So... how'd the work results be? Is she all back together? Overheating solved? Insect bites gone also?Pulled the heads in an attempt to fix a serial overheating problem. Have an OEM timing belt kit with water pump going on as well. The job has obviously been done before since neither gaskets are OEM. Will hopefully have it all back together and buttoned up by the weekend. Has been a fun job so far, plenty of bug bites, hand lacerations, and grease/dirt stains on my skin.
How many dogs ride along with you? Where about in Maine - any recommendations?
How many miles on the OB, what primed you to decide to change the diffs and the CVT?This past week I was on vacation and did a couple of things to my Outback. I drained and filled the front and rear diffs. Drained and filled (twice) the CVT. I also added a Whiteline front strut tower brace, p/n KSB639. It took a bit to get the length set correctly and it fits snugly against the cowl vent piece. However the car seems noticeably more solid feeling. Might have to remove it when I get my windshield replace next, but that's fine.
Quick note for the cvt fluid change. Buy the little pump that fits a lube bottle from any auto parts store, trust me. Have more fluid on hand than you think you'll need. You need to check the fluid level with the transmission at operating temp and the car level. I put it on 4 ramps, that gave me lots of room.
Try this too... I do this around the house [1949-era brick], and also within vehicles that sit outside:Got to figure out a rodent deterrent ASAP. Mouse traps work well in the garage but the Subie parks on the driveway
I have about 89,xxx miles on it now. I guess reading the thread linked below convinced me to change the fluids. The Diffs are easy and I had the fluid already, was doing the same to my Jeep and installing LubeLockers. As for the CVT, the valvoline fluid can be had from a local walmart or amazon. There are just a few plug gaskets to get and odd plug removal tools and the oil bottle pump. (T70 Torx for the front Diff, 8 & 10mm Hex for the CVT) I was thinking that a few fluid dumps and refills would be a lot easier than replacing my CVT.How many miles on the OB, what primed you to decide to change the diffs and the CVT?
No problems with rodents on my tractor this morning.Try this too... I do this around the house [1949-era brick], and also within vehicles that sit outside:
Mix few spoonfuls ~equal amounts cinnamon, cloves, chili flakes, and star anise... combine all into a tea bag... and then place bags wherever best desire.
Also use various peppermint sprays, such as "Rodent Sheriff Pest Control Ultru-Pure".
So, lol, besides (hopefully!) a rodent free and non-destroyed vehicle, be smelling good too!