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About shms

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    classic cars !!
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    Outback RN H6 '07

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  1. shms

    Confusing info online (oils)

    simple, 10-40 is fine.... long as it's pukka stuff. semi or full synthetic., depending on budget. and a proper subaru filter, , regular changes the most important thing.
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    Navigation help

    maybe you need to move....😀 soz i can't be more help...
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    Navigation help

    if i've got this right you should be able to scroll thru menu and set to UK as opposed to russia, i think it comes with various language/country options. i'm not familiar with that unit tbh. i think it uses a 3or 4G sim card, either way it's a big step up from mine. you need someone with more ICE knowledge !! (or try a Subaru main dealer) (or local car entertainment specialists) hopefully a member here can help you more 🙂
  4. +1 for petrol...but despite being tough as nails, go anywhere, brill in snow etc you'll be lucky to see much more than 30mpg,,maybe closer to 40 if you drive like a sleepy vicar... even the diesel (noisy compared to german equiv's) is hard pressed to hit 45mpg i don't think anyone ever bought a scooby for economy !! but it's pretty much the only drawback. jmo🙂
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    Navigation help

    hi karen, i'm pretty sure 2010 leggys had core2 dvd navigation...if you've got sd card maybe it's not the original head unit. you can get maps/updates from subaru toolbox(and elsewhere) but i was under the impression that only applied to recent model years. i'm sure someone with more info will be along to help. 🙂
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    turbine/whine from rear

    sounds like it could be a bearing (mebbe buy 1 and take with you in case) i do know it's always best practice to change all 4 tyres at same time, ,50% difference in tread depth is not a good plan imo...i'd bite the bullet and get a matching set then see if that improves the whine.
  7. the gen 4 legacy has the same options for the armrest but no idea if they would fit your fozzie....
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    Prospective buyer

    welcome and good luck with your search...🙂
  9. shms

    New from Southport

    dirty oil can be a symptom of getting that code up (among other things) change it + gen' subaru filter then see... oh and welcome..can't help with garage as darn sarf !
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    Exhaust on 2.5SE

    sorry for delay, only just seen this....afaik they should be oval like my 3ltr enclose pic of 2,5 currently on sale.
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    Bike racks

    howse about a tow ball mounted rack,,,much easier than slinging bikes on roof... *assumes you have a towbar !!
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    got the letter last week for my OB,,, had all brakes/discs/pads done recently and know it's ok but will still take it in and get it signed off..
  13. cambridge to baldock is only 25 miles and i can recommend Quenbys... family firm and nice to deal with.
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    2006 Forester roof bars

    not knowing what rails you have but i bought some Cruz bars for my OB from here..about £100 nicely made and mid price range plenty of options out there...from basic cheapos to ally aerodynamics..
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    Outback 2.5 Boxer diesel Oil pump fail!

    that's a PITA footfarmer, sorry to hear your bad news... be a real shame to break it. i hope someone in here with diesel knowledge can help...