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  1. Gen 2: 2000-2004
    I have a 2000 Subaru Outback, that really hasn’t given me many issues at all. Today I went out and started the engine to get the car warmed up(recovering after a snow storm). My car started up fine, but as I was walking back inside I heard this loud scraping noise. I just assumed it was my...
  2. Problems & Maintenance
    Hi all, As the title says, I have a 2012 outback with 122k miles. I just started experiencing a weird issue. When driving over 55 mph about every 0.7 to 1 mile the engine will feel like it "catches" and suddenly the RPMs go from 2k to 3k for a moment, and then I hear a brief whine (kind of like...
  3. Gen 3: 2005-2009
    Hi all and thanks in advance for any advice you can spare. Also apologies for asking a question I know many have asked before, but the more I read the more confused I get so I figured I'd just ask. I recently picked up a used 2006 Outback XT with the Turbo, higher mileage but super clean for a...
  4. Subaru Outback Versus The Competition
    Soooooo, I was off-roading with my 2013 outback and I accidentally blew a piston rod😂 I’ve been doing a lot of research regarding alternative engine swaps and I’ve got it down to either buying a new stock engine or swapping it for the fa20f. Now I’ve got the 2.5 with the cvt transmission. Will...
  5. Problems & Maintenance
    Hello folks, Thanks for your help with this thread: RIP 2013 Outback 3.6R EZ36D, Cylinder 2 head... $6k fix So, I found an engine with only 16k miles on it, but it's so very far from home (car is in Redding, CA, 3-4 hours north of me in San Francisco). The car looks good: It got...
  6. Gen 4: 2010-2014
    My wife has a 2012 2.5L Outback with about 115k miles. It has been maintained according to the book schedule for it's entire life. Last week the engine all of a sudden shuttered then quit and wouldn't restart. Our mechanic (whom I trust) was hoping it was just a sensor since one of them was...
  7. Gen 2: 2000-2004
    Hey all, I got a 2003 outback 2.5 limited and I'd like more power under the hood. Could a flat 6 (H6) 3.0 EZ30 fit? What else could possibly fit in there? Thanks
  8. Problems & Maintenance
    Hello! I recently acquired a 2014 Subaru Outback 2.5 with just over 100k miles. Since purchasing the car, I have noted a consistent engine whine near 2000 rpm. I've searched and read through many other posts, but haven't been able to find anything conclusive. It's just plain difficult to tell...
  9. Problems & Maintenance
    Hello - first time posting here but it sounds like this is the place to hear from some Subaru pros! I'm also a first time Subaru owner, as my wife and I just purchased a used 2017 Outback 2.5i from a private seller. It has 33K miles on, so not much wear. It is an R-Title that had some some minor...
  10. Problems & Maintenance
    I have a Subaru Outback 2011 2.5 Limited which has been showing a P0171 Bank 1 System Too Lean code for weeks now. I have tried the following to fix it: replaced fuel pump with OEM Delphi pump/filter assembly; replaced the MAF; replaced both O2 sensors (before and after cat converter); replaced...
  11. Parts, Accessories, & Performance
    I want to preface this post by saying first and foremost hello to all of you out there my name is Scrappy and this is my first post to this forum so sorry mods if it ended up in the incorrect place. A few days ago my wonderful wife bought me a 97 legacy outback for my birthday. Being the car...
  12. 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. ? after...
  13. 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...
  14. Gen 6: 2020-Future
    Was looking forward to the Onyx XT test drive as we need a car very soon and I like what it has to offer for the pricepoint … was lucky to find a local dealer that had quite a few trims in stock … We have a 2017 Forester XT in the family which I am currently “borrowing” and I love it mostly...
  15. 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...
  16. 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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