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post #21 of 26 (permalink) Old 08-28-2016, 06:26 AM Thread Starter
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Well, so far have done about 1,700ks, mix of town, short trips etc. Last fill was 7.4lt/100ks, mix of town and town edge stuff. Happy with that.
Still getting to know the right driving style needed.
Did one 400k run, very bad weather, wind, rain etc, very happy how it handled it all. Lots of water on the roads, no dramas.

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post #22 of 26 (permalink) Old 10-08-2016, 04:48 AM Thread Starter
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Have now done about 4,000ks since purchase. No issues so far(touch wood). Very comfortable, goes very well, and fuel economy mostly around 7.4lt/100ks. That is a mix of town and local running. Have had 6.7lt/100ks on one trip of 320ks.
I go the long way to work to make sure it warms up properly(16klm run)
Am going to put a 1"lift in it, mainly for ease of getting in and out for me. And some local back roads clearance. Not fussed with the lights, am trying to work out how to fit driving lights at the moment.
Hoping to do our 1st bigger trip soon(1,000ks round trip)
All round happy with it.


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post #23 of 26 (permalink) Old 11-19-2016, 06:20 PM Thread Starter
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Am looking at doing a service on my Outback soon, does anyone know how to get at the fuel filter? Not a very well thought out position.


Forgot, had 1"lift put in, makes it so much easier to get in and out of. Rides the same, as no spring change done. Happy happy.

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I get an average of 7.36 l/100k's Thats over 40,000k's so far or 15 months. Mainly city (Canberra) running at 7.5l/100k and some country at 6.8l/100ks.


I have had the DPF light come on three times so far and have since had it fixed with a software update. It was never a DPF issue but a software glitch but I have been advised that even so it may still cause the car to go into limp mode if it isn't reset.


Not overly impressed with the level of Subaru service. The first service I had done I complained the headlights needed adjusting up and that the cabin climate control needed to be juggled up and down to maintain a temperature. Apparently the headlights are self adjusting (BS) so cant be adjusted and not enough time to check the aircon.


Next service I complained of the same issues, at this time the ignition was left on so I got some footage of the service being done. They did actually check the alignment of the headlights this time and the response was "within specification" but no attempt to adjust them up. The aircon was a much more interesting matter. No testing done but I won't go into their level of professionalism about what happened but the response was also "within specification"


I was getting a flat repaired at 35,000 ks and the KMart noted the front tyres needed replacing. I'll take some of the blame for not checking them better but despite the fact that Subaru had had the car for the 12,500 and 25,000 services I dont believe the tyres had been rotated. As it's AWD that means 4 new tyres, not just the fronts so a bill of $800.00. Not happy Jan as there was a lot of tread left but as the edges were scrubbed they werent legal.


The last service was done by KMart at a price that is less than Subaru. The best difference though is that Kmart has a single mechanic do all the work where Subaru has a team doing the job. While the Subaru method means a quick in and out for me it seems that this is the main aim of the exercise. I am not shy about saying this as two complaints about the lights and aircon without either being resolved, the tyre issue and seeing bits of the service being done via dash cam leaves a lot to be desired.

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post #25 of 26 (permalink) Old 11-21-2016, 02:35 AM Thread Starter
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Mine had 52,000ks on it when i got it, was serviced by the dealer at that time. It also had new tyres fitted before i got it. Will get them rotated soon. My fuel economy is similar to yours.
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Originally Posted by Hakkapeliitta View Post
Our 2009 got new clutch & flywheel at 45000km. Subaru paid everything. But this was one of the reasons we got the rid of diesel quite soon after that. Lot's of problems with 3rd get OB diesel.
Our 2013 diesel outback is constantly showing the particulate warning light and now 3 days on and $500.00 to get it fixed it's happening again so we just did a deal on a 2017 toyota hilux - good bye for ever subaru
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