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Subaru Crew Problems & Solutions

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  • xwesxxwesx Fairbanks, AlaskaPosts: 8,734
    edited October 2014
    Well, I can't guarantee it for accuracy, shopdog, but this PDF lists the torquing procedure on the H6 on page 45 of the PDF (74 of the document).

    Good luck to your friend!
    2010 Subaru Forester, 2011 Ford Fiesta, 1969 Chevrolet C20 Pickup, 1969 Ford Econoline 100, 1976 Ford F250 Pickup, 1974 Ford Pinto Wagon
  • jfljfl Posts: 1,356
    Wow! shopdog is right. My Haynes manual only has 4cyl torque values and my Subaru manual doesn't even address the procedure!
  • xwesxxwesx Fairbanks, AlaskaPosts: 8,734
    edited October 2014
    jfl said:

    Wow! shopdog is right. My Haynes manual only has 4cyl torque values and my Subaru manual doesn't even address the procedure!

    Yeah, I noted the same for my Haynes (and I don't have the official shop manual). The document linked above is the closest I can find. A complicated procedure, to be sure... even more so than for the EJ25.
    2010 Subaru Forester, 2011 Ford Fiesta, 1969 Chevrolet C20 Pickup, 1969 Ford Econoline 100, 1976 Ford F250 Pickup, 1974 Ford Pinto Wagon
  • shopdog97shopdog97 Posts: 159
    Thank you so much, xwesx for ths info. I'll give the printout to Al tonight and I'm sure he's gonna be real happy!
  • sgloonsgloon Posts: 322
    Thanks, JFL! Your comment on wheel/tire size definitely saved me some money. Lowering the vehicle height and cost of tires was the main reason to switch, but if I'm not going to save anything on vehicle height, then tire savings would probably not be worth the cost of new wheels. Glad you knew that!

    Xwesx, yes, where I live I need definitely need all season tires as the weather can change so dramatically from day to day, especially considering I can drive up into the snow, and then leave it to come home to dry roads many times. And, the dirt roads can turn to mud here in a heartbeat. Loving this fall change of season. We already have had some of the high roads closed for a bit until they plowed them.
  • xwesxxwesx Fairbanks, AlaskaPosts: 8,734
    edited October 2014
    sgloon said:

    where I live I need definitely need all season tires as the weather can change so dramatically from day to day, especially considering I can drive up into the snow, and then leave it to come home to dry roads many times. And, the dirt roads can turn to mud here in a heartbeat. Loving this fall change of season. We already have had some of the high roads closed for a bit until they plowed them.

    I completely understand that! I used to swear by good all-seasons before we bought the Forester. At that point, I gave my wife the choice of immediately replacing the stock tires with a good set or buying a set of dedicated winter tires and only using the stock tires during the "warmer six months." She chose the dedicated set, and I was able to find a set of used stock 16" Subaru rims for cheap ($200 for five, with tires, less $60 back by selling the four tires off the rims I needed for winter tires), so the total investement in the UGIs was only ~$650, mounted, at the time.

    After using them a year, I was sold on the practice. However, I live in a very starkly contrasting climate where winter means six months of consistently slick roads (although the degree of slick varies). As such, the investment is sound and I don't have to worry about wearing them down on dry roads for the majority of the winter season!

    The Nokian is a great tire. Many folks use them here (in Fairbanks and Alaska in general). Kurtamaxxguy, who lives in Portland, OR, and has a Forester XT (well, he's on his second one now!), also swears by them.

