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Actually, drive about for a bit. This flushes all the oil through the system and sometimes this will drop the level back to where it should be. If 'not much oil comes out the bottom' I'd guess you have an air bubble preventing proper draining. A short drive or a minute or two's idling will clear that out. Running a Subaru slightly over full is cheap ...


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Lack of system flow or a radiator that cannot transfer heat are the only real options remaining. But since the water pump and thermostat are new and there are no air bubbles in the system the system should be able to flow freely as long a the radiator is not plugged. The most likely cause the overheating is a plugged radiator. A nearly 20 year old radiator ...


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You can drain some oil by just pulling the plug again, then replacing it rather quickly. Take out the amount you think you'll need. It's going to make a bit of a mess, so wear nitrile gloves and eye protection. As far as the filter goes, there are two things you can do without the tool. First, get an old leather belt. I'm talking the kind which is well ...


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Cools at speed, but not at slow vehicle speed. Definitely an engine cooling fan issue. It's either the fan itself or the sending units that tell the fan when to come on. Best bet is to pick up a Multimeter and a manual that tells you the right signals from all the sending units involved (normally an engine temp sender.) I'd recommend either a Haynes ...


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I don't think there's any reason to suspect a head gasket right off the bat like that. The first thing that comes to mind is the electric cooling fans. They are on the car specifically to keep it cool at slow speeds since you don't have natural air flow. Get the car up to temperature, open the hood and wait for the fans to come on. If they come on you ...


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This could be just about anything. To start with, I'd get way organized. I recommend strongly you purchase a paper copy of the service manual (Either Haynes or Chilton. They cost $30 new at your local autoparts store.) Inside they have a few pages in the back of the wiring diagrams for your car. These manuals are awesome for teaching you how your ...


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Were these faults visible when you test-drove the car? If not, check the consumer rights in your jurisdiction, you may well be entitled to a refund if the car was not fit for purpose.


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Jerking and thumping when shifting through gears is an indication that you have bad either: bad engine mounts bad transmission mounts bad differential mounts bad axles a combination or all of the above Shifting into neutral does relieve the "tension", as you put it, but you need to care care of these issues. They can end up being costly.


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I'll start off by saying that this may not be an answer, but rather a methodology for diagnosis. On that Subaru, the turbo should be to the right hand side of the engine. You have oil pick up and return lines for the turbo. By design the serpentine belt can swing oil up onto the ceiling of the hood if they leak. The easiest way to troubleshoot this issue ...


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Short of chopping and welding the boot floor, you could possibly create an artificial boot floor that sits higher than the existing one. Some outside the box alternatives are;


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I put the tire in upside down and bolted it, measured how much higher it sat than the base, cut some 2x4s to support the panel and voila


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The ring gear is more likely than the starter. Remove the starter, inspect its gear and then rotate the engine one full revolution while looking at the ring gear teeth. This is not a common problem. The starter is an easy part to change as long as the battery is disconnected as the first step. Replacing the ring gear is much more work as the transmission ...


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Honestly, there is nothing preventing you from doing this other than your own integrity. You can, in fact, walk right into the registration office and sign the papers that your new ride cost you $500. Like others have stated, depending on your location there may be programs in place to prevent this. The chances of you getting caught are in the eyes of the ...


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Since this has been debated as possibly a legal or illegal question if this were a relative some states do allow a transfer of title ownership as a gift without the need to pay a fee. However, your question still is entirely based on your region. You should contact your local registration area to see what the rules are. Also, fair warning. If you do ...


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It entirely depends on your jurisdiction, and possibly on the vehicle itself. In my county in Texas, they recently changed the law to put a stop to just the kind of thing you're talking about. Instead of charging sales tax or registration as a percentage of the price (which someone might report as being $100, even though they paid $10,000), they charge based ...


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The rules depend on the state, but if you're telling the state you paid less than you did, that's Tax Fraud. In Texas, they don't even let you do this, however. The state maintains what is basically a "Blue Book" database of car prices, and you have to pay tax on whatever they value the car at for a minimum. I'm sure other states have done similar. ...


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It could be cause by loose belts. I had some squealing when I started my car, used belt conditioner, replaced the belt, and it still squealed. So I retightened it twice until finally it stopped squealing the third time I tightened it. I had been afraid of over-tightening it, but had under-tightened it repeatedly.


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Just resolved a similar problem on '03 Forester 2.0 turbo. Car would not respond for 2 to 3 seconds when the accelerator pedal is pushed. Also, when it finally kicked in it lacked power. I did not take it in until check engine light came on for O2 sensor...p0171... After explaining problem to mech he said it was either the fuel pressure regulator or the fuel ...


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I have an 04 legacy 2.5 gt 220,000 miles bought it with 30,000 I have driven this car hard never had any engine issues at all didn't replace original clutch until 175,000 just regular maintenance as close as possible to time supposed to be done I love the car I'm absolutely sure it's got another 80,000 in it no leaks at all burns little oil and only problem ...


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I own a 2005 subaru 2.5rs with 330k on it. I have abused the car since i bought it. I maintained it myself throughout its life, the only engine issues I've had are the following: oil pressure switch was replaced twice and a spark plug was shot out of the cylinder head. The spark plug issue was due to the spark plug wire at the head not being properly sealed ...


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Thermostat stuck closed sounds most likely to me. Although... I had this happen to me on an old Peugeot. I checked the thermostat, and it was open, so I went looking for other causes. Still couldn't figure it. Then I found bits of plastic in the coolant. Turns out the thermostat housing on that Peugeotwas badly designed. The thermostat pin was pushing ...


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While the other two answers were ones that were going through my head while I was waiting for the service truck to arrive, the actual problem was much simpler (although much more expensive to fix) The engineer initially looked in the radiator coolant overflow bottle and saw it was at a sensible level, but after having a quick look at the oil dipstick he ...


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I am leaning toward the water pump. The cool radiator and heater core are a sign that the hot coolant is not being moved around. Coolant should always flow through the heater core while the temperature is turned to hot, regardless of the thermostat. It could also be the heater core is clogged ( or heater core valve not working) and the thermostat is ...


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To me it sounds like your thermostat may be stuck in closed position. Hints that point to this are no heating in the car top of the radiator was cool radiator cap, no steam came out , A simple test is to remove it and put it in boiling water. I hope this solves your problem since thermostats are relativley cheap and easy to replace at home. ...



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