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  1. TheRose
    12-19-2016 09:32 PM - permalink
    Hello cardoc,

    I am a new Outback owner in Austin, Tx and wanted to get your contact info - shop phone number and location. I just purchased a 2017 OB from Georgetown Subaru and will likely need a great mechanic that knows Subarus in the near future. Thanks for all the information you have posted. I don't have enough posts to send a PM yet. Thank you.
  2. kbklarry
    02-17-2015 07:49 PM - permalink
    Hello Cardoc

    I have the common symptom of a constant VDVDCight and flashing brake light. It began when I replaced a weak battery in our 2010 Legacy with an Interstate from COSTCO. I'm no car mechanic but I was surprised that the positive terminal was painted black. My wife used the car once and it ran gone. The second time she tried to use it the car was dead and those two lights started acting up. I tried to charge the battery to no avail. I then removed the positive cable clamp and sanded off the black paint. Then, the car started and has run well since, except those darn lights are still on. You have responded to others to check the battery and cable. What exactly do you mean?

  3. Xtech
    01-30-2015 11:27 AM - permalink
    hey cardoc, where are ya? really could use the advice/services of a subaru master
  4. Jrmyrobert83
    08-22-2014 03:55 AM - permalink
    Hey doc what hood do you have on your OB?
  5. maxon1900
    06-17-2014 01:40 PM - permalink
    What brand o2 sensor would you recommend for an 02 outback h6?
  6. caseyls
    05-02-2014 12:52 AM - permalink
    It's almost been a month since you've signed in! Everything alright?
  7. Jaw-V
    04-15-2014 10:49 PM - permalink
    Yo I just saw one of ur many many informal posts and notices the back is clear/white on the reflectors how did you get that?
  8. eagleeye
    04-14-2014 01:48 PM - permalink
    Hope all is well with the Car-doctor. (not signed in since Wednesday 4/9 ?)
  9. Suby2001
    04-10-2014 07:29 PM - permalink
    I would appreciate any suggestions.
    Thanks, and sorry for the mess on your wall. Order is backwards.
  10. Suby2001
    04-10-2014 07:28 PM - permalink
    After 7 min of warming up I'm trying to drive but there's no way I can, the car is in the stage of a "hitting a wall" or "loss of power" and hesitating. And only happens under load, doesn't happen in neutral. I had to stop and put emergency lights on, because the car wasn't moving faster than 2 miles per hour and it doesn't matter how much you pushing on the pedal. However sometimes It's getting better(pushing on the pedal and sounds like the air stuck somewhere, with a sound of misfire-very rarely but it happens) Here's the tricky part, after 2500-3000 rpm it takes a second breath and drives like crazy, no issues, no hesitation, a lot of power, until it goes back to low rpm, and becoming badly again, sometimes even dying. On the parking works great, responds great. Tranny shifts good, around 2500-3000 rpm Also, when I pulled the MAP sensor it was all oily, and inside of manifold looks kinda oilish? Don't know if that's okay?

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  • About cardoc
    Automotive build, repair, modify 25 years
    Austin, Texas
    Cars first, all else follows
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    2001 VDC/SC One of a Kind
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12:40 AM - SNS1938 quoted cardoc in post Where can I download the Outback manual as a PDF in one piece?
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10:46 PM - subnz quoted cardoc in post HELP! Seeking opinions: 2006 Outback 3.0R vs 2009 Outback 2.5i Limited
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01:58 AM - Dustin_Kimble quoted cardoc in post Alternator Mod for higher output
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02:45 PM - mpnret quoted cardoc in post 2013---CVT Warranty Info--Dont change fluid prior to 60k
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06:15 PM - botenredwolf quoted cardoc in post Reputable Remanufactured Transmission Shops
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Here's my experience. Usin...
09:35 PM - hebert.mike quoted cardoc in post 05XT possible engine / turbo rebuild or swap
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10:47 PM - VTBikeman quoted cardoc in post Which way to turn the headlight adjusters?
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09:42 PM - outinthewoods quoted cardoc in post '96 Outback RPM oscillates and stalls at idle, bucks under load intermittently
And for a grand, I would ho...
04:22 PM - Eric The Red quoted cardoc in post hydraulic tensioner failure @ 70k miles
...up in the air. Hey Cardoc, I had my timing j...
11:17 AM - jeffjs quoted cardoc in post P0420 Diagnosis
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.... Anytime you see a wav...
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