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You should leave them just about snug, if not just a little loose. If you tighten them before you put it on the ground, when you do get the car on the ground, there will be tension on the parts, which means it will wear quicker. So, leave them a little loose, then tighten once on the ground ... there's no worries about safety when doing so. It's not like its ...


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I don't like those "preprinted" marks anyway. You are much better off following the sprocket alignment pictures below. After the belt is installed and the tensioner properly set, crank the engine over BY HAND (in the running direction) at least four full revolutions, and check that all marks come back to perfect alignment. I've done dozens of these, and ...


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P0500 on the H6 engine is, as you say, a Vehicle Speed Sensor. Check your ABS sensors on each of the front wheels. Here's the usual cause for a P0500 error; Check the ABS tone wheel on each front wheel, plus the connector wiring to it. The sensors themselves are usually pretty reliable unless they're damaged by removing the hub.


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You can find the factory service manual specific to your Subaru vehicle including trouble shooting error codes and wiring diagrams over @ https://jdmfsm.info/Auto/Japan/Subaru/Legacy_Outback/2005/. This manual describes P0500 on page 2958 as related to either the ABS warning light OR a wiring problem, I've pasted the section below. For part and loom ...


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My guess would be electrical connection loss due to heat. Remember that the "engine temperature" you're reading is the coolant temperature, and something farther away from the engine that isn't directly in contact with the block will take longer to heat up. Perhaps some form of wiring is breaking or otherwise losing contact due to thermal expansion, but ...


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