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About Stodart

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    06 Outback 3.0R S I Drive Facelift 87 Brumby 4 man hi/lo
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    ex farmer also drove taxis buses now in tourism

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  1. For those that have a JDM S I Drive BL/ BPs and wonder what the random occassional single audible beep means (similar to each time transmission mode is changed.) And not able to read the Japanese script in the multi - function display as well. - finally worked it out with mine recently - display showed 2 at the time it beeped which corresponded with 2 hours driving. when checking trip duration. Guessing its a warning / alert to take a break from driving.
  2. Car: 06 BP9 Outback 3.0R S I Drive (facelift) JDM Tuned: Stock Fuel: 95 as recommended. Tank 64 litres Tyres; stock size 30 fr 28r psi as recommended. Fuel economy: Worst: 7.5-8km / litre urban-short running) 13L/100km Mixed running 35% short/ 65% open road 9,5km / litre. 10 L/100km Open road 2-4hrs+ trip 11-13km / litre. 8 - 9 L/100km (figures taken from trip computer and also set trip metre at each fill up to check) Best 7.8 L/100km Dunedin to Invercargill once - ideal conditions no traffic good weather Spring @ 110kph
  3. Have you considered a 3.0R (without the turbo hassles, headgasket issues of EJ25s, EJ cam belt changing issues ) Unfortunately 3 Gen BP 3.0R Outback only available with 5EAT. 4th Gen BL / BP Legacy 3.0R has 6MT option as well JDM ex Japan A regularly serviced EJ 2.5 will easily do more than 300K + along with head gasket replacement at some stage. They [EJ 251(BH) / EJ253(BP)] headgaskets usually weep oil /coolant externally. Mine leaked coolant from the left rear head - onto the crossmember - not obvious to detect. (only dri
  4. Had 6 cars before 1st Subaru in 1992 - now on 6th Sub. 1st in 1975, 69 Austin A60 ute ok from getting from point A to B , 1st wheels so style / performance didn't matter too much then - good / more convenient for carting dirt bikes around at the time. (not actual photo - identical one of it from google)
  5. There's no power difference with SI Drive but it seems a lot more lively as throttle response is a lot sharper and the Transmission (5EAT) shift points are higher up the rev range and holds it in the lower gears longer in "sports sharp" mode. Haven't driven a 6MT SI Drive so can't comment on them. Going from "Intelligent" mode (economy) - sluggish response to "sports sharp" (using steering wheel button) and shift selector to manual (5EAT) and paddles to downshift - is like selecting warp drive (3000rpm - 6500rpm) - the car comes to life and 150kph comes up quickly - Great
  6. What ever is the best deal is at Repco ie when monthly sale on for 5/10W30/40 Castrol Mobil Penrite etc
  7. 1st Subaru 83 JDM Leone GL EA81 wagon 160K km in 1995. added 50K over 3 years. (had to do front CV joints) 2nd Subaru, 86 GL Leone EA82 wagon added 200,000 km over 14years 350,,000 km total in 2009 when gave it to neighbour. only issues new clutch at 200K km , rebuilt carb. 3rd subaru 88 similar to previous cooling system issues due to previous owner neglect 180,000km was NEVER as good as the previous car. 180K km - added about 10 K km over 2 years 4th Subaru 87 Brumby in original condition, no rust - was late fathers from Alexa
  8. How bout this? 87 in original condition. Was late fathers so have had for 10 1/2 years - so not for sale. Came from Alexandra so rust free.
  9. 87 Brumby / 06 Outback (Legacy) 3.0R S I Drive Facelift
  10. Could it be a faulty (temperature) sensor perhaps - throwing it out?
  11. 1500kg is pretty much on the limit (maximun) Rule of thumb - max towing weight (braked trailer) no more than the weight of towing vehile
  12. Well Im not blind as you seem to be. Read and take note of the content on this forum and all the other failures NOT talked about on this forum. You only need to talk to mechanics that fix Subarus. Age means experience had no issues so far with Subarus apart from maintenance for age related stuff ie 6th Suburas in last 24 years. I'm also entitled to have an opinion also without being being personally attacked. _ Haven't been on this forum for a considerable period of time the this is a good reason not to bother again.
  13. Anything turbo charged particularly 2nd hand in essence is a time bomb waiting to go off The extra performance not worth the risk. Upgraded to 06 3.0R Outback + 5 EAT S I Drive Facelift JDM (no manual option in Outback) Fuel economy (trip computer) 9km /litre (mixed running) 12km /litre (open road) Have never liked Legacies / too low too and on road focused . Thats why I kept an 86 Leone wagon 5MT D/R til 2009 replacing it with an 01 Outback 2.5 man. D/R The only Leagcy I would of had would have been an early non interference SOHC 2.2 GX manual hi/lo wagon.
  14. these don't like short running, mine (BH9 01 manual with 240K) fuel consumption drops significantly with city driving / short running. take it on a good trip to get a better idea what its capable of.
  15. To put costs in perspective 2c/km to 4c/km for tyres is cheap compared to fuel cost of 22c/km ( @ average consumption of 10L/100km) Don't really want to economise too much on tyres especially going into winter. So much is said and done on here ie money spend on : regarding performance increases, brakes, suspension mods etc all a complete waste of time, if tyres not considered, if those 4 small rubber patches that make contact with the road is compromised. Electronic traction aids ie ABS VDC traction/stability controls etc are compromised also. In my opinion the first thing that shou
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