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Just wanted to drop in and say hello. My name is Dan and I live in the Binghamton, NY area. My wife and I are picking up our new (to us) 2001 Outback. I'm new to Subarus and I'm sure I'll pick up a lot from the forum. Anything I should be aware of with these cars before we take delivery? It seems to be in great shape, no corrosion, 96K mis, 5 speed trans, 2.5L... Any enlightenment would be greatly appreciated!
 

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Nice looking. Welcome to the forum. I'm not too far away from ya. I would personally have a mechanical inspection first by an independent shop , but that's me.
 

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Thanks. I'm having someone who's a little more familiar with Subarus look it over for me, but it seems to be in great shape. Undercarriage looks clean, good tires, new clutch, etc. It was a PA car so it doesn't have the normal NY undercarriage corrosion (they don't use salt on the roads in PA).
 

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I'm just up the road a bit, near Cortland. Good mechanical inspection, attention should be paid to all the spinny bits such as axles, wheel bearings, check it for torque bind, look closely for signs of head gasket leaks externally, and for signs of moisture in the oil.
 

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Thanks for those tidbits. I'll make a note and make sure we look everything over really well.
 

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Also check for signs of oil in the coolant. -> common headgasket problem thats an easy way to tell.
 
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