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New to board...a couple questions
Posted 28 September 2003 - 10:51 AM
I'm new to the world of subaru. My wife and I bought a 2000 Legacy wagon in July with 60k. We've been a Volvo family 'til now.
Looking for good sources of info on maintenance and repair:
What is the recommended oil filter for this car? Is there and equivalent to the OEM out there and are there good on-line resources for subaru parts?
We discovered that the washer for the front window isn't working; fuse is o.k. as wipers work, and if I jumper it to the rear washer wiring it works. Does anyone know if there is a relay involved in this?
Thanks for your time and knowledge.
Posted 29 September 2003 - 10:37 AM
Posted 29 September 2003 - 02:52 PM
For light bulbs and such there is www.midnightmoose.com which is also very good.
Welcome to the world of Subaru
Posted 29 September 2003 - 05:48 PM
you can also get the factory service manuals for your particular car at http://techinfo.subaru.com .
Posted 29 September 2003 - 08:15 PM
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Posted 29 September 2003 - 08:57 PM
Based on cutting some open and other peoples detective work, it appears that the Subaru Purolator OEM filter is something akin to the "L" filter. However, I have no way to know what the filter media is made up of. (IIRC, it actually had a few less pleats than the Purolator filter.) I'm almost postivie that it does not contain any of the synthetic filter media... based purely on price.
I'll throw my 2 cents in about filter magnets. They do work. I've cut open about a dozen filters now and there is always something retained by the magnets. One time purchase, totally reusable.
Posted 29 September 2003 - 11:23 PM
PL14488 or 89 something like that. Anyway, should be good enough.
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Posted 30 September 2003 - 11:53 AM
Purolator 14459 is the generic filter (cross references with a whole bunch of other filters) and fits the Subaru H6 engines mostly. I believe the 3.0L H6 and the SVX 3.3L call for this part number. I don't know about the 2.7L engine.
The 14460 has a slightly convex base plate to "push out" the threads. Subaru's oil filter 'stud' is on the short side. Filters with the concave base plates don't always catch sufficiently on the threads.
And for the same reason, you can run into problems with aftermarket filters. Ask me how I know. I've been there... But I solved it. :-)
The Subaru Purolator OEM filter is a little different again. The guts look to be about the same (as the "L"), but there is no anti-drain back valve. And (IIRC) the gasket was of a semi-round cross section, not square. (I've got this all written down, but I don't have access to it right now.)
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