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#1 Nate007

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Posted 31 July 2007 - 08:41 PM

I'm looking at buying a 92 SVX with 130k miles. What do you all think? any problems with them?

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Posted 31 July 2007 - 08:59 PM

Transmission, wheel bearings, leather worn out...

Read this: http://www.subaru-sv...ow-To/19523.doc

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Posted 31 July 2007 - 09:04 PM

Really expensive windsheild. Solid engine though. And it seems like the electronic climate control is trouble free.


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Posted 31 July 2007 - 11:27 PM

I don't think I'm going to get it. The guy never called me back so It's probably sold.

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Posted 01 August 2007 - 04:51 AM

UPDATE: I'm going to look at it tomorrow afternoon, I'll be sure to inspect it thoroughly and test drive the hell out of it

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Posted 01 August 2007 - 09:58 AM

awesome vehicles, super cool commuter and road trip cars. not the funnest to drive as they are large and don't handle great in those terms, but ride really nice for long trips.

very, very expensive and hard to find parts. windshields are hard to find and run $500 - $700 for instance. transmissions go out fairly often, i wouldn't expect yours to last as long as you own the vehicle. not because you can't take care of it...but it has 15 years of previous owners to deal with. if you get it, change the fluid and install an aftermarket transmission cooler immediately. wheel bearings go out like nobodies business...replace and they can easily go out again in less than 1000 miles. read up on why that happens and how to mitigate that. be sure to read up on all of it's quirks, particularly the expensive and recurrent ones.

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Posted 01 August 2007 - 12:13 PM

Transmissions and front differentials.

But once the transmission goes you can replace it with a 4.44 EAT or a 5spd or 6spd. I have a 4.44 in my 92 from a legacy GT and the car runs better than ever.

There are many SVXers on this forum, but you can find more info at the SVX forum.

www.subaru-svx.net

Good luck!

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Posted 01 August 2007 - 01:36 PM

Would probably help the tranny and diff if you change the oils to synthetic and got a cooler for the transmission.

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Posted 01 August 2007 - 01:39 PM

Would probably help the tranny and diff if you change the oils to synthetic and got a cooler for the transmission.


Actually its the filter thats all important. Cooler is ok, but the problem is the torque converter clutch sheds material and clogs up the factory cooler.

At this mileage if its AWD i seriosuly doubt it still has the original tranny. If its 2 wd they didnt suffer from the same issues.

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Posted 01 August 2007 - 03:19 PM

The guy says it had a new trans 10k ago. I'll ask him about the bearings as well. heres the listing:http://tinyurl.com/2olgu9

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Posted 01 August 2007 - 03:19 PM

Ohhhhhhhhh

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Posted 01 August 2007 - 03:28 PM

yesssssss! I looked at the carfax report for it and the only thing that was on there was a minor crash to the right side of the rear bumper.

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Posted 01 August 2007 - 04:27 PM

The guy says it had a new trans 10k ago. I'll ask him about the bearings as well. heres the listing:http://tinyurl.com/2olgu9


Ask him who replaced the transmission, There are fix kits out there that solve the problem. at 10,000 miles its is usuable by installing an inline filter and chainging the filter at the next oilchange (see how full it is). Also the cooler would be a very good idea.

pretty car.

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Posted 01 August 2007 - 04:29 PM

yes, I'll look into the cooler aswell

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Posted 02 August 2007 - 12:59 AM

YEEHAW!!!!!!! I'm the proud owner of a SVX! It runs sooooo good and I smoked my friend in his lowered honda accord 2.2L through the canyon.

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Posted 02 August 2007 - 01:58 PM

WOOT! :banana:

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Posted 02 August 2007 - 02:07 PM

YEEHAW!!!!!!! I'm the proud owner of a SVX! It runs sooooo good and I smoked my friend in his lowered honda accord 2.2L through the canyon.


Congrats man!!!!

#18 Nate007

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Posted 03 August 2007 - 04:51 AM

It's CLEAN!!! I love it! I'll take some pics tomorrow.

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Posted 03 August 2007 - 03:04 PM

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Posted 03 August 2007 - 04:52 PM

Welcome to the world of SVX ownership!!!!

I have the same SVX model with 312k miles on it:)
Love my SVX and take care of everything I can myself.

I got mine at 90k miles 6 years ago.

Yours looks so much better than mine!!! I am jealous

It is a great highway car.

Transmission problems?
I drop the pan and drain, flush the screen filter and change the external filter and clean that magnet off every year, about 30k miles. I have an external cooler that I use in the summer. No problems with the 4EAT other then the rear transfer solenoid valve. The rear wheels were not working.
Rear Bearings?
I haven’t touched them. I think the problem is that when a press is used to assembly the pre-load is too high and bearings fail early from this. Similar to the problem on newer Subies and the change to doing the bearing on the car in my opinion. Can’t preload the bearing too much with a power screw press.

Take care,

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Posted 04 August 2007 - 02:04 PM

it is an excellent highway car! although it's a little boaty through canyons, I'm thinking about lowering it a bit along with some stiffer springs.

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Posted 06 August 2007 - 02:00 PM

I'm looking at buying a 92 SVX with 130k miles. What do you all think? any problems with them?

It depends on the cost, as well as if its running. Remember to keep some funds to the side, as fixing does cost.
Good luck
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