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Rooster2 last won the day on October 1 2016

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  1. am guessing that the relay is bad. During that 30 second delay, touch the relays with your fingers. The one that you feel and clicks, and turns everything on is likely your problem child. Replace that relay, and you should be good to go.
  2. I too, have a 98 Outback, recently changed the ATF. What I did is to drain and fill three times, with short drives between drains. Doing this gives a good drain, as only about half the ATF will not drain from the system. I am happy with the results.
  3. I considered doing this some time back. However, after checking available space in front of the radiator, I gave up on that idea, just not enough room, and just too awkward to install. It made a lot more sense to install a new radiator, as I figured the rest of my old radiator wasn't worth saving. Seemed it cost about $100, maybe a little more, maybe a little less. It was super easy to install. It was then, that I realized that a new radiator was the best and easiest solution. I bought mine on line, Chinese manufactured, never have had a problem with it.
  4. Thanks, advise much appreciated.........Rooster2
  5. My compressor still works great, but the clutch is wearing out. Makes a lot of dust, and occasionally doesn't want to engage. Is it difficult to just replace the clutch unit?? Does it require any special tools to remove, such as a "puller." I am thinking about finding a replacement at a pick-a-part yard. Thanks!!
  6. A good write up........... I am guessing you are using an old fashion pump handle grease gun. Where did you source a needle fitting to fit the grease gun?
  7. O wow what a story, what a mess replacing an oil filter. I had VWs, and big VWs called Audis, back in the 80's and 90's. All had simple spin on filters, that were super easy to change. How does VW think it better to use a plastic housing with a cartridge inside??? Truly stupid. VWs always had something breaking. I am on my 4th Sub, (still own 3), and life is so much better. Not much breaks on any of my Subs.
  8. Sandy, I think we have met and talked a few times, if you are the same Sandy that lives in the Greenbriar subdivision. I am Larry, the guy that walks the two yorkies in the neighborhood. Drop me a PM, I have some ideas, as I had an engine swap done not that long ago.
  9. I bought an 08 about 4 months ago. Everything seems to work fine in my car. I don't trust CR to be all that accurate. I had an 84 VW, that CR did not like much at all. I drove it from new to its death in 2006. Mechanically, mine was bullet proof. Suspension finally rusted apart. At 260 K miles, ran great. Original clutch felt good as new. So much for their poor report.
  10. Recommend you take car to a parts store, or where you bought the battery, to have the battery checked out. Once had a car that would start, but gauge readouts were crazy. Turned out to be a bad cell in the battery. There was enough power to start the car, but voltage was down to screw up radio and gauges.
  11. Is the motor cranking, when you turn the key? If so, I would not think there is a problem with the battery or alternator. Like others, I think it is a cable problem, or a ground problem. Check conductivity on cable going from battery to starter, and everything going to ground. .
  12. Some years back, I used some clear glue. I can't remember the brand or type of glue. I don't think that it matters that much. I remember that it solved my problem. I have also had side marker lights fill up with water. I fixed that by drilling a small hole in the bottom of the lens. Any water that got into the lens unit simply drained out the bottom.
  13. Suggest you drain and fill three times, with short drives between the fills, as only about half of the ATF can be drained out, the rest stays in the torque converter. I have used Walmart house brand ATF Dextron for the past 12 years with no problems, though I don't think I save much money.
  14. The heat shield purpose is to prevent grass & weed fires, should you ever park in high dry weedy areas.