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    I read a lot about Subarus. '03H6OBW,'06WRX
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  1. read this; https://www.subaruoutback.org/forums/66-problems-maintenance/37399-vibration-idle-after-replacing-front-axles-solved-6.html#post5831287
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    '01 outback 2.5AT, VDC offroad/ overlanding build

    is that a fan connector?
  3. it seems counter-intuitive but is a known fact - aftermarket axles will cause that vibration you noticed. perhaps extremely worn original axles will but, typical rebuilts from a parts store definitely do. may not be cause for alarm - other than parts store axles have a poor reputation for longevity. MANY folks would run used OEM over typical rebuilts. the older ANY car is, the less important it's brand/model become and the MORE important is its prior care and present condition. if you have the time, shop very carefully - try to get a one-owner with documented, proper maintenance/repairs - have a prepurchase inspection done at a subaru-friendly shop. Indeed, finding a mechanic first can be helpful. In addition to asking about the cost of an inspection, he may know of a customer that is planning to sell. subarus are often abused as they are passed along to 2nd-3rd-4th owners. Easy to cheap-out on repairs and get confused about fluids, run with mismatched tires, etc. the 'sticky' threads at the top of these 2 forums mention some common problems; Gen2; https://www.subaruoutback.org/forums/110-gen-2-2000-2004/ Gen3; https://www.subaruoutback.org/forums/109-gen-3-2005-2009/ you might also consider a Forester and maybe a Crosstrek
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    '01 outback 2.5AT, VDC offroad/ overlanding build

    new PCV valve can sometimes help reduce oil leaks.
  5. did someone install an LED light? that's 'hyper flashing' needs a resistor to simulate the impedance of an incandescent bulb.
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    Any mech recommendation Southern OR

    I know nothing about it but, the other day , I stumbled across some places that claim to offer carbs or carb exchange services. https://www.carburetorexchange.com/search.php https://guaranteedcarburetors.com/?gclid=CjwKCAjwqqrmBRAAEiwAdpDXtM5CF5w0QlS1vKEp75_LEePH42166SNfr9mzKCeIXzggnUk2GdbH-RoCFcAQAvD_BwE https://www.carbs.us/?gclid=CjwKCAjwqqrmBRAAEiwAdpDXtCEVZWqjQ-3oWvtCgAA9aaJqqtYovacfy0RHmlihPinSyCQkWEqnURoCf3kQAvD_BwE just fyi
  7. you might consider grabbing an extra coupla bands. I discovered it's easy to break one if you've never used the tool before.......
  8. even 2010, axles are interchangeable AFAIK. One part number for front axle.
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    Any mech recommendation Southern OR

    could you get it to Portland? even if you can't call http://superiorsoobie.com/ that is General Disorder's shop - maybe call him anyway, he may be able to suggest a good shop near medford
  10. knock sensors have been known to be bad without setting a code. Plus, many folks have had good luck with cheap sensors from ebay or wherever.
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    '01 outback 2.5AT, VDC offroad/ overlanding build

    many folks upgrade springs, struts, bushings and make other mods for off-road adventures - but, they should probably consider upgrading trans or oil coolant system as well. I've seen rally car with oil coolers on the roof......
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    FOUND! 1992 Loyale. OAKLAND Ca

    got a google map of where it went?
  13. true - you likely will be in something like 'limp' mode. if there wasn't a recall for stuck air-cut valves, they aren't gonna do one for this. stupid air-cut valves
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    '01 outback 2.5AT, VDC offroad/ overlanding build

    I'll offer some thoughts; the hydraulic pressure on the trans side of it's coil is higher than coolant pressure - is it POSSIBLE for coolant to get in the trans? yeah - but more likely for trans fluid to get in radiator. Very ,very uncommon failure from my years of reading Forums. debris,dead bugs, dried grass,etc, trapped between a/c condenser and radiator is not uncommon on older soobs. Probably MORE common when driven off-road a lot. maybe try downshifting to keep rpms up? see if that helps bring temps down. In our 03, I experienced overheating in high temps on a trip once, moderate cargo(suitcases) and 3 adults - temps 113 to 116*F (45-46*C) , temps creeped up on hills, cam back down to normal on the flats. I guess extremes just tax the cooling system - maybe some kind of supplement radiator could help? maybe a supplemental oil cooler? (that also gives you more oil volume - not a bad upgrade)