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  1. Engine & Drivetrain
    Hi, I have a 2003 subaru automatic 4 cylinder base model. I am replacing the timing belt. As I am getting ready to put on the new belt, I go to set my crankshaft and camshafts to TDC and I noticed my camshafts are at different angles. After removing the old timing belt, I attempted to turn the...
  2. Gen 3: 2005-2009
    okay a 2008 Subaru Impreza 2.5 engine . Started having a very small leak antifreeze I believe and I've Been Told it must be the water pump going out ? I also have read on the newer models it's rare that one needs replaced. Also I'm learning when replacing a water pump I should save myself money...
  3. Problems & DIY Maintenance
    Hey everyone this is a continuation of my project with my fathers old Subaru before he passed away. car has 88k miles on it and sat for over a year outside in north west Montana. Head gaskets we’re changed to MLS about 2 years ago. I haven’t started it and before I try to start it I’m going to...
  4. Problems & DIY Maintenance
    From my oil changes, I’ve been noticing my vehicle was either burning or leaking about a quart of oil every 5k miles. Being a noob, I’ve been ignoring it for a while. Today I found the area where it seeks to be leaking but can’t really nail down an exact location. Pardon my photos. Maybe the...
  5. 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...
  6. Problems & DIY Maintenance
    Hi, guys, im new here, and i have qustin for all DIY guys. i did a terrible mistake when i was removing old timing belt. i was following manual for EJ202 SOHC and i removed those 2 bottom idlers without blocking tensioner and my tensioner immediately jumped my cam by around 25 deg and...
  7. Gen 2: 2000-2004
    I have an 04 with the 5MT in it. When i floor it into high rpms it starts making a squeeling noise, i assume timing belt? The reason i think this is because it also randomly jumps when going up hills in low rpms, feels like the engine just stops making power completely for a split second...
  8. Problems & DIY Maintenance
    Hello, I'm looking to buy a very very clean 98 2.5L stick shift Outback and while everything checks out the timing belt is over 15 years old. The sticker says the last service was done in April 2005, at 189k KM. The odo now reads 220k km, so it's all still pretty lightly used. While I've...
  9. Problems & DIY Maintenance
    Low compression(if i tested it correclty), timing belt fine, misfiring all cylinders randomly. Wtf is going on, its a newly rebuilt engine, at about 1k miles on rebuild. I am New to Subaru and not really a mechanic. I need my car to run😫 i was driving down the highway, shifting to higher gear...
  10. Problems & DIY Maintenance
    I am working on replacing the water pump (and timing belt, idlers, and tensioner) on my 2006 Outback 2.5i Limited Automatic (~160k miles). For context, the car was overheating in a spectacularly rapid fashion, would go from cold to 3/4 hot in less than a minute, and coolant was spraying out...
  11. Head Gasket Issues
    Hello all, I am new to the world of subarus and am looking for advice from others who know them better than I. I bought a 98 legacy outback from a friend for $200 with 224,000 miles on it. After getting under the hood and doing diagnostics, the timing belt tensioner has failed, and it has leaks...
  12. 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...
  13. Problems & DIY Maintenance
    I’m currently in the middle of replacing my very first timing belt and just got the new water pump installed. I then tried to install the new sprocketed guide pulley next to the water pump and realized that I couldn’t torque the bolt to specs. I removed the bolt and pulley and discovered that...
  14. Subaru Outback Versus The Competition
    So I’m looking into getting another car after selling my last one. I’ve been considering this 06 outback. I’ve had friends that have loved their Subaru’s and the outback checks most of the boxes for me. I wanted to get some opinions on what this specific car is worth and if I should bother...
  15. Problems & DIY Maintenance
    Hi all, I had a HG failure and got quoted $3000 to replace them (including timing belt and pump). Bravely (stupidly) I decided to have a bash at it myself. I have the manual, which I mostly followed, but also got guidance from youtube -mrsubaru1387 (for the engine removal) and speed academy...
  16. Problems & DIY Maintenance
    About a week ago I got a rough idle on my 2005 outback and the check codes came back saying misfire in cylinders 1 and 3. I ran a compression test and those two cylinders came back incredibly low. So I just assumed I had blown the head gasket between those cylinders (with it being a subaru and...
  17. Problems & DIY Maintenance
    I have a 1999 Subaru Legacy Outback 2.5i (engine EJ25D). I recently bought it and it's nearing 200,000 miles. I don't know whether the timing belt has been changed before. I looked at the Carfax and there are a whole bunch of things listed. The only relevant listing is "recommended maintenance...
  18. Gen 3: 2005-2009
    Hi all! I'm contemplating my first Subaru purchase and am a bit lost... hoping for some sage advice from those of you who know far more than I. 2007 Subaru Outback - 3.0 R LL Bean / For sale by (2nd) owner / $5,000 /133K Miles / Clean Title The seller has had the below maintenance done over...
  19. Down South
    I need a trusted mechanic in Charlotte or nearby that can change my timing belt.
  20. Problems & DIY Maintenance
    Had a timing tensioner bolt shear off in the block. Was able to extract it but having trouble finding a replacement. It’s a M10-1.25x70 bolt but I can’t seem to find the hardness of the bolt anywhere. It’s not stamped on the bolt. The local hardware store has class 8.8 and class 10.9 but no...
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