2006 2.5i Outback
Picked up my kids for the weekend, came home, and googled lift kits for my 2006 Outback
First post, G'day fam.
First post, G'day fam.
There is a DIY section on this forum. Its a great idea!Installed an interior hatch release so car camping is easier. Getting out of the side doors is kind of a pain! I can post a guide if anyone is interested, it’s fairly easy to do.
I've had a motive power bleeder for ~15 years and have had a few issues but worked around them and still use it a few times per year. Very useful for a one person bleed tool. I also tried the vacuum bleeder style but hate how you can never tell if you got all the air out.Tip: before every use, verify the hoses on your Motive Power Bleeder are not leaking. In my experience, they do not last long and twice now (on a Land Cruiser and my old Subaru) the hoses have sprayed brake fluid all over the engine bay from leaks. This is not from the cap over the reservoir, but at the brass junction fitting between the 2 hoses. Or maybe just replace the hoses.
I threw mine out, manual method works fine for as infrequently as I need to flush everything.
Not sure if you would be interested or if you are totally into DYI (and if I am allowed to link FB marketplace). Guy is selling home made wire mesh for pre-face lift grills (so for sure not for 2008 and 2009, I am not sure about earlier years). Looks very nice I would say and given it is $30 shipped might be worth just saving time and getting it from him. https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/290168715697819/Up next: continue battle wagon transformation...
-Finish wire mesh grille with red subie enblem
-DIY vinyl wrap of bumpers and lower trim to matte black or dark gray, wrap silver paint with dark green or desert khaki color (might also wrap roof tent to match)
-Tint windows and light smoke tint to headlights
-Rebuild suspension with king springs + KYB struts to get a slight lift
-Design and fabricate custom pull out camp storage and kitchen in back
Dream - chop bumpers and make custom front and back steel bumper with swing out spare holder once funds settle...
Plan to run this car until it dies, currently at 175k, but new turbo and full timing belt change/service completed at 165k and she's running great.
Ah, good old Baltic sea.....Though pretty bad fuel usage on higher speeds 120-130km/h did couple 550km trips and car showed average just 13-14l . Thats high. And it cant keep up that speed on 5th gear allwayd switching to 4th and back and on up hills even to 3rd . Using 3rd to overtake at that high speed.
I would say that's okay for a 3.0 engine running on LPG. My 2.5er uses 12l at 130 km/h.Though pretty bad fuel usage on higher speeds 120-130km/h did couple 550km trips and car showed average just 13-14l . Thats high.