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  1. Gen 3: 2005-2009
    I have a 2009 outback with 173,941 miles on it. A dealership has told me that all of the following repairs need to happen, and I'm wondering whether it sounds crazy to do $6676 of repairs on a car that carmax is offering me $2800 for? I'm pretty inclined to just sell it and get into something...
  2. Problems & DIY Maintenance
    So I was getting codes p0028 and 26. Replaced both VVT solenoids. Noticed oil around spark plugs. So I replaced valve cover gaskets and spark plug gaskets. Also was informed I have a head gasket leaking oil. Now, I still have code p0028 and, after I have driven a little bit and everything is...
  3. Problems & DIY Maintenance
    My sister just bought a 13 OB 6cyl 5k miles ago (3months) for $13k @ 120k in MA. At college, in philly the car began to shake on start up with coolant leaking out the front driver's side in a thin stream splatter near the radiator cap (pics below). The car overheated on the way to the nearest...
  4. General Discussions
    Need to replace heads on my 02 outback, wondering what I should get. Been looking at kits, but have heard multiple -&+'s about them. Was thinking about going with fel-pro. Just wondering what everyone's opinions are.
  5. Head Gasket Issues
    Hi, New owner of a mint 2007 2.5 manual tranny garaged Grandma car that needs head gasket based engine swap done by my long time experienced mechanic in Boston. 130,000 What is the best route to swap/rebuild this engine for long term use? Will replace all motor based accessories (timing...
  6. All Other Subaru Models
    Hi all, Following the unfortunate demise of my old Outback, I'm looking at an Impreza to purchase. The seller doesn't know when or If the timing belt and other associated parts were ever changed and I can't find a single shop in that area that will check this as part of a repurchase...
  7. Problems & DIY Maintenance
    My 130k mile, '01 Outback is getting the head gasket issue. I'm not much of a car guy, but a friend suggested I might be able to have a low mileage EJ20 swapped in for cheaper than getting the gasket fixed, and it looks like I'll be able to save several hundred. I am not planning on hanging...
  8. Problems & DIY Maintenance
    Hey guys, I'm new here, but not new to subarus. Haven't found my particular recipe of symptoms, so I figured I'd ask smarter people than me. I have a 2014 Outback, 2.5, CVT, 215k miles. I've had some issues with coolant lately. I use a bluetooth OBD sensor, to keep track of the temp, as the...
  9. General Discussions
    I am new to Subaru and looking forward to by used outback 3rd generation wegon. I came to know most of the engines have HG problem. What are the best model years to buy. ? 2.5L XT models have the same problem? Thank you.
  10. Problems & DIY Maintenance
    Hello again all, many thanks for all responses on my earlier post, you were a godsend. Unfortunately, the problem escalated. The car: 2001 Subaru Outback Limited, AT 2.5L 4cyl engine, 217k miles, bought 2 months ago at 215k miles by someone who reportedly enjoyed fixing Subarus and had "fixed...
  11. Gen 2: 2000-2004
    Hi! New to the forum from Colorado! I have a 2004 Outback with the 2.5 EJ251 with 189k. I purchased the car back (also got an 05 for the wife) in July from a used car dealer. Recently I’ve been having over heating issues with the ‘04 and I have replaced the thermostat with OE, new radiator...
  12. Head Gasket Issues
    Hello, I recently bought a 2005 Outback 2.5 non-turbo. It needed a head gasket as many do. I brought the heads to a machine shop. They resurfaced them, replaced the valve seats, and the cam seals with part I supplied out of the head gasket kit. With the engine back together and in the car I...
  13. Problems & DIY Maintenance
    My OBXT would never "fully overheat," go past 230 F or get into the red on the stock gauge but it would heat up enough to almost make me pull over. Now that its colder outside ive never even see my guage move, it runs very cool and I have put it to the test. I did fix a boost leak on the By pass...
  14. Problems & DIY Maintenance
    I have 2000 Subaru Outback sedan with 211,000 miles.It needs head gaskets and a timing chain they are the big repairs it needs. Not sure if the car is worth putting the money into the inside looks brand new and the outside only has minor dents with good paint and two rust spots. What’s usually...
  15. Gen 4: 2010-2014
    My 2012 2.5i Premium CVT is at 122,700 miles. I've been performing oil changes every 5,000 miles with my last one at 120,000. At about 119k I checked my oil level and saw it was about a quart low. I topped it off and checked my coolant at the same time and didn't notice any discoloration or...
  16. Gen 3: 2005-2009
    Reaching out because my knowledge of cars is basically just enough to get me into trouble!! I have a 2007 Outback 2.5i running on about 124k miles. We bought it at 75k and I've done a lot of work myself (replaced drive belts, and alternator, power steering pump etc.) but during a recent recall...
  17. Problems & DIY Maintenance
    Not quite sure where to start on this so please bear with me. I am going to lay everything out that has happened in the hope something important jumps out that may lead to a solution. The car in question belongs to my spouse, an original owner of a Subaru Outback (2004 base model, AT, EJ259...
  18. Problems & DIY Maintenance
    New to the forum so bear with newbe questions. Have 2001 Subi Outback sedan with 65k miles. Original owner and car is in very good shape. No rust, rips, ware spots etc. Subi dealer just informed me it needs head gaskets, oil pan gaskets and timing chain replacement $3k total. Questions: 1...
  19. Problems & DIY Maintenance
    Hey there.. First post here but I could really use some help. About 24 hours after Head Gaskets were done (2007 Outback 2.5i 140k miles on car) I get an AT Oil Temp light flashing. Relatively convinced it wasn’t overheating (it was -2 F) I drove home and did some research. Looks like it could be...
  20. Gen 1: 1995-1999
    Hey everybody just got a new winter beater and I figured this would be a good place to ask some experts about it. Picked up a 1998 outback 2.5l with 172k miles for $600 last week from an old lady. Drives great I’ve already put about 400 miles on it with zero problems, doesn’t smoke, tick, not a...
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