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Sounds great. We actually need to replace the one already there since it no longer works.

It looks like is is near the water pump. Is that correct? What tools do we need?

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I did it on a 2001 Legacy I had, next generation but should be similar, and it was quite easy other than as mentioned getting the plug out. Depending on how long the current block heater has been in there it may be just as hard. Have a piece of pipe handy or a long cheater bar and maybe someone to turn it as you hold it in place. Nothing was in the way and other then a bit of coolant making a puddle it wasn't bad. Remember to use high temp stuff on the threads, I think it's the red one that was recommended? It was a few years ago I did it but if I remember correctly a socket fit over the end of the heater plug to tighten it in so should be the same to loosen it.

The 2010 Outback I have was a pain as the exhaust is in the way. :S

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Our local Subaru dealer has the block heater for $40 versus one of the car parts stores at about $55.

We should get installed this week sometime.

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