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#1 goatcheez


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Posted 15 March 2006 - 09:17 PM

Hi everyone!

Just a noobie saying hello. My Subaru is a 1991 Loyale Wagon 4WD Manual. Just turned 220,000 miles!! Damn are these things bullet proof or what?? Bought last spring from a guy selling it for his son that just got stationed in Germany. Had a grocery list of stuff already done to it:
CV Boots
Timing Belts
Struts /shocks
I had a clutch put in it and some exhaust work (manifold) but other that than that, it's gas and oil changes.
Got get the oil leaks (typical) fixed this spring.

How long should I expect this thing to go?? Thought about looking for another one (mines getting rusty) but if it ain't broke don't fix it right??

Oh, I should mention that this is my daily driver / winter car. Got a pretty substantial commute and want to keep the "toy" in the garage.

I look forward to picking your brains in the future!!


#2 Twowagons


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Posted 15 March 2006 - 10:23 PM

Welcome to the Board!!!! :clap:

#3 Jack in Norfolk

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Posted 16 March 2006 - 12:13 AM

There is lots of good info here. Many consider 200,000 miles to be just inside the break in period. They will run as long as you keep oil in them and watch the temp. CV joints seem to go pretty frequently. Cracked heads are the achilies heel and beware of the "tick of death".

#4 Subarian


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Posted 16 March 2006 - 10:47 AM

It will keep going as long as you are willng to keep doing a little maintenance here and there. Subarus are very well engineered and built, and they'll last you a long time.

#5 Sweet82


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Posted 16 March 2006 - 10:53 AM

Keep it oiled and the motor will outlast the body:burnout:
I'm currently working on my second body...

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