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2003 Subaru Legacy Outback H6 3.0 VDC Wagon
Posted 18 March 2009 - 05:01 PM
Posted 18 March 2009 - 05:50 PM
[FONT="] Since it is getting on in years, [/FONT]
You're kidding, right?
[FONT="] Anyone have any thoughts on whether I su\hould keep the car or buy new? [/FONT][FONT="]Anthonmas [/FONT]
Obviously the decision--and the cost--are your choice. But the engine in my '95 Legacy at 127,000 miles is just now getting nicely broken in. (Granted, it's an EJ22!)
Good luck whichever way you go!
Posted 18 March 2009 - 06:25 PM
125,000 miles your just past break in.
Of course there is the flip side that we need everyone who can afford to to buy a new car, but if thats the only reason, your car has plenty of life left in it.
Posted 18 March 2009 - 06:36 PM
Posted 18 March 2009 - 10:56 PM
I am sure one of the gang here would relieve you of your old ride.
Good luck with the decison.
Posted 19 March 2009 - 09:12 AM
If the change interval has been much above 5000 miles, from what I've heard, you MAY (or may not) need to do the timing chains in the next 20-50,000 miles.
If the coolant change interval has been ignored, at some point the water pump may need to be changed, which is behind the timing cover with all the little bolts, and it is driven by the timing chain, so it could be a somewhat pricey repair.
But those are just two guesses, the 3 liter 6's are pretty reliable.
If you keep it, change the bearings in the accessory belt pulleys before too long.
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