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Greenmamba last won the day on December 29 2016

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About Greenmamba

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    Maidstone Kent
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    Outback 3.0 Rn 2006

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  1. Curious. Got any photos?
  2. Shift changes issue might be influenced by either low/or overfilled tranny fluid or the condition of it. Good fresh fluid might sort it. It also may be affected by the fault codes - the engine ecu talks to the tcu.
  3. @MrD You need to know the Legacy and the Outback are different cars. The OB has greater ground clearance and additional plastic body plastic panels underneath as well as the visible bits along door panels etc. while the Leggy is better suited for normal road work. Similar platform overall though. The v belt pulleys should be changed at 100k. Tensioner on this and the timing chain when a) the former is losing tension, and b) when the chain starts getting noisy (actually there are two timing chains) would need changing if symptoms emerge. Wheel bearings sometimes give problems around 100k and above. Otherwise, the motors generally don't give problems, the gap in service you mention wouldn't worry me unduly.
  4. Reasonably so except for it's thirst. Round town, don't get above 20mpg. The motors strong, chain drive so no timing belt to worry about. 5 speed auto box is very good. They are known for wheel bearings getting noisy and hard to diagnose, and the 2 pulleys on the v belts need changing before 100k. Very good long distance hauler.
  5. Registrations after March 2006 suffer higher road tax, circa £500pa. I cannot comment on the flappy paddles as mine doesn't have them but does have the sport-shift which I seldom use manually. The facelift ones get a single cd v the earlier 6cd changer with tape player, so not as good IMHO. Rn means navigation (satnav) - that's the only discernible difference I know of between the R and the Rn.
  6. Got a photo of the item? Checked tightness of the hose clamps?
  7. Blocking off pcv hoses isn't helping as the crankcase needs to breathe and with what you've done, I think this restriction could be affecting power delivery.
  8. Thats not a sunglasses holder is it?
  9. I'll try attach what I've got. Bear in mind it's for a UK 3.0 Outback. You'll be looking for section 3.22 or thereabouts. 2006 Subaru Legacy Owners Manual.pdf
  10. Not sure if this is what you want to hear, extract from my owners manual. What was the actual code? Fault codes don't as a rule go away by themselves, the seller/dealer shouldn't have fobbed you off. VDC extract.pdf
  11. Great, glad it's sorted
  12. Good job. Pity it's based on LHD cars.
  13. @Hazel How many discs do you have and are you trying them in the dvd drive in the cubbyhole, or in the cd player slot?
  14. Confirm you have a disc in the drive for the satnav? You could try a reset, there should be a small hole on the face near the disc loading slot - push a paper clip or pin there to reset the drive. The drive ought to be in the glove box/cubby.