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PostPosted: Fri Oct 18, 2013 10:15 pm 
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raleighrider21 wrote:
haha no. not even sure theres automatic one of those and im pretty sure the insurance companies wouldnt know what one is and well just no aha


Hey - don't write them off for the name. If you pulled the badges off, no-one else would know what it was either. They're VERY well respected among off-roaders, and IMO look and drive a lot nicer than the Suzuki SJs. Drop a Pug XUD Turbo in (popular mod) and you're sorted.

Having said that, they didn't come in auto flavour, and unless you're a true petrolhead you probably wouldn't appreciate their road manners. Sorry :P :D


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PostPosted: Fri Oct 18, 2013 10:59 pm 
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@ The History Man.......

I've been told that I can't buy it and should get something like a Focus..

GLWTS

Shaun

PS out of sheer curiosity could you PM me how much you think you would sell it for.

Here's the engine of my subaru :)

https://www.google.co.uk/url?sa=i&rct=j ... 9895376367

Shaun


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PostPosted: Fri Oct 18, 2013 11:11 pm 
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I am guessing HM's motor will be in the 3k area?


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PostPosted: Sat Oct 19, 2013 12:01 am 
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gotta keep the micra until next year, having to buy a new scooter as recently blew my mine up and its not worth repairing anymore.

midlife - that is a nice engine. wanna put it in my micra ? ;)


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PostPosted: Sat Oct 19, 2013 12:45 am 
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suburbanreuben wrote:
Not even run in yet!
Ye can't go wrong with a subie 2 litre, as long as the oil's been changed regularly. Not like the 2.5 which was a pile of arse initially.




So is a 2004 2.5 SE Legacy a bad idea then? One for sale locally for under £2k, auto, full leather, vgc 110k miles and service history :D

:?:


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PostPosted: Sat Oct 19, 2013 4:07 am 
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All bar ground clearance the Legacy is a great motor.


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PostPosted: Sat Oct 19, 2013 8:00 am 
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highlandsflyer wrote:
I am guessing HM's motor will be in the 3k area?


No about 2k we've had our use and given the circumstances would be happy with that.


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PostPosted: Sun Oct 20, 2013 1:22 pm 
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might be getting a mk4 fiesta 5 door 1.25 manual non runner for very little money as a project and to adapt for me to learn to drive manual in tomorrow... will see what happens.


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PostPosted: Sun Oct 20, 2013 8:01 pm 
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Mr Panda wrote:
suburbanreuben wrote:
Not even run in yet!
Ye can't go wrong with a subie 2 litre, as long as the oil's been changed regularly. Not like the 2.5 which was a pile of arse initially.




So is a 2004 2.5 SE Legacy a bad idea then? One for sale locally for under £2k, auto, full leather, vgc 110k miles and service history :D

:?:


The 2.5's from that era are cheap because the are prone to head gasket failure. I believe there was a fix that involved better gaskets and improved earthing of the engine block. If it has service history you could look to see if that work has been done. Apparently the block was only earthed on one side (near the battery) so as the engine is wide (flat 4) a potential difference (voltage) could build across the engine and this could cause electrolysis which turned the coolant acidic. I guess it affects the 2.5 more as there is less distance between the water ways, oil ways and cyclinder bores than with the 2.0 or maybe the 2.0 has better earthing. That's what I remember reading when I was looking at one anyway.


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PostPosted: Sun Oct 20, 2013 8:16 pm 
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2.0 and 2.5s have same block, just the stroke is different. No technical mods from Subaru that I'm aware of....have worked with Subaru for 15 years and are very robust compared to most modern cars. Go off road (even legacy with limited ground clearance) ace in the snow. Have had 1 x legacy, 2 x outbacks and the missus has a forester T. Like any car get it checked if your spending above £2k by AA/RAC. Outback and legacys from that era are cheap and not that vogue compared to other soft roaders. Engines in my opinion are bomb proof..... My last 04/54 outback did 175,000 miles before I stuffed it...


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