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Old 11-17-2012, 10:25 AM   #11 (permalink)
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Another Iowa person here originally also. What part of Iowa you from? Enjoy your holiday there and hopefully no big storms while there.
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Old 11-17-2012, 08:06 PM   #12 (permalink)
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I just took a 300 mile trip today, and I'm excited to report my VDC achieved 27.4 MPG. It wasn't open highway, either. Speeds anywhere between 45 - 70, with 55 being at least half, and plenty of mountains and some stop-and-go. There was at least one full-throttle burst merging onto the interstate. Gas used is 89 octane.

The same trip in my former '05 AWD Saturn Vue Red Line barely broke 25 MPG. So, this makes me very happy.
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Another Iowa person here originally also. What part of Iowa you from? Enjoy your holiday there and hopefully no big storms while there.
SE Iowa. Wife is from dmoin area.
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Old 11-19-2012, 02:23 AM   #14 (permalink)
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SE Iowa. Wife is from dmoin area.
I'm originally from the other side of the state, SW corner.
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Old 11-19-2012, 11:42 AM   #15 (permalink)
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I got my 03 LL Bean H6 with 163K miles on the odometer and have had it for a year and 3/4s and now have almost 194K miles.

The only issues that I've had are oil leaks at the valve covers (which I have been putting off) and had both front 02 sensors go bad.

Other than that, 30K miles in about 22 months and it has treated me great.
I normally use regular and did a test of two tankloads of premium and did not notice a difference in power or gas mileage but I'm sure it could be different with another H6.
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Old 11-19-2012, 01:24 PM   #16 (permalink)
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The '00-'04 H6 has head gasket problems about as often as any other car not know for the issue, for example counting the 2 subaru forums I have been on for a for years now there are maybe 3 cases.
There are a few more on SB9T, for both 3.0 and 3.6 l engines.
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Old 11-19-2012, 02:17 PM   #17 (permalink)
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There are a few more on SB9T, for both 3.0 and 3.6 l engines.
Anyone there with only an external coolant weep (so far) such as mine has?
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Update! Well the vdc model I looked at had a bunch of small things wrong with it. (blown mcintosh, extreme wind noise, rougher body that I originally thought, 2 new tires, 2 bald).

I ended up finding a 03 ll bean h6, 157k, new tires, great condition, just a few small rust spots. Got it for $4600. Not bad I thought...though I don't like the gold color..
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Anyone there with only an external coolant weep (so far) such as mine has?
I looked it up, and no one reported the problem showing up as an external leak.
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Cougar..... have you tried snugging down the valve cover bolts, my 03 H6 was seeping and i did it and fixed the problem.
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