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Old 08-31-2001, 10:54 PM   #1
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Question Tune-Up ?'s

Ok, I own a 2000 Legacy GT Ltd. with close to 40,000 miles. Yes, I do a lot of driving. Anyway, what would you recommend about a slight hesitation when accelerating from a full stop. I would rather not throw away $600 dollars at the dealership for a visual check, so I planned on doing some of the light work myself.
I'm no Pro, but I'm also not a novice. Do you think my fuel injectors might need some cleaning? Has anyone ever experienced any worthwhile results from the stuff they sell in the autoparts store?? Some advice would be appreciated. BTW, the car is an automatic. Replacing the tranny fluid might also be in the works? Any suggestions?
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Old 09-01-2001, 01:10 PM   #2
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Are u guys clueless, lazy, or just don't give a shi$??
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Old 09-01-2001, 03:37 PM   #3
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We seem to be rather lazy lately.

Try a new air filter, if you haven't already. New fuel filter, plugs (at least check and clean them), and some fuel system cleaner couldn't hurt. Although like you said, I've used the stuff before and mainly just felt better about it, not necessarily gotten any proven benefits.

I think mileage-wise, you are due for new transmission fluid. I don't know if that should be high on the list or not, but I did my wife's at about that same mileage, and it did seem to shift better and not bind so much in tight turns.

Maybe you'll get more feedback if you bump this back up on Monday (holiday for a lot of people), or Tuesday. Things kind of get quiet around here on the weekends. It's amazing to me how many people apparently do this at work!

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Old 09-01-2001, 07:46 PM   #4
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i'm with rich. when was the last time the air filter and fuel filter were changed? they're part of the basic maintenance that should probably be done by the 40k mark. then again, i always seem to suggest changing the fuel filter when something like this happens.

roger (mostly clueless and just a little bit lazy)
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Old 09-01-2001, 10:01 PM   #5
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Vary lazy and not to clueless, what is the part # for the fuel filter, because I don't think that has ever been changed. Plus I need to do my plug's and wires too. man I'm so lazy

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Old 09-01-2001, 10:48 PM   #6
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Thumbs up thanks

Thanks Rich and Roger.......I was getting a little frustrated if you couldn't already tell. I'm sure this Labor Day weekend is the culprit for the lack of responses.
Today I went to the autoparts store and picked up some Fuel Injector cleaner. Poured it in the tank and bamm!......instant throttle responce from a complete stop. My engine is running much smoother throughout the powerband.
My next do-it-yourself project will be the air filter, hopefully K&N.
I may leave the tranny fluid change for the dealer along with the fuel filter. I'm sure it's easy but I'm not very familiar with Subaru's setup and requirements when it comes to the type of oil.
I've read a lot but still not grasping the content. I do a 60 mile commute round trip during the week. Sometimes it's stop and go and sometimes everyone just moves with the flow. So what tranny fluid would work best in that scenario??
Maybe I should ask this ? in the transmission forum??
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Old 09-02-2001, 01:25 PM   #7
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mark, i'll look in my trunk for the receipt w/ part #. it's amazing how much junk i have back there. iirc, it was about $19 from the local dealer.

meko, i have no clue about tranny fluid. have you tried a search? this sort of thing has probably been covered before..
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Old 09-02-2001, 08:07 PM   #8
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I'll probably get a lot of flack for this, but I think the best trannie fluid is Mobil-1 synthetic. It shifts smoother and once you put it in you really don't have to replace it again. Downside is that it's expensive - on the order of $75+ for all the fluid you'll need. Also, given the design of the transmission system, you won't really be able to remove all the old fluid (maybe 60%) unless you go to a shop that has the right equipment (essentially, you need to remove the input line to the transmission cooler section of your radiator, run that to a waste container, and let the car run until all the fluid is out - but I don't remember if it has to be in park, neutral, etc).
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