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  1. Gen 3: 2005-2009
    I've got a 2005 Subaru outback sedan. I love the vehicle but I've got an issue I need to tackle. My driver side heat is stuck on. Even when I turn the AC fully off it blows hot air. Just to clarify I can turn the fan speed down but a little hot air always blows out of the driver side. The...
  2. 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...
  3. Gen 3: 2005-2009
    Hey guys. I’m not so new to Subaru but new to the forum. I’m at the point of my journey where I have realized how much of a lego box subarus are (Maybe why we like them so much, eh? 🤔😂) To reiterate from my introductory post; I’m getting ready to swap my xt with a 6mt/R180 3.9FD from a JDM MY07...
  4. Forum Rules, New Member Information & Intro.
    Hey there! I've been a lurker for a few months now and honestly, I'm not sure why I never made an account sooner. I'm not quite sure how to introduce myself, ahaha. So to start off, I'm located in the Pittsburgh region. My fiancé and I both drive an outback/legacy. He has an 05 lgt, built...
  5. Head Gasket Issues
    I've had a 2006 Outback Limited 2.5 5MT for the past 3 years. It's primarily used for schlepping hikers and bikers to trails on the weekends, so I'm only putting about 5,000 miles on it each year. Currently it's sitting right around 130k miles, and I'm reasonably certain that it could use a head...
  6. Gen 3: 2005-2009
    Hello! I am looking to buy a Subaru Outback and am trying to decide if i want to buy a Gen 3 OB or a Gen 5. I prefer the cost, look, and moonroof of the Gen 3. the Gen 5 mostly offers better fuel economy, space, and lower mileage. I have seen some Gen 3 models with low mileage. Is there a...
  7. Problems & DIY Maintenance
    Hey all, I've recently purchased a 2009 Outback 2.5i PZEV with 270,000 kilometers on the clock. I live on the East Coast of Canada so some rust is inevitable - unfortunately, the rust on this example is on the top side of the fuel tank, meaning that in order for it to be properly road legal...
  8. For Sale / For Free
    I have a gently used set of 4 OEM 2014 Outback wheels that I'd like to sell. These had about 60,000 miles on them before they were taken off the car. All were highway miles. These are in B/B+ condition. Images are below. I'm listing these for $200 OBO. Please let me know if these are not priced...
  9. Forum Rules, New Member Information & Intro.
    Hi y’all been looking for an 05-09 OBXT, must say it is quite difficult. I have found one that has recently had the headgaskets, timing belt, and water pump replaced. On top of that it had the turbo replaced 8 months before then. My only concern is the car has 188k miles. Is this too many miles...
  10. Parts, Accessories, & Performance
    I saw this photo on eBay and I initially thought it was a 07-09 legacy sedan bumper on The OB but then I noticed the diffuser looked like an aftermarket bumper. Can anyone identify this bumper or share experience with fitting a sedan bumper to the outback and putting arches on to complete the look?
  11. Gen 3: 2005-2009
    To whomever it may concern, New member here and I am looking to buy my 1st car, and have settled on getting a Gen 3 Subaru Outback if possible. My parents have owned 2 (stats at bottom of post), and I have driven both of them since I've started driving. But I need a car preferably by June 2021...
  12. Oil, Oil Filters, and Fuel Discussion
    Greetings! I've got an 09 outback with 142k bought it about a week ago, and just noticed an oil leak just behind the manifold, somewhat. Wasn't quite sure what it could be. I've had some tell me it's the camshaft seal, but I'm not too sure. Apologies for the image quality. Haven't gotten to put...
  13. Lighting, Electrical & Electronics
    So my 2005 outback recently developed some issues regarding the headlights and running lights. Essentially the running lights are on whenever they should not be (when the hand brake is pulled in the first two settings on the light selector), the fog lights and brights will not work at all. This...
  14. Gen 3: 2005-2009
    whenever I run my 05 through the car wash I end up with a soaked cabin air filter. This, in turn, means little to no air flow through the HVAC system. Not my favorite thing. Have you had similar issues? What's the fix? Thanks!
  15. Gen 3: 2005-2009
    My 05 Outback suddenly started having no headlights on, switch off or on, but if the e-brake handle is up or the shift lever in in R, the driving lights (no highbeam function) are on. This is the exact reversal of the normal situation, which is driving lights on when headlight switch is off...
  16. Gen 3: 2005-2009
    I want to straight pipe my outback but I'm unsure what to do and what materials to buy. Its a 2.5 naturally aspirated outback. Any suggestions?
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