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  1. Lighting, Electrical & Electronics
    I have a 2008 Subaru Outback with 200K+ miles on it. I rarely used the emergency flashers. When I recently pulled into a 15min parking space that said to use the flashers, I discovered that they turn on and light up, but they don't flash. The amber lights are just on without blinking. Do I...
  2. Trail Blazer

    Here's a trail I made with my outback
  3. Gen 3: 2005-2009
    Hello all, First time posting on this forum, been following this site for a long time and I'm looking for some advice. 2008 Subaru Outback, 174k miles. About a year ago, I started having power steering issues with my car. Replaced my o ring on top of the power steering pump and I was all set...
  4. Gen 3: 2005-2009
    Hi everyone! I’ve got a 2008 Subaru Outback XT with about 139k miles About 3-4 weeks ago I started having issues with the car, the CEL, traction control came one and sport mode light was flashing. I pulled codes and got a P0700 and P0771😭😭☹ I searched around and got a variety Of possibly sources...
  5. 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...
  6. Problems & DIY Maintenance
    Hi Forum folks. I've appreciated the forum for some years, now posting for the first time. My 2008 2.5L (202K miles) recently sprung a transmission line leak without my knowledge and within a few miles it blew out. This happened at night on the way home from running "town errands". I had...
  7. Gen 3: 2005-2009
    Hi all, I am currently trying to sort out rusty sections on my recently purchased '08 Outback. The rear bumper beam assembly (name taken from workshop service manual) is particularly rusty and I've tried removing it, but having no luck. I have removed the 3 nuts (img below) securing it each...
  8. Forum Rules, New Member Information & Intro.
    Hey there, I've been lurking for quite a while on this lovely forum. I have learned so much form this place and I thought I'd show myself. This is my second Subaru first being an 08 Impreza and now a 08 Outback L.L Bean edition. It has transformed a lot since I first purchased it almost a year...
  9. Tire Discussion
    I see a lot of debate on here in the past about best tires for all-season usage... but nothing recent! Would love to hear your opinion on best all around tire for my 08 Outback. I will be using them in dry, wet, snowy and icey conditions in the Finger Lakes area of NY. Also, on a budget, so...
  10. Problems & DIY Maintenance
    I have an outback 2008 4AT 168 miles and i check the trans oil and it is not too dark yet but it is not too red. My question is, if I change the external and internal oil filter will be good? So far I know, any transmision you not have to change the oil of any transmision because then after few...
  11. Forum Rules, New Member Information & Intro.
    Hi has anyone ever installed a single zone unit into a double zone? Have put in aftermarket headunit, but kit came with a single zone when car has a double zone. Works when plugged on but have no display on the screen. Is there any way to make it work or do I have to get another dual zone unit...
  12. General Discussions
    Hello, I have a 2008 Subaru Outback that has been having slight engine problems. You can smell the radiator from the car when at highway speeds (60-80 mph), the radiator fluid resivoir is also full, but no fluid is actually getting to the radiator. A puddle forms under the car in the area...
  13. My 2008 Euro Diesel

    EDM Subaru Outback Diesel. Previous owner left it in a heated garage for the two past years, so this is in really nice condition. Not planning to do anything over the top with it, since it's my DD.
  14. Problems & DIY Maintenance
    Can anyone knowledgeable about Subaru Outbacks (and Subaru in general) please lead me to the correct answer here? I am looking for the correct ENGINE REPLACEMENT of my son's Subaru Outback 2008. Specs below: Subaru Outback 2008 2.5L 4 Cylinder, 16 valves OHC The Outback is NOT any special...
  15. Gen 3: 2005-2009
    I just bought a used 08 Subaru outback 2.5i limited, first time Subaru owner. And now discover I have heating problems on the passenger side. Not getting much heat over there and driver side almost seems to hot. I've read a few thing and ended up doing a heater core flush, forward and back...
  16. For Sale / For Free
    SOLD SOLD SOLD SOLD I have another one for sale! Genuine- OEM 2005-2009 Subaru Rear Console Cup Holder Outback Legacy Tan Ivory Beige OEM in good used condition! The cup holder shows moderate wear as can be expected from a used part however this cup holder functions as designed and will...
  17. For Sale / For Free
    SOLD SOLD SOLD!!!! Genuine- OEM 2005-2009 Subaru Rear Console Cup Holder Outback Legacy Black OEM in good used condition! The cup holder shows moderate wear as can be expected from a used part however this cup holder functions as designed and will display well. The opening and closing action...
  18. subaru_2008_ob_w_old_school_radio_dark

    gotta have my weatherband!!....my 2008 Outback with a 2003 Forester radio.
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