:37 am)
I am having major problems with my 2005 Legacy GT and wanted to see if others have had similar issues. I will begin with a saying we have at work Yakamatsu which is code for "You can't make this sh%t up"
1:May 28 2008- Turbo failure resulting in metal shavings getting into the engine. This was covered under warranty and was repaired in about 35 days.
2: March 31 2009- Loud knocking sound coming from engine, dealer determined the number 2 bearing had spun and wrecked the motor.This is covered under warranty repair and the engine scheduled for repair.(Car still at dealer)
3.April 25 2009- After waiting weeks for parts the engine was reassemble and put back in the vehice. I received a call from the dealership with not so good news. There was a casting defect on one of the heads and the cam was seized. Parts were ordered.(Car still at dealer)
May 14 2009- I received a call from the dealer that the car was road tested and finally ready for pick up!!!
May 15 2009-I picked up the car and drove home 20 miles. When I pulled in my driveway I heard a ticking sound coming from the left side of the engine and a burning smell. I called the dealership and they asked me to return with the vehicle. The car was put on the lift and it was determined that the turbo had failed and would need to be replaced. I was then put back into a loaner car and sent on my way. About an hour after returing home the dealership called me and stated "The turbo for my car is on national back order and there are none available in the usa" I will update this post more as events unfold.
#234 of 270 Re: Legacy GT Engine Issues [greasefire]
May 15, 2009 (12:44 pm)
Talk about sour luck! Whoa! You were not kidding when you said, "yakamatsu."
#235 of 270 Re: Legacy GT Engine Issues [greasefire]
May 15, 2009 (12:46 pm)
Too late to call it a lemon, that's first year only.
At least the dealer seems to be trying.
#236 of 270 Re: Legacy GT Engine Issues [ateixeira]
May 15, 2009 (1:42 pm)
Yes the dealer is trying and SOA is involved from a consumer affairs perspective. While this might not be a lemon law issue there are still options as a consumer. I have filed a K35 for with my local DMV and have the regional manager from SOA involved. I will post the out come for anyone having similar issues. I will say the service manager has been great as far as updates and general customer service.
May 17, 2009 (11:27 am)
OK, I have a 2005 Subaru Legacy GT 2.5 Limited. Great car, Lots of fun to drive. It has 54000 miles on it and for the last 5000 or so the Check engine light keeps coming on. I used the OBD reader and the code is 0304, misfire in cylinder # 4. I want to swap the coil with cylinder #2 to check if that's the problem. However, I don't know whick cylinder is #4. I even bought a service manual. It shows a block diagram of the engine and list the cylinder # for each one. BUT, it doesn't give any indication of the orientation of the diagram??? If I assume the top of the diagram is the back of the car then Cylinder # 4 is on the Divers side front. If I assume the opposite orientation cylinder # 4 is on the passenger side rear.
Which one is it? Can anyone tell me which one is cylinder # 4?