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post #1 of 15 (permalink) Old 01-05-2013, 07:18 PM Thread Starter
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Plug wires too short

I got a wore set from Autozone to replace my stock ones to address this misfire issue. Got them home, got the battery out to start swapping and found out that they are too short. The long ones by over 8 inches.

Going back to Autozone, they double check the computer and part number and the parts they gave me say they should work. We compared a different brand of wire and the same issue. Also check Legacy's and Impreza's with H4 NA engines, they all reference the same part number. They refund my money and suggest a dealer.

So where did you guys go and what part numbers did you have to use to find a wire set that fit?

Is there a difference between the normal engine and the PZEV wires?
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post #2 of 15 (permalink) Old 01-05-2013, 07:58 PM
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I get and it has been suggested on here to get them from the dealer which I did.
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No problem on my 2007 with NGK RC-FX101 a couple of years ago. Bought from dealer but should be available elsewhere.

I just checked the NGK site and it's not listing a wire set for the 2009, but still lists the same for my 07. That seem strange. Was there a big change between 07 and 09? I doubt there's a difference with the PZEV.
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Recommend Subaru or NGK wires.

Too many aftermarket issues with fit or misfires.

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What is the NGK part number? When I plug my OB into their online part search, they say that they don't have any wires for that car.
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Bosch Part #09479
Duralast Part #09148

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Autolite #97066

BKR7E- Plugs

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Wires

The wires I got from Advance were incorrect (Autolite). The first set was supposed to be for my 2007 OB, but they were far too short. Advance ended up finding the wires to fit from a Forester, not an Outback. The other auto parts stores would have to order them.

It was a complete fiasco to change them. When I went to take out the old wires and plugs, the metal part inside the boot was stuck on the plug. So, when I took the wires out of the box to go ahead and get started, the longest wire was 12 inches too short. I was stuck at my mechanics garage, he lets me use his shop outside of regular hours, with no wire to go get the right set. His son ended up taking me home to get another car to begin the search.

If the dealer was not so far away from me, I would probably go there.
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Shadow, the two part numbers you list from Autozone are the incorrect wires. Those are the ones I tried and found they were too short.
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How about the one's from (Advance Parts) are they short also?

Maybe just go to Dealer, pay a little more and be done with it.

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If I remember correctly, California Emissions spec Subarus have different plug wires. At least the 2nd gen OBWs do, I don't know about the newer ones.

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