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Old 07-31-2017, 01:41 PM   #121
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Even if you nose in, you sill have to back out, so either way you pull into a parking spot you're going to reverse once (unless you can nose in and pull forward into the next spot).

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Old 09-29-2017, 09:12 PM   #122
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Wolverine, any new updates? How far from half a million are you?
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Old 09-30-2017, 07:32 AM   #123
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Wolverine, any new updates? How far from half a million are you?
A pretty uneventful couple of months. Coming up on my 2 year anniversary and only 381,000 miles so far but I'm working on it 😊.
I just finished replacing front struts, strut mounts and rear shocks for the first time and only because I thought the right strut mount was getting a little noisy. The ride was still good. Amazingly enough, I didn't notice any difference in the ride afterwards.
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Old 09-30-2017, 01:47 PM   #124
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Hi Wolverine, hey I had a question after reading the last 13 pages. What have you been doing for regular service intervals? Timing chain? Spark plugs? Wheel bearing repack? Have you changed any fluids beyond the oil? How about valve adjustments?
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Hi Wolverine, hey I had a question after reading the last 13 pages. What have you been doing for regular service intervals? Timing chain? Spark plugs? Wheel bearing repack? Have you changed any fluids beyond the oil? How about valve adjustments?
Unless the timing chain starts making racket at start up, it is left alone.
Spark plugs look great at 100k but I stick to that for a tune up.
Wheel bearings are sealed and not much you can do unless they start making noise, then you just pull and replace.
Oil changes are at 12,000 miles using Mobil 1's extended service oil and Fram's synthetic filter. I have an oil analysis every 100k to make sure it's doing what it's supposed to.
Transmission and rear differential fluids are changed at 60k.
Valves lifters are hydraulic so adjustment really isn't needed unless the valves start clacking, at that point you should just resolve you and your bank account to a head job.
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Old 10-06-2017, 06:59 AM   #126
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About half a dozen times, over the past few months, I have gone out to gone out to my car to find the interior lights on and the hatch popped but not open. At first I thought someone was messing with me until it happened one time when I was just walking by. Creepy? Yes, until I began thinking about it and realized that the release actuator had become a little noiser and sluggish the last few weeks. Well, today the latch wouldn't release at all. The actuator finally quite and I've come to the conclusion that there is no ghost in the machine, just a defective actuator. Yes I was thinking the same thing, only 2 years? After a little figuring I came to the conclusion that with my job I have opened/closed that hatch about 12,000 times over the course of 2 years. I can live with that.
Now if I can just figure out why my phone plays 'Missing you' whenever I make a phone call 😱.
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Wow, a release actuator failure? I don't open and close my hatch nearly as much, so I haven't had that problem... yet.

Even without my old commute, I am still averaging a mileage rate of between 28,000 miles to 30,000 miles of driving a year. It still can't compare to yours (my old 60,000 miles a year on my old commute couldn't match it!), but at least your Subaru has proven to be relatively good to you so far.
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Wow, a release actuator failure? I don't open and close my hatch nearly as much, so I haven't had that problem... yet.

Even without my old commute, I am still averaging a mileage rate of between 28,000 miles to 30,000 miles of driving a year. It still can't compare to yours (my old 60,000 miles a year on my old commute couldn't match it!), but at least your Subaru has proven to be relatively good to you so far.
Overall I'm still very satisfied.
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I love reading these updates. Knowing how very little issues there have been, is very comforting!
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