Join Date: Aug 2013
Location: Central PA
Car: '05 Outback, 2.5L, M5
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Can't really speak for your particular model, but I have noticed that I feel like the PB is barely adequate when adjusted "by the shop manual" on my '05. As I also have a 5MT, having a fully functional PB is not a luxury.
That said, I did not follow the instructions to "bed" the PB shoes to my new rear rotors, so I will attempt that, and also will probably adjust 1-2 clicks sooner engagement than the shop manual specifies.
I'd gladly sacrifice the potential of slightly diminished PB shoe life vs. the potential cost of paying out an insurance deductible cause my brake failed to hold my car!
In general, though, the way most of these PB systems are designed, they seem to tend to hold better when parked uphill.
'05 OBW, 2.5L SOHC N/A, 5MT