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Your question is subjective, but I can share some of my own experience in working with Subarus. The difficulty level of working on these engines will be defined by your mechanical ability and the type of work you plan on doing. Routine maintenance is fairly easy. The engine bay is easy to get around in my opinion, but it may take some getting used to. ...


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Look at the tire straight on so you are looking at the tread (cannot see the rim). Look at the central 3/4 of the tire (~1/8th of the tire's edges on either side). This is the central 3/4 of the breadth of the tire. The tread in this area must be at least 1.6mm deep across this entire width, going all the way around the tire. This would include where the ...


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Manual transmission BOXES last much longer than automatics. The clutches, however, vary with the driver. If the driver is good, then the manual is just as good as the automatic. If not, then the automatic's clutches will last longer. This is true because there is at least one clutch for each gear in an automatic, and you can't replace them without ...


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A few other things which no one has mentioned which are pretty easy to do, or only require a cheap tool. Check the engine side of the air filter for black oil or sludge. Indicates too much pressure in the crankcase forcing excess oil and vapors back through the air intake. This could be caused by either a clogged PCV system ( cheap to fix ) or because of ...


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If you are in a high humidity area, I would: Coat the part in WD-40 (at least pieces which are made of or have exposed metal pieces). Put them into a large Zip Lock Style Vacuum Storage bag along with ~six oxygen absorbers Vacuum out the storage bag Place bag on the shelf and leave it alone. You may want to put something around the part so any sharp ...



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