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post #21 of 27 (permalink) Old 11-20-2012, 12:42 PM
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I bought my 02 H6 last year with 175K and in a few hundred it is going to hit 180k. The only problem was the upper passenger side radiator hose. I replaced the Idler Pulley just for piece of mind.

Hopefully we will get some snow this year so I can have some fun.
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I bought my 02 H6 last year with 175K and in a few hundred it is going to hit 180k. The only problem was the upper passenger side radiator hose. I replaced the Idler Pulley just for piece of mind.

Hopefully we will get some snow this year so I can have some fun.
Yeah... for the first time, I'm overly anxious for snow to fall to give my VDC a good test.
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The H6 has a solid motor and transmission. There are 2 oil leaks that are common, the valve cover gaskets and the rear timing cover. Both on this car are very involved repairs but both are not major issues. The only other thing worth noting is that if it is regular gas has been used in the vehicle the odds of having carbon buildup on the valves and valve seats goes up.
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The H6 has a solid motor and transmission. There are 2 oil leaks that are common, the valve cover gaskets and the rear timing cover. Both on this car are very involved repairs but both are not major issues. The only other thing worth noting is that if it is regular gas has been used in the vehicle the odds of having carbon buildup on the valves and valve seats goes up.
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subaruserviceguy, are you based at Fred Beans dealership?
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I've used Chevron Techron in my Vues, and it seems to be good stuff. Has anyone ever tried it in a Subaru? Would this help with any potential carbon buildup? I always run at least 89 in mine, and I'm pretty pleased with the performance and gas mileage.
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I've used Chevron Techron in my Vues, and it seems to be good stuff. Has anyone ever tried it in a Subaru? Would this help with any potential carbon buildup? I always run at least 89 in mine, and I'm pretty pleased with the performance and gas mileage.
I have never used that. I did just dump a can of bg44k in the new(ish) H6. I've had great results with my Xterra with the stuff.
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