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    1. Member Heffernan's Avatar
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      07-06-2012 04:19 PM #351
      Quote Originally Posted by turtledub View Post
      Doing front bearings on an 01 outback. Any tips? How do I get the hubs out? Can they be done on the car?
      I found this while scrolling through nasioc. It might be some help. Good luck.

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      07-07-2012 06:23 PM #352
      I can finally contribute my own Outback.

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      10-04-2012 12:22 AM #353
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      10-04-2012 07:30 AM #354
      My Subaru Outback has started making a chattering/scraping noise from the gear shift area. It sounds like something is scraping against the drive shaft. I looked under it yesterday and I did not see any evidence of anything contacting the drive shaft. It doesn't matter if I have the clutch engaged or disengaged. It doesn't matter if I am accelerating or slowing down to trigger the noise. It does seem to be associated with speed in the sense that when the noise does happen, the noise lasts longer when I am going slow and shorter when I am going fast. I do not feel anything unusual in the clutch pedal. There has been no chainge other than the noise. I pulled up the shifter surround and found nothing unusuall there. I drove without the surround and it definitly sounds like it is coming from somewhere close to that area.
      It is a 2001 5 speed Outback. 255k on the clock. 160k on the engine and clutch. Clutch still feels great.
      Any suggestions? I do not think it is the clutch because the noise happens regardless of if it is in gear or out of gear or neutral.
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      10-05-2012 10:23 AM #355
      Quote Originally Posted by Heffernan View Post
      I can finally contribute my own Outback.

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      Quote Originally Posted by turtledub View Post
      My Subaru Outback has started making a chattering/scraping noise from the gear shift area. It sounds like something is scraping against the drive shaft. I looked under it yesterday and I did not see any evidence of anything contacting the drive shaft. It doesn't matter if I have the clutch engaged or disengaged. It doesn't matter if I am accelerating or slowing down to trigger the noise. It does seem to be associated with speed in the sense that when the noise does happen, the noise lasts longer when I am going slow and shorter when I am going fast. I do not feel anything unusual in the clutch pedal. There has been no chainge other than the noise. I pulled up the shifter surround and found nothing unusuall there. I drove without the surround and it definitly sounds like it is coming from somewhere close to that area.
      It is a 2001 5 speed Outback. 255k on the clock. 160k on the engine and clutch. Clutch still feels great.
      Any suggestions? I do not think it is the clutch because the noise happens regardless of if it is in gear or out of gear or neutral.
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      10-05-2012 12:23 PM #356
      Which thread?
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      10-05-2012 04:05 PM #357
      Quote Originally Posted by patrikman View Post
      Hotness.

      You should bump my Subie Wagon thread in TCL!
      Thanks. I'm still debating on tinting the rear....
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      10-05-2012 06:33 PM #358
      Quote Originally Posted by turtledub View Post
      Which thread?
      Didn't mean to confuse you, I meant it sounds like your rear wheel bearings are failing.

      thread here:

      http://forums.vwvortex.com/showthrea...ooooooooo-2009.

      Quote Originally Posted by Heffernan View Post
      Thanks. I'm still debating on tinting the rear....
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      10-06-2012 05:17 PM #359
      "He can deliver pizza in 30 minutes or less... sideways, in a blizzard."

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      10-08-2012 01:31 PM #360
      Quote Originally Posted by dcris View Post
      Boss.

      Any specs?
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      10-08-2012 11:22 PM #361
      Quote Originally Posted by turtledub View Post
      My Subaru Outback has started making a chattering/scraping noise from the gear shift area. It sounds like something is scraping against the drive shaft. I looked under it yesterday and I did not see any evidence of anything contacting the drive shaft. It doesn't matter if I have the clutch engaged or disengaged. It doesn't matter if I am accelerating or slowing down to trigger the noise. It does seem to be associated with speed in the sense that when the noise does happen, the noise lasts longer when I am going slow and shorter when I am going fast. I do not feel anything unusual in the clutch pedal. There has been no chainge other than the noise. I pulled up the shifter surround and found nothing unusuall there. I drove without the surround and it definitly sounds like it is coming from somewhere close to that area.
      It is a 2001 5 speed Outback. 255k on the clock. 160k on the engine and clutch. Clutch still feels great.
      Any suggestions? I do not think it is the clutch because the noise happens regardless of if it is in gear or out of gear or neutral.
      Have you checked the exhaust heatshields

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      10-09-2012 08:50 PM #362
      Quote Originally Posted by Heffernan View Post
      Boss.

