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Re: The Subaru Thread

Postby JasonH » Tue Nov 30, 2010 7:40 pm

Hotoven wrote:Well Its already time for an oil change on my Subaru. I just got it in Oct. and already put 3,000 miles on it. Any suggestions on what oil and or filter to use? I haven't done any research yet, but whatever I use I want it to be consistent. I have a 2007 Subaru Outback.


Why change your oil after 3,000 miles?

http://www1.calrecycle.ca.gov/UsedOil/OilChange/

http://amateurassetallocator.com/2009/12/21/changing-your-oil-every-3000-miles-and-5-other-car-care-myths/
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Re: The Subaru Thread

Postby MoapaPk » Tue Nov 30, 2010 9:15 pm



"...vary with driving conditions."

I can't say I understand what dust has to do with engine oil; but many auto manufacturers recommend more frequent (down to 3000 miles) oil changes in dusty conditions. My soob spends a lot of times on very dusty roads, and the air filter shows it.
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Re: The Subaru Thread

Postby Hotoven » Wed Dec 01, 2010 5:49 pm

JasonH wrote:
Hotoven wrote:Well Its already time for an oil change on my Subaru. I just got it in Oct. and already put 3,000 miles on it. Any suggestions on what oil and or filter to use? I haven't done any research yet, but whatever I use I want it to be consistent. I have a 2007 Subaru Outback.


Why change your oil after 3,000 miles?

http://www1.calrecycle.ca.gov/UsedOil/OilChange/

http://amateurassetallocator.com/2009/12/21/changing-your-oil-every-3000-miles-and-5-other-car-care-myths/


Ok ok, but how about when I reach 5,000 miles? Whats a good oil? Full synthetic, half, normal?
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about to pull the trigger....

Postby jvarholak » Wed Jun 22, 2011 2:25 am

..... on a used 2001-2500 outback. Most in my price range have between 100K-140K on 'em. Just wanted to ask, based on those model years and mileage, what I should look out for (head gasket, tranny, AC..... whatever)? looking at both 4 and 6 cyl.
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Re: about to pull the trigger....

Postby jvarholak » Thu Jun 23, 2011 1:38 am

jvarholak wrote:..... on a used 2001-2500 outback. Most in my price range have between 100K-140K on 'em. Just wanted to ask, based on those model years and mileage, what I should look out for (head gasket, tranny, AC..... whatever)? looking at both 4 and 6 cyl.
Thanks in advance,
john


bump for all the Subi owners who know an S-load about these rides......... PLEASE HELP
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Re: The Subaru Thread

Postby mconnell » Sat Jul 02, 2011 11:36 pm

I can only comment on mine. I have had very little problem with it. The only recurring problem that I have is that the damn thing eats light bulbs. The tail light enclosures fill up with water every time it rains, so I pop a lot of tail lights. I have been pulled over several times for it, so now I always carry a couple spares.

It also has a small oil leak somewhere (head gasket?), but it's not bad enough that I have looked for it. I guess I'm not surprised since I have over 225,000 miles on it.
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Re: The Subaru Thread

Postby Hotoven » Tue Jul 12, 2011 6:43 pm

I don't know to much about Subarus, but from talking to the dealer where I bought my own, he said that the 2005 and newer are redesigned a lot and are much better. I also know someone with an 2005 and they keep having problems with it, needed a new transmission, and timing belt at only 60,000 miles. In whatever you get, make sure its been taken care of.
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Re: The Subaru Thread

Postby MoapaPk » Wed Apr 17, 2013 12:41 am

Which "new" Subarus have room for a full-sized spare? Outback, Forester, Crosstrek? The dealer claimed that the Outback and Forester (at least) had room. Which Subarus will take light truck tires? I think the Forester is standard with Geolander LTT.
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Re: The Subaru Thread

Postby mconnell » Fri Apr 19, 2013 2:37 am

MoapaPk wrote:Which "new" Subarus have room for a full-sized spare? Outback, Forester, Crosstrek? The dealer claimed that the Outback and Forester (at least) had room. Which Subarus will take light truck tires? I think the Forester is standard with Geolander LTT.


All have room for a full sized spare. Depends on where you want to put it. I don't think any of them will take a full size spare in the standard spare storage. All of room in the trunk/back.
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Re: The Subaru Thread

Postby chugach001 » Mon Jun 30, 2014 7:12 pm

I'm done with Subaru. I've had 4 in a row, the last two required; 2 transmissions, 1 motor, 1 turbo between them.

Finally I called Subaru and said; "hey, lifelong customer here having a really bad experience with your brand, hook me up with the turbo and I'll cover the labor". Their response was some lame-ass discount on a new car with a dealer. Given the choice between keeping a customer and pissing me off, they told me to kiss their ass.

My opinion, go Honda or Toyota.
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Re: The Subaru Thread

Postby MoapaPk » Tue Jul 01, 2014 7:47 pm

I'm curious if anyone has looked at the new Jeep Cherokee Trailhawk edition? By the new EPA standards, it gets about the same mpg as my 2003 4-cyl outback wagon, and comes with beefier suspension, all skid plates, beefier tires, etc.
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Re: The Subaru Thread

Postby Sierra Ledge Rat » Sun Jul 06, 2014 10:37 am

It happened this winter: 200,000 miles

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