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  1. Help, I think messed up expensive!

    Problems & Maintenance
    I have an automatic 2006 Subaru Outback with an EJ25 engine. I was checking the timing by rolling the the main crank pulley with a breaker bar and socket. Admittedly I had too much personal life on my mind and was rushing. But where I messed up is I forgot to put the car in neutral. šŸ˜¬ after...
  2. Correct Engine for Subaru Outback 2008 2.5

    Problems & 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...
  3. Turbo or Non-Turbo 4 cylinder?

    Gen 6: 2020-Future
    Tried to test drive an 2020 XT version Sat, but dealership did not have one. Instead test drove a Limited 4 cylinder 2.5 model. But I wanted to test drive a Touring with ventilated leather seats. Sale person said if I was not going to tow anything, the 4 cylinder would be plenty of power and...
  4. Need Advice - New Subie Fan | My Story

    Problems & Maintenance
    So, my story might not be short but hopefully to the point. My son worked hard to save money for his college car. He was set on a Subaru Outback, manual. Car was found on FB Marketplace and we decided it was a great purchase. With a little more than 140K, a 2008 blue beauty was calling his name...
  5. Grinding noise at high RPMs and while starting

    Problems & Maintenance
    Please ignore the other thread on this - it got cut off and I don't know how to delete it. Hi, I own a 2012 Subaru outback. It's been through a lot over the years... Anyway, a month ago or so it started making a clicking noise when flooring it, and when engine was under load it made a very...
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