      Any specs?
      Not mine...copied and pasted this from a FB post: "4 inch kit, about another inch from 05 Forester struts and about and inch and a half from the tires. Overall a little over 6""
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      10-10-2012 09:21 PM #363
      Just picked up a Forester with 300k miles. Should I be worried?

      The headgaskets have been done already so that's one less thing to go wrong

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      10-16-2012 10:25 PM #364
      Quote Originally Posted by wheeltowheel View Post
      Just picked up a Forester with 300k miles. Should I be worried?
      You should certainly be worried. You'll spend countless hours at night hunched over the computer looking for wrecked Imprezas and parts. Welcome to the support group.
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      10-16-2012 11:19 PM #365
      Quote Originally Posted by patrikman View Post
      You should certainly be worried. You'll spend countless hours at night hunched over the computer looking for wrecked Imprezas and parts. Welcome to the support group.
      Thanks Patrik. It's been about a month of ownership with this crazy high-mileage Forester. It was disgusting inside and out so it had to be cleaned STAT. I spent a couple days thoroughly going over the interior and exterior, cleaning every little door jam, nook and cranny of the car. Windshield glass, wipers, and various interior plastic bits have been replaced. Aside from a couple door dings, it looks like a new car.

      Mechanically, it has behaved well. This is the first car I've owned that has an auto transmission. I have been driving it like it's made of glass because I'm so worried about having to replace the tranny. It shifts well and doesn't make any noise. On the highway, it seems to lock (stops freewheeling) into the last gear like a manual transmission, which is nice for decelerating without having to brake. The engine is pretty weak, but I think it's mostly due to me being used to a manual transmission.

      Handling is so-so. Only slightly better than my Jeep Cherokee, or so it seems. Lots of body roll. But I guess it is a small SUV with a lot of heavy glass away from it's center of gravity. The seats have been comfortable for the longer freeway trips I've done already.

      I'm hoping to take some photos of it this weekend.

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      10-18-2012 07:08 PM #366
      Finally got some photos today of said Forester


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    17. 10-18-2012 11:07 PM #367
      The headgaskets have been done already so that's one less thing to go wrong
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      10-20-2012 04:26 PM #368
      Another pic of this awesome Outback.
      "He can deliver pizza in 30 minutes or less... sideways, in a blizzard."

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      10-22-2012 08:50 AM #369
      How well do Subarus tow? My parents are looking at a 2012-2013 Outback 3.6r. Says it tows 3000lbs. Looking to replace what a 1999 Ford Exploder did as far tow duty and general stuff. It needs only to tow about 2000lb boat/trailer. Might even be on the steep side. 16ft fiberglass 1980s tidee splitfire with a 50hp outboard.

      The boat gets towed maybe 1-3 times a year. Thoughts

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      10-31-2012 08:30 AM #370
      Quote Originally Posted by dcris View Post
      Another pic of this awesome Outback.
      Love it. I'd love to add a 1" lift to mine but I've heard too many issues can arise with the King/strut lift.
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      11-06-2012 02:10 PM #372
      Hey guys, I need some help. My 2001 Outback manual transmission is in need of a new prop shaft. This is the shaft that goes from the transmission to the rear end. There are plenty of the automatic outbacks in the junkyard. I was told that the shafts are different between a manual and an auto. Is this true? Anyone have a manual prop shaft that they could sell me? I am having a hard time finding one. The u-joint in mine has gone bad. It causes the shaft to wobble and hit the tunnel. I need one in the worst way.
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      12-18-2012 12:46 AM #373
      We took the '13 Outback 2.5i for a road trip, 700 miles about. We averaged 25mpg the whole way at 75mph. Seems a bit low for a car that's rated 25city/30hwy. Not sure if it takes time to break in, the car just clocked 1k on the odometer.

