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post #611 of 612 (permalink) Old 01-13-2019, 07:55 PM
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I bought a '98 Legacy Outback last week for a winter car. It's uncommonly clean for it's age, I live in Pittsburgh, Pa where cars rust quickly but this OB came from Nebraska, I guess they don't use salt there. It has almost zero body rust (one spot above the windshield), but it is covered in horrible hard water stains. The windshield was cracked so I had that replaced, but for the last week I've been polishing the water stains from all the other windows (you could barely see through them), it's taking over an hour a window and lots of elbow grease. I've been using Meguiar's Glass Polishing Compound and 0000 steel wool. Five windows down, three to go.

I'm getting it inspected this Saturday, I know it needs a center exhaust pipe and fuel filler neck to pass, hopefully nothing else. I have a list of other things I want to do to it this year, I'm going to have some fun with this car!

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post #612 of 612 (permalink) Old 01-23-2019, 02:20 PM
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Since my last post on the 13th, I've had the OB inspected, had the center exhaust pipe replaced (nice and quiet now and Meineke said the exhaust they removed was original!), I've cleaned one more window of the hard water stains, and last night I replaced the leaking fuel filler neck, wasn't too bad of a job. This weekend it's getting 4 new tires and an alignment.

Next will be spark plugs, plug wires, PCV valve, fuel filter, oil pressure sending unit, and alternator belt.


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