Hello! I am a new Subaru owner who is starting out with a 1999 Legacy L (GT trim, wooo, heh) that has apparently been neglected for much of its life (no oil when I got it, banged up, missing a turn signal, and anyone know where to get replacement rear quarter glass? does no one make it anymore or is ebay the best bet?). I am a Jeeper, but I was looking for something a bit more practical. reliability, quality, AWD, better mileage than a heep and maybe a bit of power were my top priorities (and inexpensive, cant forget that!). the Subarus seemed like a top choice, and, well, here I am!
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1999 Neglected legacy slowly being nursed back to life
Posted 09 May 2013 - 11:52 AM
Welcome to USMB. No oil, or just low on oil?? Does the motor run? If running, keep an eye on the temp gauge that the motor isn't over heating. There is no idiot light warning of over heating, just the gauge. The motor in your Leggie has a reputation of blowing head gaskets and over heating. I hope your car isn't suffering from this problem.
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Posted 09 May 2013 - 12:30 PM
Posted 09 May 2013 - 12:46 PM
should be able to idle through tight circles and figure 8s without bucking or banging.
Posted 09 May 2013 - 01:59 PM
Thanks for the welcome! When i got it, she was about 4 quarts low, enough for the oil pressure light to come on periodically. It did have a recent oil change sticker, but that really doesn't mean much. I did a change and haven't noticed any leaks or smoke so it doesn't appear to have suffered any damage, i will keep an eye out for head gasket issues though. Only other major issue now is the starter solenoid which i posted in another thread, and the speedometer randomly ceasing to operate (i already did the speedometer wiring trick i have read about to no effect, did get a cel for speed sensor though). It is an automatic, and all i could find for sensor issues were for manuals. Overall though i have been enjoying the leggie! Thanks again!
I wouldn't be surprised if the car leaks more oil then it burns. Look for oil spots on the pavement, where you park over night.
Posted 09 May 2013 - 04:07 PM
Posted 09 May 2013 - 11:11 PM
got mine (03 H6 OBW) from rockauto.com
Edited by 1 Lucky Texan, 09 May 2013 - 11:11 PM.
Posted 11 May 2013 - 10:30 AM
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