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  1. What was the CEL? A scanner may show it as a 'pending' CEL.
  2. That's not how heat transfer works. The faster the fluid flow, the better the heat transfer. And the slower the fluid flow, the worse the heat transfer.
  3. When the noise is loud, what happens if you brake gently? ..Brake harder?
  4. This looks like the source: https://snugzusa.com/product/zlbxwt-aslpnewtsm
  5. There's an awful smell (like fried grasshoppers?) when the grease from a split-boot hits the exhaust. But I think of it as a Subaru built-in feature, a bit like a warning light. That smell is hard to ignore, and serves as a warning to do something about it PDQ.
  6. Found it on the street? Use it on your chapped lips? I think not. Perhaps it would work on those rubber door seals that dry out? Would smell good too.
  7. The first of your eBay links is from Six-Star, which I think is a Subaru dealer (someone can correct me). They list all well-known manufacturers (although they mis-spelt Mitsuboshi). Total price at $240 is high but not unreasonable for OE parts. The second eBay link says "OE Spec". Who know what that means? And their total price is suspiciously low, $70 for all those components. I wouldn't touch them.
  8. https://www.ebay.com/sch/i.html?_from=R40&_nkw=side+mirror+glass&_sacat=33649&selvel=Year%3A2014%2CMake%3ASubaru%2CModel%3ALegacy%2CTrim%3ABase%20Sedan%204-Door%2CSubmodel%3ABase%2CEngine%3A2.5L%202498CC%20152Cu.%20In.%20H4%20GAS%20DOHC%20Naturally%20Aspirated%2CEngine - Liter_Display%3A2.5L&selcontext=productType%3ACAR_AND_TRUCK%2CpartType%3APARTS%2CqueryType%3ABY_VEHICLE
  9. Sandwiches fit into that strap nicely. My favorite: Peanut-butter and banana, on whole-wheat bread.
  10. As a temporary measure, you could wrap the split boot with plastic-wrap (eg Saran wrap), followed by a covering of duct-tape. This will temporarily reduce loss of grease, and contamination by 'dirt'. But this will only help if the split is caught early on.
  11. The first item Rear Wheel Bearing @ $377 seems reasonable. But the other 2 items seem grossly inflated. But I'm only a shade-tree mechanic. Others will have a better take on these items.
  12. I've found that an oil change often gets rid of 'tappet tick'.
  13. Could be that the clutch is failing for some reason. Perhaps it's engaging at start-up, and then starts slipping/overheating? Two options: 1. adjust the clutch (search on this forum for previous posts); or 2. get another compressor (perhaps a used one from a bone-yard).
  14. AC light on usually means charge is OK. Does the clutch spin at startup, and then stop spinning after 3-minutes?
  15. Maybe the compressor clutch is disengaging after 3-minutes. Can you see if the compressor is turning (not the pulley, which turns all the time, but the clutch-plate in the center)? And does the AC indicator-light stay on?
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