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PostMon Apr 11, 2016 7:22 pm 
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Well, the engine light came on for the mechanic (though it didn't stall), and it's an issue with the lean gas mixture.

They're replacing the carburetor (under extended warranty!).

And  rant.gif  to those of you dissing Subie's.  I've owned Mazda and Subie's, have family with Toyota and others.  Subie seems no better and no worse than others.

I also slow down in school zones and city limits, don't camp in the left lane or drive under the speed limit.  I do, ahem, have some fun on open roads without traffic.

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PostMon Apr 11, 2016 9:22 pm 
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MtnManic wrote:
They're replacing the carburetor (under extended warranty!).

Not on a 2009 Forester. It's probably the cat.
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PostMon Apr 11, 2016 10:04 pm 
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MtnManic wrote:
They're replacing the carburetor (under extended warranty!).

??? What kind of car are we talking about here???  Or, have I just been successfully trolled...?   confused.gif

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PostTue Apr 12, 2016 4:09 am 
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MtnManic wrote:
And  rant.gif  to those of you dissing Subie's.  I've owned Mazda and Subie's, have family with Toyota and others.  Subie seems no better and no worse than others.

I also slow down in school zones and city limits, don't camp in the left lane or drive under the speed limit.  I do, ahem, have some fun on open roads without traffic. 
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Nothing against you personally, but when nearly every time I am tailgated (while going the speed limit or just above) on the MLH and it's a Subie in my rear view mirror, one tends to become a bit biased.

I have the same dislike for mini-vans, although that's because they are usually in front of me and in my way, lol.

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PostTue Apr 12, 2016 7:43 am 
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Chief Joseph wrote:
MtnManic wrote:
And  rant.gif  to those of you dissing Subie's.  I've owned Mazda and Subie's, have family with Toyota and others.  Subie seems no better and no worse than others.

I also slow down in school zones and city limits, don't camp in the left lane or drive under the speed limit.  I do, ahem, have some fun on open roads without traffic. 
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Nothing against you personally, but when nearly every time I am tailgated (while going the speed limit or just above) on the MLH and it's a Subie in my rear view mirror, one tends to become a bit biased.

I have the same dislike for mini-vans, although that's because they are usually in front of me and in my way, lol.

What happened to being tolerant?  Oh ya, that is only for smokers.  rolleyes.gif

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PostTue Apr 12, 2016 10:58 am 
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I am plenty tolerant, until it happens again, and again, and again, and yes once again in a short period of time and ALL Subaru drivers.

I now hate them just as much as mini-vans. mad.gif

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boot up wrote:
Chief Joseph wrote:
Best advice about Subarus...Do not buy one!...and if you do slow the hell down going through Verlot, the speed limit is 35, not 65!

Don't forget to add your "You kids get off my lawn!!"

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Thankfully I don't really have a lawn...but they better stay the hell off my gravel or there will be trouble!

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Since when has an misspoken word or simple mistake equate to being a troll?   rant.gif

So I used the wrong part in my post above - there were carburetors in cars when I was growing up.  smile.gif

Turned out it was the cat converter (under warranty!!!), then some part attached to it.

Then, when it wasn't quite running right, they figured out the ignition coil module needed replacing. 

Luckily the engine light came on when the mechanic was on the freeway and he was able to grab an check engine code relating to the emissions.  It didn't stall for him, though.

Price-wise, I ended up out a lot less money than I would have otherwise.  Federal warranty on the cat converter is 8 yrs/80,000 miles and I was just under 7 yrx and just over 50,000 miles.

As nice as that Crosstrek was, I definitely have better vision in my Forester.

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PostFri Apr 15, 2016 9:15 pm 
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MtnManic wrote:
Since when has an misspoken word or simple mistake equate to being a troll?  rant.gif

So I used the wrong part in my post above - there were carburetors in cars when I was growing up.  smile.gif

He is just really sensitive about being "Successfully Trolled"...he is good, so it doesn't happen often.

Cool that you found a good mechanic who was able to pinpoint the problem, many consumers have no idea how difficult and imperfect diagnosing vehicle issues is. This causes many misunderstandings and much angst, it is definitely not easy or an "exact science".

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Look at WHO is driving the Subarus'.  Generally old farts(like me) and why Subaru's are called the old farts car.  Needs a normal car, but pretend they have an off-road vehicle need, so they justify the purchase to remind them about the days when they were young and dumb...  In the end they have neither a normal high MPG commuter car, nor a true off-road vehicle(Forester is the exception~sorta) as none have clearance for driving on anything other than nicely manicured dirt roads.  Otherwise they turn into poor road graders.  May as well just drive a Ford Focus and get better fuel mileage while grading the bad dirt roads.

Oh, and with OBD computers/readers, not knowing what is wrong with an engine in the modern world is a near impossibility.  Stores days worth of codes.  Between the codes and voltmeter to test your MAP/Oxygen sensors etc If someone says they do not know, either they are a) lying, or b) stupid so you should c) get your butt to a different mechanic ASAP.
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PostSat Apr 16, 2016 9:18 am 
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Sure, it's MUCH easier to diagnose vehicle issues than in the past, but I still say it's definitely NOT an exact science. Unless things have changed drastically in the 18 months since my mechanic passed away? He was a mechanic for nearly 50 years and he always said that the diagnostic aspect was the most difficult.

I think it's a lot like going to a doctor with a mysterious ailment, it's not always easy to pinpoint the specific problem.

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Most haters say Subaru drivers are too slow. Funny that now they say we are speed demons or something. There is no limit to the crazy nonsense people will post here, based on nothing.  dizzy.gif


Jeff's mechanic must be a crook. That's more than I paid for my Subaru, plus all maintenance and repairs for 12 years.

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Interesting theory that Subarus are the new fogey-mobile.  If true, could it be due to their excellent safety ratings?

btw, an Outback has as much or more clearance than some SUVs.

imo, Suby drivers are pretty slow.  Must be something about the Mountain Loop Highway that attracts crazy Suby drivers (along with other sorts of crazies).
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PostSat Apr 16, 2016 8:35 pm 
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AlpineRose wrote:
Must be something about the Mountain Loop Highway that attracts crazy Suby drivers (along with other sorts of crazies).

Yes, they are scared...so they drive faster.


Slugman wrote:
Most haters say Subaru drivers are too slow. Funny that now they say we are speed demons or something. There is no limit to the crazy nonsense people will post here, based on nothing.  dizzy.gif

Maybe you actually are a comedian.  lol.gif

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PostSun Apr 17, 2016 5:32 am 
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Jeff keep us posted on how it turned out.
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