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  1. Gen 3: 2005-2009
    Hi all Do you know what's this buzzing sound coming from the engine when I put the ignition in the ON position? Is this normal?
  2. Gen 2: 2000-2004
    Hi there fam, I've got an '02 H6 with a threatening-to-die transmission (EZ30 eng? E-4AT tran). I've also got a friend with an '02 Impreza transmission that's in good shape. I have no idea if they're swappable. 😅
  3. Head Gasket Issues
    Do you think it would be possible to do the head gaskets on this engine without removing the oil pump or rear timing cover? I am in a bit of a situation, I had this job done by my mechanic a year ago and a year later I am having issues. I took it to a different mechanic and when they pulled...
  4. General Discussions
    Hey guys! I have a 2003 Subaru Outback LLBean edition. Today when I was changing my o2 sensor on the driver's side I noticed what looked like to be an oil leak. I'm not even sure what you would call the part where the oil was dripping out of but I thought you guys can help and give me some...
  5. Engine & Drivetrain
    2004 Subaru outback H6 3.0. Link to screenshots of data my ebay managed to get: imgur.com/a/NllMlpi All running states labeled, managed to get some data while the car was running well for comparison My partner called me about 15min from home saying the car had started shaking at idle, I...
  6. Extended Warranties - Questions & Price Shopping
    Hi all! I bought an '01 H6 Outback three months ago with 146K on it, rebuilt by the shop selling it. Right after I got it, I left it idling for 10-20 minutes and it started to overheat. It was weird, but since it was low on water I figured they didn't put enough water in it when I got it. Fast...
  7. Outback Shopping
    First Post Warning: Due to a motocross injury and this wheelchair life I've been searching and researching for the last few months for an Outback. I definitely want a 3.6R and I'm not crazy about the CVT in the 2015+ as well as all the additional tech and beeps. I was initially thinking an...
  8. Australia & New Zealand
    Do the 2.5 and h6 3gens have the same suspension
  9. Gen 2: 2000-2004
    I fear that I may have blown the head gaskets on my 2002 LL Bean H6 with 160K miles. I committed the cardinal sin of any Subaru owner by not checking the temperature gauge after I started the engine, and I was about 4 Interstate miles from home when I glanced at the temperature gauge and saw it...
  10. Problems & DIY Maintenance
    Hey there, last night I was coming home from the gym and parked in my garage and noticed my 07 H6 Outback was idling a tiny bit rough, nothing crazy but the RPM would start to drop a bit almost as if it was going to stall, then it would catch itself and go back to normal, it would also cause the...
  11. Gen 5: 2015-2019
    Anyone pump out the fluid from a TR690 (the CVT on the 3.6R or WRX) to do a complete flush? I'm thinking the transmission cooler at the front is a good spot at the same time not a fan if air becomes trapped in there forever (thinking unlikely). I wish the service manual would label which one is...
  12. Gen 3: 2005-2009
    Heard from parents today that the Outback (which they're babysitting and exercising for me) threw a CEL + VDC + Cruise light combo, and started running rough. Two OBD readers failed to communicate properly, so they took it to the family's go-to shop (supposed to be an auto electric specialist)...
  13. Oil, Oil Filters, and Fuel Discussion
    Hi there, since gas prices are low and Subaru recommends using 91+ in my 2007 Outback LL Bean, was going to give it a try on my next fill up. All I am really wondering is if it is going to be worth it, this car has 130k+ miles on it at this point so I'm wondering if it still might get slightly...
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  14. Gen 2: 2000-2004
    I dropped off my recently purchased Outback at the dealership for a used vehicle inspection, they told me the engine is "fine" but the head gasket is leaking, the oil lines are leaking, and the coolant is leaking. They told me they would have to do a full head gasket repair and it would cost at...
  15. Problems & DIY Maintenance
    Hi all, Recently I have noticed an issue as follows: 1. Intermittently if I take my foot off the gas revs drop to a higher level than normal (2k rather than 1k) and I feel resistance. This vehicle then does what feels like a smooth downshift but the car is still in 5th. This "downshift" then...
  16. For Sale / For Free
    Sorry, sold!
  17. Gen 2: 2000-2004
    Does anyone know if the 3.0 H6 in a 2005 outback is open deck or semi-closed? I am trying to decide between buying a 2005 outback with 3.0 (129k miles) or a 2010 outback with 2.5 (150,000). I like the idea of a newer car but man is it slow. I am wonderinghow much life I might expect out of the...
  18. For Sale / For Free
    I purchased a car from one of my buddies that was in an accident and the insurance totaled the car. I needed the transmission for my car. I have almost 300K miles on my H6 but it runs perfect and doesn't burn oil so I don't have a reason to change it out with this motor. Attached are photos of...
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