Last post on Dec 05, 2013 at 1:24 PM
You are in the Subaru Legacy & Outback
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Subaru Outback, Subaru Legacy, Sedan, Wagon
#2 of 249 Re: 2013 Subura Outback [cincinnati_dan]
May 04, 2012 (5:17 am)
They all work well, but the one on the 3.6 is the most sophisticated and the best, so I've been told. In a worst-case traction situation, that would be my choice. Also, by having a slight rearward power bias, it will give you a more rewarding driving experience.
Having said that, we've had three 2.5 automatic Subarus with the Active Torque AWD, and they've never let us down. Also, I have a WRX 5-speed with the 50/50 power split viscous coupling AWD; same there, never let me down.
#3 of 249 Different Engine?
Jun 01, 2012 (4:18 pm)
Is the 4 cylinder engine on the 2013 supposed to be the same as the 2012?
#4 of 249 Re: Different Engine? [carteach]
Jun 01, 2012 (6:25 pm)
2012 Outback has EJ25 engine
2013 Outback will have FB25 engine (same as 2011/2012 Forester)
The main differences are EJ25 = SOHC w/ timing belt; FB25 = DOHC w/ timing chain.
FYI - 2012 Impreza has 2.0L FB20 engine.
#5 of 249 Re: Different Engine? [dcm61]
Jun 02, 2012 (4:22 am)
Also, the FB25 has a bit more power, especially in low-mid rpm range, where it counts.
#6 of 249 Re: Different Engine? [rsholland]
Jun 03, 2012 (8:50 pm)
Is this engine supposed to be free of the head gasket problem?
#7 of 249 Re: Different Engine? [carteach]
Jun 04, 2012 (6:01 am)
The FB25 is a completely new engine, so there's no reason to assume that old problem remains.
#8 of 249 Re: Different Engine? [rsholland]
Jun 04, 2012 (8:42 am)
Indeed, and I'm surprised that the assumed elimination of this problem wasn't at the top of the list in terms of the differences between the EJ and FB blocks!
I'm wondering if any of the hosts would be willing to correct the thread title to "Subaru" from "Subura?"
#9 of 249 Re: Different Engine? [carteach]
Jun 04, 2012 (9:08 am)
free of the head gasket problem?
More specifically, will coolant ever leak from the head gasket, internally or externally?
Simple answer - not possible The coolant no longer even flows through the gaskets! The heads and block have different lines to cool them.
#10 of 249 Re: Different Engine? [xwesx]
by KCRam@Edmunds HOST
Jun 04, 2012 (6:49 pm)
kcram - Pickups/Wagons/Vans+Minivans Host
#11 of 249 Re: Different Engine? [kcram]
Jun 05, 2012 (8:15 am)
Most excellent. Thank you!