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NV Zeno last won the day on September 21 2020

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About NV Zeno

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    Elite Master of the Subaru
  • Birthday 01/06/1956

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    Ponderosa Ranch, Nevada
  • Interests
    Skiing, Golfing, Subaru
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    Retired Risk Manager, Retired Rental car attendant, Ski Technician
  • Referral
    Joe Spitz in 1999
  • Biography
    Old Timer here.
  • Vehicles
    '83 4X4 Wagon 335,000 mi., 96 Outback 275, 000

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  1. Throw-out bearing, also known as Clutch bearing.
  2. Both versions had flanges around both inner and outer edges, but the later "new and improved" version had spaces cut out of the flanges, to enable installation while the wheel is mounted, no loosening required. I'm looking through my archive to see if I can find an invoice for the last set I bought. The latest invoice I have for the rings is from Aug, 2006. Part number 7231 46020.
  3. If I'm recalling correct, the earlier type required the wheel be at least loosened and pulled away from the drum/ rotor to mount in the hole. The later version allowed the ring to be installed with the wheel mounted to the drum/ rotor..no loosening required.
  4. I've been using K&N on my 200,000+ mile 2008 Forester. Available at my local NAPA store, or if I'm down in Reno that day I pick one up at Summit Racing over in Sparks.
  5. It's now been a few days, did the replacement alt from Oreilly's solve the problem?
  6. Haven't had that in years. Ahh, childhood in the Italian district of '50s and '60s San Francisco...
  7. Good info, Ido. Please don't read the following as disagreeing with you. If the OP drives enough miles each year to wear down before degradation, why not a set of "mid-grade" quality tires? All Seasons are numerous and plentiful . One of the national chains (Les Schwab, Discount Tire out west here) ought to carry several types and price ranges in that size to choose from. Can't beat the service at some of the big chains for free flat repairs and rotations. I personally run high end summers on my Taurus, and Blizzaks from Tire Rack on my Subaru, but that's me. Your needs may vary. FWIW, I've had many, many different types of tires over the years, and the pricey Michelins far outpace the others for quality and longevity. Just my 2 bucks
  8. NV Zeno

    Dealer recommended service

    Ido, I agree. Pure marketing. If you feel compelled to rotate and balance your tires, that might be better to have done at/ by the shop that installed the tires. Many of them provide free rotations every X,000 miles, balance if necessary or requested. Just my 2 bucks
  9. It seems like the first thing that needs to happen here is the car needs to taken out of Park. The "Shift Lock" button shown in the smaller picture is the right place to be: with the key in the RUN position with your left hand stick a small screwdriver or something small enough to fit in the hole (I once used a pen), push down a little, no need to push hard or far, and at the same time with your right hand move the shift lever from Park. You may also have to be pressing the brake pedal with your foot, at the same time. Please let us know what works (or doesn't).
  10. Oil change, Castrol GTX High Mileage 5W-30. While I was at Summit Racing in Sparks grabbing a K&N oil filter, I also picked up a new radiator cap and changed that too.. Also tire rotation (Blizzaks). 2008 Forester, just ticked 220,000 miles. Doesn't drip one drop of any fluid.
  11. NV Zeno

    Kia Sephia Sporty

    Very interesting, thank you! Your write ups are very informative and complete..very easy to follow and understand. Many of us here have at least some knowledge of how cars (and components) operate, and your explanations make simple a job that I, for one, would never attempt. Transmissions, especially. Particularly automatics! I've done a few clutch jobs, but have never worked on transmissions specifically..they are too complicated for me! Congratulations on successfully solving both problems with your car!
  12. NV Zeno

    heater blower failure

    Or possibly the switch .
  13. Sylvania Silverstar is my bulb of choice in my Subarus. Wagner for my Ford.
  14. How's the Soul been for ya?