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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old 01-12-2013, 10:40 PM Thread Starter
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Hello, I have a 1998 Legacy Outback Wagon with the 2.5 engine. 247k miles with less than 7k on a complete engine overhaul. My question is this: At 60mph my tach shows 2500rpm. Is this normal, or is it higher than it should be? The reason I ask is because I also have a 2011 Legacy with the CVT tranny and at 60mph it only reads 1700rpm. I would appreciate any feedback on this question. Thank you in advance
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post #2 of 3 (permalink) Old 01-13-2013, 12:55 AM
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That is a bit high. Should be about 2000 at that speed.

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Automatic transmission? Sound about right but I have an H6. Flat ground or on a grade?

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