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#1 Buddythedog

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Posted 10 August 2005 - 10:39 PM

I'm not a dummy, but when I purchased (recently) my 03 FOrester XS, no owners manual could be located. I have 30K on it, and was wondering what is the manual's stance on when to change: plugs, AT fluid, etc... This car is new to me, but I've had Outback and Loyale wagons in the past. Thanks...

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Posted 11 August 2005 - 12:35 AM

Look into getting a Haynes manual you can pick one up for 20 bucks or so and they are worth their weight in gold

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Posted 11 August 2005 - 01:08 AM

I'm not a dummy, but when I purchased (recently) my 03 FOrester XS, no owners manual could be located. I have 30K on it, and was wondering what is the manual's stance on when to change: plugs, AT fluid, etc... This car is new to me, but I've had Outback and Loyale wagons in the past. Thanks...


I think you will find what you want here:
http://www.subaru.co...d=SCHEDULE_2003
Hope this helps. Oh, and the '03 does not have a Haynes manual out yet. "there are not enough of them on the road to make it worth it yet"

#4 SuBrat84

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Posted 11 August 2005 - 01:12 AM

I'm not a dummy, but when I purchased (recently) my 03 FOrester XS, no owners manual could be located. I have 30K on it, and was wondering what is the manual's stance on when to change: plugs, AT fluid, etc... This car is new to me, but I've had Outback and Loyale wagons in the past. Thanks...


I'd say plugs and plug wires every 60k.. depending how hard you drive... and I just became a loony toon about changing the AT fluid.. DO IT EVERY 30K MILES (or more)!!! Seriously.. thermal break-down of your AT Fluid will start to cause SERIOUS A$$ problems in these subaru AT's... Oil every 3-7k depends on the oil you use...

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Posted 11 August 2005 - 05:18 AM

I'd say plugs and plug wires every 60k.. depending how hard you drive... and I just became a loony toon about changing the AT fluid.. DO IT EVERY 30K MILES (or more)!!! Seriously.. thermal break-down of your AT Fluid will start to cause SERIOUS A$$ problems in these subaru AT's... Oil every 3-7k depends on the oil you use...

I agree totally, change your AT Fluid for sure. This cheap insurance.




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