Last post on Jan 05, 2011 at 5:18 PM
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Subaru Legacy, Subaru Outback, Sedan, Wagon
#256 of 258 Re: Tire Rotation [bigearz1]
Jun 04, 2009 (6:47 am)
There is probably rust on the hub and the wheel seized up.
Try some penetrating oil and tap lightly with a hammer (with a piece of wood between to protect the wheel). Careful - make sure your jack stands are very secure and do not get under the car.
Before you mount them again, clean the rust off. Not sure what you could spread on there to prevent that from happening again, maybe some anti-seize or brake caliper lube (on the face only, not on the threads of the lugs).
#257 of 258 Re: 08 Legacy head gasket issue? [paisan]
Jan 05, 2011 (2:52 pm)
I have a 2008 Subaru Outback 2.5i that has 43000 miles on it and is just now getting the head gasket replaced. I'm happy that it is still under warranty, but upset because I thought Subaru had addressed this issue with previous model years.
#258 of 258 Re: 08 Legacy head gasket issue? [calista77]
Jan 05, 2011 (5:18 pm)
It happens far less frequently now, but it can still happen to any EJ25 engine due to block design limitations. Only a revised gasket and the coolant additive make gasket failure less likely than in previous years.