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Old 04-06-2012, 09:23 AM   #171 (permalink)
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Took the 6 weeks new (to me) snip but, I still have a shimmy in front when braking. They recommended turning the rotors. I will have that done next, but not at the dealer.
You'd be better off just replacing the rotors. My kids 2001 OB did this too, so did just about every one of my 9 previous scoobies. If you have them turned it will most likely happen again. It's from uneven deposits that the pads leave behind on the rotors:

-Warped- Brake Disc and Other Myths

I just went and replaced the rotors with these:

Centric Plain 120 Series Rotors

and so far they are working out great. It's not very hard to do. While I was at it I replaced the pads with these:

Centric Posi Quiet Ceramic Pads

If your pads are okay, you can just sand them down smooth to rough them up then re-bed them in.
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Old 04-06-2012, 08:53 PM   #172 (permalink)
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You'd be better off just replacing the rotors. My kids 2001 OB did this too, so did just about every one of my 9 previous scoobies. If you have them turned it will most likely happen again. It's from uneven deposits that the pads leave behind on the rotors:

-Warped- Brake Disc and Other Myths

I just went and replaced the rotors with these:

Centric Plain 120 Series Rotors

and so far they are working out great. It's not very hard to do. While I was at it I replaced the pads with these:

Centric Posi Quiet Ceramic Pads

If your pads are okay, you can just sand them down smooth to rough them up then re-bed them in.
Thanks Peaty. I might give it a DIY try.
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Old 04-07-2012, 01:46 PM   #173 (permalink)
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Changed out the PS fluid with fresh Dex III ATF. Used leftover Valvoline Maxlife.

Put (another) hose clamp on the rusted out exhaust to keep it from rattling so much.

Replaced rusted bolts on washer fluid reservoir and intake with new stainless steel ones.
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Replaced the stock battery connectors with better ones.
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Old 04-08-2012, 03:22 PM   #175 (permalink)
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going out to bodega bay Ca. crab fishin today about a 65 mile round trip from santa rosa ca.
dungeness crab season just opened up, as well as turkey season. Wish me luck! did the clutch slave cylinder 2 days ago... shes been shifting tighter than a Filipino boy
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Old 04-11-2012, 11:15 PM   #176 (permalink)
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Just picked up a 'new to me' '03 Outback wagon....3.0 Anniv Edition.

Debadged as much as possible, and now, trying to read thru tons and tons of pages on lighting upgrades.....specifically looking for hi/low bulbs and either new fog lights or a complete replacement of them. Oh the reading I'm doing!
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Also looking for common issues with the 3.0 H6. I'll search! Honestly!

(BTW, only 126,000KM on the car)
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Old 04-12-2012, 01:52 AM   #178 (permalink)
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For the highs, the HIR1 (9011) for the high beams really seems like the smart way to go. Proper white light, good increase in brightness, and good bulb life. I know I'm loving it.

Its not 'today' yet here for me, but in the morning I'm off for brake work, and whatever else I can try to sneak in at my friend's shop.
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Old 04-14-2012, 08:10 PM   #179 (permalink)
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After several tries, I finally got my remote keyless entry fobs re-programmed. I got the car a few weeks ago, with only one fob and I bought a second on eBay. Thanks to some useful posts here, I got it done.

Yesterday I ordered a Curt trailer hitch from etrailer after doing the research here.

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I got my Outback registered in Maryland, USA. I inherited from family in WV and trailered it home, where I worked several weeks to get it through inspection and now it is a legal resident of MD wearing spiffy new "War of 1812" plates. They are the standard license plates in MD now, in honor of Francis Scott Key writing the Star Spangled Banner at Fort McHenry in Baltimore during the war. My other vehicles sport "Save the Bay" and "Our Farms, Our Future" plates.
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