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02 Outback 3.0L H6 SFI DOHC 24V


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#1 dlm5774

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Posted 10 September 2006 - 08:13 AM

I'm looking at upgrading my 1998 2.5L outback with 139,000 miles to an 02 Outback 3.0L H6 SFI DOHC 24V with 90,000 miles. Does the 02 have any known engine problems like the 98 does with the head gasket issue?

Does anyone have the 3.0L, what kind of gas mileage does it get? Are you happy with the car overall?

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Posted 10 September 2006 - 07:54 PM

i have a '01 l.l.bean outback with a 3.0. gets 23 mpg around town every week and has great power. your supposed to run premium gas, however, so consider the extra fuel cost. good luck.

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Posted 11 September 2006 - 04:28 AM

Actually, they reccommend premium.

I've been getting away with regular gas, and the car runs fine. You will like the H6- more power, and a very refined engine.

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Posted 11 September 2006 - 05:33 AM

I have an 06 3.0 and ditto - it runs fine on regular. I alternated back and forth between premium and regular and mpg and everything else seemed to stay the same. Even ran it on a dyno.

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Posted 11 September 2006 - 09:32 PM

I'm looking at upgrading my 1998 2.5L outback with 139,000 miles to an 02 Outback 3.0L H6 SFI DOHC 24V with 90,000 miles. Does the 02 have any known engine problems like the 98 does with the head gasket issue?
Does anyone have the 3.0L, what kind of gas mileage does it get? Are you happy with the car overall?


No offense to 3.0 owners ;) but from what I've read,the 2.5L is a better choice. The 03> have 165hp which seems to be a excellent match and if you do some serious shopping,you may find a newer lower mileage OB 2.5 for most likely the same price.

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Posted 11 September 2006 - 09:42 PM

No offense to 3.0 owner but from what I've read,the 2.5L is a better choice for Subaru's. ////

What's better about it?

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Posted 11 September 2006 - 10:26 PM

What's better about it?


its a lighter engine so you get better handling. It really depends what you want to do with it. If you want instant throttle response get the 6. If you want more nimble handling get the turbo. Thats been the general opinion of all the autowriters :)

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Posted 12 September 2006 - 01:24 AM

i have a '01 l.l.bean outback with a 3.0. gets 23 mpg around town every week and has great power. your supposed to run premium gas, however, so consider the extra fuel cost. good luck.


They make stuff called Valve tech (not sure on the spelling) but its like 7 bucks a bottle, the stuff treats 150 gallons out of a pint can, so I think that'd be cheaper than buying premium fuel. We use valve tech in marine applications on GM 496 engines because they require 92 octane+ fuel and we can only get 87 at the pump.




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