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Old 09-02-2010, 11:26 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Does anyone know if there is any website I can look at for the maintenance schedule? I am specifically interested in how often a tuneup is recommended. My 2001 Outback says every 30,000 miles in contrast with my 2005 Corolla which only requires a tuneup at 100,000 miles.
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I think subaru gives all owners a book holder with all kinds of great info in it when they buy the car. One booklet in that kit is called the service manual it has all the details in it.

By the way my 2001 legacy the 30,000 mile service was a transmission and fluids change with a break inspection. With fuel injected cars a tune up generally consists of replacing the air filter and replacing the spark plugs. I replaced the spark plugs in my 2001 at 98,000 miles and they looked brand new. I should have just put them back in but had already bought the new plugs.

I could have easily had my first major service not counting break pad checks and fluid relacements at 110,000 miles when the timing belt needs to be replaced.
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Correct. There should be a maintenance booklet with the owners manual. You can also check the MySubaru.com website.
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2010 Subaru maintenance schedules and new car break-in period

If you haven't done it yet you should register your OB at

https://www.subaru.com/my-subaru/aud...inmethod=email

When you do you have access to the service schedule and a link to Recall and Service program info specific to your OB
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Adding a bit:

The MySubaru.com web page lets you keep your own maintenance records online, if you want, and also gives you the choice of following the factory-recommended maintenance plan/schedule (i.e., what's in the printed info that comes with your car), or your dealer's recommended plan. (This is if you have specified your specific dealer for service.) Most dealers' will probably show a recommended plan that includes more frequent intervals for things, such as oil changes at twice as often, etc. But that doesn't say you have to listen...

As far as I can tell, you have to enter your information yourself, following a service - there doesn't seem to be any automatic entry of info following a dealer visit. (Maybe that's a good thing...)

Up to now, I have been doing oil changes twice as often as required (i.e. every 3,750 miles), but this has meant oil changes about every two months for me. So I am dropping back to every 5k miles, which I find easier to remember, and it still amounts to an oil change every three months (actually, less than three months). Plus, it still includes a visit at all of the more extensive service milestones. But this won't match either the factory schedule, nor my dealer's "recommended" schedule, so I'll see how MySubaru.com handles it.

As an aside, I was somewhat surprised to see that the factory interval for engine air filter replacement is quite long, 30k miles if I remember right. I changed mine at 15k miles, and it was fairly dirty, so I plan on using 15k as my air filter interval.
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I have the manual in my car. i was just curious to see if the service intervals have changed. I just brought my 2001 Outback in (with 97,000 miles) for service and it is a rude awakening. Coolant flush is $100 and brake fluid change is $100. My check engine light went on and it turns out two sensors need to be replaced for a sum of $650.
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I have the manual in my car. i was just curious to see if the service intervals have changed. I just brought my 2001 Outback in (with 97,000 miles) for service and it is a rude awakening. Coolant flush is $100 and brake fluid change is $100. My check engine light went on and it turns out two sensors need to be replaced for a sum of $650.
My 2001 had the knock sensor fail right around that same point common sensor failure on that model. Also had a speed sensor go bad which was a little more rare.

I paid a local shop $130 to flush the break fluid on my old landcruiser last month the dealer wanted $150 so I think $100 is pretty decent.
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speaking of maintenance. This is my first AWD car. what Additional maintenance are required for Subaru? besides the following:

1) Oil change
2) Transmission oil change
3) Brake (pad and fluid...etc)
4) Air filter
5) spark plugs

is there anything missing?
are there differential fluid change???

Another question: do you still rotate your tire on a 3.6R, given it is normally 55:45 ratio?
If so, how often?
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speaking of maintenance. This is my first AWD car. what Additional maintenance are required for Subaru? besides the following:

1) Oil change
2) Transmission oil change
3) Brake (pad and fluid...etc)
4) Air filter
5) spark plugs

is there anything missing?
are there differential fluid change???

Another question: do you still rotate your tire on a 3.6R, given it is normally 55:45 ratio?
If so, how often?
Rear diff yes super quick and easy most local oil change shops can do it at minimal cost $20 etc. Automatic yes front diff is different than the AT transmission fluid which case changing that wouldn't hurt either - same deal as the rear very simple and cheap to do. Manual's the front diff is all part of the Manual AT fluid change.
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2011 Subaru maintenance schedule and new car break-in period

Cars101 is full of great information. This is the 2011 Outback.
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