    2010 Subaru Forester, 2011 Ford Fiesta, 1969 Chevrolet C20 Pickup, 1969 Ford Econoline 100, 1976 Ford F250 Pickup, 1974 Ford Pinto Wagon
  • sgloonsgloon Posts: 322
    Yes, Xwesx, Alaska is a whole different ball game for weather. I'm gonna price out those Nokians. I think you are the 3rd person to mention them. I've never tried them before, but good recommendations are worth their weight in gold. B)
  • Just wondering if any knows a technique for increasing microphone sensitivity for the '14 Forester voice recognition system? Mine does an incredibly bad job of sensing voices, yet the dealer tech did not seem to have any technique for further calibrating system.
  • saedavesaedave Chicago, ILPosts: 688
    When my 2014 XT's Bluetooth was being set up, if I remember correctly, the tech set the volume for the instructions through the speaker using the controls on the steering wheel. It is possible that the microphone sensitivity might be interrelated. I'm hard of hearing so it had to be set high enough for me to hear as well as the tech.

    The dealer techs don't seem to understand this system: When later my Bluetooth connection was inexplicably lost, the tech spent over an hour to get it back!

    I think Subaru had good reason to change suppliers for the audio equipment.
  • gmginsfogmginsfo San Diego, CAPosts: 114
    Happy 2015, fellow Subarites! At 62K, my 2010 Outback 4/CVT is doing just fine, even after being rear-ended at a stoplight, and front-ended in a parking lot. BUT there's one nagging problem that I've had from Day One and I'd like to know if anyone has any input: the front tires consistently lose a few pounds of air every 10 days or so. This happened w/ both the original tires and the replacement Michelins I bought at about 45K. The problem's not in the tires; they consistently show no leaks, holes, etc. It's not a question of air v. nitrogen, as the problem persists w/ either. The only time it stopped was after Costco installed the Michelins, but it reappeared w/in a week of my first dealer service about 5K afterwards, during which they rotated the tires. I think the problem's in the air pressure sensor, but the dealer checked that and it's fine. The problem is a real annoyance on long road trips, especially now that gas stations make you pay a buck for air, and even that can be hard to find in the back country I like to explore. Any thoughts?
  • saedavesaedave Chicago, ILPosts: 688
    I have no ideas on the source of the leak, but you can reduce the annoyance with purchase of an inexpensive 12V. air pump. I have carried one for many years.
  • snowbeltersnowbelter Posts: 288
    Wheels are †πµß are where I've had problems over the years.

    1. 04 Outback. Tire started losing air after the dealer rebalanced the tires and replaced the older type of lead weights attached to the rim with newer stick-on weights. The corrosion where the older weights were attached didn't allow the tire to seal to the rim properly.

    2. 07 Outback with metal valve stems. Leak came from a failed tiny gasket where the metal valve stem attached to the TPMS monitor. Tire guy told me if the wrong gaskets had been installed they would corrode and fail.

    Same car. Road salt caused corrosion on metal stems and then a small leak. After three different metal stems leaked, I switched to a system with rubber-stemed TPMS.

    If your car has rubber valve stems now, I'd ask a tire guy to reseal all the tires on the rims with some special goop. That's what is done where I am in a high salt use area. I also had one tire guy grind all the corrosion off a rim, but that only worked for a while. Sealing worked best.

    Good luck. I also carried a 12V tire pump for a while when I was getting leaks.
  • xwesxxwesx Fairbanks, AlaskaPosts: 8,734
    edited January 6
    All really great tips to know!

    I'm lucky on my cars and have zero issues. I visually check them regularly, but I only adjust pressures in the spring and fall, when I do my semi-annual tire change-outs. Or, on my low-use rigs, I tend to adjust their pressures annually at the beginning of each summer (or beginning of winter in the case of the plow truck).

    Usually, pressures are off by no more than 5 PSI from where I set them the prior year, which I view as leak-free.
    2010 Subaru Forester, 2011 Ford Fiesta, 1969 Chevrolet C20 Pickup, 1969 Ford Econoline 100, 1976 Ford F250 Pickup, 1974 Ford Pinto Wagon
  • gmginsfogmginsfo San Diego, CAPosts: 114
    Thanks, guys! Your comments are keepers!
  • steverstever Viva Las CrucesPosts: 42,364
    edited January 13
    Kind of like gasbuddy for your tires:

    Free air.

    Won't help in the backcountry but free is free.

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    Minivan fan. Feel free to message or email me - stever@edmunds.com.

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