      Thoughts?

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      12-18-2012 02:30 AM #374
      Quote Originally Posted by XClayX View Post
      We took the '13 Outback 2.5i for a road trip, 700 miles about. We averaged 25mpg the whole way at 75mph. Seems a bit low for a car that's rated 25city/30hwy. Not sure if it takes time to break in, the car just clocked 1k on the odometer.

      Thoughts?
      Your 75mph could have a tiny bit to do with it.

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      01-03-2013 09:00 AM #376
      ^ Absolutely!
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      01-04-2013 04:10 PM #377
      Mine.

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      01-04-2013 08:11 PM #378
      The Forester got much attention today. New battery, serpentine belts (and tensioner), brake pads, brake rotors, a fresh oil change, oil filter, and rotated the tires. Didn't bother changing the brake fluid.

      The next thing on the list will be rear wheel bearings and rear brakes. I'll probably get to that in a few thousand miles when it turns over 290k

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      01-06-2013 05:48 PM #379
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    30. 01-07-2013 10:51 PM #380
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      01-09-2013 03:48 AM #381
      Quote Originally Posted by wheeltowheel View Post
      Just picked up a Forester with 300k miles. Should I be worried?

      The headgaskets have been done already so that's one less thing to go wrong
      Worried!? Nah. Although he was right about the support group...we meet on Wednesdays, bring a snack.

      Quote Originally Posted by XClayX View Post
      How well do Subarus tow? My parents are looking at a 2012-2013 Outback 3.6r. Says it tows 3000lbs. Looking to replace what a 1999 Ford Exploder did as far tow duty and general stuff. It needs only to tow about 2000lb boat/trailer. Might even be on the steep side. 16ft fiberglass 1980s tidee splitfire with a 50hp outboard.

      The boat gets towed maybe 1-3 times a year. Thoughts
      Not sure about the towing long-term. I've pulled people out of ditches but nothing more than that.

      Quote Originally Posted by turtledub View Post
      Hey guys, I need some help. My 2001 Outback manual transmission is in need of a new prop shaft. This is the shaft that goes from the transmission to the rear end. There are plenty of the automatic outbacks in the junkyard. I was told that the shafts are different between a manual and an auto. Is this true? Anyone have a manual prop shaft that they could sell me? I am having a hard time finding one. The u-joint in mine has gone bad. It causes the shaft to wobble and hit the tunnel. I need one in the worst way.
      AFAIK they are different. On all my parts-resources sites they are listed as different (manual and automatic parts). You can at least find the part number from a Subaru dealer and search ebay or a junk yard for the part.

      Quote Originally Posted by XClayX View Post
      We took the '13 Outback 2.5i for a road trip, 700 miles about. We averaged 25mpg the whole way at 75mph. Seems a bit low for a car that's rated 25city/30hwy. Not sure if it takes time to break in, the car just clocked 1k on the odometer.

      Thoughts?
      Anything over 60mpg is going to decrease your consumption quite a bit, even if you are doing it for an extended period of time. At 60mpg I can do about 27/28mpg on the highway in my Legacy wagon.

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      Also a pic for continuity!

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      01-11-2013 04:34 PM #383
      sexy hawkeye.
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      01-11-2013 05:13 PM #384
      Quote Originally Posted by Brock_Samson View Post
      Worried!? Nah. Although he was right about the support group...we meet on Wednesdays, bring a snack.




      I'm less worried now. The mechanicals are better maintained than I thought and this thing is SOOO much easier to work on compared to my old VW Scirocco

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      03-26-2013 10:02 AM #385
      Mine. New Subtle Solution .5" spacers going in the rear to replace the .25" already installed.



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