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Old 11-13-2012, 08:39 PM   #21 (permalink)
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DIY: Gen 4 Front and Rear Differential Oil Change

DIY: Gen 4 3.6R ATF Drain and Fill

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Old 05-14-2013, 01:14 PM   #23 (permalink)
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Question 2013 Outback 3.6R... Block Heater

Hello Forum,

First-time poster here. Just bought a new 2013 Outback with the 3.6R. This is my second Subaru, so I'm still a little new to the "family."

My question is: Has anyone out there dealt with installing a block heater in a 3.6R engine? If so, is it worth it to do this myself, or should I just let the dealership mechs install this for $100? I guess the real question is, how difficult is this install (dealership has only 1 hour in the books) and is the $100 really worth the lack of mess and head/heartache?

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Hello Forum,

First-time poster here. Just bought a new 2013 Outback with the 3.6R. This is my second Subaru, so I'm still a little new to the "family."

My question is: Has anyone out there dealt with installing a block heater in a 3.6R engine? If so, is it worth it to do this myself, or should I just let the dealership mechs install this for $100? I guess the real question is, how difficult is this install (dealership has only 1 hour in the books) and is the $100 really worth the lack of mess and head/heartache?

Thanks!
I plan on putting one in my 3.6R this fall. The instructions don't look that daunting, but then I do all my own maintenance on my cars once out of warranty. If I get to it first I'll post my experiences.

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I plan on putting one in my 3.6R this fall. The instructions don't look that daunting, but then I do all my own maintenance on my cars once out of warranty. If I get to it first I'll post my experiences.

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Jeff,

Just had the dealership install it today. Got the part cheap off eBay for about $65 and then $100 to install it.

No busted knuckles, no antifreeze to dispose of, and a $200 investment (including the $40 battery warmer) to help insure my car will start in the dead of a Canadian Winter... I'd call it a victory.
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Jeff,

Just had the dealership install it today. Got the part cheap off eBay for about $65 and then $100 to install it.

No busted knuckles, no antifreeze to dispose of, and a $200 investment (including the $40 battery warmer) to help insure my car will start in the dead of a Canadian Winter... I'd call it a victory.
Had the OB now since Late 09...no block heater,battery warmer and had no issues with starting it in the dead cold of the Canadian winter. Just sayin'
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Had the OB now since Late 09...no block heater,battery warmer and had no issues with starting it in the dead cold of the Canadian winter. Just sayin'
Same here; I did buy a block heater way back when I first got the car, but had no reason to install so far. With a modern fuel injection system and Mobil1, I don't think I ever will either.

Anyone want to buy a 3.6R block heater?

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