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Periodic Maintenance Questions on 2009 Forester
1) Does anyone recommend (or not) to periodically spray the CV joint boots with silicone lubricant in an effort to keep the rubber boots from cracking? It was recommended to me years ago and I have been doing this to our 2000 Honda CRV whenever I change the oil, which I do myself. I have never had a CV joint problem but I know it's not necessarily from spraying them. I also understand that some rubber/plastic parts do not react well to some silicone sprays/lubricants. Does anyone know if the Subaru's CV joint boots are OK to be sprayed with the stuff??
2) I typically change my own oil. What do I need to do (as far as documentation goes) to ensure that the warranty is kept in good standing with Subaru? So far we have only had the initial servicing (@3500 miles I believe) done by the Subaru dealer but I've looked under the vehicle and as far as accessibility goes, changing the oil won't be any problem. Does anyone have any recommendations or advice for, or against the idea. My plan was/is to buy the parts from the dealer, keep the receipts and document when I changed the oil.
Any advice is appreciated.