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Any issues to consider with a 99 Forester
Posted 05 September 2003 - 01:52 AM
02 Legacy L Wagon
"That baby can haul gear, darn tootin!"
Posted 05 September 2003 - 10:18 AM
Posted 05 September 2003 - 12:48 PM
Posted 05 September 2003 - 01:28 PM
Have a good Subaru person inspect the car, especially the clutch and head gaskets.
Posted 06 September 2003 - 08:12 AM
Was this one of the years that had rear wheel bearing problems? Or was that 2000/2001 ish...
Listen for piston slap. Highway drive and listen for wind noise around the A pillar. I've driven a couple and found them to be quite bad.
Get a hold of the service records if you can. And do have the car thoroughly inspected. It's worth the cost.
Posted 06 September 2003 - 11:57 AM
Only when it is cold, and the only time I really hear it is in the parking garage at work with the windows down.
On start up at home the insulation makes it hard to hear.
The slap does not seem to hurt anything and my engine still acts pretty normal.
You should note that I am an ex mechanic and these folks warned me about the head gasket issue, and I still did not spot the exterior coolent leak for a week because it was so small.
The reason I bought a 99 was to get the phase two engine on advice from this board.
I have still poured a ton of money into mine to bring all the stuff Subuaru should have gotten right up to the latest fixes.
I planned on this when I bought the car and the fact that it is fun to drive makes up for it to me.
Because it was a 99 I could afford to pay cash and have no payments.
After that I have been spending a bit on it monthly to get it where I like it.
Off to buy a Sony explode now to fix the CD problem.
Best of luck to you and GF.
Posted 08 September 2003 - 07:00 AM
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