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#1 GrnBtlWgn

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Posted 14 January 2013 - 07:17 PM

Hey so first post here, so excuse my noobness! Just picked up a 95 Legacy Wagon and with 206k.

It's going to need a new clutch and I was wondering what other maintenance items are cheap/easy/recommended to be done at the same time?

I was thinking:
-Shifter Bushings?
-Motor/Trans Mounts?

I also want to have the timing belt done because I don't know when/if it was done before I bought it.

Thanks!

#2 nipper

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Posted 14 January 2013 - 07:45 PM

Well I would yank the engine and reseal it, do the timing belt, change the plugs, reseal the engine.

When you do the clutch, replace the retaining clips (and If it is cable operated replace the clutch cable)

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Posted 14 January 2013 - 09:12 PM

I'm new to soobs...

looks like removing the engine is the preferred way to do the clutch?

Edited by GrnBtlWgn, 14 January 2013 - 09:18 PM.


#4 nipper

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Posted 14 January 2013 - 09:18 PM

nononononono leave the rear main be.

They rarely leak, and when they do it is because someone decides to replace it just because it was old.

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Posted 14 January 2013 - 10:16 PM

You may want to make sure the clutch fork is in good shape when you do the clutch I had mine wear through and it snapped on me. Not very common from what I hear but hey it happened to me. The fork just pops off its just held on by a clip. Also use new clips for the throw out bearing they are cheap at the dealer. Its pretty easy to do the clutch on these cars though. I personaly like using exedy clutch kits.

#6 GrnBtlWgn

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Posted 15 January 2013 - 02:42 PM

nononononono leave the rear main be.

They rarely leak, and when they do it is because someone decides to replace it just because it was old.


haha ok! thanks for the warning! :)

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Posted 15 January 2013 - 10:05 PM

I would also install a TSK-1 Transmission Quill Sleeve Kit:

http://www.smart-ser...sleeve-kit.html

The transmission quill (snout) was badly grooved on my 2000 Forester, well before 100k miles. Also put a good amount of lithium grease on your new throwout bearing. The difference between before and after the sleeve kit is AMAZING. The car felt like new with a properly functioning clutch and pedal feel was much, much better, along with smooth engagements and disengagements.

I know they are $155, but I would never replace a clutch on a Subaru without adding one. Worth every penny.

Also, it comes with a throwout bearing and a improved retainer clip. So don't bother buying the Subaru parts. Maybe just a new clutch fork. Also replace any seals that happen to be leaking. I replaced the O-ring on the #4 cylinder wrist pin access hole on the back of my block, which was seeping oil.

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Posted 15 January 2013 - 11:12 PM

Very interesting piece! I've sold car parts for years and never seen something like this. That's kind of expensive though, I'll try to fit it into my budget!

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Posted 16 January 2013 - 09:59 AM

I think they pretty well covered what's needed.

IMO the need for the sleeve is really rare - personally I wouldn't order it until I needed it.

Trans mounts seem to never go bad on Subaru's.

Clutch kit prices can vary a lot for Subaru's. One of the few kits I order online(but still a quality clutch) rather than from a local parts store (independent or chain).

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Posted 16 January 2013 - 12:17 PM

Fairly simple, these are the "must-do" items:

Clutch, retaining clips, throwout bearing, pilot bearing, pressure plate.
Resurface the flywheel

Reseal the rear separator plate with a new metal stamped one and the corresponding screws.

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Posted 16 January 2013 - 12:33 PM

change seperator plate +1




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