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Better gas mileage at higher speeds?


August 11, 2017, 2:40 pm

I just recently got back from a long trip, and noticed that my fuel mileage was much better on the way back than on the way there. On the way there, I kept an average speed of between 120 to 125 ... Read more »

Factory security system


August 6, 2017, 11:00 pm

How good is the factory installed security system in recent Subaru models? Is it easily defeated? Read more »

panel lamps


August 4, 2017, 8:04 pm

Hi All, Sub Forrester 2007 I just noticed one of my dash lamps burned out (my D is now dim). Question: are there LED replacement lamps for such? And, by chance, any red ones? Many thanks, -T Read more »

A hesitation between 1500-2000 rpm?

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August 3, 2017, 1:19 pm

So my 2008 Tribeca, 3.5L H6, has developed some kind of a hesitation when accelerating at low RPM (usually in 1st or 2nd gear, I assume). The problem is most pronounced at starting at 1500 RPM, a... Read more »

Fast? You Bet!


July 26, 2017, 2:08 pm

Although this is certainly OT for all of us who live in the real world, it is still an interesting development: http://www.automobilemag.com/news/subaru-sets-657-5-nurburgring-four-door-lap-record... Read more »

Is there a proximity sensor inside of key handle?

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July 17, 2017, 9:31 pm

2017 Subaru Outback Wanted to get a duplicate key made. The store said they could not cut a spare key because a chip inside was required. That is, the chip or sensor had to be in proximity of th... Read more »

2015 Subaru Forester Slow Tire Leak


July 11, 2017, 4:21 pm

Hello All, Wondering if anyone can help me out regarding a slow tire air leak I've been experiencing for the past month or so on the rear driver's side tire of my 2015 Subaru Forester. I began to no... Read more »

Parking brake adjustment


July 10, 2017, 1:13 am

2002 Subaru Legacy wagon 4-wheel disc brakes Parking brake won't hold the car on my slanted driveway even at full extension. Need to tighten it up. Don't like using the pawl in the automatic tr... Read more »

Lube for hood and rear gate latches?


July 7, 2017, 12:30 am

Is white lithium spray lube be okay on the hood and rear gate/door latch mechanisms or should I use something else? Don't have a grease gun so a sprayed lube is needed. If not lithium, would moly... Read more »

CVT warranty extension


July 6, 2017, 1:31 am

I just got a letter from Subaru of America letting me know that the warranty on my CVT has been extended to 10 years or 100,000 miles. There was also a form for getting reimbursed for any CVT rep... Read more »

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The best rated discussions

Will Cutting The AC Belt Affect Defrost?

rating: 5

I have a '91 Legacy LSI Sedan (automatic with AC) where the compressor is currently in it's last days. Although it hasn't completely given out just yet, two AC specialists told me I'll need a new co... Read more »

EA81 pushrod installation

rating: 5

there is a knurled end, according to the manual I have this is only to indicate the length (and engine type, 1600/1800) of the pushrod.. but I put the pushrods next to eachother, with knurled ends at... Read more »

Outback RPM at 70mph

rating: 5

Dear Fellow Subaru Enthusiest Hi, Recently I purchased a 2004 Subaru outback and it seems the crusing RPM is high in comparison to other cars I have owned. My car's RPM at 70mph in 5th gear is around... Read more »

WRX front wheel bearing failure...common?

rating: 5

Just picked up my 2002 wrx from the dealer...AGAIN, this time the passenger side front wheel bearing went at 72k miles. The driver side went out 2 months ago at 65k. Ok, so I drive it alot. The deale... Read more »

Best Windshield Wiper Blades?

rating: 5

I replaced the wiper blades on my 2004 Outback Wagon with new blades that squeak and jump across the windshield. I replaced those, same problem. Any recommendations for quality blades that won't ju... Read more »

Re: Subaru Baja Vs. Honda Element

rating: 5

... I did too. I applaud your attitude. I do think it looks way weird, but I know some think the Forester is too, and that doesn't bother me a bit. I buy cars that _I_ like, not the ones someone ... Read more »

2001 Legacy B4 Questions

rating: 5

Hi all I've just bought a Japanese Import 2001 Subaru Legacy B4 two litre twin turbo here in New Zealand. It's a metalic sandstone colour and is completely stock. I have a few questions.... 1. Shou... Read more »

Forester Wiper question - MIST?

rating: 5

I have an 02 Forester that I recently bought and have a question about the wiper. There is a setting on the wiper stalk which says MIST PULL and shows a little graphic of what I take to be the winds... Read more »

2002MY Auto Trans Workshop Manual (UK Spec)

rating: 5

Does anyone have a copy of the 2002 model year (UK Spec) Automatic Transmission workshop manual they could upload for me. I have the 2002MY full service manual G1840GE, but it does not cover repairs... Read more »

Outback wagon rear hatch won't open

rating: 5

the rear hatch on my 98 outback wagon is stuck shut. I can hear the lock move when I use the key or the power lock button, but it will not open. Any help? Read more »

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