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60,000 miles, what do I need to do

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#1 tom_smith


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Posted 19 May 2004 - 09:46 AM

I have a 2002 outback, and I'm within 1,000 miles of the 60k mark, I am wondering what I need to do for maintainance. I need an oil change and air filter, those are easy, but what else? Spark plugs? how do you get to those things down there on the sides? fuel filter? it dosnt look so bad... what else should be done. Also is there a repair manual available, I couldnt find one for anything more recent than an '00.



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Posted 19 May 2004 - 10:12 AM

it's not outlined in your owners manual?

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Posted 19 May 2004 - 10:59 AM

I'm actually doing a 60k for the legacy I just picked up; I stole a list of stuff my dealer charges a ton of loot for:

inspect axle boots
inspect hoses
inspect drive belts
rotate/balance tires
inspect brakes
inspect parking break

now for the *real* stuff:
air/fuel filter
PCV valve
flush/fill coolant
drain/fill front and rear diff's
spark plugs

I'm also doing a drain and fill of the ATF, spark plug wires, thermostat, radiator cap, power steering fluid.

Might also want to consider flushing the brake fluid.

Spark plugs aren't too bad, remove the airbox on the passeger side, those two are easy. The drivers side you need to remove the washer fluid tank, and there is just enough room to get a ratchet in there.

You can get service manuals at the subaru.com tech site (forget the url offhand)..

Yea, it's a fair amount of stuff, will probably take me a couple hours on saturday, hope it helps.


#4 tom_smith


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Posted 19 May 2004 - 11:59 AM

thanks, Ill check for the manuals on subaru's site, and then start figureing out how to do all this stuff...

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Posted 19 May 2004 - 04:06 PM


This site will show you how to do most anything you could dream of. Its more Impreza specific, but the same methods and procedures will also work on your Outback for basic maintenance items (plugs, fuel filter, ect, ect....)

Where in Massachusetts are you?!?


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