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  1. Problems & DIY Maintenance
    A few months back I noticed my 2008 Outback 2.5i had a sudden rise in temp. Only lasted less than a minute then settled back to normal. This happened a couple more times, then about a month ago the top coolant hose blew. I'm not very handy, but after watching a few videos decided to replace it...
  2. Problems & DIY Maintenance
    Backstory- bought car in spring 2020, had a few issues but all resolved easily. Power Steering has always been weak and I knew it leaked a little, but totally usable. Recently (January 2021) got timing belt replaced by mechanic and had him do new power steering belt and AC belt as well. Few days...
  3. Gen 3: 2005-2009
    I am having the situation that my ob 08 2.5i overheats when i use the AC. What happens is a little complex, because it just happens when I do a long trip with AC, and then turn off the car, when i turn it on again then the temp gauge starts to raise up. I changed the thermostat for a OEM...
  4. Performance Parts & Accessories
    I just see many people who have Subarus with SOHC engines that swaps to UEL headers to get rumble but i dont know if that can reduce the life of the engine. Or it just need a ecu tune to make the engine run smooth and avoid further problems? Also. For these engines like the ej257 that have the...
  5. Problems & DIY Maintenance
    I drive an 08 outback with 122k miles. I usually average around 22 or so in the city but lately I have been getting absolutely horrible gas mileage when commuting to my new home from my old home. The trip is about 3.5 hours and 230 miles, with about 2,000 feet of elevation gain. The speed limit...
  6. Problems & DIY Maintenance
    Hello all, I’m new to the outback group, having just bought my 2008 Outback 2.5I a few months ago. After purchasing the car I fixed the P0134 (or p0130, I can’t remember...) OBD code with a new Upstream O2 sensor. The problem went away. Recently, I started to notice a lack of power from the...
  7. Gen 3: 2005-2009
    Hey guys, I recently took out my ej25 block out of my na 2008 outback. It has had one head-gasket replaced already. i took it out because it was leaking oil out of the passenger rear cam seal. I was wondering if there are any other things that you guys would recommend I do while the engine is...
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    Exposed: the motor in my car.
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