99 OB SUS 2.5 DOHC
I figured it out after I posted, just haven't been back on these forums. I did hang on to the Outback crossmember, I think I'm going to grab an Outback spacer blocks and bolts, and drop the whole engine/trans/subframe, since I want my Legacy sedan to be an Outback basically. I'm hoping to have it running again in the next week, been too wrapped up in my BMW 3 series V8 swap.Did you ever get your question answered Elysian?
Today I tried to change the oil but failed since I could not get the oil pan plug off, didn't have enough oil and wasn't sure I had the right filter (15208AA12A)? so took the car to get it done at a lube joint. When I got back I programmed the new key fob I ordered and that worked so I don't feel completely inept.
Good to hear that changing your plugs fixed some of my issues. I'm about to do mine. How did you get the boots off? I know this is a little over a month ago.I decided I was due for a tune-up at 210,000 (last at 160,000 with headgaskets). Replaced spark plugs and engine air filter. Quite happy to manage to get the #4 plug in and out without removing the washer fluid tank... since its bolts are rusted to death. Skipped the fuel filter as it was quite dark by the time the plugs were all in.
- Electrical / vinyl tape to hold socket extensions and joints together is going up there with "best car maintenance tricks EVER"! Seriously, I wouldn't have thought of it... thank you FSM!!!
- My old wires were red, and original, I think. New ones blue. I liked the red...
- Wear on old plugs looked pretty good; even coat of tan/white ash. I had started having misfires after sitting at the airport for a few days, but I think that's an old wiring issue come back.
- This is the first time (out of two) that I've checked/adjusted gap on spark plugs. I set these to 0.044" (NGK platinum/iridium). Not quite confident with the torque spec on putting the new ones in, though... I tried to follow the box on 1/2 to 2/3 turn, no anti-seize. But it's hard to judge with the universal ratchet joint.
- I gotta say, it starts RIGHT up (one or two turn-overs, rather than 5-6), and transmission shifts are WAY smoother. I am actually really surprised - not sure if that's from plugs, wires, ECM/TCM reset from taking the battery out... but I like it
Love it. You can go a bit farther. Here's mine.Went to the junkyard yesterday and grabbed a bunch of parts for the Legacy. Grabbed a set of Outback control arm bushings. I also grabbed the drop plates from the rear subframe, and the correct transmission crossmember. LKQ was doing 40% off today, so everything rang in at $21. The old control arm bushings were perished, so these will be a bit nicer. Got everything installed, don't know if it will be able to be aligned properly, if not I'll get some adjustable trailing arms. Measured ground clearance this morning, it's over 10" at the oil pan, and over 9" at the transmission crossmember.
I'm closer to having it driveable now. I also connected the shifter linkage to the transmission.