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Old 04-19-2010, 10:09 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Speed bleeders rock...if you buy the right size. My 93 Legacy takes a M10x1.0 thread screw at all wheels. This corresponds to the SB1010. Installed, bled, easy.

There was no info on the speedbleeder website about the 00-04 Outbacks, so I looked around the threads and called. I found a consensus that the 00-04 outbacks had a M10x1.0 on one axle and a M7x1.0 (SB7100) on the other. (Not sure which)

I went to do the job this weekend, and the backs were SB7100. I go to do the fronts....they were definitely not SB1010. I'm 90% sure they are a M7x1.0, same as the rears. I had to bleed the fronts with a friend....so slow.

What is going on? I have no idea. I know that the Outback went to a 2-piston caliper in the front for the '01 model. I need to reread the other posts.
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I did some looking around. It looks like Subaru changed the front brake caliper starting with the 03 model year. I think 01-02 were definitely an M7 bleeder screw.
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Recently bled my brakes on my 01 OBW, with wife fussing in the driver's seat X 4.

I'd like to get the speed bleeders, such an easy upgrade but now you've got me worried about ordering anything online. These 01 models seem to have been in some sort of brain-fart limbo at Subaru R&D, and at least on the websites it also appears some of the major aftermarket parts suppliers of suspension stuff ignore them..... (eibach, rallitek etc.)

The nuts on my stock bleeders were all the same, front and rear, and the threads didn't stand out as different when I bled the brakes. Could it be the 01s were a "mix-and-match whatever we have in inventory from last year" sort of model?
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Where they 8mm socket? If so them I would say that it is safe to say that they are M7x1.0 all around like my car. The M10x1.0 use a 10mm socket and are noticeably thicker.

The speed bleeder part number is SB7100.
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Where they 8mm socket? If so them I would say that it is safe to say that they are M7x1.0 all around like my car. The M10x1.0 use a 10mm socket and are noticeably thicker.

The speed bleeder part number is SB7100.
Yes, all 8 mm. Thanks!
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