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#147 of 406 Re: CEL...2005 Outback XT [ateixeira]
Nov 25, 2009 (8:14 am)
Subaru did pay for the turbo. I had to pay for the labor. Since the turbo failed, I did have some metal shavings in the engine that left some scratches. But the dealer felt that I didn't have to do a major engine overhaul. The car is running great right now, but I fear that the catalytic converter will go next or something else. I've got 67K miles on this car...I was thinking I should probably replace the car in the spring -but I really don't want to. What are your thoughts?
#148 of 406 Re: CEL...2005 Outback XT [cindy47]
Nov 25, 2009 (9:05 am)
It will probably be fine if the dealer thinks so, but if it makes you worry about it all the time, then go ahead and trade it in, because it's not worth the stress.
#149 of 406 Check Engine Light Throwing P1502 Code
Dec 15, 2009 (9:46 am)
I posted this in another thread, but I've got an update and wondered what some of you thought.
About 3 weeks ago, my "Check Engine" light came on in my 1997 Subaru Legacy. The day after the light came on, my temperature gauge in the car started slowly climbing, as if the car was overheating after 20 mins of driving. I turned on the heat and the temperature gauge went back to normal. I took it to have the code read, and it threw the P1502 code, which is for a radiator fan function problem. However, the temp. sensor and both the fans are functioning properly. I've checked the fluids, I don't seem to be having any leakage, and I just had the car tested for hydrocarbons in the cooling system and it came back clean.
The car is fine on long drives and on the freeway but starts to overheat when Iím idling or in stop-and-go traffic. I was concerned that this might be a head gasket issue, but all the posts I've read about HGs have the car overheating at higher temps. Any thoughts? A friend suggested a flush, so I'm going to try that next. I'm loathe to take it in and rack up $$$ while someone digs around trying to figure out what the issue is.
#150 of 406 Re: P0328/P0420 [kks5]
Dec 15, 2009 (2:17 pm)
Do you live in an area where you have to buy fuel with ethanol? When I stopped using that and went back to "real" gas, our cars are performing much better and getting better gas mileage.
Wonder when this ethanol boondoggle will end. Probably not until all our engines are destroyed.
#151 of 406 Re: P0328/P0420 [doggrandma]
Dec 15, 2009 (3:56 pm)
It's a shame, really. What a waste of corn.
#152 of 406 Re: CEL...2005 Outback XT [cindy47]
Dec 26, 2009 (7:52 am)
Thank you Cindy for the warning about the turbo. My experience after six years and 36,000 miles has been extremely positive and I'm going to hold my subie until it reaches at least 100,000 miles.
#153 of 406 2001 Outback Check Engine Light
Dec 27, 2009 (6:46 pm)
This forum has been very enlightening. I have no issue with paying for maintenance but these repeated trips with no resolution and the "deer-in-the-headlights" expressions are getting old. The catalytic convertor was replaced at 105,000 along with the two related sensors. The CEL typically comes back on within three weeks of service. Dealership has checked the codes and reset things 5 or 6 times only to have the CEL illuminate again and again and again. It's been a good car other than this annoying issue.
#154 of 406 Re: P0328/P0420 [doggrandma]
Dec 28, 2009 (2:01 pm)
If you've found one of the few places in the US selling real gas, please post the info on www.pure-gas.org. WI has a fair number of stations selling real gas, followed by 10 stations in AL and 9 in SC. Most states have none, a few have 1 or 2 stations. If the pump is not labelled, you cannot assume that its ethanol-free. Many states do not require pump labelling and you don't know what you're getting unless you test it yourself.
#155 of 406 2005 Subaru Outback 2.5 xt turbo check engine light is on after having remo
Dec 28, 2009 (4:23 pm)
2005 Subaru Outback 2.5 xt turbo- check engine light is on and the cruise control light is flashing. Just had a remote starter installed for Christmas-could that have caused this problem? Thanks!!
#156 of 406 Re: P0328/P0420 [morin2]
Dec 28, 2009 (8:14 pm)
There are so many stations that sell real gas here in Oklahoma, that I could not begin to list all of them, and in College Station, TX, you can't buy gas with ethanol!
We have the benefit of living in oil country! Or as they say here "earl".
However, in Dallas, you can't find ethanol-free (real!) gas. Supposedly it's due to the air quality, but that is so bogus! Ethanol causes more pollution than real gas does. This has been a con job from the beginning.