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Old 12-30-2008, 11:58 AM   #1 (permalink)
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I'm interested in give my subi a tune-up. I know that I should replace the plugs, wires, and air filter. What else should I do to the car. I am also in the process of replacing the front oxygen sensor. I called my local Napa auto parts store. They have a bosch parts for the sensor. Is this a good idea to use in my car. I have heard so many different things about this. Any insight would be great. Oh by the way my car is a 2001 2.5l auto.
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Old 12-30-2008, 11:55 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Lets see, I am replacing:

Spark plugs
Spark plug wires
Air filter

Yet to aquire:
speed bleeders (and change brake fluid)
PCV (only a couple bucks at the parts store, can't hurt)

Check: EGR valve

I'm sure there are things I've forgotten, but thats what I can remember off the top of my head. If you grab a Haynes for a few bucks, it has a basic list of what to check/replace.

Depending on how many miles you have, and if you've ever done it, I'd suggest changing the fluid in your tranny and diffs.
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mmm,

fuel filter
power steering fluid flush (ATF)
inspect/replace accessory belts

I would say that mostly a tuneup is mostly the air, fuel filters, OE wires and NGK plugs and air filter. other things are more regular maintenance like fluids etc. have fun.
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get some throttle body cleaner spray and clean the throttle plate and iac.

you can probably get away with cleaning out the pcv valve, i did. if you want a new one, take a look at the old one before you go to the auto parts store, for some reason last time i tried to buy one, the picture they pulled up was something else entirely.

if you've never changed the trans fluid and filter, i'd do that. same with diff oils front and rear.
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I would also change the fuel filter. I would definitely go with a Subaru OEM 02 sensor. Might also Seafoam (use the search, lots about it) If lots of miles the belts and hoses might be a good idea. .
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Question $650 for a Tune Up??

I have a '02 LL Bean edition Outback. It's coming up on 120,000 miles. I'm the second owner and I'm not sure what the previous owner did or didn't do. I've had it for 2.5 years and want to get it tuned up. I called my local Subaru dealership, where I bought it from, and they want $650-$950! Is this an average price? If not, what all should I get checked out if I have someone else do it? I know how to change my oil and that's about it! I'm new to everything else! So any suggestions would be fantastic, especially if you can save me from spending that much money!

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Folks, there are lots of threads about 60K 90K 120K maintenance. Here is a 60K thread from just a week or two ago.

60K Maintenance Costs

Should address all concerns in this thread.
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I would do all the maintenance you can on your vehicle, you'll not only learn a bunch but it will also ensure the maintenance gets done (if you know what I mean). Just follow the DIY threads and go for it. Don't tackle everything at once if your new at it, do one thing at a time and move to the next...............have a little fun...
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Oil leak between tranny and engine.Not to bad but driveway looks a bit sad!
Any ideas???
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Oil leak between tranny and engine.Not to bad but driveway looks a bit sad!
Any ideas???
Probably a bad rear main seal.

The part is cheap, but its quite a few hours of labor to replace it since you basically have to remove the motor from the car. If you have manual transmission, may as well replace the clutch while you're there.
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