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Returned to Subaru ownership Tribeca


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Hi, thanks for having me. Have recently bought a b9 Tribeca though I was looking for an outback flat 6. The price and condition were right so I went for it. Have owned foresters and a brat in the past and my wife was particularly upset at the loss of her 2.5xt auto forester so here we are with a Tribeca. Hope it is as reliable as the other Subaru's we have owned.

It does have a couple of issues that I need to work through.

Front wheel alignment seemed to be toeing in quite a bit. I have adjusted it and it has improved considerably but I think it can go a touch more towards parallel. Anyone know if the Tribeca is meant to run parallel or with a bit of toe-in?

I have the occasional p0420 post cat sensor. I think there is a slight misfire  at low revs / high gears so I'm going to start with the awkward plug change. I must review the history but the I recall the last service in Jan the guy had written on the invoice that he hadn't changed the plugs so maybe he knew there was an issue. Don't think it is pinking.

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quite practical car/suv, OZ revised model is my favourite cosmetically. road tax uk is big whack so smaller engined forester or earlier outback or forester-2.5 take the punters who want avoid £500 road tax bills .
Only get one of these in for bit of service work, had one other for rear wheel bearing but that it . quite a rarity .
Replacing plugs and check ignition parts would be good start, post cat faults reasonably common/likely too, check sensor wiring and maybe do a bench test on sensor if logging/live reading diagnostics doesn't show any conclusive reading issue with lambda values, does pre cat look like been changed recently ! light missing and unburnt fuel soon damages older Lambda sensors . Toe is parallel with preference towards toe in  so 0 or around 1.5mm toe in would be good .

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6 hours ago, Mr B said:

quite practical car/suv, OZ revised model is my favourite cosmetically. road tax uk is big whack so smaller engined forester or earlier outback or forester-2.5 take the punters who want avoid £500 road tax bills .
Only get one of these in for bit of service work, had one other for rear wheel bearing but that it . quite a rarity .
Replacing plugs and check ignition parts would be good start, post cat faults reasonably common/likely too, check sensor wiring and maybe do a bench test on sensor if logging/live reading diagnostics doesn't show any conclusive reading issue with lambda values, does pre cat look like been changed recently ! light missing and unburnt fuel soon damages older Lambda sensors . Toe is parallel with preference towards toe in  so 0 or around 1.5mm toe in would be good .

Thankyou for the advice. I think I adjusted from 3.5mm and it is around 1.5mm toe now (difference from front of rim to back). It has made a big difference but I think it needs a touch more winding off so thanks for that Mr.b 

An engineer had a Tribeca when I worked on dalkieth bypass which he rated, but I haven't seen many since. This one was first registered in Scotland so it could be the same car.

7 hours ago, Sandals said:

 

Would love to see some pics :D

Don't think the Tribeca would win any beauty contests unless they had a bit of a minger category. Think our old foresters could have entered too. Don't stop us coming back for more. I'll see if I can get a pic uploaded but I warn you its in bland silver.

6 hours ago, Gambit said:

Hi welcome to S.O.C 

 

Wow yeah first Tribeca owner :cheers: well first one here to post maybe have a few that don't post. I nearly had that section removed and replaced with a another model :blush:

Does seem a rare model. Narrowly missed out on an 07 outback 3.0 and then a gorgeous white 3.6r which would have broke the bank before we ended up with this. Even at 24mpg and £505 tax I quite like it and my better half is finally happy after a few disappointing cars since we let our 2.5xt go.

 

Thanks all for the welcome. I'll be back to pick your brains no doubt

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It's ugly but a good ride . Would of sold well if got styling better, the Oz facelift version is quite nice and they were in the c5 and qashqai market before ever realising it . Missed potential until got round to the xv ...

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Yeah, the inside is lovely and swoopy....curvy dash is great. Sat in one years ago and never forgot how cool the interior was [emoji106][emoji41]

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