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#18 of 41 Re: 1991 subaru legacy driving through mexico for 3 months, reliable carpar
Jul 02, 2007 (6:11 pm)
Naysayers aside, my reservation is that you do not seem to be very familiar with the vehicle. This means that in the event of an emergency, it likely would not be you to perform repairs. In an area where Subaru is scarce, that could mean prolonged trouble.
I would carry a few feet of spare hose of various size (fuel line, heater, vacuum), some hose clamps, a spare set of radiator hoses, a couple gallons of coolant, water, spark plugs, plug wires, set of drive belts, a couple wheel bearings, bearing grease, rags, engine oil, ATF (or gear oil, if a manual transmission), gear oil for differential(s), baling wire, complete set of tools, two full size spare tires, penetrating lubricant spray, filters (oil and air), maybe some JB Weld, repair manual (in Spanish if you will not be doing all repairs!).... Are you planning on taking anything else with you on this trip?
Really, you just have to cover the most probable scenarios and have with you a plan "B" and "C" in the event one or more improbable scenarios crop up. The best way to prepare is to be familiar with the vehicle, and I mean intimately familiar.
#19 of 41 Re: 1991 subaru legacy driving through mexico for 3 months, reliable carparts? [bajasos]
Jul 09, 2007 (7:53 pm)
I drove my 1991 Legacy wagon through mexico, it was a blast! My only precaution was to remove my license plate and tape it to the inside of the glass, as I'd heard about ppl stealing them. But I lucked out and didn't have any car problems at all. We didn't even suffer without A/C (mine was broken at the time - and still is), except in Texas. The duct tape lines are still on my window, reminding me of the trip. Sadly, my timing belt just went out and I may be retiring her, depending on what my mechanic says it'll cost... Buen viaje! Espero que tengas una aventura magnifica!
#20 of 41 Re: 1991 subaru legacy driving through mexico for 3 months, reliable carparts? [nathan149]
Jul 09, 2007 (10:08 pm)
thanx everyone that replyed i bought a toyota sr5 4x4 tercel first before the subee but i have had subaru's in the past with good luck so i will do as all of you sugest and bring the stuff i can fix or mind it with its a 800 dollar car im thinking if tranny or engine go south i will jump out and leaver right there and hitch, hop a bus what have u ?
#21 of 41 Re: 1991 subaru legacy driving through mexico for 3 months, reliable carpar
Jul 10, 2007 (3:31 pm)
Sounds good, and hey, whatever happens, I bet you will have a fabulous time as long as your well being is not at risk. Have a great trip!
#23 of 41 Re: Good news and bad news [ateixeira]
Oct 11, 2007 (7:13 am)
I gotta say, my '00 outback limited wagon has just been diagnosed today with the head gaskets. She has 164k miles and we haven't seen this problem for long. So I was greatly relieved to hear it was a real problem that the dealer could fix for a resonable fee considering everything involved.
So don't assume that the gaskets would have gone by 120k. These cars are solid, this stuff can happen late in a cars life.
#24 of 41 Starting issues.... injectors?
Oct 11, 2007 (8:09 pm)
My 99 Outback isn't starting when it is raining out. I am not getting fuel to the engine, it sounds like it is out of gas. I just replaced the fuel filter, am getting fuel pressure out of the filter towards the engine, but it still just turns over. Happened once before 2 weeks ago (also when it was raining), replaced the fuel pump and it's been driving fine until today. I have 156k with about 1200mi a month. I don't know what to do next. Any help? Anyone else experience this with their high mileage subie?
#25 of 41 Re: Good news and bad news [xctrygirlewd]
Oct 23, 2007 (1:03 pm)
Wow, at 164k I guess the engine doesn't owe you much.
#26 of 41 Re: Starting issues.... injectors? [mike_wolf]
Oct 28, 2007 (1:23 pm)
Why are you certain it is fuel? Since it is a problem that only shows up with the moisture, it could also be a spark or MAS (mass airflow sensor) issue.
#27 of 41 Thinking about a 2001 Outback
Nov 02, 2007 (10:45 am)
I am thinking about selling my 2001 BMW 540, buying a 2001 Outback with the H6 and banking the difference. All of the potential OUtbacks I see are arounf 100k miles. Are there typical concerns with a high mileage 2001 Outback? What should I look for or be concerned about (aside from regualr mainenance by the PO)?